Nick Porter, the former editor of the Bridlington Free Post has been named as the communications manager for East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
It’s a patch he knows only too well having worked on Johnston Press’ Yorkshire Regional Newspaper titles throughout his career.
Ian Lloyd Jones has left McCann Manchester to become the new planning director at gyro Manchester. Lloyd Jones had been planning group head at McCann for eight years and has previously held positions with Weetabix, Virgin Drinks and Hilton Group.
Barrie Kelly, director of marketing and client services at Marketing Cheshire, has accepted the position of chief executive of Visit Royal Greenwich. The London-based destination management organisation has been put together by Royal Greenwich Council as it looks to maximise tourism opportunities for the borough.
Social marketing agency diva creative has appointed five new members of staff. The Sheffield-based company has brought in account executives Wala Salameh and Ryan Spence, developer Ben Wager, designer Adam Humphries and junior graphic designer Vicky Tennant.
Caroline Hastie has been named as the new head of communications and marketing at Fendix Media, ending a 13-year spell as head of communications at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Hastie, who will take up her new role next Monday, previously worked as a health reporter at the Lancashire Evening Post.
James Deeley has joined Amaze as creative strategy director from London agency TH_NK. Deeley, who has also held roles at Conchango, OgilvyOne, LBi and Framfab, will report to chief strategy officer Rick Curtis.
Rule 5 has appointed Miranda Wade as account executive. Prior to joining the MediaCityUK agency, Wade worked at Manchester agency PR Agency One, and before that worked as part of the Cornerhouse festival marketing and communications team.
Liverpool-based marketing agency Mint Umbrella has announced two new appointments to their fast growing team. Melissa Dilworth, who has recently relocated to the North West from the USA, becomes Mint’s new Head of Marketing while Stephen Clare has been appointed Social Media Manager.
Weber Shandwick’s Manchester office MD, Jo Leah, has been appointed Chair of English Regions and Wales for the company. Leah has pulled in support for the role from one of the country’s top communicators and lobbyists Jon McLeod.
Bauer Media has announced new appointments and a regional restructure as Yorkshire MD Tracy Eastwood bows out. Cath Ellington and Steve King have been appointed in commercial and business development roles following Bauer Media's promotion of Graham Bryce.