Trading Places: this week's people moves

Stewart Easterbrook leaves Starcom MediaVest Group after 17 years, while Empire editor Mark Dinning heads for Dubai, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

Stewart Easterbrook: leaves Starcom MediaVest Group after 17 years
Stewart Easterbrook: leaves Starcom MediaVest Group after 17 years

Advertising

Creative start-up Dawson Pickering has appointed Dudley Desborough as managing director. (Campaign)

Megan Wooding has been appointed head of client services at 180 Amsterdam. (Campaign)

Stewart Easterbrook, the former chief executive of Starcom MediaVest Group turned European digital leader, is leaving the agency network after 17 years. (Campaign)

Lida, the M&C Saatchi digital and direct agency, has promoted its managing partner Jonathan Goodman to managing director, replacing Victoria Fox. (Campaign)

Razorfish London has promoted Anders Plyhm to the role of interim executive creative director, replacing Sean Chambers. (Campaign)

WCRS has appointed Dino Burbidge to the newly-created role of director of technology and innovation. (Campaign)

DigitasLBi has boosted its strategy team with the appointment of Harry Pugsley, a planning partner at McCann London, as creative strategy director. (Campaign)

Andrew McGuinness, the founder of Beattie McGuinness Bungay and most recently chairman of PR agency Seven Dials, has been appointed chief executive of Freud Communications. (Campaign)

Marketing

Britvic is on the hunt for a UK marketing director following the appointment of incumbent Jonathan Gatward to the post of global category and capability director. (Marketing)

Volkswagen's global marketing boss Simon Thomas is to leave the company after little more than a year in the post. (Marketing)

Media

Mark Dinning, Empire's longest-serving editor, is leaving the Bauer Media film magazine after eight years to become the editor of Time Out Dubai. (Media Week)

Yahoo has confirmed the appointment of Omnicom's Marc Bignell as head of trading across Europe, Middle East and Africa. (Media Week)

Howard Bareham, the head of radio at Mindshare and GroupM, is to take the role of commercial development director at UTV Media (GB) ending 15 years at the WPP agency. (Media Week)

AOL has ramped up its video offering to advertisers with the appointment of Marta Martinez as global head of video sales. (Media Week)

Mike Buckley, the head of agency sales at Microsoft, is joining Telegraph Media Group as its digital commercial director. (Campaign)

Lori Cunningham, director of digital revenues at Telegraph Media Group, is believed to be another high-profile departure at the publisher. (Media Week)

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