McCann London creative chiefs promoted to UK-wide CCO roles

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McCann Worldgroup has promoted McCann London’s co-presidents and chief creative officers, Rob Doubal and Laurence "Lolly" Thomson, to chief creatives officers of McCann UK.

The pair will continue to report to McCann Worldgroup’s global Creative Chairman Rob Reilly and in their new role will also work closely with McCann Worldgroup UK CEO Mark Lund on UK-wide initiatives.

Doubal and Thomson joined McCann London from Wieden + Kennedy in May 2012.

The new roles will see the pair add responsibility for the network’s offices in Manchester, Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Bristol. They will remain co-presidents of McCann London.

Rob Reilly, global creative chairman, McCann Worldgroup, said: “When it comes to creating meaningful and game-changing work, Rob and Lolly have proven to be some of the very best we have within all of McCann Worldgroup. I have no doubt their expanded roles will yield even more success for us throughout the UK.”

Rob and Lolly  added: “Our mission was to boldly go where no-one had gone before and since joining McCann six years ago we’re proud to now be one of the UK’s most successful agencies, attracting top talent and winning awards, Effies and new business across the board. This promotion helps to solidify the work we’ve done for the London team and across the creative community, and enables us to deliver even more effective, culturally impactful work for our clients.”