Movers and shakers: Publicis, Just Eat, Grey, Karmarama, Jaguar Land Rover, MC&C and more

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

Publicis London: James Dawkins, Paulina Goodwin, Charlotte Stone, Tara Austin
Publicis London: James Dawkins, Paulina Goodwin, Charlotte Stone, Tara Austin

Just Eat has appointed Peter Duffy as its top global marketer after global chief marketing officer Barnaby Dawe confirmed he was leaving the food delivery platform earlier this week. Duffy, who joins Just Eat as chief customer officer, was chief commercial officer at easyJet from 2011 to January this year. Before joining easyJet, Duffy was marketing director at Audi, and prior to that he held a series of roles at Barclays. Duffy will join Just Eat next month as a member of the company’s executive team.

Publicis London has bolstered its strategy department with the recruitment of a quartet of senior hires from agencies including Ogilvy, The & Partnership and MullenLowe. Tara Austin has joined the agency as behavioural strategy director, while Paulina Goodwin, Charlotte Stone and James Dawkins become strategy directors. Austin joins from Ogilvy Change; former Amnesty International digital marketer Goodwin arrives from The & Partnership London; ex-Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO strategist Stone ends a two-year stint as a freelancer; while Dawkins joins from MullenLowe.

Olivia Browne, the managing director of Grey London, is leaving the agency without a job to go to. Browne has been at the agency for just 12 months, joining from The Martin Agency where she held the same role. She previously worked at Channel 4 and Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.

A group of Karmarama alumni have joined forces with MC&C Media to create a new agency which aims to "reinvent" the partnership between media and creative agencies. Wax/On has been set up by Paul Jacobs and Ben Hooper, who were business director and content director respectively at Karmarama. They have been backed by Matthew Brown and Mark Runacus, both founding partners of the Karma Communications Group, as well as by independent media agency network MC&C.

Jaguar Land Rover has announced a significant restructure of its marketing, comms and sales functions that affects the roles of several of its top marketers. Felix Bräutigam, who joined JLR last November from Porsche as chief marketing officer, becomes chief commercial officer, and will lead a new commercial function. Global PR communications director Fiona Pargeter is being promoted to the new role of customer experience director, in which she will add marketing communications, experiential marketing and customer insight to her current PR remit. Global communications director Anthony Bradbury, meanwhile, becomes UK marketing director.

Havas London has promoted Elliot Harris to the newly-created role of deputy executive creative director. Harris, who joined the agency in 2016 as creative director across its expanding portfolio of RB brands, will report into executive creative director Ben Mooge. This appointment completes Havas London’s executive management team. Harris, alongside executive strategy director Clare Hutchinson and chief operating officer Steve Mills, will support Mooge, chief strategy officer Mark Sinnock and chief executive Xavier Rees in the day-to-day-running of the agency. The agency has also bolstered its creative department with the hire of creative leads Stephen Cross and Simon Connor from Mcgarrybowen.  

Golf retailer American Golf has appointed Scott Jefferson to the new position of chief marketing officer, having previously held the position of marketing director at Pets at Home and Greggs. Working with Jefferson will be Jennie Miller who joins as brand marketing manager from premium northwest supermarket chain Booths.

Sarah Blackman has joined Karmarama as data-driven creativity strategy lead. Spanning 13 years, her career in digital communications has seen her specialise in strategy and innovation for brands. Since 2012, Blackman has worked at Proximity’s London office, most recently as chief innovation officer.

Sharon Browne, the former chief marketing officer at Havas Media Group, has joined independent media agency The Specialist Works in the newly-created role of group marketing and new business director. She joins from Havas Media Group where she headed up new business, marketing, PR and design practitioners.

Gallagher has named Alison Bain as its head of marketing and communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), in a new role based in London. Prior to joining Gallagher, Bain was head of international brand marketing and communications at American Express.

Tbk Group, the brand activation agency, has appointed Rachelle Headland to the newly-created role of director to run its London operation, following a restructure. Headland has recently been a managing partner at Oliver and was also managing director of Saatchi & Saatchi X.

Former Group M global president Dominic Proctor has joined outstream video specialist Teads as an advisor to its board of directors. Proctor, a former UK chief executive of J Walter Thompson and founder of Mindshare, left WPP in 2016. In a statement, Teads said he is being brought on-board to help "bolster" client relationships and assist the company's "strategic focus".

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