People Moving 13/04/11 – Marketing

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

Peugeot has made Morgan Lecoupeur its UK marketing director. He was previously director of marketing and quality at Peugeot Austria, and replaces Christian Stein, who joined rival Seat. (Source: Brand Republic)

MHP Communications has launched an office in Brussels, and has promoted EU lobbyist Alisdair Gray to head it. He will also continue to work for the European DIY Retail Association, however. (Source: PR Week)

Specific Media has hired Graeme Lynch as its new UK publisher services director. Lynch joins from Fox Network, where he held the same role for four years. (Source: Brand Republic)

Comparethemarket.com has promoted Nicola Stubbs to the role of associate director of marketing. She has been at the company for three years, and will now be in charge of creative. (Source: Brand Republic)

AKQA is losing its chief creative officer Daniel Bonner and client services director William Lidstone, as the two are leaving the agency to join Razorfish. Bonner will join the Publicis-owned company in a similar role, as will Lidstone. (Source: Brand Republic)

Draftfcb has promoted Sharon Jiggins from managing partner to the board position of managing director. (Source: Brand Republic)

Viv Jaspers has been promoted to the role of senior producer at The Gate Films. She has been at the company just over five years, after joining from ad agency Newhaven. (Source: The Drum)

Microsoft has promoted Chris Capossela to the position of global marketing chief, which puts him in charge of the company’s consumer channels business. (Source: Brand Republic)

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