Richard Johnston, the broadcast director at McCann Manchester has left the agency to take up a similar role at Carat Manchester.

Johnston led on the television buying side for McCann and played a key role of its highest profile campaigns, not least the award-winning Aldi series of adverts.

A spokesperson for the agency told Prolific North:

“We can confirm that Richard has left the agency and he does so with our blessing. He has done a fantastic job for us.”

They are now “actively” seeking to replace him.