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Lotta Malm Hallqvist: becomes MDC Partners' first MD and CMO for Europe
Lotta Malm Hallqvist: becomes MDC Partners' first MD and CMO for Europe

Welcome to Campaign's weekly round-up of hires, departures and promotions across the industry.

FMCG giant Procter & Gamble has hired Gerry D'Angelo from Mondelez as its new global media director. D’Angelo, will report to Doreen Bayliff, vice-president, worldwide brand operations, and oversee the world’s biggest media budget, at $7.2bn (£5.4bn). He has been director of media, Europe, for Mondelez since 2009 and worked earlier in his career for Samsung and Sky.

Jeff Levick, the executive responsible for overseeing Spotify’s commercial performance, is leaving the company. Levick who is chief revenue officer, oversees the commercial side of the firm’s subscription business and its global ad sales team. Levick, who joined five year ago, had previously held senior positions at AOL and Google.

Publicis London's managing director Will Arnold-Baker will leave the agency at the end of the year after 12 years there. He will continue to work with the agency on a consultancy basis, but is looking to "pursue his own creative and entrepreneurial projects". Trent Patterson, Publicis London’s head of account management, will take up the MD role, reporting to chief executive Karen Buchanan.

DigitasLBi has hired Peter Drake as executive creative director for the Kellogg account. He joins from Future Forever, a start-up he founded in 2014 that focuses on content and branding for brands aimed at children. Drake will report to Chris Clarke, international chief creative officer.

Škoda UK has appointed longstanding VW Group marketer Kirsten Stagg as its new head of marketing. Starting on 17 October, Stagg takes over from Ashley Andrew, who only joined Škoda in January, but left last month to become UK managing director at FCA Fiat Chrysler. Stagg has been with VW Group since joining as a graduate in 1998.

IBM has hired Michelle Peluso, the former CEO of start-up Gilt, as its first vice president and chief marketing officer. Peluso is also a board member of Nike.

BBC Worldwide’s Sara Holt has been promoted to vice president, global franchise marketing & digital planning with responsibility for Top Gear, Doctor Who and BBC Earth. Holt, who was previously head of brand and global campaigns, joined the corporation two years ago from Hailo in 2014 where as head of marketing for the UK she led the development of marketing and communications for this start-up technology company.

Ascential has appointed FCB global executive Stephen Martincic to the newly created role of chief brand and marketing officer. Martincic will report to Duncan Painter, the chief executive of Ascential, and has been tasked with managing all aspects of brand strategy to help grow the company.

Ascential owns Cannes Lions, the annual festival for the advertising and creative industries, as well as the trade titles Drapers, Nursing Times and Retail Week, and the retail data company WGSN. Martincic, who will take up the London-based role on 3 October, was most recently FCB’s executive vice president for global branding and corporate affairs.

MDC Partners has appointed Lotta Malm Hallqvist as its first managing director and chief marketing officer for Europe. Malm Hallqvist, who will take up the role in November, will report to Bob Kantor, chief marketing and business development officer at MDC.

Since 2015 Malm Hallqvist has held the position of president and global chief growth officer at Cheil Worldwide. She co-founded the agency Propaganda in 1997 and sold it to McCann in 2000, where she became executive vice president and global chief growth officer in 2011. She has also worked at Mother London.

Oliver Group has strengthened its senior team by hiring Proximity's Claire Aldous, TeamSpirit Share's James Sanderson and TMW's Ed Howarth. Aldous, who was deputy head of data at Proximity, is tasked with growing the Oliver Group’s data planning and analytics offering.

Sanderson, formerly managing director of Chime-owned TeamSpirit Share, has been appointed as MD of operations. He will have overall operational responsibility for Oliver in the UK, with a focus on driving performance and efficiency for both the agency and clients. Howarth, who led digital accounts for clients including luxury car brand Infiniti at TMW, joins as managing partner and will lead clients including the AA and BMW.

Alex Holder is stepping down from the role of joint executive creative director at Anomaly London to become a cultural ambassador for the agency. In her new role, Holder will look to identify and attract diverse talent for Anomaly.

She will also work more closely with Hearst's Elle magazine, following her involvement with last year's "#MoreWomen" campaign. Oli Beale is now the sole executive creative director at Anomaly London.

AMV BBDO has hired Abs Owdud from GTB as its new head of analytics, where he will work with Andrew Pinkess in AMV Analytics. Owdud has over 15 years’ experience working within marketing and data services. He was previously director of analytics at GTB (formerly Blue Hive).  Prior to joining Blue Hive, he was head of analysis at Wunderman.

GlaxoSmithKline has appointed Emma Walmsley, the head of consumer healthcare, to be the pharma giant's first female chief executive. Walmsley, who joined GSK in 2010 from L’Oréal, will replace Andrew Witty, who is due to retire in March next year.

