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Trading Places (5 Feb): This week's people moves in advertising, digital, marketing and media

LONDON - The departure of Fallon managing director Karina Wilsher and Poke partner Iain Tait for the US, in addition to a new marketing director at Molson Coors, make the headlines as Brand Republic rounds up this week's people moves in advertising, digital, marketing and media.

Karina Willsher: leaving Fallon for Anomaly

Karina Willsher: leaving Fallon for Anomaly

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Karina Wilsher, Fallon's managing director, has quit to join Anomaly, the agency that snared Fallon's Sony account just two months ago. (Campaign)

Her departure comes days after it emerged creative director Tony McTear is leaving Fallon. (Campaign)

Nabs has appointed Zoe Osmond as its next chief executive. Osmond, an experienced ad industry operator, takes over from Carole Butler, who has been in the role in an interim capacity following the departure of the former chief executive, Lucy Owen, in August. (Campaign)

McCann Erickson London has hired Geoff Smith and Simon Butler, the duo behind Sure's 'Stunt City', as creative directors. (Campaign)

MCBD has appointed BBDO New York's creative directors Dan Gorlov and Rachel Le Feuvre as senior creatives. (Campaign)

Albion London has appointed Julie Lagan as its new planning director as part of a restructure of its strategic offering. (Campaign)


Iain Tait, the founding partner of digital agency Poke, is leaving the agency to join Wieden & Kennedy in Portland, US. (Campaign)

Yahoo! UK managing director Mark Rabe, who had been tasked with turning around the internet company's fortunes, is set to leave the role in June. (Marketing)


Beer giant Molson Coors has appointed Muller UK marketer Chris McDonough to the position of marketing director. (Marketing)

Toyota's head of digital Simon Rutherford has left the car marque to set up a social media agency, Cubaka. (Marketing)

Former LG marketer Andrew Warner is to join online travel brand Expedia as its senior marketing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. (Marketing)

News International has appointed senior BSkyB marketer, Paul Gilshan, to the new role of head of marketing at The Times. (Marketing)


PHD has promoted its UK managing partner, Howard Nead, to the new global role of business development director for PHD Worldwide. (Campaign)

Linda Smith, the former chief executive of Starcom MediaVest, has joined the Radio Advertising Bureau, the trade marketing body for commercial radio, in the new position of executive chairman. (Campaign)

Paul Thomas has left his position as the managing partner, press at Mindshare, as well as his role as the investment director at the full-service agency MCHI. (Campaign)

Former ITV executives Jeff Henry and Rob Ovens have resurfaced as the founders of a new service called (Campaign)

BARB has promoted Simon Bolus to the post of research director, replacing Tony Wearn, who is leaving the TV body after 11 years. (Media Week)

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