Trading places: this week's people moves

Philip Almond becomes the BBC's marketing chief and Jerri DeVard moves on from Nokia, among several senior client-side changes in this week's round-up of people moves across advertising, marketing and media.

Philip Almond: BBC's marketing chief
Philip Almond: BBC's marketing chief


Now has appointed Steve Paskin as its creative director. Paskin, who will work alongside Now's founder and creative partner, John Townshend, will also take a stake in the agency. (Campaign)

Dare has hired Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R's Damian McKeown as its executive planning director. (Campaign)

Grey London has poached DDB UK's Lucy Jameson as its chief strategy officer just three weeks after DDB's merger with Adam & Eve. (Campaign)

OgilvyAction has expanded its creative department by hiring two teams; one is Piers Eccleston and Leena Lum and other is Max Burgoyne and John Williams. (Campaign)


has parted company with Jerri DeVard, its chief marketing officer since January 2011. DeVard reported into Niklas Savander, the executive vice president of markets at Nokia, who is also stepping down on 30 June. She is succeeded by Tuula Rytila, who has been promoted from senior vice president of portfolio and business management. Rytila will report to Chris Weber, who has been promoted to executive vice president of sales and marketing from his role as vice president of markets, Americas. (Marketing)

Nando's is upping its digital credentials by appointing a head of digital, Jonathan Hopkins, who previously ran digital consultancy Shed. (Marketing)

Unilever has hired Walter Susini as vice-president of brand creative excellence and Dennis Furniss as vice-president of brand design. (Marketing)

Mark Singleton will join Paddy Power as head of sportsbook marketing from 1 July, joining from Procter & Gamble, where he has spent the past decade working across Europe and, most recently, in the UK. (Marketing)

Former Diageo marketer Philip Almond has been appointed as marketing and audiences director at the BBC, replacing Helen Normoyle who left the corporation to join DFS. (Marketing)

Topshop has poached Burberry's vice-president of public relations Justin Cooke as chief marketing officer to aid plans to turn itself into a global brand. (Marketing)

Ken Forbes is joining Jaguar as UK marketing director following Patricia Muckle's departure "to pursue other opportunities". (Marketing)

DFS has promoted marketing director Andrew Trofimowicz to business planning director, after hiring BBC marketing chief Helen Normoyle as chief marketing officer. (Marketing)


Goodstuff, the media agency in which Omnicom holds a significant minority stake, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Michelle Sanchez as the head of buying and Tamara Cross to the post of head of digital. (Campaign)

Trinity Mirror has appointed Sunday Mirror deputy editor James Scott as the new editor of its Sunday national title, The People. (Media Week)

MediaCom has appointed Bafta's head of communications Thea Cole to the post of head of branded content for the agency's Beyond Advertising offering. (Media Week)

CBS Outdoor has appointed Robert Doel to the role of group account director, managing key relationships with Posterscope. (Media Week)

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