GroupM parts ways with Vocanic founder Ian McKee



Ian McKee, the CEO of social media agency Vocanic, has suddenly departed the company he founded 11 years ago.

His departure comes just over two years after his firm was acquired by WPP GroupM to sit along side media agency brands Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare in Southeast Asia.

In a press release, Mark Patterson, the regional head of GroupM, said: “Ian has led Vocanic from the front with passion and commitment. He has spearheaded the integration of the business into GroupM and we of course thank him for managing that process and the development of the business across that period.”

“He will hand the baton to another leader in due course, and he moves on to his next challenge with our best wishes and thanks,” he said.

The press release stated that the new head of Vocanic would be soon be announced.

In a Facebook post today, McKee commented that it was a “strange feeling, sadness to leave something you have put 11 years of your life into and to leave a great team of people, excitement at the opportunities that lay ahead.”

“It’s been a great privilege to work with many great people client-side and in the Vocanic team and I hope we can stay in touch,” he wrote.


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