Trading Places: this week's people moves

Posterscope names Chris O'Donnell global commercial director, Simon Broderick is promoted to head of TV at MediaCom and Elle hires Phebe Hunnicutt as digital director, in this week's round-up of people moves across advertising, marketing, media and PR.

Chris O'Donnell: global commercial director, Posterscope
Chris O'Donnell: global commercial director, Posterscope


Aegis Media UK has promoted its director of media operations Steve Hobbs to the new position of managing director of its trading desk, Amnet UK. (Campaign)

Chris O'Donnell, a 25-year out-of-home (OOH) veteran, has joined Posterscope Worldwide as global commercial director, with immediate effect. (Campaign)

Anomaly has strengthened its London leadership team with the appointment of Stuart Smith, the head of planning at Wieden & Kennedy New York, as a partner. (Campaign)

MediaCom has promoted associate director Simon Broderick to the position of head of TV, replacing Phil Hall. (Campaign)

AnalogFolk has appointed Simon Richings as its executive creative director. He joins from Tribal DDB, where he held the same position. (Campaign)

BETC London has hired Simon Morris to the newly created role of head of art. Morris most recently worked at Rapier, but spent the majority of his career at the then Lowe Howard-Spink as its head of art. (Campaign)


Unicef UK has appointed former Save the Children marketer Rebecca Walton as head of brand, following a wholesale restructure of its communications department. (Marketing)


Elle UK, Hearst's fashion brand, has appointed AOL's Phebe Hunnicutt as its new digital director.  (Media Week)

Channel 5 has hired Luke Duffy, the head of broadcast at Aegis Media, to the position of head of trading, replacing Andy Atkinson, who left at the end of 2012. (Campaign)

Rani Raad has been promoted to executive vice-president and chief commercial officer of CNN International, responsible for its ad sales and marketing activities. (Media Week)


Ketchum UK CEO Avril Lee has stepped down with immediate effect and is to leave the agency in April after 10 years. The CEO role has been taken over by Ketchum’s Europe chief CEO and UK chairman, David Gallagher. (PR Week)

Matt Lambert, a former Microsoft director of corporate affairs, has quit Betfair after a year to join controversial shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla. (PR Week)

Lance Concannon joins Harvard as head of digital and Chris Ewens as head of campaigns and content, reporting to agency managing director Louie St Claire. (PR Week)

Richard Brookes, senior press officer at City Hall, London, has joined News International as head of corporate affairs. (PR Week)

The Parole Board's comms head Tim Morris has been poached by Linstock, which is expecting a boom in police PR. He will head up the agency’s newly established criminal justice practice. (PR Week)

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