AOL Europe has appointed Kelly Sweeney as director of video. She will be responsible for commissioning original productions and managing relationships with production partners and advertisers. Sweeney was previously head of original content at Bebo and line producer on shows such as KateModern. She has also worked on productions for the BBC, ITV and Sky. Sweeney will report to David Shing, AOL’s head of media and marketing.
Digital creative agency Public has hired Holly Turner as production assistant and Rob Brand as PHP developer. Turner moves from Hearst Digital and Brand was previously at Monitor Media.
Digital and experiential marketing agency Smartfusion has recruited Tom Bird as business director. He previously ran the agency side of Digital Marketing Briefing for Richmond Events.
Natural search conversion agency Tamar has promoted Neil Jackson to search strategy director, Neil Allison to operations director, Alex Schlagman to head of commercial and Henry Elliss to associate director of social media. Jackson was director of search, Allison operations manager, Schlagman business development manager and Ellis was head of social media.
Creative agency Love has hired Ed Richardson as senior digital project manager. He was previously at Elevator Digital.
Digital agency Oi Media has appointed Elisabeth Nicholls as digital account manager. She joins from Gloucestershire County Council.
Integrated agency Walker Agency has promoted Gary Hodge to head of development for online and has appointed Scott Reed as lead developer. Hodge was previously senior developer while Reed leaves his position as web developer at Richmond Group.
Carlson Marketing has recruited Richard Boubelik as VP of loyalty strategy and Tom Madden as VP of loyalty marketing. Boubelik was partner at Denali, and Madden was principal and senior consultant at Xmark.
Digital agency Redweb has appointed Victor Gibson as client director and Clare Walsh as head of project management. Gibson was previously head of digital at the Walker Agency and Walsh was digital delivery director at McCann Metro.
Brand agency Touch DDB has hired Lauren Datey as CRM planner. She joins from Meta-Morphix, where she was account manager.