NEWS: Rebranded Countrywide in management reshuffle

Countrywide Porter Novelli, the Omnicom-owned PR consultancy which rebranded itself earlier this year, has appointed two new deputy managing directors and created a further two posts at director level.

Countrywide Porter Novelli, the Omnicom-owned PR consultancy which

rebranded itself earlier this year, has appointed two new deputy

managing directors and created a further two posts at director level.



From January Countrywide’s existing deputy managing directors - Diane

Vandenburg in London and Christine Woodcock in Banbury - will assume new

roles as director of marketing and director of client services

respectively.



They will be replaced by Fiona Joyce in London and Debbie Powers in

Banbury. Both are currently Countrywide directors.



Reporting to London-based managing director Paul Miller, Woodcock will

be responsible for identifying and developing best PR practice methods

across the agency’s six offices in London, Banbury, Edinburgh, Glasgow,

Leeds and Brussels. Vandenberg, who reports to director of strategic

planning Neil Backwith, will concentrate on marketing the agency to

potential clients.



Miller explained that the changes were part of Countrywide’s rebranding,

effective from September, and its closer alignment with other agencies

under Omnicom’s global PR grouping Porter Novelli International.



Announced in June, the rebranding of the whole group from the old

Communications International name is designed to improve recognition of

the group as an international brand.



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