MAJOR NEW HIRES FOR GYRO LONDON
January 16, 2012
[LONDON – JANUARY 16, 2012] gyro, the global ideas shop has kicked-off 2012 with four senior hires across planning, account management and creative.
Katherine Torrence joins gyro as client services director, a role made vacant by Claire Wright’s recent promotion to managing director at gyro. Having started her UK-career with Wunderman, Katherine has held numerous consultancy roles and was previously managing partner at agency.com. She will also head up gyro’s T-Mobile, FedEx and L’Oreal accounts.
Joining gyro’s planning department is Scott Hendry as UK planning director and David Brown as data planning director. Scott has joined from Proximity/BBDO where he was European planning director for three years and headed up its P&G business. While David has joined gyro from Royal Mail, here he held a number of consultancy roles and was previously CRM & strategy director at Carlson Marketing.
Finally, Anthony Abdool has joined gyro as head of copy from EHS4D, where he was a senior copywriter for over six years. He has previously worked at Saatchi & Saatchi, Wunderman and Ogilvy & Mather.
Commenting on the hires, gyro managing director, Claire Wright said, "These hires reflect the growth and development of the agency over the last six months. It is great to have our senior positions filled by such talent and experience from across the agency world".
NEW LEADERSHIP AT WOOLLEY PAU GYRO
December 6, 2011
[LONDON – DECEMBER 6, 2011] – Healthcare agency woolley pau gyro has appointed Ed Shorthose to the role of managing director.
Ed joins the company from TBWA Paling Walters where as Managing Partner he ran the domestic and global business of major clients like Pfizer, Roche and GSK.
Ed’s appointment follows the agency’s recent change of name to woolley pau gyro, as it realigns to bring digital, social media and PR capabilities into the heart of its business. Ed said of his new role: "For years I have envied Woolley Pau's creative reputation. So when the MD role came along I jumped at the chance. Even more exciting is the fact that I’m joining my hero agency at a time of renewal and transformation. No one here is dwelling on past successes; there’s just a delightful sense of anticipation about how we take this business forward.”
Founder and Creative Director Dean Woolley comments on the selection process: “In a very strong field, Ed was the stand out candidate. You don’t have to spend much time with him to be taken with – and inspired by – his energy and his ideas. It’s obvious Ed gets the business of healthcare, but more than that, he gets people too. I know we’ve found a kindred spirit.”
GYRO’S MIKE HENSLEY BESTOWED BMA’S TOP HONORS
December 1, 2011
[CHICAGO – DECEMBER 1, 2011] – Mike Hensley, executive vice president of gyro, the global ideas shop, received the Business Marketing Association's most prestigious honor today—the 2011 G.D Crain Award.
The G. D. Crain Award is named in honor of the founder of Crain Communications and one of the founders of the Business Marketing Association. Created in 1969, the annual award recognizes a BMA member for career achievement in business-to-business marketing and exceptional service to the advancement of the Association at the national level.
The G.D. Crain Award carries with it election to the BMA Hall of Fame and an honorarium from the Crain Foundation.
“Mike has a long history of success that only continues to grow through his great work here at gyro,” said Christoph Becker, ceo+cco, gyro. “He has been an essential part of the creation our global ideas shop. Our daily mission is to ignite something. Mike has been igniting the agency business for decades.”
Rick Segal, president worldwide & chief practice officer said, “On September 3, Mike and I inconspicuously celebrated 30 years of professional partnership. All who have worked with Mike over the years, or even more recently, know what a treasure he is to our agency. Now, the whole industry is acknowledging this fact as well.”
Hensley has been a creative director, account planner and account director during his 30 years in the business. He has helped to build service and creative teams to meet the global needs of major brands including John Deere, USG, GE, Kodak, BP and others.
While at HSR Business to Business, which he co-founded with Segal, he established the agency’s digital practice in 1994 and helped launch the research and brand-consulting group in 1998. Additionally, he developed many of the processes, procedures and tools used to drive the agency’s planning and delivery systems, as well as client satisfaction assessment. HSR merged with gryo in 2009.
Mike has served on a number of industry boards including the AAF and the BMA, where he served as national chairman in 2005. He has been a BMA member since 1981 and has also served as chairman of the international board and president of the Cincinnati chapter.