People moving – advertising 25/08/10

Adconion has bolstered its online video team with the recruitment of Daniel Ramira. He will become head of video in the UK. (Source: Brand Republic)

Stephanie Bell is to take on a regional media head role at L ‘Oreal. She resigned from her role as CEO of GroupM Thailand in July. (Source: Brand Republic)

Xavier Rees has been hired as a managing partner for DDB UK’s Virgin Media account. He will be responsible for managing the business. He was the former deputy managing director of Targetbase Claydon Heeley. (Source: Brand Republic)

Toby Courlander has been hired as an executive producer for Spank Films. The former partner at production company Outsider will also bring directors from No Brain and Anderson M Studio. (Source: Brand Republic)

Jill McDonald is to become UK chief executive of McDonald’s. She replaces Steve Easterbrook, who left his position of four years to assume a new global role at the company. (Source: Brand Republic)

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