People moving – advertising 02/09/10

M&C Saatchi Group has made Caroline Parkes its strategy director. She will be responsible for managing the Boots and Carphone Warehouse accounts. (Source: Brand Republic)

Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam has lost its executive creative director, Jeff Kling. He has stepped down from his post to pursue over opportunities. (Source: Brand Republic)

Chris Simpson has been hired as the first European marketing director for price comparison website Kelkoo. (Source: Brand Republic)

BT Retail has promoted David James from director of customer insight and intelligence to the role of marketing director for consumer, starting immediately. (Source: Brand Republic)

APCO has appointed former public affairs news editor Jolyon Jimble as an associate director in its Brussels office. (Brand Republic)

Simple group marketing director Alex Pike has been promoted to the newly created role of global vice president of marketing. She will be responsible for looking at brand development across Europe. (Source: Brand Republic)

Ben Pearman, UK marketing director of Birds Eye, is to leave the company to join General Mills. He spent less than three years at his former employers. (Source: Brand Republic)

Synergy, the sponsorship consultancy, has hired ex-Manchester United strategist Carsten Those as its director of consulting. (Source: Brand Republic)

Bentley motors has hired Alasdair Stewart to the role of board member for sales and marketing. Stewart starts immediately, and will be responsible for marketing and global sales. (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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