Maxus welcomes Havas duo as managing partners
Maxus London today announces the appointments of Jonathan Wilson and Clare Chapman as managing partners.
Both are seasoned client services specialists, joining directly from client director roles at Havas Media.
As client director at Havas Media for almost three years, Chapman worked with clients including Pernod Ricard, Penguin/Random House and East Coast Trains. At Maxus she will lead on the L’Oréal media planning and buying business in the UK and Ireland worth £135 million.
Wilson, also formerly a client director at Havas, joins Maxus to lead the BT account, which Maxus has held since 2010, securing a three-year extension to its media planning and buying contract in 2012.
Both Wilson and Chapman will report to Maxus MD Nick Baughan.
Nick Baughan, managing director, Maxus, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jon and Clare on board as Maxus continues to grow. I was struck by their fantastic track record of excellence in client services, and am confident that they are a perfect fit for Maxus culture and values.
Jonathan Wilson said: “I have observed Maxus with interest as it has grown since its inception. I’m looking forward now to working with what is clearly an ambitious and dedicated team as it continues to develop and flourish.”
Clare Chapman said: “I am excited to be joining Maxus. I’ve enjoyed an incredible journey with Havas Media, and am now looking forward to a new chapter with Maxus, working on the exciting, innovative L’Oréal account.”
The appointments of Wilson and Chapman are also significant in that they represent an increased focus on managing partner level roles at Maxus. This is in line with a new activation team structure, which sees client teams situated together to promote sharing of knowledge and skills and increase both efficiency on effectiveness of client work.
About Maxus UK
Maxus UK was founded in 2008 with just 30 employees, and today has over 250 staff. It is now a top ten (#8) UK agency (Campaign School Reports 2014), billing upwards of £400 million.
Maxus UK clients include L’Oreal (the largest media account in the UK for the last 5 years) BT, Barclays, Fiat Group, Associated British Foods, npower and Avis Budget.
Maxus UK has established itself (July 2014) as the agency with the most sustained growth of the top 10 media agencies last year. In 2013 the agency grew 20% with overall activity rising to £758m (2013) from £632m (2012) to become the 8th largest media agency in the UK (source: RECMA).
Maxus UK is part of the Maxus Global network which employs over 2,000 people across 55 countries in 70 agencies worldwide and works for some of the world’s most well-known advertisers. It was named RECMA’s No1 for Vitality in the UK, Campaign’s Global Media Network of the Year 2011, Ad Week’s US Agency of the Year 2011, and one of Ad Age’s ‘Agencies to Watch’ for 2012. For more information, visit www.maxusglobal.co.uk
Maxus Global is part of GroupM, the world’s largest media investment management group that serves as the parent company for all of WPP’s media agencies, and which buys over one third of the world’s media every day. The newest of GroupM’s agencies, Maxus Global is the fastest growing global media network for the last five years (source: RECMA). For more information visit www.maxusglobal.com
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