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People on the move: hires and departures at Facebook, Daily Mail, Hearst Magazines, Virgin Media and more


By Rebecca Stewart, Trends Editor

July 3, 2015 | 6 min read

This week has seen another wave of appointments and departures at brands, media owners and agencies. The Drum has rounded up the key hires below.

Cosmopolitan editor Farrah Storr


Facebook has hired Google’s Andy Mihalop to head up the UK sales operation of its ad tech business Atlas – its equivalent to Doubleclick.

Mihalop, who was Google’s head of network agencies and media platforms, and second in command for DoubleClick in the UK, is understood to be on gardening leave for the next couple of months.

Daily Mail

Veteran journalist Peter Oborne is set to return to the Daily Mail with a new political column.

Following his resignation from the Telegraph in February after he accused the newspaper of refusing to properly cover HSBC’s tax avoidance for commercial reasons, the award-winning journalist will start a new column at rival publication the Daily Mail.

Hearst Magazines

Hearst Magazines UK, the publisher of Good Housekeeping, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, has made a number of changes to its senior editorial team.

Editor of Women’s Health magazine, Farrah Storr, has been appointed as the new editor of Cosmopolitan.

Another of the major appointments involves Louise Court who will leave her position as editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan to fill the newly created position of director of editorial strategy and content across Hearst Magazines UK.

Donna Karen International

Donna Karan has stepped down as chief designer from her eponymous fashion line.

Karan will continue to serve as an advisor to Donna Karan International, which was bought by French powerhouse LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in 2001. She will now commit more time to her Urban Zen line, which centers on wellness and artisanal goods, according to the New York Times.


Brewing company MillerCoors has replaced its chief marketing officer as part of a senior restructuring shakeup at the company which has also resulted in the president of sales leaving.

Chief marketing officer, Andy England, will be replaced by David Kroll effective immediately.

Ed McBrien, president of sales and distributor operations, is also leaving the company after 21 years and will be replaced by Kevin Doyle, who has been with the company since 1983 and most recently served as chief commercial solutions officer.

Virgin Media

Virgin Media has appointed David Bouchier to the newly created role of chief digital entertainment officer.

In his new remit Bouchier, who previously worked for Sky, will bring together and lead the content, programming and digital entertainment teams for the group.

Stephane David, executive director, content and Scott Kewley, director of digital entertainment will both report to him.

Publicis Groupe

Arthur Sadoun has been enlisted to oversee MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe’s global PR firm, in addition to his current role as chief executive of Publicis Worldwide.

In a bid to integrate Publicis’ PR and strategic communications capabilities for all client campaigns, Sadoun will also oversee the MSLGROUP.


Chris Garbutt is leaving his role as chief creative officer at Ogilvy & Mather New York to join TBWA Worldwide as global creative president.

Aside from serving as global creative president where he will be tasked with overseeing creative direction for the agency’s global accounts including McDonald’s and Adidas, he will also lead TBWA’s New York office as its chief creative officer.


Seoul-based agency Innocean has named Steve Jun as chief executive of Innocean Worldwide Americas (IWA).

Previously, Jun served as chief executive of Innocean’s European operations. In his new role, he will support the agency’s US office and its clients which include Hyundai and Kia.

He replaces Tony Kim, who will be returning to the agency’s headquarters in Seoul, Korea.

Millennial Media

Millennial Media, the mobile ad marketplace, has appointed Andrew Moore as managing director of platform EMEA, a post which will see him tasked with growing the business and driving programmatic initiatives.

Moore arrives at Millennial Media from online video advertising platform SpotXchange, where he led the European expansion of the business as regional managing director, bringing over 15 years’ experience of traditional and digital media.


Adam Greenwood, founder and managing director of IADigital, has been appointed to the British Interactive Media Association (Bima) board of executives.

Greenwood has filled a casual vacancy role ahead of standing for election at Bima’s AGM later this year.

He said: “Becoming a member of the Bima board is a great personal honour. I can promise you my time, commitment and support in helping Bima achieve our mission of being the best connected and most respected organisation within our amazing industry.”

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