People Moving 23/03/11 – Marketing

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

MPG Media Contacts has hired two new members to its strategy team. Simon Bielby, ex-client planning director at Mindshare, and Eva Powell, ex-strategy director at Vizeum, have joined as strategy directors. (Source: Brand Republic)

Toyota has got rid of its UK marketing director role after a review of its management structure. John Thompson, who held the role, will take on a new task within Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan. (Source: Brand Republic)

BBH India has appointed Paul Ward as managing partner. He will now operate in India, after a short stint working in Singapore. (Source: Brand Republic)

TBWA\London has hired Kasia Zaniewska from Iris Digital, to the role of strategy director. (Source: Brand Republic)

The business-orientated social media site LinkedIn has made two new senior appointments. Clive Punter will become global managing director for marketing solutions, and Laurence Bret-Stern will be its first marketing director for Europe. (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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