Trading Places: this week's people moves

Chief executive Mark Cranmer is to leave Isobar at the end of June and John Walden becomes chief executive at Argos, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing, media and PR.

Mark Cranmer: leaves Isobar in June (photo: Colin Stout)
Mark Cranmer: leaves Isobar in June (photo: Colin Stout)


AnalogFolk London has made two senior creative appointments, Tribal's Seth Jones and Dare's Steve Whittington, in the new roles of associate creative director. Jones, a senior creative from Tribal Worldwide, and Whittington, a design director at Dare, will be associate creative directors, alongside Vikesh Bhatt, who was promoted to the role at the end of 2013. (Campaign)

Grace Blue, the advertising, marketing and media headhunter, has promoted partner Sarah Skinner to become its first managing director (Campaign)

Mark Cranmer, the chief executive of Isobar, is to leave the Dentsu Aegis Network at the end of June, after helping Jean Lin, the agency's Asia Pacific chief executive, settle into the global role. (Campaign)

Wunderman has hired Steve Saul, a former social media producer on 'The X Factor', as its first social media production lead. (Campaign)

Greg Grimmer, a founder of HMDG (now Enter), has been appointed the global chief operating officer at Fetch, the independent mobile agency. (Campaign)

DigitasLBi has poached the JWT planning director David Carr to be its strategy director. (Campaign)

Razorfish's executive creative director in London, Sean Chambers, is leaving the agency to produce an inter­active documentary about the unemployed. (Campaign)


Home Retail Group has restructured its senior management, including promoting commercial director David Robinson to Argos chief operating officer, following the promotion of Argos managing director John Walden to chief executive. Argos digital director Bertrand Bodson is promoted to the newly created role of group chief digital director. (Marketing)

Gill Barr, the Co-operative's marketing director, is to give up her position on the management executive board, but will continue in her role, as the company undergoes a major management restructure following the departure of chief executive Euan Sutherland. (Marketing)


We Are Social, the social media agency, has hired Mobbie Nazir, the head of digital strategy at JWT, as its chief strategy officer, based in its London headquarters. (Campaign)


GolinHarris has hired Lucy Hart to lead its consumer practice in a newly created role as head of consumer. (PR Week)

Gala Coral Group has handed Fishburn Hedges' Fiona Thorne a new role as the betting industry comes under increasing scrutiny. (PR Week)

Tesco has poached Rebecca Miller from London Mayor Boris Johnson's communications team for a key corporate role. (PR Week)

Global law firm Linklaters has poached Christian Marroni from rival Freshfields to head up its corporate communications. (PR Week)

The Whitehouse Consultancy founder Chris Whitehouse has handed the MD role to Emma Carr as he becomes the agency's chairman. (PR Week)

Porter Novelli has announced that James Chandler is its new UK head of corporate. (PR Week)

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