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Trading Places: This week's people moves

Its one in, one out at Publicis as MediaCom hires its first global head of trading in Brand Republic's weekly round-up of people moves in advertising, digital, marketing and media.

Andy Lear: leaving Publicis to become an advertising consultant

Andy Lear: leaving Publicis to become an advertising consultant

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Creative agency glue Isobar (previously Glue London) has boosted its team with seven new appointments, following a recent global restructure of parent company Isobar. Mark Lainas and Chris Worsley join the team as two new group account directors. Anton Reyniers joins glue’s planning team to work on its integrated 3 Mobile account as strategic planner. Katie White joins glue to work on the Toyota and Aviva accounts as a digital planner. (Campaign)

Rapier has appointed John Shaw, the joint worldwide planning director of Ogilvy & Mather, to the newly created role of strategy and planning partner. Shaw has worked at Ogilvy for eight years, overseeing global work for clients including Johnson & Johnson and Disney. (Campaign)

Andy Lear, the head of planning at Publicis, is leaving the agency to become an advertising consultant. His departure is understood to be amicable, and Lear will continue to work with Publicis until his replacement is hired. (Campaign)

Senior managers at Delaney Lund Knox Warren and Lowe Worldwide were this week pushing ahead with plans to bring the two operations together ahead of DLKW's £28m sale to Lowe's Interpublic parent. (Campaign)

Publicis has appointed former French government adviser Daniéle Bessis to the role of group chief executive officer of its shared-services operations, with responsibility for centres in more than 40 countries spanning the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. (Campaign)


EHS 4D Digital has appointed one of the BBC's iPlayer designers, Adam Hutchinson, as lead user-experience architect. At the BBC, Hutchinson held the position of interaction designer and was involved in a number of digital projects, including the launch of the broadcaster’s iPlayer service. (Campaign)


Nokia UK and Ireland has poached Fiat marketer Ash Choudhury as its head of digital marketing. The appointment will be effective immediately and Choudhury will report to head of marketing, John Nicholls. (Marketing)

General Motors' Vauxhall has named Peter Hope as its new marketing director, replacing Andy Gilson who has been promoted to the role of customer experience and corporate strategy director. (Marketing)

Kellogg's long-serving marketing director Kevin Brennan is leaving the company to take up a senior role at Premier Foods. Brennan, who is also the general manager for snacks at the cereal giant, takes the role of general manager of Premier Foods' meat free division, which includes the Quorn brand. (Marketing)


Bauer Media has appointed Fiona Senior to the newly created role of associate media director across the men's lifestyle and entertainment sales teams. Senior will head advertising and solutions across FHM, Zoo, Empire, Q, Mojo, Kerrang! and Homme Plus. (Media Week)

WPP's MediaCom has appointed Dominic Guba as its first global head of trading. He will report to Juergen Blomenkamp, global head of GroupM trading, and Christian Schmalzl, chief operations and investment director of MediaCom. (Media Week)

Georgina Harvey, managing director of Trinity Mirror Regionals, has become president of the regional publishers' trade body, the Newspaper Society. She succeeds David Fordham, chief executive of Iliffe News and Media. (Media Week)

Mail Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday, has promoted David Dumville to the role of creative solutions manager. Dumville joined The Mail On Sunday in 2007 as a solutions strategist. He replaces Dan Levitt, following his promotion to head of magazines. (Media Week)

Kerry Taylor, vice-president, marketing, creative and consumer press at MTV Networks, has taken on content and commissioning responsibilities across MTV's range of channels on a temporary basis. She replaces Heather Jones, who is on maternity leave. (Media Week)

Conor McNicholas has left his role as editor of the BBC Worldwide's Top Gear magazine after less than 12 months in the role. McNicholas, a former editor of NME, left the monthly car magazine last week ahead of a redesign. (Media Week)

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