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Trading places: this week's people moves

Simon Calvert joins Digitas as worldwide head of strategic planning while Barnaby Dawe leaves News International to become chief marketing officer for Harper Collins, in BR's round-up of this week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

Simon Calvert: joining Digitas

Simon Calvert: joining Digitas

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Bray Leino, the Mission Marketing Group-owned full service agency, has appointed former Delaney Lund Knox Warren creative director Jon Elsom as its executive creative director, replacing Steve Hall. (Campaign)

DLKW Lowe is looking to build its OPEN shopper marketing business in the UK with the appointment of the Saatchi & Saatchi X managing director, Anthony Hopper, and strategy director, Simon Goodall. (Campaign)

The Radio Advertising Bureau is backing its £350,000 drive to champion higher standards in radio creative with the appointment of Clare Bowen to the new role of head of creative development. (Campaign)

MRM Meteorite has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Olly Foot as its managing director. (Campaign)

Ogilvy & Mather has appointed Brian McCarter as its global brand management head of planning for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. (Campaign)

The independent agency 18 Feet & Rising has hired Jon Busk, the managing partner at DDB UK, as its first managing director. (Campaign)

Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R has promoted Alice Huntley to the role of chief strategy officer and hired David Murray as a joint head of planning. (Campaign)

Digitas has poached DraftFCB's Simon Calvert to become its worldwide head of strategic planning. (Campaign)

Gyro has hired Katherine Torrence, the former managing partner of, as client services director. Scott Hendry joins as planning director from Proximity London where he was European planning director overseeing its P&G account. David Brown joins from Royal Mail as data planning director and Anthony Abdool has joined head of copy from EHS4D. (Campaign)

DLKW Lowe has poached Dye Holloway Murray's Frances Leach and Chris Bowsher to further boost its creative department. (Campaign)


Pernod Ricard UK has promoted Patrick Venning to the role of marketing director - spirits. (Marketing)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel brand, has hired Sundip Bedi as senior marketing manager for the UK and Ireland, effective immediately. (Marketing)

Energy giant E.ON is bringing in Mumsnet co-founder Justine Roberts to advise on how it can win back consumers amid an atmosphere of growing resentment towards the energy sector. (Marketing)

Abercrombie & Kent, the luxury and adventure travel group, has appointed former Thomas Cook executive Katherine Gershon as group sales & marketing director, charged with opening up new markets. (Marketing)

Gareth Helm, Mars Petcare marketing director, has left his role after just over 12 months. (Marketing)

Nokia marketing stalwart Will Harris has left his role as head of marketing for South East Asia Pacific, following the relocation of the mobile phone company's headquarters in the region. (Marketing)

Barnaby Dawe, the marketing communications director at News International, is leaving the newspaper industry to become the chief marketing officer for book publisher HarperCollins. (Marketing)

British Airways has promoted Abigail Comber to the position of head of brands and marketing at the airline with immediate effect. (Marketing)


Angela Wilkinson, managing director of sales house Media Sales Network, is to join Bauer Radio as head of agency sales for its Manchester office in March, following her company's loss of the regional sales contract for Bauer's magazines. (Media Week)

MPG Media Contacts has promoted Amy Kean to the position of head of consumer innovation, as part of an ongoing restructure at the Havas agency. (Media Week)

News International has appointed Martin Corke, Catherine Frusher, Lee Gibson and Louise Crosby to new roles. (Media Week)

Amscreen, Lord Sugar's digital out-of-home media owner, has appointed CBS Outdoor's head of marketing Mike Hemmings as its international marketing director. (Media Week)

Guardian News & Media (GNM) has promoted its head of digital marketing, Steve Wing, to the new role of business director, Mobile, following an "incredible year" of growth in the area. (Media Week)

Carat has promoted Maria Donaldson to associate director. Within Matt Landeman's client team, Rebecca Stafford and Clare Fraser have been promoted to associate directors in recognition of their work on Kellogg's account. Paul McGee has also been promoted in the broadcast team, from graduate trainee to broadcast executive. (Media Week)

Facebook has appointed Channel 4 commercial controller Ed Couchman as a UK sales manager, replacing Jon Harvey, who will be leaving the company next month to pursue opportunities "outside of the media industry". (Media Week)

Jerry Yang, the co-founder of Yahoo and a key opponent to Microsoft's 2008 bid for the one-time internet darling, has resigned two weeks after the appointment of a new chief executive. (Media Week)

AMS, the independent media agency, has promoted managing director Paul Phelps to be its first chief executive and media director Duncan Collins to managing director, as part of a raft of appointments. (Media Week)

Independent media agency the7stars has appointed Rocket's Dino Myers-Lamptey as its first head of strategy. (Media Week)

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