People Moving 04/08/13 – PR & Marketing

All the big movements in the press relations and marketing industries in the past week.

RLM Finsbury partner Andrew Dowler is leaving the agency to take a senior in-house role at private equity giant Blackstone. (Source: PR Week)

Claire Grindal has joined Red Door Communications as an associate director. (Source: PR Week)

Rapp has rehired Rich Donovan and Jon Leney from Partners Andrews Aldridge to boost its creative team. (Source: Brand Republic)

Alex Tait, e-commerce chief at Arcadia Group, is leaving the Topshop-owner after only five months in the role. (Source: Brand Republic)

Twitter has hired Theo Luke, Syco Entertainment’s digital chief, to head up its strategic advertiser programme Amplify, in the UK and EMEA. (Source: Brand Republic)

HMV has hired Warner Home Entertainment marketer Patrizia Leighton as its marketing director, to replace Mark Hodgkinson. (Source: Brand Republic)

Hugo Barra, vice-president of Android product management at Google, is leaving to join the Chinese mobile firm Xiaomi. (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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