‘Square peg’ CPB director joins exodus

The exodus of staff from Coley Porter Bell has continued with the departure of marketing and sales director Graham Broughton.

“Graham resigned,” claims managing director Amanda Connolly. “I think he felt it wasn’t right for him,” she adds. Broughton, who left the consultancy before Easter, confirms that he made the decision after feeling “like a square peg in a round hole. It wasn’t the role I wanted or expected,” he says. He is close to getting a new job outside design.

Broughton’s position is currently being filled by Tim Hill, who joined the consultancy in January. Hill will be joined by Toni Ross on her return from maternity leave, when a longer term strategy to fill the post will be arranged between the two.

Broughton joins a long list of recently departed CPB staff, though for unconnected reasons. In January nine staff, including senior creative John McCay, were made redundant (DW 24 January). Earlier the same month client services director Richard Murray left the consultancy after more than four years.

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