She is currently the chief executive of GSK Consumer Healthcare, which was established in 2015 following the company’s purchase of rival Novartis’ vaccine business. At L’Oréal she held a variety of marketing and general management roles in the UK, Europe and US. From 2007 she was based in Shanghai as general manager, consumer products for L’Oréal China.

Hearst Magazines UK, the publisher of Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar, has appointed Clare Gorman to the new role of chief operations director. Gorman will report to chief executive Anna Jones and will have responsibility for all print and digital commercial operations.

She joins the business with immediate effect from Hearst Magazines International (HMI) where she has been working as director of sales operations since May.

Hearst Magazines UK has also made changes to its commercial team which are designed to drive growth in key areas of its business. Jane Wolfson, currently head of commercial operations, will become director, Hearst Made, Hearst’s content marketing division.

Judith Secombe, currently group publishing director for Hearst Made and former group publishing director for Good Housekeeping, will be responsible for Good Housekeeping’s accreditation business, which licenses the brand’s endorsement to commercial partners. Matt Hayes, currently publisher for Hearst’s Weekly brands, will take on additional publishing responsibilities for Jamie magazine.

Stephen Ingledew, the pensions and savings marketing managing director at Standard Life, has left the business after nine years. Having joined Standard Life in 2007, Ingledew was promoted to marketing managing director for pensions and savings in 2012. He was previously UK MD, corporate, and before that was customer and marketing MD.

Ingledew was formerly at Barclays as financial planning commercial director and was previously group chief executive of Berkeley Berry Birch, a financial services company which collapsed in 2006.

Time Inc UK  has consolidated its digital operations, encompassing strategy, brand, product and audience development under digital director, Neil Robinson. As a result of this change he assumes responsibility for the majority of Time Inc UK’s brand websites.

Sam Finlay will retain responsibility for digital advertising revenues under his remit as chief revenue officer, while Andrea Davies, group strategy director and group managing director, will take responsibility for advancing Time Inc UK’s investment and acquisition pipeline.

Creative team Richard Biggs and Jolyon White have joined Wieden+Kennedy London. Before coming to W+K, Biggs and White worked at 4creative, Channel 4’s in-house creative agency, and Mother London.

The move is the latest in a string of new hires in the creative department including the ex-Saatchi and Saatchi creatives, Linda Weitgasser and Alex Sattlecker and Tom Anders Watkins who joins W+K straight from university.

Bobby Brittain, the former Coca-Cola UK marketing director, has joined horse racing stable Godolphin as marketing and partnerships director. He left Coke after 12 years earlier this month and was replaced by Aedamar Howlett.

Copa90, the global football network, has boosted its senior team with the appointment of Paolo Nieddu to the new role of head of strategy. The move will reunite Nieddu with James Kirkham, the head of Copa90, after the pair had previously worked together at Holler, the digital agency that was subsequently acquired by Leo Burnett Worldwide.

Nieddu joins Copa90 from AnalogFolk where he was managing partner with responsibility for the agency’s content-focused products and services.

Cheil London has hired award-winning creative director Russell Schaller as creative director film. Schaller joins the agency from Havas Worldwide London where he was creative director.

He will work across all accounts and leads the film specialism at the agency, working closely with Georgia Barretta, the creative director design and Nick Craske, the creative director UX, to ensure collaboration and integration across all disciplines.

Sergio Lopez, head of integrated production at McCann London and Craft in the UK, will extend his current role to take on leadership of the growth of the group’s production capability across Europe.

In his broader role, Lopez he will focus on developing and strengthening production and content creation capabilities; partnering with the McCann Worldgroup and Craft leadership teams in key markets to drive growth, with a strong focus on quality.

Alan McGarrie has joined Tennent Caledonian/C&C Brands as head of UK brand marketing following a four and half year period with Adidas in Germany, most recently as global director of PR & Social Media (Football).

McGarrie will be tasked with leading brand marketing activations for Tennent Caledonian/C&C Brands which include Scotland’s best selling beer Tennent’s Lager, Magners Cider, and premium Belgian beer Heverlee.

Ros Carmoody has been promoted to partnerships director at creative marketing agency Brand & Deliver. Carmoody will oversee all partnership accounts r including Sony Pictures International and all major UK distributors, including Disney, Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros.

Generation Media has appointed Lisa Kinsella as associate director within the AV Investment Team. Kinsella has 16 years’ experience within Mediacom, including management of its children’s focused client portfolio. Her knowledge and experience also extends into the general market, managing the TV planning and buying for global clients such as Bayer and Allianz.

Green Man Gaming, a global ecommerce technology company in the video games industry, has appointed Murray Beckett as the new executive vice president of marketing.

Prior to joining Green Man Gaming, Murray held senior online marketing positions at leading retail multinationals including Marks and Spencers, British Airways and Nike.

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