People on the move featuring Anomaly, Oliver, Stink and more

People on the move featuring Anomaly, Oliver and Stink

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.

The Moment

The Moment has hired Matt Cole, formerly of Omnicom Media Group UK’s content agency Drum, as its new creative director.

Cole joins The Moment after three years as creative director at Drum where he oversaw the RNLI 'Respect the Water' campaign which recently won gold for best brand documentary at the Brand Film Festival.


Mobile games developer King has snapped up former Snapchat exec Brian Ames as its president of advertising to bolster its revenue raising powers.

He will fulfill a similar remit at King, ensuring the portfolio of games, including Candy Crush, Bubble Witch and Farm Heroes, offer suitable ad products to brands.

Shortlist Media

Shortlist Media has bolstered its team with two senior hires with Emily Palmer and Nicola Marsh joining.

Palmer, joining from Reuters as head of programmatic, will take up the position as head of digital while Nicola Marsh, previously vice president and group director at Vice Media, will head the newly formed creative strategy team.


Charlie Roberson has joined Stink as head of sales to run the new business department.

Joining from Prettybird where he was previously UK sales representative, Roberson will manage sales and marketing as well working to find new business and partnerships.


Oliver has appointed former creative leader at Proximity London, Rob Kavanagh, to take on the role of executive creative director.

With over two decades of experience, Kavanagh will work to extend the agency's expertise as well as lead creative capability.


Dare has added to its senior team with new hires as it welcomes Mireia Lopez as creative director and Rebecca Hudson as head of delivery.

Lopez joins from Somewhat, where she held the same role, while Hudson joins from Unit9, where she wokred as executive digital producer.


Anomaly has added to its team with Vix Jagger, Luke Tipping and Max Gebhardt each joining as creative directors in London.

The trio will work lead a variety of accounts including Bank of Scotland, Beats by Dre and Budweiser.

Grace Blue

Sherilyn Shackell has joined Grace Blue Partnership to its advisory board.

Shackell has been taked with developing the current marketing practice worldwide.


Videology has bolstered its team with two new executive hires, Sky Reidy and Sam Moles.

Reidy has joined as managing director while Moles is commercial director, both for Australia and New Zealand.


Chris Catchpole has been appointed as executive creative director at BBDO Vietnam.

In his role, he hopes to deliver an array of locally-relevant campaigns to try and capture the essence of the country.


Havas has welcomed Christian Pattman as global executive direcot and Elissa MacDonald as global business director.

The duo will be based in Singapore.


Jinen Kamdar, Twitter’s director of product for media tools, has left the social network to join BuzzFeed as vice president of product.

Kamdar has spent over seven years at Twitter. However, on making the leap from a tech company to a media one he said both have similar attributes.


Bruce Falck has joined Twitter as general manager of revenue product reporting directly to co-founder Jack Dorsey.

Joining from Turn, where he worked as chief executive, Falck brings a wealth of experience into the social media company amidst a time it is facing pressure from investors.


CP+B has strengthened its global leadership team, naming Danielle Aldrich president of CP+B West, which includes CP+B Boulder and CP+B LA.

Aldrich, who most recently served as co-managing director of CP+B Boulder, will now lead the two CP+B offices to drive connectivity and collaboration, bringing more talent and resources to client partners.


GroupM has appointed Maxus chief executive officer Lindsay Pattison to the newly created role of chief transformation officer, as the WPP-owned media investment arm attempts to mount a program of change initiatives across its agencies.

According to the agency holding group, Pattison will lead a number of change programs across its agency structures, addressing issues of talent-management, its leadership structure, as well as diversity, as part of WPP’s “horizontality strategy.”

R/GA New York

R/GA has hired Tim Maleeny as executive director, brand and marketing strategy. In this new role, Maleeny will collaborate with the planning, strategy and creative teams across offices at the agency to bring innovative, actionable insights to client partnerships.

He will be based at R/GA's global headquarters in New York City, reporting to Barry Wacksman, global chief strategy officer.

The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast has appointed Heather Dietrick as president and publisher.

In this role, Dietrick will oversee company operations while looking to build the company's journalistic influence.

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