People on the move featuring Apadmi, TBWA Dublin, The Market Creative and more

People on the move featuring Apadmi, TBWA Dublin, The Market Creative 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.


Estate agency YOPA has appointed industry vet and former Paddy Power marketing boss, Gav Thompson, as its new chief marketing officer.

Thompson will leave his position as interim chief of marketing at drinks giant C&C Group to join YOPA where he will help the brand continue to grow its share of the real estate market.


Andrew Murray is joining TBWA/Dublin as director of social media and content to drive and develop the agency's social media and content offering.

Having previously worked his way up the ranks at Cybercom, Murray joins as the companies head of social content.

The Market Creative

The Market Creative bolstered its team with Gemma Sheridan joining as planning director as well as two new hires.

Also new to the team is Garrick Middleton, joining as a creative lead, and Charlotte Sadler, account manager.


Marcus Hadfield has joined Adapmi as chief strategy officer.

Coming from McCann Manchester where he was managing partner, Hadfield is joining with clear tasks ahead of him to add customer insight to the brands mobile experience and help expand the full service mobile solutions.

Lead Agency

The Lead Agency has bolstered its team with the appointments of Keith Price, Steven Thomspson and Neil Cosgrove.

In his new role as brand manager, Price will work to develop the company's positioning, culture and communications, Cosgrove has been appointed programme manager with the responsibility for managing process change across the business meanwhile Thomspson joins as senior digital designer.

GroupM China

Patrick Xu, the current chief executive of GroupM in China, has also been appointed the CEO of parent company WPP in the region.

Effective from May, Xu has been tasked with aligning WPP companies and resources in China and identifying new business opportunities.

BBDO Atlanta

BBDO Atlanta has hired Craig Miller as group creative director and Marc Calamia as head of integrated production.

Miller will work across multiple accounts while Calamia takes on a new role at the agency.


Cohen and the Phelps agency chose advertising veteran Tony Stern as the new chief creative officer to lead the creative charge, putting the agency in capable hands.

Odysseus Arms

San Francisco-based agency Odysseus Arms has added three new members to its creative team: art directors Luisa Betancourt and Jarrod Gustin; and copywriter Clémence Pluche.

Betancourt joins the agency from Eleven, where she was art director/designer for the past year, Gustin relocated to San Francisco from Minneapolis, where he was most recently art director for independent agency, Solve and Pluche arrives from Eleven, where she was copywriter, working with clients including Google, Oakley, Columbus Meats, Dignity Health and Julep.

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