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Trading Places: This week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media

There are changes at the top of Clear Channel UK and Guardian Media Group in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

Matthew Dearden: new chief executive of Clear Channel Outdoor

Matthew Dearden: new chief executive of Clear Channel Outdoor

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Drew Burdon, the group head of digital at BD Network, has been hired as head of digital strategy at DDB UK and Tribal DDB. (Campaign)

Matt Shepherd-Smith, the former chief executive of TBWA\London, has joined Big Al's Creative Emporium as its third partner. (Campaign)

Euro RSCG London has promoted Rebecca Moody, a senior planner, to the role of head of planning. (Campaign)

US advertising legend and Crispin Porter & Bogusky founder, Alex Bogusky, has stepped down from his role as chief creative insurgent at Crispin Porter parent group, MDC Partners. (Campaign)


Nokia has appointed Charmaine Eggberry as senior vice-president, marketing, with responsibility for Go-To-Market Operations (GTMO). Eggberry joins from Research In Motion (RIM) where she was vice-president and managing director. (Marketing)

ITV director of television Peter Fincham has taken control of the broadcaster's marketing efforts in a change of tack at the commercial network. Fincham will now also take responsibility for the broadcaster’s research capabilities. (Marketing)

Talk Talk, the UK's third largest broadband supplier has appointed former BBC iPlayer and Project Canvas executive Rahul Chakkara as director of online. (Marketing)

Marilyn Baxter, a non-executive board director at the Central Office of Information, is retiring after seven years in the post. A replacement will be announced soon. (Marketing)

Comedy Central UK has appointed ex-Kiss FM managing director, Bill Griffin, as its most senior marketer. He will take up the position of director of marketing following a restructure, replacing Chris Hancox, who was vice-president of marketing and creative services at the MTV Network brand. (Marketing) has promoted Jill Pringle to the position of marketing director, from her previous role as head of marketing at the local business search company. Pringle will report to chief executive Elio Schiavo. (Marketing)


Clear Channel Outdoor has appointed Matthew Dearden, the BT consumer marketing director as the new chief executive of Clear Channel UK. (Campaign)

Guardian Media Group has appointed Andrew Miller as its chief executive, replacing Carolyn McCall, who left the group at the end of June to become chief executive of easyJet. (Campaign)

Mediaedge:cia has appointed Verra Budimlija as its head of strategy, replacing Stuart Bowden, who left the agency at the start of the year to become the deputy managing director at Vizeum. (Campaign)

Alex Crowther has been appointed chief executive for MediaCom Asia Pacific, replacing Kevin Clarke, who will now head GroupM Thailand. Crowther will be responsible for 21 MediaCom offices in 15 countries in the Asia- Pacific region. (Media Week)

Reader's Digest boss Chris Spratling has stood down from his role as chief executive with immediate effect, just three months after participating in a management buyout that saved the company from administration. (Media Week)

News International has hired Will Lewis, the former digital supremo at Telegraph Media Group, in an editorial management and digital role across all four of its newspaper brands. (Media Week)

Mediaedge:cia has appointed Keith Tiley as its new global director of trading.  He was previously MEC’s global business development director, will now report to Alastair Aird, MEC’s global chief operating officer, and Juergen Blomenkamp, GroupM's global head of trading. (Campaign)

Carat has appointed I-level's former new business director Natalie Mead to assume the same role at the Aegis agency. (Media Week)


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