Trading Places: this week's people moves

Vanneck-Smith: promoted from chief marketing officer of News UK
Vanneck-Smith: promoted from chief marketing officer of News UK

News Corp's Katie Vanneck-Smith takes a top role at Dow Jones, while WPP Digital chief executive Mark Read is appointed to the additional role of global chairman of Wunderman, in this week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media.


Rapp has hired Alexei Orlov, a former chairman of Wunderman Worldwide, as its chief executive, replacing Bob Horvath, who will continue in his role as chairman. (Campaign)

Vizeum UK has hired MEC's James Schad and Enzo Annunziata, the founder and creative director of the babywear company Susie and Toto, as directors of its innovation department. (Campaign)

Mark Read, the chief executive of WPP Digital, has been appointed to the additional role of global chairman of Wunderman. (Campaign)

Rob Reason and Shiona McDougall have been promoted to the role of joint executive planning directors at Rapp, to lead the strategic team across the agency's business. Reason has consulted for Rapp for the past ten months, while McDougall has been promoted from her role as a strategy director. (Campaign)

SapientNitro has handed Mark Hunter the new role of vice-president and executive creative director of its London office. (Campaign)


News Corp has promoted Katie Vanneck-Smith, the chief marketing officer of News UK, to chief customer officer and global managing director of Dow Jones. (Campaign)


Andrew Morley, the former leader of Motorola, has been appointed chief executive of Clear Channel UK with immediate effect. He replaces Matthew Dearden, who has been promoted to president of Clear Channel Europe. (Media Week)

Global Radio, the media and entertainment group, has promoted two of its board members, Mike Gordon and Will Harding. Gordon, currently the managing director of commercial, becomes the chief commercial officer, while Harding, currently the group strategy and development director, has been promoted to the position of chief strategy officer. (Media Week)

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