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

LONDON - It's musical chairs for creatives at CHI, DDB and Leo Burnett, while former VBS MD Nick Bampton makes a return to the media business, as Brand Republic rounds up the people moves in advertising, digital, marketing and media.

Nick Bampton (centre) with the partners in his new business Agostino DiFalco and Dan Salem

Nick Bampton (centre) with the partners in his new business Agostino DiFalco and Dan Salem

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Advertising

Ewan Paterson, the executive creative director of CHI & Partners, is leaving the agency to take control of the creative department at DDB Chicago. Paterson, who has worked at CHI for almost five years, will move to the US in February 2011. (Campaign)

CHI & Partners has hired Jonathan Burley, the executive creative director of Leo Burnett, as its new executive creative director. Burley replaces Ewan Paterson, who leaves the agency after four-and-a-half years to take over as the new creative chief at DDB Chicago. (Campaign)

Dentsu London has hired Ida Rezvani, the deputy managing director at Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, as its managing director. Reporting to Simon North, the chief executive, she will take charge of the day-to-day running of the business. (Campaign)

Digital

LBi has appointed Anorak Digital's co-founder Anthony Oanes as its associate creative director. Oanes will report to chief creative officer Chris Clarke, as well as joint executive creative directors Laura Jordan Bambach and Simon Gill. (Campaign)

Marketing

Supermarket chain Asda is on the hunt for a new chief executive following Andy Bond's decision to step down from the role after five years. Walmart, parent company to Asda, has confirmed Bond will be leaving his role as president and chief executive and become chairman of Asda's Executive Committee. (Marketing)

Vodafone has drafted in Harit Nagpal to act as interim global brand director as part of an ongoing review of its marketing operation. Nagpal, previously chief marketing officer for Vodafone's Indian operation, replaces David Wheldon, who left last month. (Marketing)

Simon Fuller, the media mogul and creator of Pop Idol, has stepped down from his lead role behind CKX's 19 Entertainment, which handles about a third of the David and Victoria Beckham's joint business affairs. (Marketing)

Media

Nick Bampton, the former managing director of Viacom Brand Solutions, is returning to the media industry with his own business, called The Third Way. (Campaign)

Havas Media is increasing its investment in social media with the appointment of Neil Kleiner as its first UK head of social media. Kleiner joins from the Interpublic promotional marketing network Momentum. (Campaign)

British Telecom's head of media Steve Huddleston has left the company. Huddleston led media operations at BT for the past ten years with responsibility for all of its brands including BT Vision, BT Broadband and BT Business. (Campaign)

Sally de la Bedoyere, chief executive of Rajar, has announced she is to leave the radio audience measurement body at the end of June to undertake new projects. A spokesman for Rajar said it has begun the search for a new chief executive officer. (Media Week)

Travis Baxter, former managing director of radio at Bauer Media, has stepped down from his full-time role at the media company after six years. Baxter became a media consultant from the beginning of this month, but Bauer will continue to command much of his time as one of his launch clients. (Media Week)

Orion Media, the company formed by Phil Riley to buy a number of Midlands' radio stations from Global Radio, has appointed Simple Health & Beauty chief executive, Geoff Percy, as its first chairman to drive ambitious growth plans. (Media Week)

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