Hotline: Starcom MediaVest Group appoints director

Starcom MediaVest Group has appointed Matt Blackborn as its global client services director.

Blackborn, previously the chief executive of Publicis Group Media in the Middle East and North Africa, will report to the worldwide chief executive, Renetta McCann. Meanwhile, Mike Readman, the global head of media for Cereal Partners Worldwide, has been made the chairman for PGM in the Middle East and North Africa.