Every fortnight The Drum magazine keeps tabs on who has been hired by who. If you have recently joined a new company then contact Thomas O'Neill at The Drum so that you can appear in our People on the Move section as well.
JANE HUNTER, SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER, NICEPOND
1.The breadth and high standard of the creative work, the potential for growth (I like a challenge) and the culture of the company (a place I felt I would fit into with like minded people). 2.NXO Strategic Marketing Network. 3.Market Research Assistant at SheffieldPolytechnic. I had to conduct interviews in the hospitality industry about its training needs. Was given a car and had to travel around the UKinterviewing people at all levels (great job for a graduate). 4.Through a recruitment agency website. 5.That’s between me and my school mates! 6.The Lake Districtor Everest and the Himalayas! 7.Lizzy Bennett in Pride and Prejudice.
ANDY MOIR, SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, THE BIG PARTNERSHIP
1.The opportunity to experience something new and work on a range of clients. 2.Sky News, Sydney Australia. 3.A trainee sports journalist with the Aberdeen Evening Express. I was fortunate enough to cultivate some fantastic contacts there, many of whom I rely on now. 4.After returning to Scotland I received a call from a contact at BIG and it developed from there. 5.I was quiet at school so never had one but more recently I was dubbed Scoop in reference to my days as a journalist. 6.Sir Alex Ferguson’s managerial career. 7.The Joker from Batman.
STEPHEN MURRAY, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, THE BIG PARTNERSHIP
1.Writing has always been a passion of mine, so other than writing books for a living, this is the dream job! 2.Having graduated from uni with a degree in Communications I mistakenly swapped the ‘P’ for an ‘H’ and found myself employing people at a hotel for three months. 3.This one! 4.When I realised I’d lost the ‘P’ I went on the hunt for it around Aberdeen- handing my CV into all reputable PR companies around the city. I figured, if you can’t PR yourself - who can you PR?! Luckily I landed up at BIG. 5.I went by my last name at school - everyone just called me Murray. 6.The Doors. 7.The Lizard King - he can do anything!
PAMELA CRUICKSHANK, ACCOUNT MANAGER, STORY
1.Because at the heart of whatever Story works on, it is always of a very high creative standard - I wanted to be a part of their team. 2.Edinburgh’s TelfordCollege. 3.I was an office junior at a design agency where I helped out all the departments in the agency with typing, traffic, filing, brand research - it was a great grounding into agency life. 4.Through a recruitment consultancy, thank you for the introduction! 5.Wee Pam - it has not changed since then, although unfortunately I am not so wee any more. 6.The works of Cameron Crowe – “You had me at hello.” 7.Elizabeth Bennet for her intelligence, wit and determination not to settle for second best.
CAROLINE CAIRNS, ACCOUNT MANAGER, STORY UK
1.A new challenge working with exciting brands in an agency that’s been making waves lately (Plus the office is even closer to Topshop than my previous agency so I couldn’t say no!). 2.The Leith Agency. 3.Account Executive at Frame in Glasgowduring the glory days! 4.A phone call out of the blue from Denholm. 5.CC. 6.Renaissance Art - I’m a geek. 7.Mark Corrigan from Peep show, I love his rants.
ANTHONY JONES, HEAD OF DIGITAL DESIGN, MARKETECTURE
1.The flexibility of working for a leaner-sized company. Direct responsibility for the digital team’s output also puts me in a position where I can put my experience and knowledge to best use. 2.TBWA\Manchester as the head of digital design. I’d been there a while and enjoyed success through my work and the team I had built. We picked up awards along the way and it was a great experience. 3.Interactive designer. 4.I used a SatNav. 5.‘AJ’. 6.I’m a general knowledge man, but maybe superheroes? 7.Keeping with the superhero theme - Batman. Something about the duality of man maybe? Or it could be that he looks cool.
ANDY VENABLES, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE, RETURN ON DIGITAL
1.The opportunity of working for a fast growing, ambitious, young digital agency with a great team was a opportunity not to turn down. 2.Whilst on a round the world trip I settled in Melbourne, Australiawhere I worked in the customer operations department at the Coles Group head office. 3.As part of my Business Studies degree I completed a 12 month work placement as a Marketing Assistant at Bounty, the parenting club not the chocolate bar! 4.I was very lucky - one of my ex-work colleagues is a great contact to have! 5.Veg. 6.After nearly a year of travelling I’d have to say Travel, closely followed by world beers! 7.James Bond - women, cars and gadgets, it’s a no brainer!
DAVID GOLDIE, DIGITAL ACCOUNT DIRECTOR , HEEHAW DIGITAL
1.The role is a brand new one. It includes leading the account team, growing exciting accounts, winning new clients and providing strategic input into client’s campaigns. Essentially applying everything I have learned over the years to help deliver great results for Heehaw Digital’s clients. Also we’re full service; that includes film work, and that is a channel that really interests me. 2.360innovate. 3.Business Development Manager for Ambergreen Internet Marketing. The best search agency bar none. Guys like Grant, Tino and Paul Roach were all fantasic at introducing me to online marketing. 4.Through the brilliant Jill & Seonaid at Quantum. 5.Unsurprisingly enough Goldie was the moniker of choice; however my best friend at school christened me Davor and that seems to have stuck since then. 6.Would likely be Star Wars. 7.Geektastically Han Solo.