Movers & Groovers
VCCP Media has today announced the appointment of Sam Fenton-Elstone in the newly created role of Chief Digital Officer overseeing the digital team and it's integration into the full media agency and partnership.
Fenton-Elstone honed his skills at digital marketing agency iCrossing, where he rose to the ranks from Paid Search Analyst to Chief Media Officer. During his nine years at the agency he defined best-in-class media offerings for clients including EDF Energy, L’Oreal and Apple.
The managing director for grocery shopping and comparison site mySupermarket.co.uk, Kim Ludlow, has joined product content company Brandbank to help FMCG brands do a better job at bringing their products to life on shopping websites.
Ludlow, a former Tesco.com head of sales, will head up digital and business innovations at Brandbank, who help FMCG suppliers in 16 countries create and distribute product content, mainly for e-commerce purposes.
The behavioural planning agency, Total Media, has today announced the launch of Running Total, a new joint venture specialising in performance media planning and buying. The venture will be co-owned by Total Media, and John Marshall and Colin Reynolds, who become joint managing partners.
The agency has already secured its first client in the form of independent mobile provider, UNSHACKLED.com, with a multimillion UK launch.
Anna Jones is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2017 to co-found AllBright, the ground-breaking funding platform dedicated to sourcing, nurturing and backing the most outstanding female-led companies in the UK. She will also become Executive Chairman of ShareStyle, a digital marketplace for style services.
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Regarded as the benchmark for entrepreneurial success in the UK, the Awards celebrate the contributions and innovations of British entrepreneurs and their impact on the economy.
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards will culminate at the Gala Final, taking place on Tuesday 22 November in the Ballrooms of the prestigious, Lancaster London Hotel. [more…]
McCann Worldgroup has announced the appointment of Samantha Giles as EVP, Global Business Leader on the agency’s global Nestle business. She joins from Ogilvy & Mather where she has been Worldwide Managing Partner.
Giles, who will remain based in London, will succeed Julian Ingram who has headed the Nestle business for the past two years, extending the agency’s relationship with Nestle into additional areas. Ingram will be moving into a new role within the company.
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…]