In the UK, Creston-owned ICM Research has appointed former Leapfrog Research exec Rupert Blackwell as a Board Director, responsible for creating a broader awareness of its qual research offering.
Blackwell’s appointment marks the first time ICM Research has recruited a qual research specialist to its Board. He
joins following twelve years at Cello-owned
Leapfrog, where latterly he worked as Group Director - Brand, Communications & Media.
He began his career as a media planner at AMV BBDO and then PHD, before moving into the market research industry. His particular expertise is in consumer brand and communications research, including leadership of multi-country projects.
‘Attracting a person of Rupert’s calibre to join the top team at ICM is tremendous news,’ states Justin Sampson
, Chairman of ICM Group. ‘Following other recent senior arrivals
and the establishment of a new Management Board, ICM Group is emerging from a period of transition in great shape.’
Web site: www.icmresearch.co.uk