Dentsu, Asda, AMV BBDO, Fuse, Publicis, Simon Pegg and more
Euan Jarvie resigned as Managing Director of UK and Ireland Dentsu International. He is leaving the agency sector for data technology company IRI Worldwide, where he will be president of EMEA. The Japanese agency will appoint Jarvie’s successor in due course and will not appoint an interim CEO in the UK and Ireland.
Omnicom Agency Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO promoted strategy directors Lola neves and Sam williams Chiefs of Strategy, reporting to Chief Strategy Officer Tom White and Chief Client Officer David Edwards.
Publicis Media poached Bianca Best of MediaCom at the head of digital for the EMEA region, in a new role within its trading and investment division PMX. Best will be based at the agency’s UK headquarters in White City, London, and will report to Andy Carter, Managing Director of PMX EMEA.
Former Managing Director of MKTG Michael brown created a new agency, Associate, which will create brand experiences fueled by corporate social responsibility. Brown, who left MKTG in March, will act as Managing Director and will be joined by a team including former London & Partners Events Manager Zanine Adams.
Simon pegg takes up his biggest challenge to date (perhaps): becoming an advertising director. The actor and writer behind space, Shaun of the Dead and Warm down signed for RSA Films for global trade representation.
LinkedIn inclusion, a social networking start-up that sprang up this year to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in networking, named Angela Harris as market leader. She will report to Founder and Managing Director Padraic McFreen and will continue to run her own boutique, Kokopelli Marketing and Consulting.
Dentsu International named Victoria livingstone as Director of Human Resources, reporting to General Manager of Dentsu EMEA Giulio Malegori and Director of Global Human Resources Anna Moulton. Livingstone will join the regional leadership team and, according to the agency, “will use HR expertise and leadership to accelerate Dentsu’s continued growth in the EMEA region through talent development, employee experience and leadership. ‘cross-functional integration’. Livingstone was most recently Acting Director of Organizational Effectiveness at ASOS and has over two decades of experience leading HR functions within brands such as Ford, HSBC, Vodafone and CISCO.
Asda announced that the Chief Strategy Officer (and Acting Chief Client Officer) Preyash Thakrar left the company after nearly four years, with COO Anthony Hemmerdinger. Meg Farren from KFC will soon join the supermarket giant as Director of Customer Relations.
Sports and entertainment specialist Fuse promoted Alex Charkham from the chief strategy officer To chief strategy officer. This is a new role, which sits on the board of directors of the agency Omnicom, reporting to Managing Director Stephen Hutchison and Managing Director Louise Johnson. Nick anderson has been promoted to head of strategy.
Impulse advertising named Supriya Dev-Purkaystha as Managing Director, to head the UK office. She comes from global brand performance agency ForwardPMX and has enjoyed a 15-year career in digital media, working with clients such as Nike, Ralph Lauren, Virgin Atlantic and ASOS.
Silent pool Distillers, the producer of Silent Pool Gin, has separated from his marketing director Darren Macaskill, who goes to work on a real estate project. The fast growing company is looking to dramatically increase its marketing spend and is now looking for a Marketing Manager.
Excel Esports hired Oskar Sisi as creative director. Sisi will be responsible for leading her new brand and creative department. A former professional player, he joined the esports organization Fnatic, where he spent seven years working in high-level creative roles including senior art director and product creative director.
Think tank named Anthony jones as the new research director. He will take up his post in early October and will report to Director of Research and Planning Matt Hill. Jones was most recently Insight Manager at the Association of Online Publishers and, prior to that, held leadership positions in organizations such as Aegis Media, ZenithOptimedia and Royal Mail.
Swedish self-service advertising technology company DanAnns brought in the former CEO of Klarna Joakim lundberg on board as the new Commercial Director to support the company’s rapid growth and its planned expansion into new markets. At Klarna, Lundberg has served as both Sales Manager and, most recently, Managing Director, Sweden.
Beta forever made a plethora of new appointments, in the areas of creative, strategy and client services, and acquired offices in Shoreditch, London. New team members include: Mark Campion, Creative Director; Stefania Esposito, main designer; and David Craft, senior strategist.
Fluxx and magnetic north, which merged earlier this year, announced a new board structure. Current Executive Partner, Jenny Burns, will be appointed Managing Director; Lou Cordwell, founder of MagneticNorth, will become Creative Director; and Richard Poole, founding partner of Fluxx, will become CFO.
Gung Ho Communications, which has bases in London and Birmingham, has launched a talent management division, Gung Ho Represents. Led by the Director of Talent Christie Phédon and the director of talents and partnerships Eddy Walker, he “brings together all the components associated with modeling, influencer and artist management agencies”.
International digital and technology provider Adzooma unveiled a new platform and brand identity, supported by several recent nominations, including Richard Gregory as Managing Director and Executive Advisor and Timothy Ng as CTO.
Personalized advertising company Ogure hired Fabien Magalon as publisher’s sales manager. Magalon, who has held senior positions at Microsoft and Facebook, will be responsible for defining the global sourcing strategy, leading Ogury’s international publishing team and influencing product development.
Electronic office, the e-commerce-focused customer service software provider, has appointed a global SaaS marketing expert Fiona o’connor as Vice President of Global Marketing as the Dublin-based company expands its global presence. The former senior marketing manager of J2 Global will be responsible for leading the company’s strategic marketing programs, including branding, go-to-market implementation, partners, demand generation and business outlook. acceleration of growth.