TORONTO, CANADA (October 4, 2016) McCann Worldgroup today announced the appointment of George Panopoulos as President, MRM//McCann in Canada, a leading global customer relationship agency. Overseeing MRM//McCann for all Canadian offices, Panopolous will report into David Leonard, Chief Executive Officer, McCann Canada, and will work across all clients.
“We continue to invest in the absolute best thought leadership and talent out there. As digital continues its acceleration, there was a need for new leadership for our MRM team,” said Leonard. “George brings with him vast digital talent amassed from leading agencies across North America and Internationally, that will benefit our clients, our employees and our leadership team.”
Panopoulos joins the agency with more than 18 years of deep digital experience. An industry recognized, digital and social leader, he was most recently the Head of Digital Integration, North America and EMEA for The&Partnership. Prior to that, he spent nearly a decade in leadership roles across several Critical Mass offices in Canada and the US including Toronto, Calgary, Texas and Chicago. An award-winning strategist and leader, Panopolous brings significant business acumen which leverages the latest technologies and trends to create innovative solutions for clients.
In addition, Ryan Timms has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Client Leadership for McCann Toronto. With the agency for more than a decade, Timms has over 15 years of agency experience working on notable and award-winning campaigns for clients including Coca Cola, MasterCard, Staples, Bayer, OLG and Nestlé.
Adds Leonard, “Ryan has the innate ability to enable meaningful and impactful strategies that generate big ideas. A passionate leader, he drives teams to bring to life engaging multi-faceted executions that generate impressive business results. A true partner to clients, and a respected leader in the agency, Ryan will be tasked with ensuring that our teams continue to deliver best-in-class client services and seamless integration among our four Canadian offices.”