Today's top stories
Andy Wardlaw has joined consumer insight agency MMR Research Worldwide in the new role of insight director.
Research and consulting firm Marketing Workshop has hired Vivian Harris as vice-president, client services.
Digital strategist, Tiffany St James, who has held numerous high profile digital marketing roles in government, has launched a consultancy Transmute with Charlie Southwell.
While more than half of US business leaders feel more confident about the economy than they did a year ago, they are worried about their products and services remaining relevant, according to a KPMG study.
Jon Stainer has been appointed as managing director of UK & Ireland for sports marketing research consultancy Repucom.
ITV has launched a video-on-demand (VOD) format Ad Show, aimed at brands that have not previously advertised on TV.
Data collection agency Populus Data Solutions has hired Chris Atkins to be head of business development.
Information and measurement company Nielsen has launched a European site so marketers can instantly access and buy its FMCG and media industry reports.
US pollsters, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner has promoted James Morris to become a partner in the London office.
The Cello Group has announced a 9.4% increase in revenues taking them to £78.3m for the first half of the year while gross profits increased 14.8% to £39.5m.
Rich Preedy and Olly Robinson have joined Verve to lead its international community panel as part of a wave of new hires.
US-based management consultancy Optimity Advisors has bought advisory and data management firm Matrix Knowledge to create a permanent European office.
The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) UK has hired Dr Simon Hampton, a psychologist from the University of East Anglia, to help educate members on mobile and digital behaviour.
Measured media advertising spend in China will increase by 9.8% in 2014 compared with last year, to reach RMB473 billion according to GroupM.
Karen Chaudhari, the former insights manager for Hallmark Cards, has joined children and family market research agency Platypus as associate director.
Advertisers have started to use mobile devices to offer more relevant and personalised ads, and consequently consumers are finding the ads more informative and useful, according to a new study.
Kathy Ellison has joined Charterhouse Research as a director to help expand its financial research business.