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Movers and Groovers : Rakuten Marketing appoints Tony Zito CEO

by Will Corry on March 5, 2015

Reinforces Rakuten’s Investment in its Marketing Services Business and Commitment to International Growth

Rakuten Marketing today announced the appointment of Tony Zito to Chief Executive Officer, overseeing its business in the Americas, Europe and Australia. The news comes at a significant time for Rakuten Marketing, which has quickly become one of @RakutenMKTG_UK Rakuten’s fastest-growing businesses outside of Japan.


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by Will Corry on March 2, 2015

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Movers and Groovers : Ad viewability co hires FT’s Canfield to drive UK sales

by Will Corry on February 27, 2015

Ad viewability co Meetrics has hired the Financial Times' Steven Canfield - further testament to the increasing interest in the ad viewability issue, and follows their 7-figure financing round and MRC accreditation.

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Movers and Groovers : Morrisons has named David Potts as its new CEO

by Will Corry on February 25, 2015

Morrisons has named former Tesco director David Potts as its new chief executive.

Mr Potts, who started his Tesco career at age 16 and rose to become retail director in the UK and chief executive of its Irish businesses, will take the helm on 16 March.

He takes over from Dalton Philips, who said in January he would leave the troubled supermarket after five years in charge.


Movers and Groovers : Nick Baum promoted to Managing Director of adconnection

by Will Corry on February 23, 2015

News from adconnection @adconnectionUK.  Delighted to announce the promotion of Nick Baum to Managing Director from his previous position as Client Services Director.

  • Nick has been with adconnection for eight years and is a popular figure both internally, and within the industry.
  • Working closely with CEO, Catherine Becker, Nick will help the agency to grow following on from a big growth last year.
  • He will be focusing on internal team building to create a vibrant place to work and excellence in cut-through stand-out solutions that grow our clients business.
  • This delivers on the re-positioning of adconnection as the performance agency as announced last year.


Movers & Groovers : The Delta Group appoints Group Director for Innovation and Technology EMEA

by Assistant Editor on February 23, 2015

Lick Creative, part of The Delta Group, the international visual communications specialist, today announces the appointment of Bobbie Andrews as group director for innovation and [more…]

Movers and Groovers : Archant has announced the appointment of Craig Nayman

by Will Corry on February 21, 2015

Archant has announced the appointment of Craig Nayman as its first-ever Chief Commercial Officer, with a brief covering sales and commercial activities right across the company.

Craig is a former Director of Sales for ITV Channels and owner of commercial and sales consultancy Red Cannon.

He takes over the new role, created when Archant @archant was reorganised into a function-based structure in January, from interim Chief Commercial Officer Johnny Hustler, who will retire after a long and distinguished career at Archant at the end of March.


Movers and Groovers : Chris Westlake joins Calling London

by Assistant Editor on February 17, 2015

Global brand consultancy Calling London, part of full service communications group @EngineLondon , today announces the appointment of Chris Westlake as Head of Client Services.

Effective immediately, the newly created, management level role will see Chris overseeing all aspects of client service and engagement, bringing a wealth of expertise to bear, especially in digital. As well as client relationships, related cultures and systems, he will also look at new ways for Calling London to partner with other group consultancies.

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Movers and Groovers : Neil Miller joins POSSIBLE as UK CEO

by KSimpson on February 13, 2015

POSSIBLE appoints Neil Miller as UK CEO, one of the UK's digital agency founding fathers

Digital agency @POSSIBLE today announced the appointment of Neil Miller as UK CEO.  Miller will be responsible for driving strategic UK growth and managing all operations in London.


Movers and Groovers : Senior promotions at award winning agency MC&C

by KSimpson on February 13, 2015

MC&C, the UK’s smartest performance media agency (, today announced that after another strong year of growth, two senior promotions have been made within the agency.

Ian Prager has been newly appointed as MC&C’s Managing Director. Ian, who has been on the board of MC&C since October 2008, will step up from the role of Deputy Chairman. Prior to joining the agency, Ian held the role of Managing Director at CIA Direct. The move follows a record year in 2014 and a series of new client wins including NSPCC, Gameloft and the Family Building Society. Ian will acquire the title from MC&C’s founder Mike Colling, who will take on the role of Chief Executive.

Caroline Dolan has also been promoted to MC&C’s of Head of Business Management. [more…]