People Moving 16/03/11 – Marketing

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

Facebook has reportedly nabbed Google’s corporate development director, Amin Zoufonoun, to bolster the social network’s mergers and acquisitions portfolio. (Source: The Register)

Twitter founder Biz Stone is adding to his workload by taking on a role at the AOL-owned Huffington Post as a “strategic adviser for social impact”. (Source: MediaGuardian)

Starcom MediaVest has appointed Barbara Kittridge as global client managing director. She was previously managing director of Starcom MediaVest-owned media agency Spark. (Source: Brand Republic)

Brand activation agency The Marketing Store has promoted its managing director, Simon Marshall, to the new role of executive vice-president and managing director of North America. (Source: Brand Republic)

IPC Southbank, IPC’s upmarket women’s division, has appointed Kate Mowatt as publisher of its women’s monthly glossy, Essentials. (Source: Brand Republic)

Independent digital radio station Jazz FM has promoted its head of client development Jo Coltman to director of sales. (Source: Brand Republic)

WPP-owned brand consulting and design firm Landor Associates has appointed Jane Geraghty as its managing director. She occupied the same role previously for Naked Communications. (Source: Brand Republic)

Clear Channel Outdoor marketing director Pip Ainsworth is leaving in May to become a director at 360 Executive Search, a new media and marketing recruitment company. (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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