The Institute of Promotional Marketing, the body which represents the promotional marketing industry in the UK, has welcomed three new members to its board of directors.
Following elections at the end of 2017, Kim Robinson, European Marketing Services Manager at Kraft Heinz (right of picture), Mike Dando, EMEA Advertising and Promotions Manager at Epson Europe (left of picture) and Andrew Rae, Head of Promotions at specialist agency Black Tomato (centre) all joined the board from January 1st 2018.
John Sylvester, IPM Chairman, says: “I am delighted to welcome Kim, Mike and Andrew to the Board here at the IPM. All three have been great supporters and advocates of the IPM over many years and we look forward to their contribution. The industry is going through some of its most monumental changes in its history and a strong board will ensure the IPM is best placed to help its members address the future with relevant and credible plans for 2018 and beyond.”
In addition to the three new board members, Jess Hargreaves, Joint Managing Director of PrettyGreen, Rob White, Co-Founder and Strategic Planning Director of ZEAL Creative, Stephen Bentley, Chairman of Granby Marketing, and Peter Kerr, Executive Chairman of MRM, were all re-elected to the IPM Board.
Lucy Brackett, Head of Marketing UK & Ireland at Epson stood down from her two-year tenure together with Sarah Burns of Prizeology and Mark Kimber of PIMS SCA. In addition, after 10 years’ service to the IPM Board, Sam Blunt, Global Marketing Operations Director at Quorn Foods has also stepped down.
Sylvester adds: “I would like to thank Lucy, Sarah and Mark for their commitment, service and dedication during their time on the Board. Sam Blunt will be much missed on the Board and the IPM has benefitted from his sound opinions, support and wisdom over the last decade.”
New board appointments take effect in January 2018 and new Board directors will be welcomed at the IPM’s Annual General Meeting at 12 noon on Thursday 11th January, 2018.
The IPM is the UK marketing industry trade body for promotional and experiential marketing. It works with other UK marketing industry trade bodies to represent the marketing industry with Government in the UK and Europe and to protect the UK public via the self-regulatory system. It supports professionalism in promotional marketing through its world-renowned training programmes and its highly-coveted awards schemes.