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Trading places: this week's people moves

The departure of Apple's marketer Simon Thompson and a creative team move from BMB to Crispin Porter & Bogusky feature in BR's round-up of this week's industry moves in advertising, digital, marketing and media.

Simon Thompson: leaving Apple EMEA

Simon Thompson: leaving Apple EMEA

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creative directors Ben Walker and Matt Gooden have resigned from the agency to join Crispin Porter & Bogusky's London office as joint executive creative directors. The creative team will leave BMB after just over a year at the shop. They will work across CP&B’s accounts, including the agency’s pan-European Milka business. (Campaign)

DDB UK's head of planning, Sarah Watson, is leaving the agency to move to New York to join Bartle Bogle Hegarty in the newly created role of chief strategy officer. Her husband Tom Morton has quit his role as chief strategy officer of Publicis Group UK to make the move with Watson. He does not have a job to go to. (Campaign)

Beta has appointed Jo Arden, the Iris partnership strategy director, as the head of its social enterprise unit, Good Beta. Arden joins the agency later this month and will work alongside Sharon Johnson, the Beta strategy partner and founder of Good Beta. Arden will embark on a business development drive, targeting organisations and brands that have a focus on social change. (Campaign)


Digital Cinema Media,
the cinema sales house, has appointed the former Mindshare chief executive Simon Rees as its new managing director. He replaces Martin Bowley, who left DCM in January. Rees will oversee all commercial and operational aspects of the DCM business, which, following the addition of the Vue cinemas contract at the end of last year. (Campaign)

Glam Media, the women's publishing network, has appointed Warner Brother's media strategist Malcolm Attwells as its new commercial director. Attwells will drive revenue opportunities, build new commercial partnerships and manage new product launches using audience insight, branding, video and mobile for Glam Media UK. He will report to UK managing director Jane Loring. (Marketing)

Absolute Radio has appointed Channel 4's senior commercial executive James Wigley to the new role of head of digital sales from 24 May. In his new role Wigley will be tasked with proving engagement and improving accountability and effectiveness for commercial partners using the Absolute Radio online and mobile network. (Media Week)

TNT Post UK has appointed Nigel Polglass to group commercial director, after promoting Charles Neilson to the new role of group services director. Polglass has been promoted from managing director of the TNT Post London division. Neilson, who has been with TNT Post UK for 17 years and became commercial director in 2008, will spearhead the company's infrastructure planning in the new role. (Brand Republic)


Simon Thompson
, one of Apple's top European marketers, has left the technology company after less than two years, Marketing understands. It is not clear if Thompson, Apple EMEA online store director, has another job to go to. His tenure at Apple covered the launch of the iPad and iPad 2, as well as the release of the iPhone 4.  (Marketing)

Procter & Gamble has appointed IIonka Laviz, associate director for its feminine care brand Always, to its top global digital marketing role. Laviz replaces Lucas Watson as marketing director of digital brand-building strategy and global e-commerce. She will report jointly to Marc Pritchard, global brand-building officer, and Alex Tosolini, vice-president of global e-commerce in the US. (Marketing)

Burger King has appointed former McDonald's marketer Jo Blundell as its new marketing director, replacing Sarah Power. She will report to Andrew Trounce, Burger King's managing director for UK and Ireland. She will also have a dotted reporting line to John Schaufelberger, senior vice-president of marketing for EMEA. (Marketing)

Innocent marketing executive Jo Goyder has left the company after just over a year to join consultancy Brand Development. Goyder left his role as consumer insights manager for innovation and juice at Innocent within the past two weeks. Goyder joined Innocent last year and his role spanned its new Veg Pots and orange juice businesses. His role involved developing consumer understanding around the categories. (Marketing)

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