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Trading Places (07 May): This week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media

LONDON - High profile departures from the national press dominated the people news this week, including TMGs' Will Lewis (pictured), as Brand Republic rounds up the moves in advertising, digital, marketing and media.

Will Lewis: departing TMG

Will Lewis: departing TMG

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Young & Rubicam has launched a search for a new chairman and chief executive for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, prompted by the current chief executive Massimo Costa's decision to relinquish his European duties to return to his native Italy and focus on Y&R's operation there. (Campaign)

Digital

Wunderman has appointed the former Digitas creative directors Kelvin Tillinghast and Neil Barrie to the newly created roles of creative group heads. They join Tom Powell and Graham Jenks, the creative directors on Ford, who have also been promoted to creative group heads after two years at the agency. (Campaign)

Marketing

Associated Newspapers has appointed Waitrose marketer Kate Scally as its head of strategic insight in the publisher's marketing services division. Scally will report to A&N Media's director of commercial development, Linda Grant. (Marketing)

BSkyB has strengthened its marketing team with the appointment of Andrew Mortimer, head of comms planning at Manning Gottlieb OMD, to the new position of director of media strategy and planning. He will report to group marketing director Robert Tansey. (Campaign)

Media

Andrew Mullins, the managing director of the London Evening Standard, has added the duties of MD of the Independent titles to his remit. Mullins, who will keep his role at the Standard, replaces Simon Kelner, who has been confirmed as the permanent editor of the national daily broadsheet. (Media Week)

Will Lewis, the editor in chief and digital managing director of Telegraph Media Group is parting company with the publisher in a "mutual decision" following frustration with his top-secret new digital enterprise based in Euston. (Media Week)

The exodus of senior talent at Guardian Media Group continues with director of digital strategy, Simon Waldman, announcing he is to leave the publisher after 14 years to join European film rental service LoveFilm as group product director. (Media Week)

The Nielsen Company has appointed former AOL Europe director of insights and sales strategy, Andrew Bradford, to the role of vice-president of client consulting, media, for its European online division. (Media Week)

Nigel Sharrocks, the current chief executive of Aegis Media Northern Europe, has added Southern European activities to his duties following a group restructure. With immediate effect. Sharrocks will become chief executive of Western Europe for the group behind Carat, Vizeum and Synovate, which includes UK, Ireland, Nordics, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Greece, Middle East and Africa. (Campaign)

JCDecaux Airport has appointed former Titan Outdoor marketing director Steve Cox to the position of marketing director, replacing Richard Malton who left the role last month. Cox will lead the airport team and report to Julie France, managing director of JCDecaux Airport. (Campaign)

Miroma Group, the media barter company, has appointed Nicola Thomson, the former Global Radio marketing director, as its group client services director. Thomson will be based in the US with a remit to develop media and client relationships. (Campaign)

The Initiative managing director, Danny Donovan, is leaving the agency after 16 years to head a specialist retail division for MediaCom. Donovan, who leads Initiative's Tesco account, will join the WPP agency later this year, reporting to the Media­Com chief executive, Jane Ratcliffe. (Campaign)

Monica Maltby, AOL head of client services, has joined O2's advertising sales division O2 Media as head of client solutions. Maltby will be responsible for supporting O2 Media's sales team and its wider business and report to Shaun Gregory, managing director of O2 Media. (Marketing)

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