C Space Refreshes C Suite, Naming Global Executives and UK MD


Kathryn Blanshard - Managing Director UK, C Space

Omnicom-owned global customer agency, C Space, has promoted Kathryn Blanshard to managing director UK, effective April 1st. The position was previously held jointly by Phil Burgess and Felix Koch, who have both been promoted to global roles.

Blanshard (above), who joined the business in 2010, was most recently vice-president, director of partnerships EMEA. In that role, she helped grow C Space business across Europe and has led work for the company’s largest European clients.

“We are lucky to have clients who challenge us and a team at C Space who are passionate about building an amazing place to work,” Blanshard said. “I’m excited to take us through our next chapter as a customer agency.”

Burgess will fill the newly-created role of chief people and operations officer for the Americas, relocating to Boston. Koch is being promoted to regional CEO, EMEA & APAC. Based in the UK, he will lead and expand the Europe and Asia Pacific business.

Felix Koch - C Space

“A core belief at C Space is that relationships are the source of results,” Koch (above) stated. “Kathryn’s success is testament to this principle; I am excited to see how she will use the trust she has built with clients and our team to take the business to the next level. I also look forward to expanding these relationships into new markets and to internationalize our customer-centric approach further.”

Charles Trevail, CEO of The Interbrand Group of Companies, said: “I’m a big believer in developing our own talent, and I’m delighted that our growth is opening up opportunities for Felix, Phil and Kathryn.”

C Space is a global customer agency that marries art and science to create rapid customer insight and business change. Working with some of the world’s best-known brands – like Walmart, Samsung, IKEA and more – C Space delivers on “Customer-Inspired Growth”.

By building ongoing relationships with customers, brands can stay relevant, deliver superior experiences, launch successful products, and build loyalty. C Space’s customized programs are tailored based on specific business needs and include private online communities, in-person events and workshops, data and analytics, socialization, storytelling and business consulting.

Headquartered in Boston, London and Shanghai, C Space also has offices in New York, San Francisco, and Mexico City. Interbrand is the parent company of brandchannel.