Euan Jarvie appointed new CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland in a key move to drive strategic agenda

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- Euan Jarvie has been appointed as CEO of UK&I and will join the Dentsu Aegis EMEA Executive team with immediate effect

- Based in London headquarters, Jarvie will report directly to Executive Chairman UK&I, Nick Waters, creating a game-changing top leadership team in this important market

- This strategic leadership appointment furthers Dentsu Aegis Network’s UK&I business transformation ambitions and its vision of ‘innovating the way brands are built’

- Jarvie joins the UK/I, having delivered unprecedented levels of new business wins as President, Global Clients at DAN Media

Dentsu Aegis Network is pleased to announce today the appointment of Euan Jarvie to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) DAN, UK&I. Jarvie brings a strong client focus to the UK&I having been President, Global Clients for DAN Media where he instilled market leading disciplines in client leadership and management across multiple brands. 

This is a key appointment that reflects the importance of the UK/I market for Dentsu Aegis. Drawing upon his experience of running large-scale media businesses around the world, Jarvie will bolster the UK&I with the direction and momentum required to deliver the companies digital ambitions, with a talented leadership team and a relentless client-centric focus. 

The UK remains one of the largest global advertising markets and has been resilient in a challenging environment. With a strong team of more than 4,000 people who serve over 1,000 clients across 23 media, technology, data and creative agencies. This business has outperformed the peer group, growing both organically and through significant acquisitions in recent years, including mobile-first agency Fetch and content marketing specialist John Brown Media. 

Nick Waters, Executive Chairman, Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland, said:

“I’m looking forward to working with Euan to drive a renewed focus and energy across the UK&I business. He is an experienced, considered media professional with strong client relationships. I am confident that together we will take the UK&I business forward to deliver great success. We are fully focused on leading this business to ensure we can maximise the significant talent we have for the benefit of our clients and our business.”

Giulio Malegori, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network EMEA, commented:

“We have in place a game-changing leadership team with Nick Waters and Euan Jarvie's combined experience of running large scale complex regions, a deep client understanding with a strong track record of working on some of the world’s most well-known brands, and specialist expertise in media.  Building on our unwavering commitment to expand our market-leading digital capabilities, this is an important hire for the UK&I which will further strengthen our leadership team and ensure clear direction to achieve our vision of ‘innovating the way brands are built’”.

Prior to Dentsu Aegis, Euan worked at MediaCom for over 18 years, most recently running their operations across the US and then EMEA, and he has experience working with some of the world’s biggest global brands. 

Euan Jarvie, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland, said:

“I am delighted to return to a UK centric role and thrilled to be leading DAN in the UK & Ireland. The experiences I have gathered running clients and businesses all over the world set me up well to lead the wonderful talent in this team. Together we will deliver even more dynamic and innovative solutions to build our clients brands in the 21st century.”

“Success for me is grounded in a culture of trust and bravery where everyone understands how their contribution is helping deliver growth for our clients. I believe it is the most exciting time ever in the industry with many organisations looking to transform and find new growth. DAN UK&I is already well down the path of its own transformation and I’m thrilled to be part of this team.”

The UK remains one of the largest global advertising markets. The latest DAN Ad Spend Forecast predicts the UK market to see growth up 6.1% to £22.2billion, showing resilience and strength on account of its digital maturity, despite uncertainty surrounding Brexit. This takes UK growth to be the highest in Western Europe in 2019 driven by double-digit growth in Digital (+10.9%) and already having the world’s highest share of digital ad spend, forecast to reach 64% in 2019. 

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For further information contact:

Dani Jordan

Chief Communications Officer

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About Dentsu Aegis Network

Part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands - Carat, Dentsu, dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, Merkle, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. Offering a distinctive and innovative range of products and services, Dentsu Aegis Network is headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with more than 47,000 dedicated specialists.