Movers & Groovers
WPP’s global brand strategy and design agency, Brand Union today announces an extensive reorganisation of its Asia Pacific operations and management team. The new model will offer prospects and current Brand Union clients the ability to grow across the Asian market.
As part of this restructure Brand Union will be appointing Monica Lee (currently CEO, North Asia) and Graham Hitchmough (currently CEO, South and Southeast Asia) to the roles of Chairman and CEO respectively for the region.
Lee and Hitchmough will be supported by a refreshed regional management team comprising of Ambrish Chaudhry, Head of Strategy; Dan Ellis, Head of Design; and Po Kay Lee who will be assuming the newly created position of Head of Experience. [more…]
- Simon Kirby was paid £750,000 a year, making him Britain's best paid civil servant
- The former Network Rail chief will join engineering giant Rolls-Royce
- It comes as the government faces pressure to halt the huge rail project
- Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will decide this autumn on the second phase of the project, to Manchester and Leeds
Emotion measurement technology firm Realeyes has appointed industry veteran David Bilicic as their Head of Global Sales and Strategic Partnerships, to accelerate their worldwide growth.
Bilicic will be based in New York, reporting to @realeyesit Realeyes CEO Mihkel Jäätma, and will be drawing on over 25 years’ experience to develop the business, with a strong focus on the US market. He is joined by John Tomchek as US-based Commercial Director, previously of Quantifind, another SaaS-based analytics platform. [more…]
Leeds based integrated agency, ilk, has strengthened its creative team with a trio of new appointments in a strategic move to further enhance its reputation for creativity across graphic design, animation and branding. Ben Gardner and Ryan Spence join ilk’s studio team as senior designers, whilst Hayley Collingswood joins as Creative Account Manager.
Ben brings nearly ten years of design experience to his new role, having worked on brands including Nickelodeon and Universal Music Publishing Group, whilst Ryan joins the team following two years at design agency, Magpie, where he worked on clients including the University of Leeds and the NHS.
Williams and Day have been a creative team for 14 years working with major brands above, below, through and on the line. They join the agency from MRM Meteorite where they were Creative Group Heads on P&O Ferries, Churchill and Vauxhall.
They will work across all of Soul’s accounts and will report into Soul Founding Partner and Creative Director Shaun Moran.
Guy Phillipson, the Chief Executive of the UK’s Internet Advertising Bureau has announced his intention to step down in January 2017 after exactly 12 years heading the industry body. Phillipson will stay involved in the media business through advisory and non-executive roles.