Appointments

Motionlab has promoted former head of design, Dave Ellams, to the role of creative director.
It means that current creative director and chief executive, Simon Iredale will take on a more “strategic role.”

Leeds agency twentysix has appointed Darren Reilly as the new head of its specialist mobile division, twentysix mobile. Reilly was a member of the Lovefilm team that launched iPhone, iPad and smart TV apps to the European market, and has also had spells at Publicis Blueprint, Play Media and GotFocus Solutions.

Leeds search marketing agency Epiphany has made five senior appointments as it continues its recent busy period of expansion. The new recruits take Epiphany to a total workforce of 110 digital marketers across its offices in Leeds and London, and the Epiphany Group recently established two subsidiaries in the form of Epiphany Digital, in Sydney, and Shackleton, the Group’s Leeds-based social media and PR specialist.

Search marketing specialists Hit Search has brought in three new search executives for its Liverpool office. Andrew Hunt joins the company after working as marketing manager for a luxury furniture company, while PPC account manager Hanna Dymond moves from Microsoft adCenter. Elizabeth McCarthy will join the web development team after previous experience spells with Ogilvy & Mather and Mindshare.

Maynineteen has appointed 2 new account managers following a series of recent clients wins, including Cabot Circus in Bristol and the Nottingham Retail BID.

Liane Grimshaw, the former managing partner and board director at Amaze plc has joined Click Consult as the agency’s managing director.

She officially joined the Cheshire digital marketing company on Monday, with founder Matt Bullas moving to the position of chairman.

Community radio station, Salford City Radio, has appointed Paul Barber as its new manager.
A former senior manager at Cheshire West and Cheshire Council, he will now be responsible for the 120 staff members and volunteers that work there.

Former Daily Mail and Press Association journalist, Chris Marritt is to lead a new strategic media unit at Weber Shandwick North.
He’ll be assisted by Chris Walker, a former Oxford Mail and Doncaster Free Press reporter.

A marketing specialist has been appointed as the new chief executive at York-based Benenden Health, as the mutual gears up for a period of rapid expansion. Marc Bell moves from marketing and business strategy director to replace Ken Hesketh, who has stepped down after four years in charge. Previously Bell has had senior roles at The Co-operative, Carland.com, Teletext and EasyGroup.

Simon Fuller has left TBWA Manchester to become digital solutions director at Cirrus, the brand engagement and leadership development specialists. Fuller, 32, will now lead the digital offering at Cirrus, drawing on his extensive experience of digital strategy, software engineering and project management.

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