Once again we compile the most senior, surprising and influential job moves in the UK.

This time we cover a promotion at Rakuten Linkshare, new roles created at JWT and TMW, and senior hires for CBS Interactive and Profero London.


TMW has appointed our former News Editor Vikki Chowney as its new head of community and Guillaume Buat-Ménard as its first technical director to drive the agency’s digital output. Thanks to Vikki for her excellent contributions to this blog

BlowUP Media has created a new sales director role for Aimee McKay. She joins from Clear Channel Outdoor.

Eye has appointed Sarah Parkes as its UK general manager replacing John Rankin. Parkes was formerly group managing director of Hearst-owned subscriptions firm CDS Global.

Leagas Delaney has hired Michael Pring, former managing partner at Dare, as its international managing partner. He will have a particular focus on new business and group development at international offices.

JWT London has appointed Ricardo Figueira as its first digital executive creative director. His arrival coincides with the departure of Paul Banham, a digital creative director at JWT, who has left to pursue other interests.

Krow has hired Will Saunders as managing partner and head of business planning.

Profero London has appointed Ben Clapp as its executive creative director. He replaces Elspeth Lynn, who left the agency in February to join M&C Saatchi.

Mag+ announced that Gregg Hano will join as its new CEO from May 7. Hano succeeds Mag+ co-founder, Staffan Ekholm, who will further the company’s global expansion from the company’s Stockholm headquarters.

Rakuten Linkshare has promoted Liane Dietrich to COO. Her role as MD will be filled by former Rakuten LinkShare chief commercial officer Mark Haviland.

CBS Interactive has appointed Darren Higham as UK Head of B2B.


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David Moth

Published 20 April, 2012 by David Moth

David Moth is Editor and Head of Social at Econsultancy. You can follow him on Twitter or connect via LinkedIn

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