Y&R has appointed Shelley Diamond to the role of chief client officer. In this new role, Diamond will help identify, develop and migrate Y&R’s best practices and best talent practices across the entire network. She will also focus on the agency’s organic growth.
Diamond (pictured) was previously worldwide managing partner of Y&R and is a member of Y&R’s global CEO David Sable’s global executive committee. She also led Y&R New York from 2007 to 2010, during which she presided over strong organic growth with Y&R’s clients and helped bring in new business.
In Diamond’s 23 years at Y&R, she has helped build the Xerox, Dell and Campbell’s teams and other key accounts. Her relationship with Xerox spans 25 years and she has worked with Campbell’s for over 16 years. Most recently, as the WPP team leader of Y&R’s Dell assignment, she put a team in place to lead the account.
“At a time when we have an unrivaled set of proprietary tools and resources, – from BAV to Exploring – as well as a highly differentiated offering – our unique configuration of Y&R and VML capabilities, our digital product innovation agency iconmobile, our Sparkplug innovation incubator, and our shopper and retail marketing LabStore network – we can truly help our clients engage their customers with great, innovative work that creates opportunities for them and, as a result, for us,” said Sable.