Trading Places: this week's people moves

Arnaud de Puyfontaine leaves Hearst for Vivendi and Wieden & Kennedy London snares a new creative team, in this week's people moves in advertising, marketing, media and PR.

Arnaud de Puyfontaine: chief executive of Hearst Magazines UK is to join Vivendi
Arnaud de Puyfontaine: chief executive of Hearst Magazines UK is to join Vivendi


TMW has promoted its director of social engagement, Chris Buckley, to the new role of director of digital engagement, and Vikki Morgan, formerly the head of community, to the new position of head of social. (Campaign)

Grey Possible, the digital division of Grey London, has hired Hypernaked's Bhavin Pabari and Matt Kemp from Poke, as senior digital strategist and digital strategist respectively. (Campaign)

Wieden & Kennedy London has hired the creative team that worked on Paddy Power at Crispin Porter & Bogusky.  The art director Christen Brestrup and the copywriter Bertie Scrase join W&K’s London office on 2 December. (Campaign)

Karmarama has made two hires to support its international accounts. Richard Powell, the head of content at Bartle Bogle Hegarty Singapore, has been hired as a managing partner to lead accounts including Blinkbox. Michelle Hopkins, 180 Amsterdam’s client services director, joins as the head of project management. (Campaign)

Albion has hired the former R/GA London creative director Andy Cutbill as the exec­utive creative director. He replaces Nick Darken, who has been promoted to group creative partner. (Campaign)

JWT London has hired Rob Welch and Naz Nazli from WCRS as a senior creative team. (Campaign)


Former Lloyds TSB marketer Nigel Gilbert is to join banking brand TSB in the wake of its spin-off from Lloyds, ahead of an expected IPO next year. (Marketing)

Burberry has promoted Jenna Littler to the newly created role of senior vice-president for marketing and communications across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA). (Marketing)


Hearst Magazines UK has announced that chief executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine will be leaving for French media company Vivendi, despite issuing an outright denial of his move only last week. (Media Week)

Telegraph Media Group (TMG) has appointed Public Broadcasting Service's Jon Brendsel as its group chief information officer. (Media Week)

Bauer Media has hired the former Naked Communications global chief executive Richard Dunmall in the new role of managing director of advertising. (Media Week)


Simon Buerk is leaving Edelman after just over a year to take charge of Blue Rubicon’s attempt to crack the Dubai market. (PR Week)

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has appointed Michelle Dixon as director of communications and external relations. (PR Week)

Alastair Gornall, the chairman of Blue Rubicon, has resigned as executive chairman of political communications business Dods for personal reasons. He remains chairman of Blue Rubicon. (PR Week)

Paul Duffy has joined Portland as an account director after eight years with BBC News. The agency declined to disclose which clients he will be handling. (PR Week)

Ipsos MORI is bringing in former BBC researcher Aalia Khan for a senior comms role. (PR Week)

Hill+Knowlton Strategies UK has brought in Luther Pendragon’s Michael Stott following the departure of Tara Singh to advise David Cameron on energy earlier this year. (PR Week)