People Moving 07/08/13 – PR & Marketing

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

HMV has hired former Vodafone digital music boss James Coughlan, who will take on the task of running its revamped digital music and film service. (Source: Marketing Week)

Samsung has hired Russell Taylor to the role of vice president of corporate marketing. (Source: Marketing Week)

Facebook has hired senior Google marketer Gary Briggs as its first chief marketing officer. (Source: Marketing Week)

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s commercial chief Tracey Keenan has left the club. (Source: Marketing Week)

Delroy Corinaldi, the first director of external affairs at debt charity StepChange, has left after four years in the role. (Source: PR Week)

Brent Council has hired Richard Stoke as an interim senior comms advisor. (Source: PR Week)

Mindshare UK has hired three new strategy directors: Rami Amaral, Julian Ireland and Chris Barrett. (Source: Brand Republic)

CHI & Partners’ Danny Joseph has left the agency after 12 years to join WPP’s Team News. (Source: Brand Republic)

Cheil UK has promoted Matt Pye, its managing director, to the role of chief operating officer. (Source: Brand Republic)

Chris Slough is returning to the WPP agency to take over as global brand management lead on its British Airways account. (Source: Brand Republic)

Johnny Fearless has hired Nick Gutfreund as its first non-executive chairman. (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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