Movers and shakers: The Daily Mail, Saatchi & Saatchi London, AOL UK, Snap and more

Welcome to Campaign's weekly round-up of the hires, departures and promotions across the industry.

Mel Scott: The Daily Mail's advertising chief steps down
Mel Scott: The Daily Mail's advertising chief steps down

The Daily Mail's advertising chief, Mel Scott, has resigned after 16 months in the job. Clare Rush, Scott’s deputy, has replaced her as chief revenue officer.

Rankin’s in-house creative agency The Full Service has hired Maruska Mason as managing director. Mason joins from Grey where she has been business director for the past three and a half years.

James Steward is stepping down as director of the History of Advertising Trust (Hat) to take over the management of Ipswich Museum where he will play a leading role in a project funded by the Heritage Lottery and the local authority.

Andy Hart, Hearst Magazines International's senior vice president, chief revenue officer, has left the company. No reason has been given for his departure.

Danny Josephs, managing director at News UK's in-house agency Pulse Creative, is joining Saatchi & Saatchi London as its chief operating officer, replacing Katrien De Bauw.

Unilever has promoted Jonathan Hammond to succeed Jeremy Basset as head of start-up collaboration program Foundry, a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs seeking mentoring, projects to pitch for, and investment.

Jeremy Ettinghausen, innovation director at Bartle Bogle Hegarty London, has left the agency after six years. Strategy director Achim Schauerte will be taking over the reins at BBH Labs.

Andrew McGuinness, the chief executive of PR agency Freuds, has stepped down after two years in the role. It is understood he will continue to serve as an adviser to Freuds, with a specific focus on acquisitions and nurturing the businesses in which the agency has recently invested.

AOL UK has appointed Tom Curry as its new UK head of trading, reporting to Gavin Johnson, commercial director. Curry was previously head of trading at Bauer Media.

MEC has named Tim Castree global chief executive, replacing Charles Courtier who steps down after 14 years leading the Group M agency.

Snapchat owner Snap has poached AOL's James Gover to manage agency relationships. Gover has been AOL’s global agency director, with responsibility for its relationship with WPP, since July 2015.

Scott Moorhead, has launched a media consultancy called Alperto One to "deal with the lack of trust" between advertisers and agencies. The former head of digital trading at Havas Media Group said: "Aperto One has been created to help deal with the lack of trust that exists between many clients and agencies. Corrections need to be made in the media agency commercial model."

Cheil London has appointed former Euro RSCG New York chief executive Peter Zillig as the agency's new CEO, following the resignation of Paul Hammersley. Zillig will report to Kevin Park, chief executive officer of Cheil Europe.

PHD Worldwide has promoted Hilary Jeffrey to executive vice president. The agency said Jeffrey will "oversee the integration and smooth running of new and existing key global clients", including Volkswagen Group, Unilever and Bayer.

Sara Dunham, head of marketing, loyalty, retail and direct channels at British Airways, is departing at the end of December after more than 15 years at the company. She will not be directly replaced. Chief commercial officer Adam Daniels will appoint a head of marketing, reporting to him, with head of loyalty Rob McDonald filling the role on an interim basis.

Former Weapon7 boss Adam Graham has joined The Marketing Group as global chief executive. The group owns 19 agencies in Singapore, Australia, the US and the UK and is targeting other "mature, profitable, debt-free" agencies.

101 has promoted Joe Bruce to creative director and hired Gavin Cumine as a creative. Cumine was previously a creative at WCRS.

Zone, the independent digital agency, has appointed Daniel Harvey as chief creative officer. He joins from SapientNitro, where he has spent the past five years as experience design director in the London office.

Verbalisation, the behavioural communications agency, has hired Rachel Emms as strategic development director and Nick Tate as chief growth officer, following new business wins for The Sun, The Times, Dow Jones and Nuon Energy.

Joanna Wilby has joined creative and retail strategy agency Vitamin as creative director. She will drive the creative offering of the agency, which currently provides retail and customer engagement strategies for clients such as Sally Beauty, Dreams, OCR, Thorntons, Tesco, Weightwatchers, CPUK.

Marketo, marketing software and solutions provider, has hired Steve Lucas as its new chief executive officer. Lucas joins Marketo from his role as President, Enterprise Platform & Analytics, at SAP.

Inspired Thinking Group has appointed Sarah Perry as group account director for its packaging operation. ITG designs and produces packaging for clients including Pets at Home, Mothercare, Hobbycraft and Heineken.

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