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WPP’s newly-created marketing foresight consultancy Gain Theory has appointed Karen Kaufman as managing partner, client development for North America and LATAM.
The NPD Group has hired Toluna’s John Bremer as senior vice-president, research science.
Cincinnati-based market research company Directions Research has hired Aaron Gulley as a senior account executive and Amy Webb as a qualitative research consultant.
Gerald Lombardi, a research director at Hall & Partners’ Health in New York, is to relocate to the company’s Tokyo office.
Viktor Vyskrebentsev has joined the development team, which also welcomed Ricardo Lopera in April.
Independent healthcare market research company Research Partnership has promoted Will Tolley to associate director, quantitative research.
Research agency Join the Dots has hired Mark MacNaughton as an account development director and Tim Burge as an associate director.
Former Opinion Matters founder and markettiers4dc director Nik Harta has started a research and marketing agency, Yolo Communications.
Pete Canning, Pauline McGowan and Gareth Simmonds have all been promoted to the company’s senior management team.
Paul Smith and Sonja Adjin have joined the audience measurement body as its services expand to include viewing on devices other than TV sets.
Norwegian data services company Norstat has hired Francesco Renga as country manager for its newly-opened Milan office.
Jen Halliwell, formerly of Hall & Partners, Millward Brown, Ipsos and Engage Research, has joined the consultancy as a research associate.
Rob Myers has been named as the new country manager in Canada, following Gary Bennewies’ move to global chief talent officer.
Research and insights consultancy Simpson Carpenter has promoted Frank Hedler, its director of advanced analytics, to the board.
Former NOP divisional director Tom Punt died on Friday 19 June, following an operation. He was 85 and had been a member of Market Research Society since 1959.
IAB Australia has made Lisa Walsh its new director of research, taking over from Gai Le Roy who left in February.
Ipsos has created a global chief talent officer position and appointed its Canadian country manager, Gary Bennewies, to the role as part of its New Way initiative.
Product, information and services provider to the research community Marketing Systems Group has announced Jeff Palish as senior vice-president.
Jason Hill joins from OgilvyOne Sydney, where he had been head of planning for eight years.
Brian Marin has joined the social intelligence software developer from StreamScience as vice president of services.