People Moving 22/12/10 – Advertising

Mark Cross has been handed buying responsibility for the Central Office of Information, after the government department announced the departure of Corrine Purton and Jeremy Found. He will take on his new task in January. (Source: Campaign)

Former commercial director of Microsoft Chris Ward has been hired by search specialist Kenshoo as managing director of its UK operations. Ward spent 13 years at Microsoft, before taking a three-month sabbatical. (Source: Brand Republic)

TBWA/London executive creative officer Mark Hunter is leaving, to take up the same role at Lowe & Partners-owned Deutsch in Los Angeles. He is expected to move sometime in the New Year. (Source: Brand Republic)

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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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