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VMA GROUP Appoints Communications Expert for WPP

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VMA GROUP Appoints Communications Expert for WPP

​WPP is the world’s largest marketing and communications services company and uses the power of creativity to build better futures for its people, planet, clients, and communities.  

Over the past three years WPP has been on a journey to reimagine IT at WPP – possibly one of the largest and most complex transformations any company could undertake.

Key to the success of any transformation is of course communication, which is why after having previously placed multiple candidates, WPP called on VMA GROUP to seek out a communications expert to support the promotion of their new and improved digital experiences. The role required extensive knowledge and background working in a fast-paced matrix organisation, as well as the ability to think strategically and execute operationally.

Following a briefing call with Matt Gibbs, Head of the Interim & Contract Team, WPP were provided with a shortlist of exceptional candidates which perfectly matched the brief within just two days.

Within two weeks WPP was able to place a highly experienced communications professional to work within a global programme team to effectively communicate multiple IT changes that would impact 130,000 employees globally. The candidate was able to hit the ground running and evidence within a very short time frame the value of communications in achieving success.


“Hugely impressed with Matt throughout this process. We needed help with getting the right candidate in within a very short timeframe and he did not disappoint. I find the difference between VMA GROUP versus many others is that they very clearly listen to what you want and make sure to respond to those exact requirements rather than just place someone to hit a number. Will continue to go back to them for all future comms roles.”
Head of IT Communications, WPP


VMA GROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, marketing, digital and change communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, brand, digital marketing and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications, marketing, digital and change industries, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

In the UK, VMA GROUP has offices in London, Bristol and Manchester and in Europe, VMA GROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

VMA GROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.