Trading places: this week's people moves

Guardian News & Media's top commercial executive Adam Freeman leaves the publisher after a decade, while Steve Gatfield departs Naked, in this week's round-up of people moves across advertising, marketing and media.

Adam Freeman
Adam Freeman


Saatchi & Saatchi has hired the Crispin Porter & Bogusky creative team Brittany Poole and Todd Grinham. (Campaign)

WCRS has appointed Emma Marsland as a managing partner. She joins WCRS from the digital agency Tesch, where she was managing director. (Campaign)

Former Dare executives Claire Hynes and Nick Emmel are teaming up to launch an agency called Mr President, which is backed by Dare's holding company. (Campaign)

Rapp has appointed Jason Andrews to the new role of executive creative director. (Campaign)

Dan Whitney has been promoted to the role of managing director of independent advertising agency The Minimart, reporting to Ed Chilcott and Tim Clyde, the agency's founders. (Media Week)


Reckitt Benckiser has appointed Mark Pearson as its UK marketing director for healthcare and personal care, replacing Refik Oner. (Marketing)

Europcar, the car hire company, has appointed Andy Furlong as its new director of marketing and ecommerce, replacing Catriona Kempston who quit the car hire brand to join budget hotel chain Travelodge six months ago. (Marketing)

O2 has appointed sports marketer Gareth Griffiths to head up its sports sponsorship division, replacing Nic Fletcher who has joined the Rugby Football Union as head of marketing. (Marketing)

Hibu, the directories company formerly known as Yell, has appointed Laura Broderick as its global chief marketing officer. (Marketing)

Laurence Bresh, director of marketing at tourism body VisitBritain, is stepping down after three years in the role, to join STA Travel. (Marketing)


Guardian News & Media's top commercial executive Adam Freeman is leaving the publisher after 10 years, as part of a shake-up that installs chief marketing officer David Pemsel as chief commercial officer. (Media Week)

Steve Gatfield, the co-chairman of Naked Communications, has stepped down from his role at the agency. (Campaign)

George Michaelides and Graham Bednash, the founders of the communications planning agency Michaelides & Bednash, have stepped down as the joint heads of Mindshare's Invention division. (Campaign)

John King, chief executive of Trader Media Group, the company that publishes the car magazine Auto Trader, has stepped down. (Media Week)

Clear Channel has appointed Guardian News and Media global commercial director Chris Pelekanou to the newly created role of commercial director. (Media Week)

Mindshare Worldwide has appointed Simon Calvert to the new role of digital strategy leader. (Campaign)

BT has signed up BBC Formula 1 and football sports presenter Jake Humphrey to anchor its Premier League coverage, marking a coup for BT as it seeks to become a serious player in the pay-TV sports market. (Media Week)

Niku Banaie, chief innovation officer of Isobar, is leaving the agency network he has helped reposition for Aegis Media, after nearly four years. (Campaign)

IPC has appointed internal candidate Tara Hamilton-Whitaker to the position of digital director of IPC Connect, responsible for driving the digital strategy for the publisher's mass-market women's titles. (Media Week)

MediaCom has appointed Ricardo Clemente as the new chief executive of MediaCom Portugal with immediate effect. (Media Week)

The National Readership Survey has recruited former Bauer Radio London commercial and operations director Alison Finch as director of client and insight. (Media Week)

GMG Radio group commercial director Jonathan Gillespie has become the latest departure from the radio network, following its purchase by Global Radio. (Media Week)

Mindshare Worldwide has appointed Simon Calvert to the new role of digital strategy leader. (Campaign)

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