People Moving 26/01/11 – Advertising

More changes at Channel 5, as commercial sales director Nick Bampton has restructured his team. He brings in four senior members of staff: Agostino Di Falco (director of a new marketing partnerships division), Ross Belcher (trading director), Andy Atkinson (head of trading) and Sufia von Bismark (head of operations). Three staff will leave: Jason Talley (controller of sales), Tanya O’Sullivan (head of airtime and sales operations) and Jamie Caras (sales operations controller). (Source: Campaign)

Chris Maples has left his role as commercial director for Microsoft Advertising to spend more time with his family. Maples joined the company in 2007, and says he only made his decision at Christmas. (Source: Campaign)

The IPA has made two new appointments, adding to its ethnic diversity and strategy groups. Saad Saraf joins the ethnic diversity group, while Amelia Torode joins the strategy group. Both have been recruited in the capacity of chairmen. (Source: Campaign)

Euro RSCG has recruited André Moreira as its new creative director and head of art. He will join the agency at the beginning of February, moving from Albion. (Source: Campaign)

G2 has made Bill McGeorge creative services director. It has also appointed Mike Forster as client director and Stuart Galvin as senior account manager. (Source: Campaign)

Paul Armstrong has been appointed head of social media at Mindshare, after Joanna Lyall was promoted to the new role of head of integration and partnerships. (Source: Campaign)

David Newton has jumped ship from Dare to join VCCP as its new managing director of digital. He joins this month, and will be responsible for clients including 02, Microsoft and (Source: Campaign)

Carat has promoted Richard Morris to the role of deputy managing director. Further restructuring sees Richard Sexton to head of client services, while Jo Sutherland has departed the company to join Vizeum, as head of client management. (Source: Campaign)

Ogilvy & Mather has appointed Gerry Human as its executive creative director. He will now be responsible for leading the agency’s creative department. (Source: Campaign)

Leo Burnett London has promoted its UK group managing director Paul Lawson to the role of chief executive. Group chief executive Andrew Edwards is also to take on the additional role of group chairman. (Source: Campaign)




“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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