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Lightspeed GMI has hired Emma Beech from Research Now as vice president, Operations EMEA.
Havas Media Group has appointed Damien Marchi as its global head of content.
London and Amsterdam-based cultural insights and innovation business Crowd DNA has announced a number of new hires and promotions in its London office.
Alongside his new role, Gary Laben will remain CEO of KBM Group, Wunderman’s data, insights and marketing technology arm.
Fredda Hurwitz and Thiago Bersou have been made global chief strategy officer and global creative planning director respectively for Havas Sports and Entertainment (Havas SE) based in London.
Kuniko Ogawa and Teruaki Kido have joined the consumer insights and marketing analytics solutions company’s global leadership team.
David Weldon, managing director, brand, reputation citizenship and marketing for Barclays Bank has been appointed as the World Federation of Advertisers’ new president.
Patty Altman has joined the company from Ipsos ASI as senior vice president of Strategic Development.
David Shiffman has been appointed as senior v-p marketing solutions in US and Duncan Trigg as v-p of advertising effectiveness in UK.
TNS has appointed current global development director for TNS Automotive, Andy Turton, as head of Automotive for the Americas.
Phil Doggett will take up the position on April 13, replacing Penny Young who leaves to join the House of Commons in mid-May.
Jane Bloomfield, formerly head of innovations at Hall & Partners, has joined the company as brand development director.
Rob Valsler has joined from Millward Brown as managing director to lead the south east Asian team.
Victoria Wood has joined the company as director to head up its qualitative, advertising and retail services.
Kevin Ford has joined from NatCen Social Research as head of markets and products research in Europe.
Sue Laing has joined the company’s senior management team on a part-time basis.
Former research director Kat Hounsell, who joined the company in 2006, has been appointed sales and marketing director.
Robert Hooven was formerly senior vice president of Sales at comScore’s M:Metrics division.
Tim Bush takes on the role of group president Americas following Michel Maury’s expanded group president Europe and Asia Pacific role.
Bruce Hayward had led the quantitative research division at TNS BMRB since 2009.