Sony Europe’s sales and marketing teams are entering consultation from today as the company prepares to cut 1,000 jobs as part of plans to lose 15% of its workforce in the region.
HomeServe, the home insurance and repairs company, has been fined £750,000 by Ofcom for making excessive silent and abandoned calls to UK consumers.
Matt Bandy, a former digital strategist at Mindshare, has launched a social-business networking site called Getlunched, aimed squarely at the media and marketing communities.
Outdoor media company BlowUp Media has appointed Aimee McKay to the newly created role of sales director.
Amscreen, the digital media owner, has appointed Jamie Lindsay as its managing director.
WPP’s GroupM has appointed veteran international media agency executive Mike Tunicliffe to the newly created role of chief growth officer.
Mail Newspapers’ client sales manager Lindsey Spagnol is leaving to join travel firm TUI, while the paper has promoted executive Nick Stevens to the role of agency sales manager.
Adap.tv, the video ad exchange, has hired Lewis Sherlock from WPP trading desk Xaxis as director of strategic planning for EMEA.
Nestle has agreed to buy Pfizer’s baby food division for $11.85bn, increasing its hold on the Chinese market and boosting its dominance over French rival Danone.
Muller Dairy has appointed Michael Inpong as its marketing director to lead the brand’s £30m marketing programme across its yoghurt portfolio, effective 30 April.
The rating agency appointed its lead independent director Henry McKinnell Jr as chairman of the board and elected Chief Executive Raymond McDaniel, Jr, to the newly created position of president.
The mortgage company appointed Robert Crowl as executive vice president effective April 26. Crowl will also assume the role of chief financial officer after the company reports its first quarter results. He joins from Sun Bancorp Inc.
Moscow’s oldest brokerage, which was bought by Sberbank in early 2011, appointed Anatoly Popov as head of the company’s retail business. Popov joined Sberbank in May 2011 from Vimpelcom where he headed the company’s Kazakh operations.
RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT
The division of the Royal Bank of Canada , added five advisers from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney on Thursday in its latest big hire out of the largest U.S. brokerage.