Magnet Global Net Votes Fletcher President

ATLANTA Andy Fletcher, president of Fletcher Martin Ewing, has assumed the same role for the Magnet Global Network, a group of 36 independent advertising and public relations agencies in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe, FME said.

Fletcher, who is also CEO of FME, an MDC Partners shop in Atlanta, will serve a two-year term and work with the organization’s board of directors.

New MGN board members this year include Dan St. John, chairman and CEO of St. John & Partners in Jacksonville, Fla.; Jim Copacino, co-founder and partner of Copacino + Fujikado in Seattle; and Beate Mehler, a partner in ghost company of Vienna, Austria.

Returning board members include Beau Lane, chairman, president and CEO of E.B. Lane Marketing in Phoenix; Tom Di Zinno, CEO and president of Di Zinno Thompson in San Diego; and Jim Berline, chairman of Berline in Detroit.

MGN represents more than 500 clients with total annual billings of $1.6 billion. Network shops share resources to compete against larger rivals and the ad agency holding companies.