People Moving 09/03/11 – Marketing

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

Ocean Outdoor has appointed former JCDecaux strategist Rob Hesketh at its new associate director. He will work across the three major out of home agencies, Kinetic, Aegis Media’s Posterscope and Interpublic-owned IPM. (Source: Brand Republic)

Starcom MediaVest has appointed Geraud Benoit as operations director on its Procter & Gamble account. He replaces Avril Gallagher, who leaves to head the global Vodafone account at OMD. (Source: Brand Republic)

Gruner + Jahr has appointed Rob Walker as its new managing director for G+J’s international media sales office in London. He replaces Sibel Üner, who is returning to the company’s German offices. (Source: Brand Republic)

Louise Doherty, co-founder of Rabbit, is to join digital production company Somethin’ Else as senior digital development producer. She’s been tasked with bringing in new business to the company. (Source: Brand Republic)

Warner Brothers UK has promoted Polly Cochrane to the role of senior vice-president and group marketing director, after less than two years at the company. The promotion will incur no extra responsibilities, but WB said it signified her achievements in such a short amount of time. (Source: Brand Republic)

Former creative director at The Brooklyn Brothers, Jay Fretwell, is launching a new start-up agency called Meanwhile. (Source: Brand Republic)

Kevin Brennan, former marketing director at Kelloggs, is moving to take on the CEO role at Quorn Foods. He aims to continue the direction of the Quorn brand’s latest advertising position which positions it as a healthy food range. (Source: Marketing Week)

LoveFilm’s chief commercial officer Andrew Ground has left his role, following the sale of the online rental service to Amazon. He plans to do consultancy work in the immediate future, with an eye to joining an early stage venture later in the year. (Source: Marketing Magazine)




“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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