Trading Places: this week's people moves

Matt Eastwood becomes worldwide chief creative officer at JWT and senior marketer Martin Smith swaps airlines, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

JWT: Matt Eastwood, left, with the agency's global president Gustavo Martinez
JWT: Matt Eastwood, left, with the agency's global president Gustavo Martinez


Tracey Follows, the chief strategy officer at JWT London, has resigned from the agency. Follows, who has worked at the agency since June 2012, is understood not to have got a job to go to. (Campaign)

Olivier Altmann, one of France's most respected creatives and the Publicis network's one-time global creative chief, is quitting the group to start his own agency. (Campaign)

JWT has hired Matt Eastwood as its worldwide chief creative officer, filling a role that has been vacant since Craig Davis left in 2009. (Campaign)

TMW, the digital and direct agency owned by Creston, has promoted its managing director, Chris Pearce, and the chief operating officer, Chris Freeland, to joint chief executives. (Campaign)

JWT London has hired M&C Saatchi's Adam Lotz as its head of engagement planning. His appointment follows the resignation of Tracey Follows, JWT's chief strategy officer. (Campaign)

Phil Lewis, a co-founder of the London Strategy Unit, has joined the digital creative agency Albion as its strategy director. (Campaign)

Gerry Farrell, the creative director at Leith, has left the agency after 27 years to "pursue his own interests". (Campaign)

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has hired Dan Warner and Andy Vasey, the Saatchi & Saatchi duo behind the recent work for Wall's sausages, as a senior creative team. (Campaign)


Citroen UK marketing director Jules Tilstone has been promoted to the role of head of marketing for the company's DS premium marque. (Marketing)

Tesco has made its chief marketing officer Matt Atkinson its chief creative officer and handed Jill Easterbrook its chief customer officer job as it abolishes the chief marketing officer role. (Marketing)

Flybe has recruited former BMI baby and Barclaycard marketer Martin Smith from his role as marketing consultant at easyJet, as its new marketing director, as part of the carrier's "turnaround" programme and its effort to revamp its customer offering. (Marketing)

Toy retailer The Entertainer has appointed Phil Geary, the former Holland & Barrett marketing chief, to the newly created post of marketing director. (Marketing)


Thiago de Moraes is to return to Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO in July, eight months after leaving the agency to become the executive creative director at Droga5 Europe. He will reprise his previous role as the creative partner and head of creative innovation and will report to the executive creative directors, Alex Grieve and Adrian Rossi. (Media Week)

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