People Moving 24/07/13 – PR & Marketing

All the big movements in the press relations and marketing industries in the past week.

British Gas has hired Christine McGourty to the newly-created role of corporate affairs director. (Source: PR Week)

De Beers Group has hired Centrica’s Julian Meers to the role of head of external communications. (Source: PR Week)

Fiona Thorne is leaving her position as CEO of Fishburn Hedges after 16 years with the agency. (Source: PR Week)

Weber Shandwick has promoted its consumer marketing chief Rachel Friend to a group managing director role, and named Emma Thompson as her replacement. (Source: PR Week)

Publicis has appointed Pavlos Themistocleous as its new creative director of digital. (Source: Brand Republic)

ZenithOptimedia has promoted Nicole Pruesse to the new role of chief executive of Norhtern, Central and Eastern Europe. (Source: Brand Republic)

Publicis Chemistry has hired Sharon Curr and Toby Richards, both joining as planning directors. (Source: Brand Republic)

Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R have hired Alix Pennycuick to lead its creative technology and digital design departments as creative technology director. (Source: Brand Republic)

TripAdvisor has installed Anne Bologna to the newly-created role of vice-president of brand strategy. (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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