Cohn & Wolfe UK Promotes Grant to Dual Role

The promotion follows a sustained period of growth at the firm, with the UK business having more than doubled in size since 2011

Cohn & Wolfe has named former Managing Director, UK Consumer Marketing, Rebecca Grant, the agency’s new Managing Director, UK. Effective immediately, the promotion follows a sustained period of growth at the firm, with the UK business having more than doubled in size since 2011.

A replacement has been appointed to assume her recently vacated position and joins the company in March. Meanwhile, she retains her capacity as Head of Consumer Marketing EMEA and continues to report to Scott Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, UK and Managing Director, EMEA.

In 2015, the UK business welcomed its fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth as well as saw strong performance across the network’s consumer marketing, corporate and public affairs, healthcare communications, and digital and content marketing segments.

Prior to joining Cohn & Wolfe in 2011, Grant worked at Weber Shandwick and the Red Consultancy. Since her arrival, the consumer marketing team has picked up a host of honours including a WPPed Cream Award in 2015 which was presented by the WPP group.

Awarded to the best public relations campaign delivered by any WPP agency globally, the accolade went to Cohn & Wolfe London for its work on Microsoft’s Mission 31 campaign. Alongside her dual role, she will also serve a number of important clients including Pfizer, Twinings, Danone, and Treasury Wine Estates.

“Our UK Consumer Marketing business has been on fire with revenue tripling over the last four years. They have won a host of new globally-recognised brands and received industry award recognition both as a team and for the quality of their work,” said Wilson.

“During this period, Rebecca has been at the forefront of driving our wider agency transformation. Much of our success has been founded on a commitment to placing collaboration, creativity, and digital at the heart of everything we do. Her appointment is richly deserved and I look forward to working closely with her.”