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Vickie Sheriff appointed global communications director, Diageo
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Thursday, 26 June 2014 11:03

Vickie_Sheriff_official.JPGDiageo today announces the appointment of Vickie Sheriff to the role of global communications director. Vickie, who will report to Charlotte Lambkin, global corporate relations director, will be responsible for external communications and employee engagement. She will assume the role on 1 September.

Vickie Sheriff is currently the director of group communications at the Department for Transport for the UK Government. Her former roles include being the UK Prime Minister’s deputy official spokesman and head of news for both the Ministry of Justice and the Department for International Development. She has also worked in HM Treasury and the former Department for Trade and Industry in communications roles.

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Grayling bolsters senior team
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Thursday, 05 June 2014 11:03

Alison_Grayling.jpgGrayling is making a series of senior hires to support further growth in key areas

Alan Boyd-Hall joins Grayling as director of planning and infrastructure within the public affairs team. With over 10 years’ consultancy experience working on planning issues, and specialising in political and community engagement, Alan previously worked at Grayling for five years and returns after 15 months at National Grid where he worked on political and community stakeholder engagement programmes across the company’s energy and property portfolios.

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Omnicom’s DAS group of companies appoints Emma Sergeant as president of Europe
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Wednesday, 04 June 2014 14:32

emma_sergeant.jpgOmnicom’s DAS Group of Companies (DAS) today announced the appointment of Emma Sergeant as president of DAS Europe, reporting to Dale A. Adams, chairman and CEO of DAS.

In her new role, Emma will help cultivate relationships with clients, identify client needs and opportunities, and connect them with appropriately skilled companies from the breadth of DAS’ offering. Emma’s role will also involve navigating the network for key talent, building multi-discipline teams and helping companies adapt, grow and deliver for the benefit of clients, maximizing the unique offering of each company.

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Cools joins Towers Watson to lead its EMEA HR technology practice
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Tuesday, 27 May 2014 13:16

Towers_Watson.jpgGlobal professional services company Towers Watson has appointed Peter Cools as director of its fast-growing HR, reward and talent management technology practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Based in London, Peter joins from Oracle’s Taleo division where he was head of sales for EMEA.

In addition to Peter’s appointment, Towers Watson has made 13 other important hires for its HR technology practice in the last six month. These range from client-delivery experts to technical software-implementation specialists and reflect some major new client wins for the team.

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Fink & Fuchs continues to develop its employer branding business
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Wednesday, 21 May 2014 15:17

AndreasScheuermann.jpegFink & Fuchs Public Relations AG has announced that it will continue to develop its consulting and service spectrum in the area of employer branding in the direction of integrated employer communication. The communications agency has now hired Andreas Scheuermann (41) as a Senior Consultant to assume responsibility for this area.

Scheuermann was previously the external press spokesman for the personnel consulting firm Mercuri Urval and a self-employed communications consultant in the area of B2B services. He looks back on more than 15 years of experience in corporate communications and consulting and also teaches marketing as a lecturer at the Duale Hochschule in Ravensburg.

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MDS names non-executive director as Simon Blagden MBE
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Monday, 19 May 2014 08:57

simon_blagden_tcm23_417749.jpgMDS, a leading provider of convergent billing and customer management solutions, is delighted to announce the appointment of non-executive director, Simon Blagden MBE, to the company with immediate effect.

Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the UK telecoms and IT industry and since 2004, has been non-executive chairman of Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited and is a member of Fujitsu UK's leadership team.

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New Committee and Co-Chairs of WCFDavos 2015 Announced
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Monday, 12 May 2014 13:10

Davos.jpgFollowing on from the success of the fifth annual edition of the World Communication Forum in Davos, the due elections of an international coordinating board and co-chairs for WCFDavos 2015 have recently been held. The new committee comprises of 26 well-known communications professionals, representing 18 countries across four continents. Together they provide a truly global and efficient perspective of today’s communications industry. The duties of the board include promoting the WCFDavos’s global communications community and developing the forum itself, defying key topics of the agenda, recommending speakers, and nominating candidates for the prestigious C4F Davos Awards.

The elections of new co-chairs have been held online, via a completely anonymous voting of 26 members.

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Jaywing appoints The Guardian’s Mike Hepburn to lead new integrated content offering
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Thursday, 08 May 2014 14:24

Mike_Hepburn_Headshot.jpgJaywing today launches a new integrated content offering with the appointment of Mike Hepburn, co-creator of the Guardian Professional Networks, as content marketing director.

In this newly created role, Hepburn will use the combined skills of the teams at Jaywing and recently acquired search agency Epiphany to build an integrated content marketing service. This fresh offering will bring together content strategy and creation, PR, data capture, brand development, media planning and buying, blogger outreach, SEO and social media strategy to provide a seamless service for Jaywing’s clients.

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Whitehouse announces promotions and appointment following business growth
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Tuesday, 06 May 2014 16:16

WhitehouseConsultancy.jpgWestminster-based public affairs and political communications agency The Whitehouse Consultancy has announced a series of promotions and an addition to its team having secured a number of new accounts during the start of 2014.

Whitehouse has promoted Peter Shand, Oliver Cardinali and Alessandro Fusco from associate political consultant to political consultant. Shand joined the Whitehouse team in 2013 from the Royal Town Planning Institute, while Cardinali and Fusco both joined the agency in 2012. Cardinali formerly worked for a public affairs agency in Cardiff and for Oxfam Cymru, while Fusco worked for Macmillan Cancer Support, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.

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TopMBA.com hires Louis Lavelle as editor in chief
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Tuesday, 29 April 2014 14:16

topmba.pngQuacquarelli Symonds, publisher of QS TopMBA.com, announced the hiring of Louis Lavelle as editor-in-chief. Mr. Lavelle will oversee the editorial team and the editorial strategy for the TopMBA.com web site.

Mr. Lavelle was associate editor of Bloomberg Businessweek where he oversaw the biggest expansion of the magazine’s business school franchise in its history, launching an annual feature on Chinese MBA programs, and an annual ranking on the value of a traditional college degree. Under Mr. Lavelle’s leadership the magazine’s team won the National Magazine Award for interactive service in 2007, and best personal service online award in 2008. Mr Lavelle is the author of “Fast Track: The Best B-Schools” (McGraw-Hill, 2008), a guidebook to the world’s best MBA programs.

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