McCann Worldgroup today named a new Regional Officer for Central Eastern Europe. John Wright, Director of Strategic Business Development EMEA, will extend his current remit to take on leadership of the agency network’s CEE region.
Over the past 7 years Wright has led the growth effort for the group in Europe. He has made a significant contribution to the performance of McCann Worldgroup across the region, playing an instrumental part in winning key accounts.
In his broader role Wright will aim to extend this success, taking on the stewardship of one of the most creatively-awarded and Effie-awarded parts of McCann Worldgroup’s business. His focus will be to lead the region to further advancement in growth and integration, building on such successes as the recent 2016 Golden Drum Network of the Year accolade.
Pablo Walker, President, McCann Worldgroup Europe said, “This is a well-deserved achievement and John’s experience is second to none. He has been incredibly effective in driving growth across all of our markets and I am confident that he will bring that same passion and commitment to our CEE region, galvanising the dynamic culture there and partnering with the leadership teams to deliver further success.”
Commenting on his new position, Wright said, “Our CEE region has a fantastic reputation in Creativity and Effectiveness and I am really excited to work more closely with the amazing team there. My aim will be to ensure our capabilities are best-in-class in this market and foster a culture of collaboration across the group so our clients have an exceptional experience. With the team we have in place there I have no doubt we will achieve this.”
This announcement follows a successful 2016 for McCann Worldgroup in Europe with multiple accolades including:
• #2 EFFIE-awarded agency network in Europe
• #2 CANNES Lions-awarded agency network in Europe
• #1 GOLDEN DRUM agency network in CEE
• #2 Agency network IN EUROBEST in Europe