Avantgarde London promotes new Operations Director and Head of Client Services

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by Charlie Spargo

Leading brand experience agency Avantgarde London has announced two promotions in its senior team, with Tessa Mardon becoming Head of Client Services, and Rory Sloan becoming Operations Director.

Mardon was previously Business Director at the agency, which has worked with global brands including Honda, Philips, Coca-Cola, Bridgestone and Allianz. She will manage the Client Services and Project Management teams, developing their brand experience expertise and identifying commercial opportunities with existing accounts.

Sloan is Avantgarde's former Production Director, and will direct and control all production, purchasing and internal processes for the agency, as well as supporting the day-to-day running of Avantgarde London.

Commenting on the promotion, Mardon said: “Having been with Avantgarde for seven years now, I’m thrilled to have been given the challenge of nurturing and growing our fantastic spectrum of existing clients. The agency has an impressive combination of experienced, passionate people and industry leading brands in our client roster, and I’m excited to be moving into a role that is pivotal to the success of our client relationships.”

Sloan said: “As we continue to grow as an agency, I’m keen to make sure we avoid any growing pains and have the processes and structures in place to continue to offer improved levels of service and increased efficiencies to our existing clients, whilst ensuring our offering is still attractive to new ones.”

Stuart Bradbury, MD of Avantgarde, said: “As existing invaluable members of the Avantgarde London team, the promotions of Tess and Rory come at a vital time as we continue to go from strength to strength. As Operations Director, Rory will support our growth plans and Tessa will lead senior client relationships, building and sustaining long-term partnerships that will shore up the agency’s future.”