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Trading Places (14 May): This week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media

LONDON - Future's Robert Price departs stage left for Fox, while Simon Fox (pictured) enters stage right at GMG, as Brand Republic rounds up the moves in advertising, digital, marketing and media.

HMV boss Simon Fox takes non-exec role at GMG

HMV boss Simon Fox takes non-exec role at GMG

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Beta has appointed Phil Cockrell and Graham Storey as its first creative directors. The pair join from Fallon, where they held an equivalent role. They will work with the Beta founder, Robert Campbell, and will become shareholders in the business. (Campaign)

Nick Brien, the new McCann Worldgroup chief executive, has instigated a restructure which includes promotion for Lee Daley. The chief strategist for EMEA has been promoted to chief strategy officer for the ad division McCann Erickson Worldwide. Daryl Lee, the head of global strategy at Universal McCann, will become the chief integration architect for McCann Worldgroup. (Campaign)

Euro RSCG London has appointed Eloise Smith, the creative lead at Work Club. Smith is the most senior hiring made so far by Euro RSCG's executive creative director, Mick Mahoney, since he joined the agency last year from Bartle Bogle Hegarty. (Campaign)

Grey has promoted Neil Hourston, the chief strategy officer of its London office, to the newly created role of chief strategy officer EMEA. The expanded role will see Hourston take on the strategic leadership of Grey's network of European offices while retaining his London responsibilities. (Campaign)

Digital

Profero London has appointed Paul Hogarth, the creative director of Figtree, to the newly created role of design director. The appointment is the first major addition made by Profero's executive creative director Elspeth Lynn, who joined the agency in September last year. (Campaign)

LBi has appointed Glenn Jones, the former managing director of the Aegis digital agencies Anorak and de-construct, to the position of client partner. Jones will also take on the role of UK client services director. (Campaign)

Marketing

McDonald's global chief marketing officer Mary Dillon is to leave the fast-food company after five years to become chief executive officer and president of telecoms company US Cellular. She is replacing John E Ronney, who is retiring. (Marketing)

Nectar has appointed James Frost as marketing director, replacing John Sheekey, who is joining Moneysupermarket.com in a relationship management role. Frost joins the loyalty programme, which is owned by Groupe Aeroplan, from Unilever. (Marketing)

Asda has named Andy Clarke as its next president and chief executive, replacing outgoing Andy Bond. Clarke, currently Asda's chief operating officer, became the front-runner for the job when it emerged that Darren Blackhurst resigned from the company last week. (Marketing)

Media

Future's UK chief executive Robert Price is to step down from his post at the magazine publisher to take the role of UK managing director for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. He will leave the group later this summer and will replace Anders Kloster, who left the position at 20th Century Fox last December. (Campaign)

Tim Bleakley, the former managing director of sales and marketing at CBS Outdoor, has been appointed as the chief executive of Ocean Outdoor. He replaces the Ocean founder Damian Cox, who became a non-executive director of the business in January. (Campaign)

Rajar chief executive Sally de la Bedoyere has been appointed director of income generation for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. David Mansfield, current chairman of Rajar is set to assume the joint role of chairman and chief executive, while a successor is found. (Marketing)

ITN Productions has appointed 4th Screen Advertising's Miguel Tatay as its first head of mobile. Tatay will look to expand ITN's interests in mobile, working closely with operators, manufacturers and brands. (Media Week)

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