Hugh Taylor, CEO of PCG, has left the agency just two months before
its formal merger into sister WPP agency Dialogue. His departure leaves
finance head Mike Dolby as the only PCG director left at Dialogue
According to Richard Church, Dialogue's CEO, Taylor's departure was
amicable and he 'has gone off to do his own thing'. He said the board
would be strengthened as the restructure caused by the merger began to
Part of this restructure includes the appointment of LGM founder Frank
Linden as creative director of a new London office for the agency.
Linden joins Dialogue's existing creative director Andy Cowley, who will
continue to head the creative team at the agency's Hampton Court office.
Linden's appointment will become active at the start of the year when
the London office opens.
Each office will also have its own management team, and accounts from
each agency will be split across the two offices, added Church.
Recent new wins include website launch work for NTL and the Football
League. Church said some 70 sites for football clubs were in the
pipeline, and the agency would be working on the marketing launches as
Taylor was unavailable for comment as P&I went to press.