Facebook’s chief technology officer, Bret Taylor, is leaving the newly public company to launch an unnamed start-up with Google App Engine founder Kevin Gibbs.
British Airways has painted a huge image of British Olympic heptathlete Jessica Ennis under the Heathrow flight path to remind overseas athletes of Team GB’s home advantage.
Nearly double the number of people are following sport via social media while satellite or cable viewing has witnessed a year-on-year fall in consumption levels, according to a report by digital sports agency Perform into sports consumption.
The Wimbledon queue, famous for being long and good humoured, is to get an overhaul by sponsors showcasing their brands in the new tennis village.
Harvey Nichols’ controversial press campaign featuring models who have wet themselves has been run in the Metro and The Times without the offending wet patch.
Grey London has poached DDB UK’s Lucy Jameson as its chief strategy officer just three weeks after DDB’s merger with Adam & Eve.
Sly Bailey exits Trinity Mirror six months early.
Manning Gottlieb OMD has appointed OMD UK’s strategy director Hayley Spence as its first head of search, following the promotion of Mark Mitchell.
MEC hires Unilever marketer Caroline Banquet.
OLD MUTUAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
The insurer named Paul Feeney chief executive of its wealth management business. Feeney, who is currently chief executive of Old Mutual’s long term savings asset management business, joined the firm this year. He will take up his new role on Aug. 1. He has previously worked with BNY Mellon Asset Management, Gartmore, NatWest Investments and Coutts Group.