LONDON — Marshall Manson is to depart Ogilvy PR for a senior role as partner at Brunswick.

Manson steps down after two years in the role of UK CEO at Ogilvy PR. He joined the agency in 2013 to oversee its Social@Ogilvy unit across EMEA, after eight years in senior digital roles at Edelman.

He will leave Ogilvy at the end of this year and then take three months of gardening leave before joining Brunswick in 2018, joining the latter firm's global digital leadership team.

Manson will remain based in London and will work across Brunswick’s international offices, advising senior executives and boards on digital strategy.

"In today’s environment every business critical situation needs to be underpinned by creative digital communications," said Brunswick CEO Susan Gilchrist. "Marshall’s vast experience in political, corporate and marketing disciplines means there are few people in the world better suited to advising boards on digital strategy and transformation."