Movers and Shakers: OMD, Mondelez, Nova, DT, Adshel

By AdNews | 28 April 2017

It's hard to keep up with all the moves across media, marketing and advertising so we've compiled them all in one place. Check out the Movers and Shakers from this week.

Mondelez global CMO departs

Dana Anderson the global CMO and senior vice president of Mondelez has stepped down to take up a role at MediaLink. Anderson has been with Mondelez since 2009, before the company split out of Kraft. Her departure comes six months after global head of content and media monetisation Laura Henderson left Mondelez to join BuzzFeed as its top marketer. Mondelez also named Stefania Gvillo, who joins from PepsiCo as global head of strategic insights. Find out more here

Nova taps MailOnline for commercial director

Nova Entertainment has appointed Kane Reiken to the role of digital commercial director. Reiken will be responsible for strategising Nova's digital audiences and brands and environments. He will also work on product innovation and partnerships. Reiken joins Nova Entertainment from MailOnline where he worked for the past two years as mobile product and innovation specialist in the UK and most recently head of product in Australia. He previously spent five years with OMD UK in various social media and mobile roles including two years as mobile associate director. More on Nova here

OMD promotes from within for Melboure GM

OMD has expanded their Melbourne management team with Antonia Glezakos stepping into the newly created general manager role. Antonia has being promoted from her role as business director after eight years at OMD, having worked across both the Melbourne and Sydney offices. Antonia will report to Margie Reid. The promotion is effective immediately. Find out more about OMD here.

Starcom appoints Sydney general manager

Starcom Australia CEO Toby Barbour has promoted Martin Hadley to the newly created role of Sydney general manager. Hadley has been with Starcom Sydney for three years and is currently client services director. In his new role, Hadley will be responsible for leading Starcom Sydney’s clients, staff and operations and he reports to Barbour. Prior to joining Starcom he was general manager of PHD, a company he helped launch in 2009. At Starcom his clients include Visa, Subaru, Metcash, Airbnb and Brown-Forman. More on Starcom here

DT managing director John Du Vernet exits, replaced by Tony Vella

John Du Vernet will depart from DT following its acquisition by global network AKQA. Tony Vella, currently operations director at the agency, will step up to replace Du Vernet as MD. Vella has been at the agency for six years. Du Vernet begun in the managing director role at DT less than a year ago, joining from Tongue. Last year, Tongue folded into as part of a consolidation process under the STW and WPP merger. More here.

GPY&R promotes Jake Barrow to ECD

GPY&R has promoted Jake Borrow to the role of ECD. Barrow has been at the agency for more than six years, spending two years in the role of creative director. In his career, also holding positions at DDB and JWT, Barrow has achieved a number of local and international awards, including 13 Cannes Lions. Last year, he won the only Australian Cyber Lion for his work with Minus 18 on You’re Accepted.’ More here

Melanie Lindquist will lead new Adshel partnerships team

Adshel is expanding with the launch of a new partnerships team which will be led by new hire Melanie Lindquist. She has held marketing roles at Channel Nine and Southern Cross Austereo. Lindquist also sits on a board of the Australian Marketing Institute. Adshel senior sales executive Jane Bowman has also been named the company’s first partnerships manager across automotive, retail and finance categories. More on Adshel here

Creative agency Mammal hires two new creatives

David Little-Jones and Mike Watts have joined Mammal from the AWARD School Top Ten, via consultant stints with a range of Sydney marketing, content and advertising agencies. Little-Jones hails originally from Leicester in the UK and has spent the last few years art-directing ads and content. Watts has spent time copy writing for Sydney-based agencies. We asked Mammal creative partner Luke Chess his thoughts on data, read his response here

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