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McCann Leeds announces senior promotions and new hire


Strategic creative agency McCann Leeds has announced two senior promotions and hired a new Business Development Director amid a period of growth.

Zoe Sinclair (pictured, centre), who has been with the agency since 2020, will join the agency’s senior leadership team after being promoted to Client Services Director.  

In her new role, she will lead and develop the client services team to oversee levels of service from planning through to delivery. She will work alongside Managing Partner, Olly Sowden and Executive Creative Director, Gavin Shore.

Coral Cranmer (pictured, right), who has been with the agency since 2019, has been promoted to Associate Strategy Director and is part of McCann’s wider strategic network, sitting on McCann UK’s Strategic Leadership Council.

Howard Hesling (pictured, left), who joins as agency’s new Business Development Director, has more than 20 years of experience in the agency world, including time at Dentsu. He has worked across branding and design, advertising and film and live event production, delivering for clients including ASDA Walmart, Provident Financial Group, ASICS, Kellogg’s and Mercedes-Benz.

McCann Leeds, part of McCann World Group, launched in the city in 2019 and works with a range of B2B and B2C clients including Slumberdown, The University of Leicester and Yorkshire Water.

Olly Sowden, Managing Partner at McCann Leeds, said: “Zoe and Coral’s promotions are testament to their outstanding contribution to our clients as well as their commitment to supporting our growth journey. I’m also delighted to be welcoming Howard who, as a Yorkshire-man born and bred, is so in tune with our team, proposition and aims for the future – we’re confident he’ll be a valuable addition to our team.”

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