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Marketing People on the Move

People on the move including WeWork, Cheil Worldwide and Refinery 29


By Ellen Ormesher, Senior Reporter

November 26, 2019 | 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 moves from the EMEA, APAC and North America regions below.

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This week includes moves from WeWork, Cheil Worldwide, Refinery 29, Mac Cosmetics, Dentsu Aegis Network and many more.

EMEA people are on the move

Wunderman Thompson

Wunderman Thompson, has appointed Bas Korsten and Daniel Bonner as global chief creative officers.


Starcom has appointed a new executive head of strategy, Dan Plant.

The List

The List has hired former BBC exec David Lowe as its new chief executive officer.


Digital agency Organic has appointed Tim Burley as the agency’s first-ever head of client services.

Hey Honey

Amsterdam-based creative agency and content studio, Hey Honey has appointed William Reed as its first creative director to work across the agency’s growing roster of clients.

Noah Media Group

Noah Media Group has enlisted Drew Masters to its senior management team as head of distribution and marketing.

Immediate Media Co

Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, has hired Daniel Griffiths as editor of Essential Kitchen & Bathroom Business.

Pret a Manger

Pret a Manger’s chief customer officer Barnaby Dawe has resigned after 13 months.


Independent global media advisor, MediaSense, has appointed ex-Reckitt Benckiser's Andrea Bernhardt as its strategy director.

The Conscious Advertising Network

The Conscious Advertising Network has announced the appointment of six experts from the creative industry to join the battle against advertising abuse. Joining the committee is award-winning founder and chief executive of Creative Equals, Ali Hanan; digital marketing expert at Accenture Interactive, Amir Malik; head of media EMEA at GSK, Jerry Daykin, client services lead at Merkle, Matthew Styles; internal and external communications expert at Isba, Abi Gibbons and former marketer of the year, Tanya Joseph.

APAC people on the move

Dentsu Aegis Network

Dentsu Aegis Network has announced that Henry Tajer, chief executive officer and Reg Davidson, chief financial officer of Aegis Network ANZ, are leaving the company with effect from 27 November.


Ex-Publicis Sapient senior creative director, Daniel Tan has joined the creative hot shop Tomorrow.

The South China Morning Post

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) appointed of Adrian Lee as senior vice-president of marketing and events, who will lead its growth strategies to build SCMP’s global brand.

people on the move america

Cheil Worldwide

Cheil Worldwide has appointed Jayanta Jenkins as its global executive creative director for Samsung Mobile. Jenkins was formerly with HP and before that Twitter.


WeWork has named Publicis Groupe chairman Maurice Levy interim chief marketing and communications officer as the brand sets a new course toward profitability.

Refinery 29

Following its acquisition by Vice Media, Refinery 29 has promoted its former senior vice-president of revenue, Jacqueline Kavanagh to senior vice-president head of international.

Mac Cosmetics

Coty’s former chief marketing officer, Ukonwa Ojo, has been named as Mac Cosmetics’ first senior vice-president for global marketing.


Ad-Lib the marketing technology and SaaS platform, has appointed former Googlers Adit Abhyankar as chief executive officer and Patrick Collister as creative director.

Energy BBDO

Jeff Adkins has been promoted to president and chief executive officer, Energy BBDO Chicago, beginning January 1, 2020. Tonise Paul becomes chairman.

Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness has hired Jeremy Tucker as its new chief marketing officer.


Travel industry veteran, Noreen Henry has joined Sojern as chief revenue officer to oversee all global sales and account management teams.


Christina Clarke has assumed the position of chief marketing officer at Wingstop.


BMB has boosted its management team with the appointment of Claudia Wallace as managing director.

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