People Moving 09/02/2011 – Marketing

All the movements in the marketing industry in the past week.

JCDecaux has launched a direct sales team, to be lead by former CBS Outdoor director Maria Clarke. She will be in charge of a team of 30 people, aiming to drive direct sales across roadside, rail, retail, digital and airports. (Source: Media Week)

Lida has expanded its creative department, raiding Draftfcb for staff. Chris Whitehead and John Fazio join as art director and copywriter respectively, and will work on clients including Boots, Mini and the RAF. (Source: Campaign)

JWT London has hired Anthony Falco as its head of output and project management. He joins from The Moving Picture Company, where he was the head of digital. (Source: Campaign)

Omnicom Media Group has recruited Debarshi Pandit to become head of OMG Ethnic UK. He will head the group’s business strategy aimed at ethic minority media behaviour. (Source: Campaign)

Bauer Media has appointed Lucy Banks as its first executive creative director. She will lead commercial creativity across brands including Grazia, FHM and Q. (Source: Campaign)

Mindshare has changed up its EMEA management team. Jed Glanvill, chief executive of Mindshare UK will take responsibility for Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal and South Africa, while Christof Baron, chief executive of Mindshare Germany will add Austria, Switzerland and Central and Eastern Europe to his responsibilities. Tom Schoonderbeek adds the Nordic region to his current Benelux remit. (Source: Campaign)

Sally Weavers has left her role at Vizeum to take up the role of managing partner for communications planning at Universal McCann. (Source: Campaign)

Glue Isobar has named Wayne Brown as its new managing director in a reshuffle of its senior management team. He replaces Jo Hagger, who becomes chief integration officer. (Source: Campaign)

Lindsay Clay has been promoted to the role of managing director at commercial TV marketing body Thinkbox. She moves from her position as marketing director. (Source: Campaign)

Neil Hughston has left his role at Grey London to launch his own start-up agency, Johnny Fearless. The new venture opens with Saatchi & Saatchi’s former creative director Paul Domenet and planning director David Howard on board. (Source: Campaign)

McCann Worldgroup has restructured its European management team. Brett Gosper has been relieved from his role as regional director for Europe, while Chris MacDonald has been promoted to a new group role in London. Gosper will be replaced by Gustavo Martinez. (Source: Campaign)

Ocean Outdoor is to lose its managing director Grant Branfoot, as he leaves to pursue other business interests. Ocean Outdoor will, however, retain his services as a commercial consultant. (Source: Campaign)

Toby Baker has left his role as UK marketing manager at the Wrigley Company. He joined the company in 2001, and a replacement is currently being looked for. (Source: Campaign)




“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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