People Moving 26/01/11 – Advertising

More changes at Channel 5, as commercial sales director Nick Bampton has restructured his team. He brings in four senior members of staff: Agostino Di Falco (director of a new marketing partnerships division), Ross Belcher (trading director), Andy Atkinson (head of trading) and Sufia von Bismark (head of operations). Three staff will leave: Jason Talley (controller of sales), Tanya O’Sullivan (head of airtime and sales operations) and Jamie Caras (sales operations controller). (Source: Campaign)

Chris Maples has left his role as commercial director for Microsoft Advertising to spend more time with his family. Maples joined the company in 2007, and says he only made his decision at Christmas. (Source: Campaign)

The IPA has made two new appointments, adding to its ethnic diversity and strategy groups. Saad Saraf joins the ethnic diversity group, while Amelia Torode joins the strategy group. Both have been recruited in the capacity of chairmen. (Source: Campaign)

Euro RSCG has recruited André Moreira as its new creative director and head of art. He will join the agency at the beginning of February, moving from Albion. (Source: Campaign)

G2 has made Bill McGeorge creative services director. It has also appointed Mike Forster as client director and Stuart Galvin as senior account manager. (Source: Campaign)

Paul Armstrong has been appointed head of social media at Mindshare, after Joanna Lyall was promoted to the new role of head of integration and partnerships. (Source: Campaign)

David Newton has jumped ship from Dare to join VCCP as its new managing director of digital. He joins this month, and will be responsible for clients including 02, Microsoft and (Source: Campaign)

Carat has promoted Richard Morris to the role of deputy managing director. Further restructuring sees Richard Sexton to head of client services, while Jo Sutherland has departed the company to join Vizeum, as head of client management. (Source: Campaign)

Ogilvy & Mather has appointed Gerry Human as its executive creative director. He will now be responsible for leading the agency’s creative department. (Source: Campaign)

Leo Burnett London has promoted its UK group managing director Paul Lawson to the role of chief executive. Group chief executive Andrew Edwards is also to take on the additional role of group chairman. (Source: Campaign)

People Moving 22/12/10 – Advertising

Mark Cross has been handed buying responsibility for the Central Office of Information, after the government department announced the departure of Corrine Purton and Jeremy Found. He will take on his new task in January. (Source: Campaign)

Former commercial director of Microsoft Chris Ward has been hired by search specialist Kenshoo as managing director of its UK operations. Ward spent 13 years at Microsoft, before taking a three-month sabbatical. (Source: Brand Republic)

TBWA/London executive creative officer Mark Hunter is leaving, to take up the same role at Lowe & Partners-owned Deutsch in Los Angeles. He is expected to move sometime in the New Year. (Source: Brand Republic)

People moving 08/12/10 – Advertising

Saatchi & Saatchi has promoted Robert Senior to the role of EMEA chief executive. (Source: Brand Republic)

YouTube has appointed Richard Waterworth, currently platform marketing director for ITV, as head of business and partner marketing. (Source: Brand Republic)

Lord Mandelson, the former business secretary and one of the architects of New Labour, is poised to launch an international consulting firm backed by Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP marketing services empire. The business, Global Counsel LLP, will be chaired by Lord Mandelson and run by former Number 10 aide Ben Wegg-Prosser. (Source: Marketing)

People Moving 01/12/10 – Advertising

The permanent secretary for government communication Matt Tee has quit his role, and will leave the cabinet office in March. Tee is one of the highest paid government communicators, and his role will not be replaced. (Source: Brand Republic)

Amar Urhekar has been promoted to representative director and president of McCann Healthcare Worldwide Japan. He takes over the role from John Cahill. (Source: Brand Republic)

Sky News producer Jem Maidment has been appointed head of comms at global commercial analytics company Nunwood. He started on 15 November. (Source: Brand Republic)

Two changes at Lexis Public Relations, as Emma Newell has been promoted to head of sport and Gareth Griffiths becomes client services director. (Source: Brand Republic)

Pets at Home has recruited Greggs’ customer and service director Scott Jefferson to the position of marketing director. (Source: Brand Republic)

People Moving – Advertising 22/09/10

Sarah Miles has been appointed general manager of Diageo GB’s reserve brands with immediate effect. (Source: Brand Republic)

