Murray director Avril Collins is the new chairperson for the Marketing Society while Boys and Girls partner Chris Upton takes on the role of vice chair following a recent election and the start of the society’s 2018 term. Three new members have joined the council – David Erixon, Ulster Bank; Olga Murphy, Millward Brown and Naomi Staff, Core Research.
At the recent Society AGM, members were advised that membership increased by 20 per cent last year as a result of “continued improvements for members and increased growth in the marketing sector”. Thanks were extended to outgoing council members Claire McFerran, chair); Mark Walsh, secretary and Louise Soye, treasurer, for all their input.
Other members of the current council are Andy Pierce (Core Media), secretary, Lesley Kelleher (Coyne), treasurer; Anita Mullan (B&A); Darragh Rea (Edelman); Peter McPartlin (MediaCom); Cliona Hayes (Indeed); Geraldine O’Leary (RTE) and Deirdre Wafer (LinkedIn).
Pictured is the new Marketing Society council (left to right, back row): Olga Murphy, Darragh Rea, Naomi Staff, Peter McPartlin, Anita Mullan, Geraldine O’Leary, David Erixon. Front row, from left: Cliona Hayes, Chris Upton, Avril Collins and Andy Pierce.