Atomic PR has brought in Daniel Cohen for a newly created role of MD EMEA from his role as MD of consumer brands at parent-agency Grayling.
BBC Worldwide has brought in Nintendo UK’s head of home console marketing Rob Lowe as its own marketing director.
CMW has hired former VML London planning director Matt North as its head of digital strategy and planning.
ESPN has passed control of its international digital media from Tom Gleeson to Arne Rees. Previously VP for ESPN US, Rees becomes VP for ESPN International – and will control some of the network’s most significant overseas TV rights. This includes 23 live matches within the Premier League, including mobile highlights rights to all games.
Everything Everywhere has reduced its PR department from 38 to 26 staff, partly through redundancies. Among those leaving are head of public affairs Richard Rumbelow.
More details about the Government Communications Centre, led by Jenny Grey as executive director of government communications, were unveiled this week. Built to replace the COI, it will include 150 staff members, and will now include the Prime Minister’s press office.
JCDecaux has hired Helena Kavanagh as MD of its street furniture division from her role as franchise director for London rail and retail at CBS Outdoor.
Karmarama has launched a specialist youth agency called KID, headed by its senior planner Jono Holt.
News International has hired the Bartle Bogle Hegarty partner Nick Stringer as its director of marketing communications.
Razorfish has hired VCCP’s managing director of digital David Newton as a managing partner, to make a leadership team of three with Rob Watt and Rob Fenton.