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Trading Places: this week's people moves

Gerard Crichlow is appointed to a newly created social media role at Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO and marketer Nick Robinson leaves Coca-Cola for AB InBev, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

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Trading Places: this week's people moves

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Trading Places: this week's people moves

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