Mike McCoy named as CEO of Vizeum UK

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Dentsu Aegis Network today announces the appointment of Mike McCoy as chief executive for the UK arm of its global media agency, Vizeum.

McCoy will lead the agency in continuing its long-held tradition of offering clients some of the best strategic thinking in the media industry. He brings a reputation for excellent client service alongside the ability to develop deep, meaningful content partnerships that will help the agency’s portfolio of clients to grow, which includes AB InBev, Burger King, Camelot, IKEA, Shop Direct, and TSB.

He will report directly to Matthew Platts, Executive Director – Media & Performance, Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland.

McCoy returns to Vizeum having started his career there when he joined Dentsu Aegis Network in its previous guise as Aegis Media in 2000. In 12 years at the agency he rose from being a buyer in the TV department to the role of managing partner at Vizeum UK before completing a two-year stint at the global agency’s LA office.

Most recently he has played a key role in the leadership team at Amplifi as managing director and launched The Story Lab as a premium content offering in the UK as executive director. This included playing a pivotal role in investing, developing and distributing IP globally to huge success, starting with the international roll out of Ninja Warriors in 2014.

Euan Jarvie, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland said: “Vizeum is an immensely important part of our network with a strong heritage of providing its clients with the best strategic thinking in media and a commitment to embrace the latest innovations and content.  This tradition will become even more important for brands as they look to make the most of the opportunities that new technologies provide. In Mike, we have the perfect custodian to help protect and enhance that capabilities of the agency whilst it continues to be one of the most potent innovators in its field.”

Matthew Platts, Executive Director – Media & Performance, Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland said: “Mike has demonstrated an innate understanding of how to help clients identify the different ways media can be used to help them grow as a business. He combines sharp, strategic thinking with an in-depth knowledge of how content can be used to help reach modern audiences in a meaningful way. This makes him a great fit to lead the next stage of Vizeum’s continued evolution as a modern media agency.”

Mike McCoy, CEO, Vizeum UK said: “It’s very exciting to return to Vizeum, which played such a pivotal role in my formative years within the industry. The rate of change that the media industry is experiencing presents plenty of challenges but also a lot of opportunities. I’m looking forward to working with some of the best strategists and planners in the industry to help them harness these opportunities.”

McCoy commences his new role from September.

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For further information contact:

Josh Colley
Head of Corporate Communications, UK 
T: +44 207 570 7334
E: josh.colley@dentsuaegis.com

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. www.dentsuaegisnetwork.com