GroupM Centralizes Biz Dev, Marketing, PR Under Tunnicliffe

Longtime GroupM communications chief John Wolfe is out as part of a restructuring of the marketing communications department of the WPP media unit.

As part of the reorganization, GroupM Chief Growth Officer Mike Tunnicliffe adds marketing and communications oversight and gets the new title of Chief Growth & Marketing Officer.

Cindy Kerber Spellman moves to director of global marketing and corporate communications from partner-director of corporate communications.

The moves effectively centralize GroupM’s business development, marketing, corporate communications and PR roles into an integrated team.

Tunnicliffe will report to GroupM North America CEO Kelly Clark and GroupM Global President Dominic Proctor. Spellman reports to Tunnicliffe.

Wolfe, who was managing partner-director of communications, will continue to work with GroupM on a consulting basis, the agency said.
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