Trading Places: this week's people moves

Grey London hires a trio of senior planners and Tony Blair's former comms chief Anji Hunter is to join Edelman, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing and PR.

Grey London: welcomes planners Jo Hudson, Matt Tanter and Ruth Chadwick
Grey London: welcomes planners Jo Hudson, Matt Tanter and Ruth Chadwick


Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R has hired Alix Pennycuick, the digital executive creative director at Publicis, to lead its creative technology and digital design departments as creative technology director. (Campaign)

Helen Weisinger, the former chief marketing officer at EDC, has joined David Wood, the former business director at WPP's Team Vodafone, at The Portas Agency in the new role of marketing partner. (Campaign)

Grey London has appointed three senior planners as it continues to invest in strategic and creative resources. Matt Tanter joins as the planning director from Isobar. Also joining Grey’s planning team are Jo Hudson and Ruth Chadwick. (Campaign)

Bob Lord, the global chief executive of Razorfish and chief executive of Publicis Groupe's Digital Technologies Division, is to become the chief executive of AOL Networks. (Campaign)

ZenithOptimedia has elevated Nicole Pruesse, its chairman of VivaKi DACH, to the new role of chief executive of Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. (Campaign)

The mobile agency Grapple has appointed the McCann London managing partner Tom Rothenberg as its chief growth officer. (Campaign). 

Wunderman has hired the former SapientNitro creative partners Oddbjorn Stensrud and Kousha Forshami as creatives. (Campaign)

Publicis London has appointed Pavlos Themistocleous, OgilvyOne's head of digital creative, as its new creative director of digital. (Campaign)


TripAdvisor has appointed Anne Bologna to the newly created role of vice-president of brand strategy, giving her responsibility for TV and offline advertising. She will be based at the firm’s headquarters in Newton, Massachusetts in the US. (Marketing)


Anji Hunter, former BP comms chief and "gatekeeper" to Tony Blair is to join Edelman as a senior adviser in October. (PR Week)

Weber Shandwick has promoted its consumer marketing chief Rachel Friend to a wider group managing director role, with Emma Thompson stepping into her shoes. (PR Week)

The Conservative Party has brought in Tim Collins as deputy director of comms as battle lines are drawn ahead of the next general election. (PR Week)

British Gas has handed a newly created top PR role to Christine McGourty amid lingering public mistrust of energy companies. (PR Week)

Diamond mining and sales giant De Beers Group has created two top-tier positions as it seeks to address negative perceptions of the industry. Julian Mears has been poached from his role as head of group media relations at Centrica for the newly created global role of head of external comms.

The company is also recruiting for the new role of head of internal comms. (PR Week)

Fiona Thorne is leaving her role as chief executive officer of Fishburn Hedges this autumn, following 16 years with the agency. (PR Week)