Mandi Bateson quits Hill & Knowlton for social media role at MindShare

Troubled PR agency Hill & Knowlton has lost another senior member of staff, with the departure of digital director Mandi Bateson to MindShare.

Bateson takes up the role of head of social media at MindShare.

Sue Cook, Hill & Knowlton’s MD, commented: “We congratulate Mandi on her new role. It is one we support, as she’s moving to a WPP sister agency.”

Cook added that the agency was looking to recruit a lead practitioner for digital strategy, but Bateson’s role would be covered by creative director Ben Shipley, with regional director Rishi Saha providing support.

The WPP PR agency lost director of strategy and planning Sally Hart to Porter Novelli in September, and practice director, government relations and public affairs Jacquelynne Willcox to Weber Shandwick in August.

Former boss Marcus Warner departed the agency after eight months in charge in March.


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