Movers and Shakers: MRM, Sky Media, GoFundMe, Wavemaker, Pizza Express

Campaign 12 Jan 2021 05:17

Sky Media has hired OMD Group chief executive Tim Pearson as its new managing director, replacing John Litster. In his new role, Pearson will run Sky Media’s UK operations and will report to chief business officer Patrick Béhar. Litster will continue working for the business until the end of the year. OMD Group recently appointed separate CEOs for its two agencies, and will not replace Pearson directly. 

Sky Media has also hired Ruth Cartwright, managing partner, delivery at Dentsu Aegis Network, to the role of director of investment. She replaces Duncan Wynn, currently director at Sky Media, who will leave the broadcaster later this year. 

Adam & Eve/DDB has appointed Bukola Garry as its first head of diversity, equality and inclusion. She has joined the agency from Havas, where she had been diversity and inclusion manager since 2018.

Former Ford and Airbnb marketer Musa Tariq has joined fundraising platform GoFundMe as chief marketing officer. Tariq has held a series of advisory roles since last August when he left Airbnb, where he had been global head of marketing for Airbnb experiences since 2018. Before that, he spent just over a year as chief brand officer at Ford. Tariq, who is British, has also held senior marketing roles at Burberry, Nike and Apple.

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