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Euan Jarvie Appointed New CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland

Euan was previously president, global clients at the agency

Dentsu Aegis Network announces the appointment of Euan Jarvie to the role of chief executive officer (CEO), UK & Ireland. Jarvie brings a strong track-record of client growth having instilled market-leading disciplines in client leadership and management across multiple brands in his previous role as president, global clients.  

This is a key appointment that reflects the importance of the UK&I market for Dentsu Aegis. Drawing upon his experience of running large-scale media businesses around the world, Jarvie will bolster the UK&I’s talented leadership team with the direction, momentum and relentless client-focus required to deliver the network’s ambitions. 

The UK remains one of the largest global advertising markets and has been resilient in a challenging environment. Dentsu Aegis Network UK&I is made up of a strong team of more than 4,000 people who serve over 1,000 clients across 22 media, technology, data and creative agencies. This business has outperformed the peer group, growing both organically and through significant acquisitions in recent years, including mobile-first agency Fetch and content marketing specialist John Brown Media. 

Nick Waters, executive chairman, Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland, said: “I’m looking forward to working with Euan to drive a renewed focus and energy across the UK&I network. He is an experienced, considered media professional with strong client relationships. We are fully focused on maximising the significant talent and expertise we have for the benefit of our clients and I am confident that together we will take the business forward to deliver great success.”

Giulio Malegori, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network EMEA, commented: “We have in place a game-changing leadership team with Nick Waters and Euan Jarvie's combined experience of running large scale complex regions, deep client understanding and strong track-record of working with some of the world’s most well-known brands. Building on our unwavering commitment to expand our market-leading digital capabilities, this is an important hire for the UK&I which will further strengthen our leadership team and ensure clear direction to achieve our vision of ‘innovating the way brands are built’.”

Prior to Dentsu Aegis, Euan worked at MediaCom for over 18 years, most recently running their operations across the US and then EMEA, and he has experience working with some of the world’s biggest global brands. 

Euan Jarvie, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland, said: “I am delighted to return to a UK centric role and thrilled to be leading Dentsu Aegis in the UK & Ireland. The experience I have gained running clients and businesses all over the world has set me up well to lead the wonderful team here. Together we will deliver even more dynamic and innovative solutions to build our clients’ brands in the 21st century.

“Success for me is grounded in a culture of trust and bravery where everyone understands how their contribution is helping deliver growth for our clients. I believe it is the most exciting time ever in the industry with many organisations looking to transform and find new growth. Our UK&I business is already well down the path of its own transformation and I’m thrilled to be part of it.“

The latest Dentsu Aegis Network Ad Spend Forecast predicts the UK market to see growth up 6.1% to £22.2billion, showing resilience and strength on account of its digital maturity, despite uncertainty surrounding Brexit. This takes UK growth to be the highest in Western Europe in 2019 driven by double-digit growth in Digital (+10.9%) and already having the world’s highest share of digital ad spend, forecast to reach at64% in 2019.