People on the move including Disney+, Ford, S4, Kelloggs, 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.
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Weetabix’s shopper marketing manager, Victoria Westwood, is to join Avon as its global senior brand manager, a newly-created role, as the beauty giant continues to shake up its advertising division.
Ford has promoted from within to fill its marketing director role, revealing that Mandy Dean will take up the mantle. She will be responsible for product and communication marketing for Ford GB.
Deliveroo has appointed a new chief marketing officer in Inés Ures. She comes from hair and beauty bookings marketplace Treatwell, where she was chief customer officer, and before that, chief marketing officer.
Zenith has appointed Publicis Media's Australia and New Zealand chief Matt James as global brand president. From this month, he takes up the role in Zenith's London headquarters.
M&C Saatchi has promoted Mark Newnes to deputy managing director - a role that hasn't existed at the agency for four years. He will make up a new leadership team alongside new chief strategy officer Raquel Chicourel and chief marketing officer Kate Bosomworth.
FCB Inferno's managing director, Richard Lawson, has left the agency after less than a year. It is reported that he has left to take up a new role elsewhere.
Following the completion of S4’s merger with MightyHive, Pete Kim, chief executive and co-founder of MightyHive and Christopher S. Martin, chief operating officer and co-founder of MightyHive, will join S4 Capital’s board of directors.
Creative agency Space has added more creatives to its team with the appointments of Andy Preston and Alex Hazell as deputy creative directors, and James Newport as design director.
HarrimanSteel has hired Robert Novorolsky as its first-ever executive producer. He previously worked for MediaMonks as an integrated producer.
Finn has made two senior hires as it embarks on its next phase of growth. Andrew Hovells has joined as director of strategy from PHD in Manchester where he was strategy director. Chris Weston has been appointed as creative director and joins the 35-strong team from Brave.
Radiocentre has appointed Clementine Bernhardt as its new head of marketing. She joins Radiocentre from Getty Images where she was marketing lead for the UK agency and corporate sectors, responsible for sector marketing strategy, and production of creative, research-driven campaigns.
Ketchum has appointed data analytics professional Fran Cavanagh as head of research and analytics. Cavanagh will be responsible for spearheading the company’s analytics strategy and implementation in London.
Sledge has appointed Sarah Yeats as managing director. She will continue to lead the team, grow the business and deliver award-winning events. Yeats joined Sledge as an account director six years ago.
Dazn has hired Ben King from Apple as senior vice president of global distribution and business development to drive its global expansion.
Singapore-based e-commerce platform Carousell has tapped former Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) deputy chief marketing officer and senior vice president of sales strategy & operations Su-Lin Tan as its new vice president of operations.
South China Morning Post
The South China Morning Post (SCMP) has hired Elgen Kua as director of corporate communications. He will oversee the company’s corporate communications department and advise SCMP’s senior leadership team.
The Media Shop
The Media Shop has hired Jessicca Lyok as the managing partner and media director and Chia Hui Ru as the media manager for the integrated team.
Publicis Groupe has appointment Michael Rebelo as chief executive officer for Australia and New Zealand.
Shirley Tay will be returning to the Ogilvy as executive group director in Singapore. In her new role, Tay will drive integrated marketing work across industries in Singapore.
Omnicom Media Group
Omnicom Media Group has appointed Claudine Kwek as chief operating officer for its business in China. The newly created role will be responsible for driving operational excellence among its agencies in China.
Wavemaker has bolstered its leadership team in the Asia-Pacific region with three new positions. Gordon Domlija is appointed regional president, Wavemaker Asia-Pacific; Allison Coley, currently managing director of client solutions Hong Kong, is promoted to chief executive, North Asia; and Rose Huskey, currently managing director of client solutions Singapore, is promoted to chief executive, South East Asia.
Joe Earley has been appointed head of marketing for Disney's new subscription streaming service, Disney+. Earley was most recently president of the production company The Jackal Group.
The Kellogg Company has promoted its senior vice president of integrated marketing, Gail Horwood, to the newly-created role of chief marketing officer, North America.
McCann Health has hired former J Walter Thompson creative chief Matt Eastwood as its global chief creative officer. Eastwood most recently served as worldwide chief creative officer at JWT, which merged with fellow WPP shop Wunderman late last year.
Jayanta Jenkins has moved from social media giant Twitter, where he was global group creative director, to HP, where he joins as global executive creative director and head of the WW corporate brand. Jenkins will work across the HP business units to bring continuity to the company’s communications.
While Vice Media is in the midst of a downward slide, its in-house agency Virtue has capped off a boon year with the naming of a new chief creative officer (CCO). Virtue has promoted former group creative director Cameron Farrelly to the spot of top creative at the agency.
Matthew Clarke has joined Karma Automotive as director of communications, to help shape and drive the narrative surrounding the company’s business and product plan. Clarke comes to Karma from Aston Martin Lagonda where he spent more than 15 years in various roles.
DDB San Francisco
DDB San Francisco has appointed Chris Toffoli as design director/creative director and Oliver Frank as group creative director. Both Toffoli and Frank will report to executive creative director, Ben Wolan.
Reputation Partners has hired Laurie Cairns as an executive vice president and Chicago general manager. In her new role, she will help the firm continue to grow, drive innovation and mentor the Chicago-based team.
C&G Partners has created of a pair of new titles and a number of promotions.Red DeLeon will take the role of director of technology, Daniel Fouad will become design director, with focus on 3D design, Laura Grady has been promoted to director of project management, and Daniel Guillermo Rodriguez has been promoted to design director.
The Creative Engagement Group
The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG) has named Glenn Stevens as its first executive creative director for its American operations, based across Philadelphia and Yardley.
Verizon Media has appointed Elizabeth Herbst-Brady as the head of US field sales. She will be based in the New York office and report directly to Jeff Lucas, head of North American sales and global client solutions.
iHeartMedia has hired Hetal Patel as executive vice president of SmartAudio Intelligence Insights. In her new role, Patel will lead the SmartAudio intelligence insights team to create research and insights.
Independent agency Vladimir Jones entered the new year with two critical additions to its team. The agency welcomed Mariana Garza Buck as account supervisor and Nick Harper as senior digital strategist.
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