Trading places: this week's people moves

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James Murdoch: resigns as News International executive chairman
James Murdoch: resigns as News International executive chairman

James Murdoch resigns his News International executive chairman role and Tesco promotes Carolyn Bradley to group brand director, in Brand Republic's round-up of this week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

Advertising

18 Feet & Rising has hired the JWT Sydney creative group head, Stephen de Wolf, as a creative director. (Campaign)

Marc Giusti, the group chief digital officer at Leo Burnett, is leaving the agency to pursue an as-yet-undisclosed new venture. (Campaign)

The7stars has partnered with John Ayling & Associates director Richard Cox and planner Deidre MacNair to launch a media and experiential agency, to be called The Village Communications. (Campaign)

Marketing

Lloyds Banking Group marketer Joe Clift has left the high-street bank after three years with the organisation. (Marketing)

Tesco has appointed David Wood to be its UK marketing director, following the promotion of Carolyn Bradley to group brand director. (Marketing)

Media

MediaCom has promoted former head of TV Phil Hall and MediaCom Beyond Advertising managing partner Kirsti Wenn, to joint heads of investment. (Campaign)

Initiative, the Interpublic media network, has appointed Jim Hytner as its worldwide chief executive. (Media Week)

James Murdoch, deputy chief operating officer of News Corporation, has resigned from the executive chairman role of the group's UK newspaper arm, News International. (Media Week)

David Rey is leaving News International to become managing director of Sky Business, the division tasked with building the broadcaster's links with commercial venues such as pubs, shops and hotels.(Media Week)

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