M&C Saatchi PR has enhanced its senior management team with the appointments of Emma Padden and Emeka McQuade as directors at its London HQ. Padden will help grow the agency’s global consumer practice, while McQuade takes on key technology and lifestyle accounts.
Prior to joining M&C Saatchi PR, Padden has had big agency experience working across global consumer strategy and multi-market campaigns for brands including Unilever, Diageo, P&G, British Airways, Tesco and Ford.
Padden has been briefed to grow opportunities for M&C Saatchi PR’s global consumer practice, as well as lead key consumer clients.
She said: “I am excited to join M&C Saatchi PR, and to be a part of their global growth ambitions. It’s refreshing to be able to work with an honest, straightforward and creative team – when they say they deliver impact with Brutal Simplicity of Thought and passion, they mean it.”
McQuade joins from his previous role at Amplify as head of comms, where he worked across brands including AirBnB, Jack Daniels and Activision.
In his new role at M&C Saatchi PR, McQuade will continue his work with innovative, trend-setting brands as he takes on M&C Saatchi PR’s key technology and lifestyle accounts, including Foot Locker.
McQuade commented: “It’s great to be part of the M&C Saatchi PR team. The agency has an amazing track record delivering incredible work for an equally impressive list of clients, as well as a reputation for being driven by passion. With the increasingly global nature of its work and recent investment in the strategic and creative teams, it’s an exciting time to be part of the agency.”
Both Padden and McQuade will report to Kat McGettigan, head of consumer at M&C Saatchi PR.
Molly Aldridge, Global CEO at M&C Saatchi PR, added: “I’m delighted and excited for Emma and Emeka to be joining our consumer practice in London – with both a local and global overview of some of the agency’s biggest and longest standing clients.
“Our consumer practice continues to grow worldwide and we need talented, strategic, multifaceted and creative team leaders to join our passionate band and deliver impact for our clients – with Emma and Emeka – we have found just that.”
Padden and McQuade’s appointments are expected to be the first of several new senior management team appointments as M&C Saatchi PR Worldwide continues to expand its UK client base and international growth.