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Trading Places (16 Oct): This week's people moves in advertising, marketing and media

LONDON - A new chair for UKOM, a string of hires at MySpace and a switch from BBH to Ogilvy make the headlines as Brand Republic rounds up the week's people moves in the advertising, digital, marketing and media sectors.

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Saint, the digital arm of Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, has appointed Jerome Courtial as its new strategy director. Courtial joins from Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam, where he was the lead planner on the agency's global Nokia account. (Campaign)

Ogilvy Advertising has appointed Hugh Baillie, the group business director of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, as its new chief executive. Baillie joins in the new year and he will report to Paul O'Donnell, the recently appointed chairman of Ogilvy Group UK. At the same time, Ogilvy Advertising has appointed Rachel Hatton as its new planning director. Hatton, the head of planning at BBH, will also report to O'Donnell, and will work closely with John Shaw, the agency's global planning director. (Campaign)


MySpace has poached MTV's executive vice-president of digital advertising, Nada Stirratt, as chief revenue officer, amid a string of new hires. In her new role, Stirratt will lead global sales strategy for MySpace and focus on developing new ad products. In addition, the News Corp-owned social networking site has hired Dustin Finer as chief people officer and former chief executive of iLike, Ali Partovi, as senior vice-president of business development. iLike's former president, Hadi Partovi, will join MySpace as senior vice-president of technology based in Seattle. (Media Week)

UKOM, the UK online audience measurement company, has appointed former chief executive and founder of the Radio Advertising Bureau Douglas McArthur as its chairman as it gears up to launch in January. He will succeed former chairman Mark Cranmer, who stood down earlier this year to join Aegis Media's digital agency network Isobar as chief executive. (Media Week)


Global Radio has appointed UKTV marketer Sara Holt to the new role of head of marketing for Classic FM, LBC and Galaxy. Holt will be responsible for driving and implementing marketing strategies across the three radio brands. (Media Week)

eBay has promoted Alex von Schirmeister to its most senior marketing position in Europe. Von Schirmeister, who is currently head of eBay in France, will be based in Zurich, Switzerland and will take up the role late this year. (Marketing)


Imagine Publishing, the specialist publisher, has parted company with its commercial director Ross Webster. Webster, who left this week, is to be replaced in the interim by the company's head of sales, James Hanslip, who will take on an expanded remit. (Media Week)

Digicom, the digital out-of-home sales house founded by former CBS International chief executive Tom Goddard, has appointed former Dunnhumby commercial director Guy Chiswick as commercial director, following Ralf Ahern's departure. Chiswick's role is understood to have a wider remit than that of Ahern, who left Digicom at the end of September. (Media Week)

All Response Media, Havas' customer acquisition agency, has undergone a major restructure that includes deputy managing director Michael Court stepping up to take control of the business as managing director. The agency's current managing director, Colin Gillespie, is staying with the business, but will become chief strategy officer. (Media Week)

IDS, the Virgin Media TV-owned sales house, has promoted Davina Barker to digital controller. Reporting to Stuart Flint, IDS director of digital, Barker will be responsible for digital sales across IDS' digital portfolio, which includes, UKTV and Virgin Media TV. (Media Week)

MEN Media, publisher of the Manchester Evening News, has appointed Dave Raywood to the new role of strategic marketing director. He will be responsible for improving the research available to the commercial team on MEN Media's products, which include regional TV channel Channel M and 22 weekly papers. (Media Week)

Mediaedge:cia has appointed former Microsoft Advertising leader, Richard Lloyd, as head of digital operations and analytics for its insight and analytics division, MEC MediaLab. Lloyd will work with the agency's clients to deliver maximum insight into campaigns. (Media Week)

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