Trading Places: this week's people moves

Thom Whitaker and Danielle Noël: creative duo join Wieden and Kennedy
Thom Whitaker and Danielle Noël: creative duo join Wieden and Kennedy

Wieden & Kennedy London hires creatives Danielle Noël and Thom Whitaker, and Steve Auckland becomes CEO of The Independent and Evening Standard operations, in this week's roundup of people moves in advertising, marketing and media.


JWT London has appointed Neil Godber as its head of planning to replace Tracey Follows who is due to leave the agency later this summer after her resignation in May. (Campaign)

DLKW Lowe has hired Alexandre Okada as the global creative director to handle the Unilever brand Persil. (Campaign)

Wieden & Kennedy London has hired Danielle Noël and Thom Whitaker, the Mother duo behind the gold Lion-winning "playin' with my friends" work for Ikea, as a senior creative team. (Campaign)

CHI & Partners has hired Alex Best, a group account director at Wieden & Kennedy London, as an account handling partner. (Campaign)


Mike Hoban, the ex-Thomas Cook, and Scottish Widows marketer, has joined Morrisons as the supermarket's brand and communications director. (Marketing)

L'Oreal UK & Ireland has created the position of chief marketing officer and appointed former Diageo marketer Hugh Pile to the role. (Marketing)


Metro's managing director Steve Auckland has been named as the new chief executive of The Independent and Evening Standard newsbrands and extensions, including London Live. (Campaign)

Guardian News & Media (GNM) has appointed MEC executive Eamonn Store as chief executive of Guardian US, the New York-based US digital operation. (Media Week)

Weve, the mobile joint venture between EE, O2 and Vodafone, is set to appoint the former G2 Joshua and ZenithOptimedia leader, Tim Hipperson, as interim chief executive. (Campaign)

Mail Newspapers has appointed Andrea Harris to the new role of commercial head of partnerships, as the publisher seeks to tap into the burgeoning interest in branded content and new content solutions. (Media Week)

Chris Maples, vice-president of Europe at Spotify, has left his role with the music company after three years. (Media Week)

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