Edelman recruits Rennie to head UK consumer arm

Edelman PR Worldwide has recruited Cohn & Wolfe's Jill Rennie to

head its UK consumer marketing division.

Rennie has run C&W's consumer practice as executive director for the

past four years and has been with the agency for nine years.

She replaces Ash Coleman-Smith, who has stepped down as joint MD

alongside John Mahony, and head of consumer marketing following

Edelman's recent restructure (PRWeek, 28 September).

This restructure led to Mahony, to whom Rennie will report, becoming

sole CEO of Edelman's UK operation.

Coleman-Smith will leave Edelman at the end of January. He then wants to

work either in 'a managing director capacity at an agency' or 'for a

strong corporate brand.'

Rennie leaves C&W at the end of this month and is succeeded by associate

directors Brandon Stockwell and Anne Carroll, who will jointly run the

consumer division and both take the title of director.

C&W managing director Martin Ellis said: 'In the past we had always had

two people running the consumer side. Although we are sad to see Jill

go, it gave us a chance to re-organise.'

At Edelman Rennie will lead a team of 20 and work for clients including

Ericsson, BT, Birds Eye Walls and the World Gold Council.

Prior to C&W Rennie worked for Creative PR in Edinburgh and PR

Consultants Scotland, based in Glasgow.

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