Top five career moves in marketing in 2009

Mark Lund
Mark Lund

LONDON - Mark Lund and Gill Barr are among the major players who changed jobs in the marketing industry in 2009.

1 Andy Duncan

Duncan's departure from Channel 4 was undoubtedly the most highly anticipated move of the year. The former Unilever spreads and cooking products director (he was sometimes unkindly dubbed 'the margarine man' by critics) turned C4 chief executive was a welcome poster-boy for marketers aiming for the top.

2 Jeremy Schwartz

Schwartz was appointed as chief marketing officer of News International in January, only to leave the company after eight months in the role.

3 Mark Lund

Lund, the chief executive and 'L' in the name of ad agency DLKW, was appointed chief executive of the COI in February. He took over the reins from industry veteran Alan Bishop, who left the government marketing body to join the Southbank Centre.

4 Gill Barr

Barr, the marketing director of John Lewis, was made redundant in March as part of the retailer's paring of its management board. She left the affable Craig Inglis as the most senior marketer at the department store group.

5 Nigel Gilbert

In October, Gilbert, marketing director at Lloyds Banking Group, announced plans to leave the company at the end of the year. He was the marketer responsible for the bank's successful 'For the journey' marketing strategy.

 

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