Tony Wood, a well-known figure on the North-West digital scene, had been head of digital and e-commerce at Sofology since May 2016.
Manchester video production agency WhiteNoise Media has hired Euan Stubbs as digital director to head its new marketing division, Behavioural.
Newcastle-based PR agency W North has hired Taimar Askew, Fran Clark and Rachel Jones as new account executives.
Ahead of the opening of The Factory, Manchester International Festival has appointed a chief operating officer.
Yorkshire-based Emerald Publishing has promoted Vicky Williams to chief executive officer.
The Landing at MediaCityUK has appointed Paul Billington as commercial director.
Chris Hobson will be responsible for driving the Manchester agency’s sales strategy, bringing in new clients and growing a sales team.
Look North’s Danni Hewson has been appointed as Business Correspondent by BBC Radio 5 live.
Manchester tech start-up DigitalBridge has appointed Jonathan Wall to its board of directors.
Sam Elmidoro will be responsible for delivering campaigns and providing strategic advice to clients across the agency.