People on the move ft Vogue, Dare, Trinity Mirror and more

People on the move ft Vogue, Dare and more

This week has seen another wave of appointments and departures at brands, media owners and agencies. The Drum has rounded up the key moves from the EMEA, APAC and North America regions below.



Vogue has named Lauren Indvik as the commissioning editor for Vogue International.

Having previously been editor in chief of Fashionista in New York, Indvik will relocate to London for her new role.

Havas Media

Havas Media Group has named Mark Connolly as MD of investment and solutions in the UK and Ireland, replacing Julia Jordan who's moving into a consultancy role.

Connolly will be responsible for the 250-strong team of people encompassing planning, buying, trading and investment across TV, press, radio, digital, cinema and out of home media.


Facebook has confirmed that its vice president of product marketing Matt Idema is to help WhatsApp expand its business as chief operating officer.

The social media executive will be the first person to fill the role, joining the company Facebook bought for $22bn in 2014 to focus on monetizing the app.

Facebook confirmed the move to Re/code, saying Idema would shift roles in the coming weeks and will report director to WhatsApp co-founder and chief executive Jan Koum.


Giovanni Pintaude has joined WPP agency Possible from JWT Dusseldorf to manage the creative output of its central and eastern Europe offices as executive creative director.

He will be based in the agency’s Budapest office, reporting to Erik Szabó, deputy chief executive, and will have a specific focus on integrated campaigns, web and mobile content development and service design working for global clients including Adidas and Danone.

McLaren Marketing

McLaren’s long-standing marketing boss Ekrem Sami has announced that he will step down before the start of the new season as the Formula One team embarks on a new era in his leadership.

Sami will depart his role as chief executive of McLaren marketing at the end of March, drawing to an end a 35-year career with the Woking-based team.


Innovid has appointed Matt Colebourne as managing director EMEA in the hope to strengthen its European operations.

Bringing 20 years experience, Colebourne joins from Trinity Mirror where he worked as director of new businesses.

Based in London, Colebourne will focus on video marketing solutions for both existing and new customers.

Trinity Mirror

Mark Challinor has been appointed as commercial director for Trinity Mirror Regionals.

Previously he has worked for the likes of Telegraph Media Group and DMGT while continuing his role as president of the Interanational News Media Association.

Limelight Sports

Active World agency, Limelight Sports, has announced the appointments of Rick Jenner as strategy and insights director and Ian Scoffiels as group financial officer.

Jenner previously spent 13 years working for ITV, News UK and Virgin Media while Schoffield has over 20 years' experience in the media and marketing world.


James Power has been appointed as the first head of sales for LinkUK and BT Contract.

In his new role, Power will lead all sales acitivity ahead of the ST6 and BT payphone integration.


Persadeo has announced two senior appointment with Grigoris Kouteris named chief financial officer and Maria Flores Portillo as vice president, UK.

Kouteris will oversee all financial operations, legal affairs and human resources while Portillo will hope to expand sales across Europe.


Grapshot has announced the appointment of Derek Wise who is joining the global team as chief technical officer.

In his new role, Wise will report to chief executive John Snyder while working to align the agency's technology to customers needs.


Dare has strengthened its team with the appointment of Bongani Ndlovu as technical director and Joe Price as head of NET.

Ndlovu has joined from HAavas Worldwide and will now be responsible for overseeing the Dare's engineering teams across all of its hubs. Meanwhile Price will work to grow .Net's capabilities.

North America

Havas New York

Havas New York has found the chief strategy officer it has been looking for, landing Dan Goldstein.

Goldstein, formerly with TBWA\Chiat\Day, will report to Havas New York chief executive officer Laura Maness.

Goldstein is charged with innovating and driving the overall strategic direction of Havas New York while leveraging the agency’s bespoke Village model and Together strategy to strengthen its core and further build out its competitive tools, advanced tech capabilities and IP.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren has solidified its leadership team by appointing Vice Media's Jonathan Bottomley as chief marketing officer, marking the first time anyone has held the role in the brand's 50-year history.

The news comes just weeks after the unexpected resignation of outgoing chief executive Stefan Larsson, and will help the bring cohesion to the brand's global marketing efforts.

​The luxury brand said in an announcement that Bottomley would be responsible for "evolving Ralph Lauren’s brand voice, leading the global marketing team and building cut-through marketing strategies across the company’s brands."

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