Key people moves in the industry.
Inventory revenue management firm Maxifier has named Stuart Colman (right) managing director, EMEA, to focus on the development and execution of its European business strategy. Prior to joining Maxifier, Colman was managing director, Europe and VP, international, at AudienceScience where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s European and APAC businesses. He was also previously head of digital sales for EMEA at the Financial Times.
IPC Connect, IPC Media’s mass market women’s division, has named Tara Hamilton-Whitaker (left) digital director responsible for driving digital strategy. She joins the senior management team and will work closely with IPC Connect’s publishing directors and affiliate director to drive best practice and digital idea generation across the portfolio.
TMW has appointed Ed Howarth (right) business director on the pan-European Infiniti account. He returns to TMW after a stint at Wunderman Interactive, where he worked on the Ford of Britain business. Prior to this Howarth worked on Infiniti and was part of the original TMW team that launched the luxury automotive brand to the European market.
Saffron Digital, the multi-DRM and online video platform firm, has appointed Amelia Gammon chief commercial officer, responsible for commercial strategy and development. She will report to CEO Jason Keane. Gammon previously held senior executive roles at 20th Century Fox and NBC Universal.
Game design studio Hide&Seek has appointed former Somethin’ Else games director Mark Sorrell (left)as development director. Sorrell is known for creating a wide range of projects at the intersection of TV and games at Quiz TV, Sky Games, FremantleMedia’s Screenpop and Somethin’ Else, including brands such as Countdown, Scrabble, Ben 10 and The Premier League. His appointment comes as Hide&Seek expands in the US. Former Hide&Seek development director Margaret Robertson becomes director of Hide&Seek New York, with US commissions due to be announced later this month.
Direct and digital marketing firm LIDA has made three appointments. Danilo Sigillo joins as senior user experience manager, responsible for developing strategies and campaigns. His focus will be ongoing online projects for the RAF, O2 and Mini. He was previously head of site optimisation at Mediacom. Kevwe Okiti, who has worked at VML London and AKQA in the past, has been appointed digital designer. While Adam Reader joins the team as social media manager working closely with the RAF and Mini.
The National Readership Survey has appointed Alison Finch director of client and insight. She has been tasked with building the education programme that is already established and developing further links with stakeholders, following the launch of NRS PADD – Print and Digital Data. Finch previously held the role of commercial and operations director at Bauer Radio London where she was responsible for the operational running of the venture and management of business delivery and commercial development across the business.