People Moving 17/11/10 – Advertising

Virgin Media’s executive director of brand and marketing, Ashley Stockwell, is leaving the company “to pursue other challenges” in early 2011. (Source: MediaWeek)

Laura Dance, formerly a senior digital manager at the Central Office of Information, has been appointed as digital campaign manager by Samsung Electronics UK. (Source: NMA)

Vice Media Group, the publisher of free youth culture magazine Vice, has appointed ZenithOptimedia strategic planner Darren Burroughs as its new UK advertising director. (Source: BrandRepublic)

Johnny Webb, managing director of the Living TV Group, will step down after four years in the role at the end of January, as the former Virgin Media Television business is integrated into BSkyB. (Source: BrandRepublic)




“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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