People Moving 11/05/11 – Marketing

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

Jess Rowntree has been appointed to the UK board of Bite Communications. She brings in 15 years’ experience in telecoms and technology, and will start by assuming a lead role on its Microsoft account. (Source: Brand Republic)

New marketing agency London & Partners has appointed Martine Ainsworth-Wells as director of marketing and communications. She will head its marketing arm as the agency prepares to promote London in the run up to the Olympics. (Source: Brand Republic)

Reckitt Benckiser has hired Heather Allen as its executive vice-president for category development. He replaces Rakesh Kapoor, who has been promoted in the business. (Source: Brand Republic)

Dave Chase is leaving his role as head of brand partnerships at BrandAmp to become a senior account director at Interpublic’s agency Momentum. He will manage the company’s relationship with American Express and Live Nation. (Source: Brand Republic)

The National Magazine Company has promoted Jessica Myers to the role of group ad director for its weeklies division. She replaces Greg Witham, who has recently been promoted within the company. (Source: Brand Republic)

Hill & Knowlton has hired Melanie Worthy as a senior consultant for its financial and professional services team. The independent comms and public affairs consultant will develop public regulatory affairs for the financial sector. (Source: Brand Republic)

Innocent has lost its marketing executive Jo Goyder, who has left to join consultancy Brand Development. He leaves after just over a year at the smoothie company. (Source: Brand Republic)

Jo Arden has been hired by Beta to head up its social enterprise unit, Good Beta. She joins from Iris, where she was partnership strategy director. (Source: Brand Republic)

Sarah Watson is leaving her role as DDB UK’s head of planning to move to New York. She will join Bartie Bogle Hegarty in NY, filling the newly created role of chief strategy officer. (Source: Brand Republic)

Digital Cinema Media has hired former Mindshare chief executive Simon Rees as its new managing director. He fills the gap left by Martin Bowley, who left in January. (Source: Brand Republic)

Beattie McGuinness Bungay creative directors Matt Gooden and Ben Walker have left the agency to join Crispin Porter & Bogusky’s London office, in the role of joint executive creative directors. (Source: Brand Republic)

Chris Thomas, chairman and CEO of BBDO Asia, has been given the additional role of chairman of Proximity Worldwide, effective immediately. He takes over from Andrew Robertson. (Source: Brand Republic)

O2 has hired Tom Hosking to become the head of its personalised marketing arm O2 More. Hosking joins from Microsoft’s Windows Live sales team, and will be responsible for growing O2 More’s user base. (Source: Brand Republic)

MediaCom has appointed Selina Firth as board strategy director. She has been given responsibility for the company’s GlaxoSmithKline account. (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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