Former BBDO Exec Rose Heads Ad Unit At KemperLesnik

Alan Rose has taken over as president of the advertising operation at KemperLesnik Communications.

Rose was formerly senior vice president and director of client services at BBDO Chicago. While KemperLesnik, Chicago, is mostly known for public relations and sports marketing, Rose said it is ready to fill a niche for those who need advertising as part of an integrated marketing program. He cited the entrepreneurial opportunity of his job at KemperLesnik, where he will be asked to build up the ad portion of the company’s business, as a key draw.

Rose takes the place of former Euro RSCG and Monsanto executive Ian Miller, who briefly held the post this summer before taking a position with interactive services company Marchfirst.