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
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
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.