Trading places: this week's people moves

Kellogg parts company with European president Stephen Twaddell while former DDB staffers open a new agency called Atomic London in Brand Republic's round-up of this week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

Stephen Twaddell: named president of Kellogg Europe in 2010
Stephen Twaddell: named president of Kellogg Europe in 2010


Joint, the agency start-up being launched by Richard Exon and Damon Collins, the former chief executive and executive creative director respectively of Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, opens its doors for business this week. They have drafted in Lori Meakin, acting strategy director at Dentsu London, and Nik Upton from Mother as co-founders. (Campaign

Nick Fox, the former chief client officer at DDB UK, and three of his former colleagues are launching an independent agency called Atomic London. The other partners in the venture are DDB UK's ex-chief operating officer Jon Goulding, creative director Guy Bradbury and planning partner Richard Hill. (Campaign)

ZenithOptimedia has promoted its commercial director, Christian Lee, to the role of managing director of its branded content arm, Newcast UK. (Campaign)

Paul Wright, the chief digital officer of OMD UK Group, has been promoted to chief digital officer at Omnicom Media Group UK. (Campaign)

Karma Communications Group, has merged Karmarama with its sister shop Crayon. Karmarama chief executive Ben Bilboul takes up the new role of group chief executive, as Charles Watson becomes the group chairman, Crayon's senior partner Justin Hicklin takes the role of group deputy chairman, and Adam Silver becomes the corporate development director. (Campaign)

Publicis Chemistry's managing director, Diane Charlton, and its chief executive, Joe Garton, have resigned, prompting a management restructure. Charlton and Garton do not have other jobs to go to and are expected to pursue other interests. The new management structure at the agency is expected imminently. (Campaign)

Justin Sampson, the former managing director of the Radio Advertising Bureau and director of customer relationship marketing at ITV, is joining the Broadcasters' Audience Research Board as its chief executive, replacing Bjarne Thelin. (Campaign)

Neil Jones, the former Carat managing director, has been appointed to the newly created role of group commercial and marketing director at Johnston Press. (Campaign)


Cadbury is parting company with long-standing marketing executive Peter Creighton, who is retiring from the business after 35 years. (Marketing)

Kellogg has parted company with its European president Stephen Twaddell as it embarks on a global rebranding. (Marketing)


The NME has promoted deputy editor Mike Williams to the role of editor, replacing Krissi Murrison, who is stepping down in June. (Media Week)

Daily Mirror editor Richard Wallace and Sunday Mirror editor Tina Weaver are leaving Trinity Mirror as it moves to a seven day publishing model. Lloyd Embley, editor of The People, has been appointed as editor of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror. (Media Week)

Tess Alps, chief executive of Thinkbox, is to take the role of executive chair at the commercial TV marketing organisation from 1 July, while UKTV's Julia Jordan has become chair of the Thinkbox board. (Media Week)

Andrew Mercer, former advertising director of the Radio Times, has joined Scout Media, the publisher of Scout London, the new free weekly magazine for London's social life. (Media Week)

Steve Atkinson, formerly group sales director at Clear Channel Outdoor, is to join the US-based mobile ad network AdMaxim as its first vice-president of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). (Media Week)