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McCann Central has promoted Gideon Wilkins to Group Head of Research to lead its integrated research capabilities across its offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Leeds and London.

Having originally joined McCann Birmingham from Kantar in 2019, Gideon’s new role will see him lead the agency’s research division across its five offices. Working into Chief Strategy Officer Ringo Moss, his team will focus on delivering impactful insights for discovering, planning, creating and tracking brand activity for its clients.

Ringo Moss, Chief Strategy Officer at McCann Central said: “Over the last three years the research team has been transformed and its impact on clients and the business has been significant. In a market environment seeing a long-term decline in market research spend, we’ve seen real growth as clients look for even greater depth of insight. We’re therefore thrilled to be recognising Gideon’s contribution through this new group role.”

Gideon added: “I’m delighted to be driving the continued momentum of McCann Central’s research division by delivering insight that informs clients as well as creative thinking, and am incredibly proud of the work we’ve been doing with clients across the network to demonstrate the powerful impact of research insight.

“By helping clients to understand the strength of their brand and their role, their consumer’s needs and journeys, as well as concept co-creation with key audience groups, we’re proud to be strengthening the ways in which our clients can earn a meaningful role in peoples’ lives.”

McCann Central provides integrated communications and award-winning creative across a range of best-in-class services including: strategy, research and planning, design and creative, broadcast, digital, PR and social, internal comms and employee engagement, activation and media buying.