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McCann Worldgroup's Production Arm Craft Strengthens European Production Team

Stuart Walker named chief operating officer, UK & EMEA and Jon Compton as director of operations, UK & EU

McCann Worldgroup's Production Arm Craft Strengthens European Production Team

McCann Worldgroup’s production arm CRAFT today announced the appointment of Stuart Walker to the role of chief operating officer – UK & EMEA and of Jon Compton director of operations - UK & EU.

Prior to joining Craft, Walker has held a number of senior level operational roles at agencies including SapientRazorfish and headed up digital hot shop de-construct. Compton brings an impressive track record of leadership experience in the production field to the group with leadership positions at Prodigious Worldwide, Hogarth & Ogilvy and Spring Studios.

Commenting on these hires Lopez said, “The addition of Stuart and Jon completes the exceptional team that we now have in place in Europe. The level of digital expertise and operational excellence that Stuart brings, in combination with the business rigour and strength of Jon, means that not only will Craft provide strategic and creative excellence in production – but clients will access these at a level of efficiency and performance that is unmatched in the industry. I have long said that our model enables creative brilliance because our clients know we are both business and creative partners and we have this dual focus at all times. With Jon and Stuart in place we will drive our clients’ business performance even further, with creative impact and commercial results.”

The appointments follows hot on the heels of the promotion of Sergio Lopez who was recently named chief production officer, UK & EMEA and regional CEO Craft UK & EMEA in addition to the promotions of Sophie Chapman Andrews to head of integrated production Craft UK and Tanya Bogin to managing director, Craft London.


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