John Canacott has quit as managing director of Publicis D to pursue other business interests, Marketing.ie has learned. Although no statement was made on his departure, Publicis Dublin managing director Padraig Burns confirmed that Canacott had left the group. It is believed he is currently considering his options. Canacott was central in developing Publicis D, particularly in relation to various pharmaceutical clients.
He holds an MBA from Durham University Business School where he is completing a doctorate in IMC structural integration. Before joining Groupe Publicis seven years ago, he was with Irish International Proximity and headed up the Mosaic/Pentagon agency. He has extensive direct marketing and promotions experience.
It is understood Edel McCabe, who joined Publicis D from Tequila, will step in for Canacott as MD.