MediaCom has recruited Richard Davies to the open role of Chief Digital Officer, as it continues to drive the digital agenda for its clients. Davies moves into the role having joined MediaCom last year as Head of Conversion and Digital as part of the Lloyds Banking Group account.
Kevin Mayer, Disney’s former head of streaming, has joined TikTok as the first CEO at a time of explosive growth for the video platform. As well as his role at TikTok, Mayer will become chief operating officer at ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company.
Darren Guarnaccia has joined Hootsuite as SVP of Product. Guarnaccia brings over 20 years of experience in marketing technology and over 25 years of high-tech experience to his role at Hootsuite, where he will lead the company’s product management, product strategy, and product marketing functions.
eBay Advertising has announced the appointment of Harmony Murphy as its new Head of UK Advertising Sales. Murphy joins from The Telegraph, where she was Global Head of Digital & Programmatic.
Meanwhile, founder and CEO of digital marketing agency Hallam (Susan Hallam) has stepped down and handed the reigns to Julio Taylor with Jake Third taking the role of managing director.
Mapp, the insight-based customer engagement platform, has recruited Jamie Gunn as Chief Financial Officer. Jamie will work with the Mapp leadership team/management board to take the business to new levels of success.
Salesduck has welcomed Sjoerd Copier as its new CEO, having led the firm’s APAC office responsively for the last 3 years into profitability. He will be responsible for managing Salesduck’s high performing, knowledgeable and motivated European and Southeast Asian teams.
Elsewhere, digital marketing and advertising agency, Cheil UK, confirmed its CEO Peter Zillig has resigned after three and a half years at the company, to be succeeded by its present Head of Strategic Services, David Coombs, as of July 1.
Amazon agency Molzi has hired Charlie Merrells as Chief Strategy Officer. Previously the UK Category Leader for Beer, Wine and Spirits at Amazon, Merrells will be responsible for the company’s international expansion and growing its offerings for global brands.
Digital media company Dugout has hired Jamie Wilson as Chief Commercial Adviser. Wilson will lead the commercial strategy for the digital media company following its appointment of sports and media consultancy, The Value Xchange.
SharpEnd has bolstered its client leadership team with the addition of client-side marketers Eddy Peters and Paul O’Connor. Peters joins from Pernod Ricard’s Gin Hub, where he was the global digital lead, responsible for spearheading digital strategies across the gin portfolio. O’Connor arrives from his global Brand Manager role at Ballantine’s – having developed the brand successfully whilst on assignment in India before relocating to Chivas Bros in the UK.
Digital marketing services and technology provider, Modo25 are pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Jackson as Performance Marketing Manager. Previously serving at twentysix, Alex will drive forward the affiliates network and support clients with display and programmatic advertising.
Digital in-feed advertising specialist, Invibes Advertising, has made two appointments — UK Country Director, Caroline Lidington, and UK Partnership Director, Joy Dean. The new managerial team in the UK will look to continue the European expansion of this international digital advertising solutions company.
Video ad tech company Unruly has recruited former Verizon director, Toby Williams, to the position of Vice President of Business Development in the APMEA (Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa) regions. In his new role, Williams will be responsible for driving Unruly’s media footprint across the Asia-Pacific region by building strategic partnerships with publishers and media companies.
MediaMath has appointed two new executives who will support the company’s strategic vision of driving an accountable, addressable and highly performant supply chain. Former WW International executive Kimberly Samon joins MediaMath as its Chief People Officer while the product team welcomes Anudit Vikram, former Edge by Ascential Product Leader as SVP of Product.
Web monetisation expert, Freestar has appointed Digital Media Veteran, Anthony Losanno as VP of Advertising Sales, as it continues to grow to meet partner demand.
Lastly, with the platform experiencing a huge boom in market share during lockdown, Zoom Video Communications Inc has announced Velchamy Sankarlingam will join the company as the President of Engineering and Product, effective June 12.