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People on the Move, including hires and exits at Pinterest, Xerox and IPG Mediabrands


By The Drum Team | Editorial

September 21, 2021 | 5 min read

Another week, another wave of senior appointments and departures at brands, agencies and media owners. Check out our global round-up of who is moving where (and why it matters) below, then head over to our People on the Move hub to see who else has been moving up the career ladder.

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Over the past seven days we’ve seen hires and exits at Pinterest, Xerox and IPG Mediabrands

Over the past seven days we’ve seen changes at Pinterest, Xerox, Wunderman Thompson, IPG Mediabrands and more.

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Pinterest has announced that Zeny Shifferaw has joined as the new creator inclusion lead, where she will help Pinterest build a rich and inclusive creator ecosystem. She’s joining from creative communications agency Day One, where she was vice-president of culture community and casting.

Xerox Holdings Corporation has announced the promotion of Deena LaMarque Piquion as chief marketing officer. Previously serving as senior vice-president and general manager of Xerox’s Latin America Operations, Piquion brings 20 years of experience leading sales, marketing and operations teams for industry-leading information technology companies.


Wunderman Thompson Germany has announced the appointment of Michael Kutschinski as chief creative officer in a newly-created position. In his new role, Kutschinski will be responsible for increasing its creative reputation on an international scale and developing an innovative approach to the firm’s customer journey strategy.

VMLY&R announced today the appointment of two new creative leads for its creative department. Cinzia Crociani and Emily Sander join as executive creative directors, based in New York and reporting to VMLY&R New York chief creative officer Wayne Best.

Engine Creative has appointed Charlie Hurrell in the newly-created position of chief client officer. Hurrell joins from Pablo London and will report to chief executive officer Ete Davies.

WATConsult, the globally-awarded hybrid digital agency from the Isobar India group, has elevated Sahil Shah, erstwhile chief business officer, to the role of managing partner. One of the key founding members of the organization, Shah has played a significant role in shaping and building the agency since 2009. He has moved from strength to strength, successfully cultivating a culture of creativity and innovation within the agency.

Elvis has boosted its strategy team with the appointment of Jed Price to the newly-created role of senior strategist. The hire is part of Elvis’s ongoing efforts to grow its team in order to effectively deliver on its mission to use unexpected and unforgettable creativity to help people and brands grow in a better way.

Independent creative agency AML Group has promoted Hugo Bone to the role of executive creative director. Bone joined the agency in April as creative director from The Gate and has worked across AML’s broad portfolio of international clients including Vanguard, BNP Paribas and the UK government.


Departed Good Morning Britain star Piers Morgan has made a dramatic return to Rupert Murdoch’s media empire after agreeing to join News Corp and Fox News Media in a worldwide deal. Morgan walked out of his ITV role back in March following a bitter on-screen row with his co-hosts, sparked by him questioning the sincerity of Meghan Markle.

ITV has appointed Deep Bagchee as its first ever chief product officer. Bagchee joins ITV from The Economist Group, and will lead the company’s future strategy across all of its digital products and services. He will join later this year.

Richard Cable is joining IPG Mediabrands as head of Mediabrands content studio UK & Ireland. MBCS is the group’s content offering, leveraging the power of data and media expertise to build content experiences within Mediabrands agencies – UM, Initiative, Reprise, Rapport, Magna and Orion – around the world. He will replace Jed Hallam, who has joined Snap Inc as Head of Communications Planning, EMEA.

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