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Movers and Shakers: January 2015
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Movers and Shakers: January 2015

Returning for the new year, it’s your monthly bulletin of the job changes that matter to digital marketers: Movers & Shakers.

Allstar agencies

Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) announced an ‘evolution’ in its global management organisational structure by splitting it into five regions, with Mike Amour joining as president, APAC, and Iain Jacob expanding his current oversight to become president of EMEA.

SMG also strengthened its UK team with the hiring of David Pandit to the role of head of data and analytics.

Digital performance agency iProspect welcomed three new members to its paid media ranks; Martin Vinter joined from Mediacom as head of bought media to lead a team of more than 200 digital specialists. Meanwhile Alistair Dent took the role of head of product, and Richard Lamb the position of vice president of search.

7thingsmedia announced the arrival of Jennifer Roebuck to its offices. Having left her former role as ecommerce director at French Connection, Roebuck joined as non-executive director, offering extensive brand-side experience.

Data, data, data

Independent data communications company REaD Group added to its leadership roster with the appointment of Colm O’Hara as client services director- to head up account management and data product teams. O’Hara joined REaD Group in the wake of high-profile appointments including Clive Rumsey as sales director and Scott Logie as managing director of REaD Group Insight.

ADARA, which specialises in leveraging global travel data, demonstrated its regional growth with the appointment of Nick Mott as regional director for Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Alongside him, Christoph Schier will be heading up the operation in Germany as director for the DACH region.

In addition, Dan Long moves across from Channel 4 to join former Guardian employee Tom Denton in ADARA’s UK sales team.

Data privacy company Silent Circle appointed F. William Conner as chief executive and member of its board of directors. Conner also joins the board of the company’s secure handset brand, blackphone.

EMEA region

Mobile ad platform Opera Mediaworks readied itself for new trends in display advertising this year with the growth of its EMEA video team. Robert Cootes will oversee the division as commercial director of video having departed from his previous role as director of sales for EMEA at Brightroll.

Taking the title of senior vice president commercial, EMEA, Richard Beattie joined global software-as-a-service company MediaMath, leaving behind the similarly heavyweight title of vice president and general manager, EMEA, at social platform Vitrue.

Digital and mobile ad tech company OpenX announced the appointment of Andrew Buckman as managing director, EMEA. Buckman joined OpenX’s London office, and will be responsible for accelerating the adoption of the OpenX advertising platform throughout the region.


Debbie Robertson stepped away from the role of global marketing director at communications provider Easynet, taking the title of director of marketing at cloud technology company 8x8 Solutions to support its UK growth strategy.

Automated payment platform Tipalti appointed Rob Israch as its new chief marketing officer. Israch brings a wealth of marketing experience across a range of industries, and formerly served as vice president, global marketing programs at Netsuite.

Finally, Hill+Knowlton Strategies has strengthened its content arm with the hire of Vikki Chowney as director of content publishing strategies. PerformanceIN caught up with Vikki last week about her new role and the ever-evolving world of content marketing.

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Mark  Jones

Mark Jones

Editorial Executive at PerformanceIN. Mark reports performance marketing news and manages PI's network of guest contributors.

Originally from Plymouth, Mark studied in Reading and London, eventually earning his Master's in Digital Journalism- before making his return to the West Country to join the PI team in Bristol.

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