Top ten UK media agency Maxus has appointed Jenny Smith as planning director to join the growing London team.
Smith joins Maxus from PHD, where she was the global strategy director on Unilever, and a board member. Prior to this, she was planning director at PHD UK and during her time there, worked across clients as diverse as Cadbury, ING and Warner.
In her role at Maxus UK, Smith will be responsible for delivering brilliant work across the agency’s clients.
Lindsay Pattison, CEO Maxus UK, said: “Jenny is an outstanding addition to our team. Her reputation precedes her – she’s been involved in award-winning campaigns and the development of some of the biggest media strategies in recent years, including the Cadbury Olympic Sponsorship and the Wispa relaunch. We’re really investing in our creative development this year, and Jenny will be instrumental in its growth and success.”
Maxus UK has also welcomed back Stephanie Marks from maternity leave to a new position as head of client service. Marks joined Maxus UK in 2010 as a client services director. The new role has been created in order to support Maxus UK’s rapid growth on the back of numerous new business wins.
Lindsay Pattison at Maxus said: “At Maxus we have a strong commitment to outstanding client service. Steph always delivers 10 out of 10 on this, which is integral to our vision. As we continue to grow we want to ensure that excellence in account management remains a key differentiator for us. Steph’s role will be pivotal in this.”
Both Smith and Marks will report directly into Maxus’s managing director, Nick Baughan.view more - Hires, Wins & Business