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Trading places: this week's people moves

Partners Andrews Aldridge co-founder Phil Andrews leaves, while Costa Coffee's marketing director Jim Slater is promoted, all in BR's round-up of this week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

Phil Andrews: departs Engine early next year

Phil Andrews: departs Engine early next year

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Phil Andrews, the Partners Andrews Aldridge co-founder and chief operating officer of Engine, is leaving the group and the direct marketing agency he helped launch 13 years ago. Andrews will depart Engine early next year to work on "advising developing businesses", after taking a break in 2012. (Campaign)

Dale Adams, the president of Omnicom's Diversified Agency Services division (DAS), is also taking on the additional role of chief executive. Adams will replace Thomas Harrison who will become chairman. Adams will continue to report to Omnicom president John Wren. (Campaign)

Wieden & Kennedy (W+K) has appointed its London agency managing director Neil Christie and global interactive executive creative director Iain Tait as partners. The four new partners include W+K Portland's managing director Tom Blessington and Portland executive creative director Mark Fitzloff. (Campaign)

Marketing

Sainsbury's is losing its top two marketers, as Mark Horgan, who was yet to take up his post, and Claire Harrison-Church, are both leaving for unknown reasons. The retailer announced in August that it had hired MasterCard executive and former MFI marketer Horgan as its marketing director after a year-long search. However, a Sainsbury’s spokesman said he would no longer be taking up the position due to "personal reasons". (Marketing)

Asos.com marketing director Clare Dobbie has parted ways with the online fashion retailer after joining the company in March last year. Dobbie joined the retailer from a consultancy role at Mother, Asos’ previous ad agency. (Marketing)

Costa Coffee is to restructure its business into four divisions, and is promoting marketing director Jim Slater to the new role of managing director of Costa Coffee Enterprises, which will oversee its new Costa Express brand. (Marketing)

Media

Absolute Radio has appointed Guardian News & Media sales director Simon Kilby as its new commercial director, replacing Chris Goldson who left the company to join ITV. Kilby will have responsibility for Absolute Radio's commercial team and commercial strategy, and for monetising its digital footprint. (Media Week)

 

Future Publishing has appointed former IPC marketing executive Sam Wight to the new role of group marketing manager for its entertainment titles, and has launched an image archive library containing tens of thousands of images. (Media Week)

Errol Baran, the head of future and digital media at Channel 4, is leaving the company to pursue other interests, amid a restructure of the Channel 4 sales team. Baran has been at Channel 4 since 2000, during which time C4 has developed its online platform into the largest of the commercial broadcasters, with 342 million long-form views in the year to the end of October. (Campaign)


 

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