Mindshare have promoted Ken Nolan to the position of deputy managing director. He joins CEO Bill Kinlay and managing director Emma O’Doherty on the WPP agency’s management team. Nolan, who will provide strategic direction and leadership across all clients, joined Mindshare in 2008 as business director and has headed up the agency’s CSR programme, with Brigid’s Story for the Jack & Jill Foundation taking two golds at AdFx and ISPCC’s Childline campaigns which won gongs at Cannes and the Sharks creative festival in Kinsale.
Nolan worked with GT Media – now Havas Media – as a senior account manager, in marketing with Killarney Plastics and he lectures at Dublin Business School. He holds an MSC in advertising from DIT, a MMII graduateship from the Marketing Institute and a bachelor of business degree from CIT. He sits on the Neilsen Addyamix steering committee. Jessica King replaces Nolan as Mindshare’s business director, having joined the agency seven years ago.
King has built up DR and brand building credentials working on accounts such as Nestlé, TK Maxx, 3 Mobile, Permanent TSB, 11890 and Kimberly Clark. She served as a committee member for The Advertising Benevolent Society (TABS) for three years and has taken part in several IAPI workshops and NNI and OMA competitions. She currently sits on the JNRS committee and has an honours business degree in audio visual communications.