Facebook’s dominance of UK visits to social networking sites is getting diluted as the category diversifies, while YouTube is experiencing steep growth, according to new data from Experian Hitwise.
RBS Insurance has appointed British Gas commercial director Rick Vlemmiks to head up its newly formed centralised marketing structure, as it prepares for a sell-off by RBS Group.
Condé Nast has promoted Albert Read to the newly created role of deputy managing director at Condé Nast Britain.
Dale Simmons, group director at Aegis’ data and research arm Aevolve, has joined the7stars as the independent agency’s director of data.
Bauer Media has appointed Immediate Media’s Clare Chamberlain to lead its 100-strong ad team as sales director across the publisher’s print and digital operations.
ITV has made three new marketing appointments, bringing in marketers from Sainsbury’s, The Times and BBC Worldwide to lead its media planning and commercial and ITV Studios marketing divisions.
Microsoft has appointed Donna Hindson to the newly created role of director of trade marketing for its UK advertising and online division, following a period of restructuring at the company.
Digital agency Steak has appointed Charly Dove as its new marketing and new business director.
The Newspaper Marketing Agency, the trade body that represents the interests of the UK’s national newspapers, has appointed Rufus Olins, the former chief executive of Warc, as its chief executive.
ING INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
The asset manager appointed Christian Paris as the acting managing director of its French unit. Paris was previously with HSBC Global Asset Management.
FIDELITY WORLDWIDE INVESTMENT
The company appointed Jackson Lee as chief representative of the Beijing Representative Office, responsible for coordinating the company’s overall China strategy. Lee had joined Fidelity in March 2010 as director, business strategy and planning.
BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP
The world’s largest custody bank named Andy Paterson as the president for its wealth management business in the Central Region, including Western Pennsylvania and Ohio.