Trading places: this week's people moves
Yahoo appoints Google veteran Marissa Mayer to the vacant role of chief executive while parting company with UK sales chief Steve Brown in this week's round-up of people moves across advertising, marketing and media.
Karmarama has hired Mother's Mark Harrison as the managing director of retail, Lawrence Weber from The Brooklyn Brothers as the head of digital integration and David Pandit, who joins from Bartle Bogle Hegarty as the director of data and analytics. (Campaign)
WCRS has promoted Elisa Edmonds to the new role of head of account planning. (Campaign)
Omnicom Media Group’s digital leader in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Damian Blackden is to leave the agency network after four years. (Campaign)
Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) has appointed Gill Huber to the position of marketing and communications director of SMG London. (Media Week)
Initiative has appointed both Steve Henderson, client director at Mindshare, and Tania Harwood, business director at OMD UK, as business directors, replacing Simon Kennett and Sean Pattison respectively. (Media Week)
Yahoo is parting way with its sales director Steve Brown. Brown joined Yahoo in 2008 as group business manager, and was promoted to sales director two years later. Brown has yet to be replaced. (Media Week)
Yahoo has also appointed Google’s vice-president of local, maps and location services Marissa Mayer as its chief executive. The appointment of Mayer ends Yahoo’s period without a leader. (Media Week)
AOL has appointed former Thomson Reuters brand head Jolie Hunt to the newly created role of chief marketing officer, following a global restructure that saw the company's marketing function stripped out of the UK and relocated to the US. (Marketing)
Nintendo has appointed its head of European PR Shelly Pearce to the UK marketing director position left vacant by the departure of Dawn Paine. (Marketing)
This article was first published on brandrepublic.com
The console is dead: The Socialisation of Gaming
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