Southpaw has made two promotions within its senior management team, with James Osborn (previously the agency’s client services director) taking on the role of managing partner and Dan Harold (previously creative services director) becoming the agency’s new operations director.
Southpaw’s group managing director, Tom Poynter, said: “Both James and Dan have been real ambassadors of Southpaw for many years and have demonstrated their leadership capability as we continue to build this challenger agency. As we move to the next stage of our agency development, we will be asking for more influence, determination and commitment from our talent and these two promotions are a real testament to their contribution to date and the opportunity that lay in front of them.”
Addressing Osborn’s appointment, Poynter said: “This is a big role for an agency of our size and James will now be tasked with helping build our business at scale, developing our profile regionally, nationally and internationally and establishing Southpaw as a real force in the industry to be frightened of.”
Dan Harold said: “Having spent the last few years building the project management team, ably supported by our now head of project management, Sarah Lockett, I’m very much looking forward to moving onto managing our overall executional capability. I’ll be looking to ensure that we have the most efficient departmental and process structures in place to enable Southpaw to deliver the best and most effective creative work for our clients.
“I’ve spent 8 amazing years here at Southpaw now and this is a great place to be. We are an agency full of talent, we have ambitious growth plans for the next couple of years and I’m really excited about the prospect of being at the heart of that growth with the rest of the management team.”
Southpaw’s client list includes SABMiller, Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins and Vogue.