People moving 13/10/10 – marketing

News International has hired Discovery Television Network’s chief operating officer David Rey to become its chief business officer. Katie Vanneck-Smith has been promoted to chief marketing officer. (Source: Brand Republic)

Tim Hanlon has been named CEO of Mediabrands’s new investment arm, Velociter. (Source:

Helen Weisinger, Fallon marketing director, has jumped ship to McCann London. She will fill the newly-created role of chief marketing officer. (Source: Brand Republic)

Coca-Cola has appointed Shweppes marketing director Zoe Howarth as GB market activation director. She will work on the company’s marketing plans in the UK. (Source: Brand Republic)

Beattie McGuinness Bungay has appointed its first managing director, Dan Gregson. He’s been at the company for five years, and will now head its expansion into new markets. (Source: Brand Republic)

Tom Vick is looking for a new job after resigning from JWT London. He leaves his role as joint managing director later this month after two years at the company. (Source: Brand Republic)

Priti Nair has quit from her role as managing partner of BBH India. She leaves to pursue other projects with visually challenged people. (Source: Brand Republic)

Jonathan Barrowman has been hired by Mindshare Worldwide as head of digital strategy. He moves from independent agency i-level. (Source: Brand Republic)

Peter Barron has been made Google’s director of external relations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He moves from his role as comms chief. (Source: Brand Republic)

Mat Morrison has been appointed head of social media at Starcom MediaVest Group. He moves from Porter Novelli, where he was head of digital. (Source: Brand Republic)

The National Magazine Company has promoted Matt Salmon to the role of group commercial director. He’ll be responsible for all advertising strategies across the portfolio. (Source: Brand Republic)

MediaCom has hired a new board director in the form of Carat Catherine Pronzato. He’ll be responsible for press, strategy and print futures. (Source: Brand Repbulic)




“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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