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

Changes continue apace at Iris, BBH boosts its creative team and McDonald's flips role of its global branding chief, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

Steve Bell: stepping down as chief executive at Iris (photo: Colin Stout)

Steve Bell: stepping down as chief executive at Iris (photo: Colin Stout)

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Bartle Bogle Hegarty London has boosted its creative department with the appointments of David Kolbusz and Pablo Marques as creative directors. Kolbusz joins from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco. Marques has been the executive creative director of Publicis Modem for almost two years. (Campaign)

JWT has promoted James Whitehead to the position of joint managing director following the departure of Tom Vick last month. Whitehead, the head of account management at JWT, will report to JWT's chief executive, Guy Hayward. (Campaign)

Ogilvy Group UK has appointed Judy Mitchem, the former Arnold London founding partner, to the new role of chief marketing officer. Mitchem will manage the marketing across all the Ogilvy UK companies. (Campaign)

Iris has revealed further changes to its UK and international management teams. Among the changes, Steve Bell, the UK chief executive, will step down from the role to take on an as-yet-unspecified post. Ian Millner, the agency's co-founder and global chief executive, is returning to the UK and will take over the chief executive role. Stewart Shanley, co-founder of the business, will also return to the UK next year as chief operating officer. (Campaign)



McDonald's has U-turned on its decision to appoint former UK chief executive Steve Easterbrook to the job of global chief branding officer. Easterbrook will now move to the role of president of McDonald’s Europe, replacing Dennis Hennequin who is leaving the business. (Marketing)

Samsung has appointed former Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser marketer Batyr Bulat as marketing director, and Keith O'Brien as head of content, at its mobile division. The company said the two appointments would help push Samsung's mobile division to be "the leading content and service provider in the UK mobile industry". (Marketing)



Interpublic Group's Mediabrands Ventures has appointed Anand Verma to the post of president of the EMEA region. He joins Mediabrands from Sapient Nitro Europe and will work alongside Gary Birtles, who now assumes the role of chief operating officer of Mediabrands Ventures, EMEA. (Campaign)

Andy Roberts, the Starcom Motive co-founder, is returning to the mainstream media agency world, after taking the job as Mindshare's first global head of trading. Roberts joins from his own communications agency Village Green. (Campaign)

Thomas Cook Group has appointed BSkyB’s head of online sales and marketing, Louise Mullock, to lead the drive in the new role of group sales and marketing director, ecommerce. Mullock, who joined BSkyB in August 2008, was most recently responsible for co­ordinating the review of broadcaster Sky’s £10m-plus digital agency requirements. (Marketing)

Newsweek has promoted John Pentin to the role of international advertising director, overseeing regional sales and marketing efforts in Europe and Asia. He will report to global publisher Rhona Murphy. (Media Week)

Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) has appointed former PHD Media director Thaer Namruti to the new role of group director of data and analytics, where he will lead the group's data and analytics hub in the UK. (Media Week)

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