Ken Allsopp has left Omnicom consumer agency Affinity to join Lowe
Bell Good Relations as a board director.
Allsopp was head-hunted for the job at the end of last year and started
work on 1 May. He reports directly to chairman Jeff Lyes.
He will focus on corporate and issues management, providing support for
Lyes and the ongoing new business drive.
’This move puts me back into mainstream corporate work, more like the
work I have done at other companies,’ said Allsopp. ’It’s difficult to
grow corporate business quickly in an agency that is small and not so
After holding director posts at Burson-Marsteller and Shandwick, Allsopp
joined Oglivy Adams and Rinehart in 1991. He was made redundant in 1994
and Affinity appointed him as a board director in 1995.
Allsopp was responsible for building Affinity’s non-travel business and
providing support for managing director Pippa Isbell. At Lowe Bell Good
Relations he will work directly with clients, including US agricultural
corporation Monsanto, Securicor and Deloitte and Touche.