GroupM Ireland has appointed Simon Crisp to the newly created role of General Manager. Simon will lead the recently expanded team at the GroupM offices in Christchurch and report directly to Bill Kinlay, GroupM CEO.
Crisp has over 28 years of experience in the media, technology and marketing sectors, having worked with Ogilvy in London, Mindshare in both Dublin and London) as well as MTV. He is also a former CEO of Kinetic’s EMEA division and founded the adtech business AdWalker which was floated on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London.
His appointment, together with the recent extensive recruitment drive at GroupM, is a statement of its “continued commitment to outstanding service to the GroupM agencies and to all GroupM clients,” says Bill Kinlay, CEO of GroupM Ireland.
“GroupM is offering a completely unique, future proofed career for our people and in doing so is attracting and retaining the very best talent,” says Kinlay.
“Simon is a prime example of this and with him leading the team and the structure we are putting in place, we are in the ideal position to deliver further competitive advantage over the coming months and years,” he says.