Publicis Ups Joselow

Publicis in New York has promoted Linda Joselow to evp, managing director, a newly created post designed to free the top three executives to focus on growing the agency.

Formerly director of account management and a 10-year Publicis vet eran, Joselow will run the agency’s day-to-day operations, from setting policies and procedures to establishing employee training programs.

The position was created to allow CEO Douglas McMahon and co-presidents and executive creative directors Lance Paull and David Corr to concentrate on new-business opportunities, as well as existing clients. Joselow will report to all three executives, who used to share operational duties.

“It will allow the operations of the agency to run more smoothly,” said McMahon, adding that they wanted to give someone the authority to address internal issues. “[Jose low] is a pro. She’s experienced, incredibly levelheaded, and she has a good way of getting people to work together.”

Joselow will continue to oversee L’Oréal, an account she has worked on for nearly six years, and Citizen—responsibilities she held in her previous post.

“I was handed the perfect job,” she said. “I get to continue to work on advertising issues, but at the same time contribute to the growth and success of the agency.”

Joselow joined Publicis (then FCA/Bloom) 10 years ago as an account director on Andrew Jergens Co. Before that, she worked at McCann-Erickson in New York for three years on Nestlé and American Home Products. She began her career at Saatchi & Saatchi, also New York, where she worked on Procter & Gamble for about five years.