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Movers and Groovers : Brand Union – extensive reorganisation of its Asia Pacific operations and management team

by Simpson on September 19, 2016

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…]

Movers, Groovers and Quitters : “The one about deserting a sinking [£750,000 a year] ship”

by Will Corry on September 11, 2016

Simon Kirby quits HS2 to join Rolls-Royce ... He quits to join Rolls-Royce as £50bn high-speed project is branded a 'sinking ship'

  • 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

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“People whose influence across many spheres of London life is felt most keenly” / “The Progress 1000 ‘Newsmakers’ list”

“People whose influence across many spheres of London life is felt most keenly” / “The Progress 1000 ‘Newsmakers’ list”

by James on September 8, 2016

The London Evening Standard has published its eagerly awaited Progress 1000 list, this year in partnership with Citi, and supported by Berkeley Group.

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Movers and Groovers : Realeyes has appointed David Bilicic as their Head of Global Sales and Strategic Partnerships

Movers and Groovers : Realeyes has appointed David Bilicic as their Head of Global Sales and Strategic Partnerships

by Will Corry on September 8, 2016

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…]

Movers and Groovers : ilk announces trio of appointments – Hayley Collingswood, Ben Gardner and Ryan Spence

Movers and Groovers : ilk announces trio of appointments – Hayley Collingswood, Ben Gardner and Ryan Spence

by Will Corry on September 7, 2016

ilk announces trio of appointments as the company invests in its creative offering

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.

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Movers and Groovers : Soul boosts creative team with new hires Pete Williams and Chris Day

Movers and Groovers : Soul boosts creative team with new hires Pete Williams and Chris Day

by Will Corry on August 24, 2016

Soul has hired Pete Williams and Chris Day as Creative Leads, boosting the agency’s creative top team.

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.

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Movers and Groovers : Splendid Communications promotes Niki Hunter-Ekins

by Will Corry on July 20, 2016

 

Splendid Communications has promoted Niki Hunter-Ekins, previously operations director, to managing director & head of client partnerships 11 years after joining the company.

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Movers and Groovers : Guy Phillipson to step down as CEO of the Internet Advertising Bureau UK after 12 years

Movers and Groovers : Guy Phillipson to step down as CEO of the Internet Advertising Bureau UK after 12 years

by Will Corry on July 19, 2016

Guy Phillipson to step down as CEO of the Internet Advertising Bureau UK after 12 years

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.

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Movers and Groovers : Now magazine – Lydia Major, Star magazine – Robyn Morris, Livingetc – Sarah Baldwin, Marie Claire’s – Sophie Henderson

by Will Corry on July 18, 2016

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