Senior staff shake-up in branding and packaging sector

The brand and packaging industry is being shaken up by a series of appointments that will see key players from rival consultancies changing roles.


Jill Marshall, chief executive officer for brand and packaging at Design Bridge, departs to join Bloom as managing director in a newly-created role set up to help grow the business. She will start on 3 January and quits after working at Design Bridge for ten years.


Sir William Goodenough, founding partner and group executive chairman at Design Bridge is currently ‘in meetings to discuss the way forward’ and decide on a future successor for Design Bridge, says a spokesman. An announcement is expected imminently.


Harriet Marshall, client services director at Bloom, says Jill will be tasked with ‘helping to build the business, to consolidate, stabilise and strengthen it’.


‘It wasn’t an easy decision, but I needed to take this opportunity. The timing was right to look over the edge of the cliff and see what’s out there,’ says Jill Marshall.


She joined Design Bridge in 1995 as an account director and became client services director, then managing director for its graphics division, before being promoted to chief executive for the consultancy’s branding and packaging projects, across its three offices in London, Amsterdam and Singapore.


Meanwhile, WPP-owned branding and packaging group Coley Porter Bell is reshuffling its creative team, following the resignation of creative director Martin Grimer. He has worked at the consultancy for 15 years and will join Blue Marlin as executive creative director of the northern hemisphere in January. He will not be replaced, but instead his responsibilities will be designated to design directors Adam Ellis and Simon Adamson. ‘They will be charged with more client-facing work and directing of projects,’ says Stephen Bell, who will remain CPB executive creative director.


Tess Holmes and Jo saker have also recently joined Blue Marlin from Enterprise IG, as creative director for corporate and graphics respectively.


Furthermore, Ian Logan has teamed up with Julian Roberts and Peter Windett to launch start-up brand and packaging consultancy, Logan Roberts Windett. Based in Camden, in London, it is working with clients such as Napiers, Culpeper and Towntalk Polish. Logan merged his two-year-old brand design consultancy with The Nest four years ago (DW 20 September 2001).



Packaging turnaround




• Design Bridge loses Jill Marshall to Bloom


• Replacement chief executive not yet appointed


• Coley Porter Bell creative director Martin Grimer resigns


• Ian Logan, Julian Roberts and Peter Windett set up together

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