Absolute Radio has appointed Paul Carolan, the former Microsoft Advertising head of agency and client sales, as its new advertising director. (Source: Brand Republic)

Lida has promoted Mel Cruickshank to chief executive and has restructured its creative department, following the exit of creative director, Shaun Moran. The agency has also promoted Nicky Bullard and Tim Styles to joint creative directors. (Source: Brand Republic)

Gatwick-based Astraeus Airlines has appointed Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden’s front man, as its new marketing director. (Source: Brand Republic)

Paul Rowlinson, Mindshare’s head of audio visual, has been promoted to head Exchange, the agency’s trading function, taking the position from Andy Zonfrillo. (Source: Brand Republic)

Dell has promoted Karen Quintos to chief marketing officer, after Erin Mulligan Nelson left to join software company Bazaarvoice. (Source: Brand Republic)

Airport outdoor media owner Eye has appointed Nicole Guerretta, former managing director of Aegis specialist agency Source Out-of-Home, to the role of business and commercial manager. (Source: Brand Republic)

Terry Grote, the former managing director of The Independent, has taken a non-executive director role at UCAS Media, the advertising and marketing arm of the university admissions service. (Source: Brand Republic)

People moving – advertising 15/09/10

Mazda has promoted Claire Andrews from senior marketing manager to marketing director of the UK. (Source: Brand Republic)

Ben Rhodes has left his position as vice-president of Mastercard UK to take up the marketing director role at Royal Mail. (Source: Brand Republic)

Alastair Amin has been hired by Work Club as a business director. Amin joins from spending four years at the Dare agency. (Source: Brand Republic)

Media agency Maxus has hired Martin Lawson as global data and insights director. (Source: Brand Republic)

Coca-Cola marketer Julia Goldin has joined cosmetics brand Revlon, becoming its new senior vice-president. (Source: Brand Republic)

Jeremy Schwartz, former News International marketing director, has taken up the role of general manager at cosmetics brand L’Oreal. (Source: Brand Republic)

Wendy Becker, group chief marketing officer for Vodafone, is looking for a new job after restructuring removed the need for her role. (Source: Brand Republic)

Andrew Lord has been appointed chief marketing officer at Saatchi & Saatchi, taking on the sports and entertainment unit of the Omnicom Media Group. (Source: Brand Republic)

People moving – advertising 08/09/10

MediaCom has hired Tim Lawrence as digital strategy director. He joins from his role as digiatal associate director at Carat. (Source: Brand Republic)

Mark Finnegan has been made UK media director of Orion Trading. He joins from Global Radio, and will be charged with developing media opportunities across clients. (Source: Brand Republic)

Mirror Group Newspapers have bolstered their digital strategy by hiring Abeed Janmohamed as head of digital sales. (Source: Brand Republic)

The Telegraph Media Group has promoted James Brown to the new role of digital sales director. He will be responsible for commercial strategy, inventory control and the development of new revenue streams. (Source: Brand Republic)

People moving – advertising 02/09/10

M&C Saatchi Group has made Caroline Parkes its strategy director. She will be responsible for managing the Boots and Carphone Warehouse accounts. (Source: Brand Republic)

Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam has lost its executive creative director, Jeff Kling. He has stepped down from his post to pursue over opportunities. (Source: Brand Republic)

Chris Simpson has been hired as the first European marketing director for price comparison website Kelkoo. (Source: Brand Republic)

BT Retail has promoted David James from director of customer insight and intelligence to the role of marketing director for consumer, starting immediately. (Source: Brand Republic)

APCO has appointed former public affairs news editor Jolyon Jimble as an associate director in its Brussels office. (Brand Republic)

Simple group marketing director Alex Pike has been promoted to the newly created role of global vice president of marketing. She will be responsible for looking at brand development across Europe. (Source: Brand Republic)

Ben Pearman, UK marketing director of Birds Eye, is to leave the company to join General Mills. He spent less than three years at his former employers. (Source: Brand Republic)

Synergy, the sponsorship consultancy, has hired ex-Manchester United strategist Carsten Those as its director of consulting. (Source: Brand Republic)

Bentley motors has hired Alasdair Stewart to the role of board member for sales and marketing. Stewart starts immediately, and will be responsible for marketing and global sales. (Source: Brand Republic)


“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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