Taylor quits PGC as restructure begins

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

PCG.



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

get underway.



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

well.



Taylor was unavailable for comment as P&I went to press.



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