Jeff Klein, UK chief executive of Marsteller Advertising, has
resigned just 14 months after it was launched by PR parent
Klein, who leaves early next month, said he has accepted a marketing job
with one of B-M’s top clients. The former head of Grey’s corporate and
business-to-business arm Grey Business Worldwide said his departure was
due partly to a lack of support.
’I have no doubt that the decision to set up an advertising agency in
the B-M group was absolutely the right choice,’ he added. ’But it
requires time and resources. I ran out of time and they didn’t supply
The division, which is run from B-M’s London office, has a staff of 15
executing corporate and issues advertising briefs. The majority of its
clients are shared with B-M’s mainstream PR business.
Klein denied that B-M’s decision to place Marsteller Advertising under
the Creative Service practice had anything to do with his decision to
leave. He will be replaced by Terry Hill, ex-MD of Marsteller
Advertising in New York.