AKQA Chief Creative Officer James Hilton is leaving the WPP digital agency giant...

by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

AKQA Chief Creative Officer James Hilton is leaving the WPP digital agency giant he co-founded 20 years ago to start his own design firm in London.
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MediaCom has promoted Kate Rowlinson, the new-business and marketing director for EMEA, and Costin Mihaila, the chief executive for Central and Eastern Europe, to joint managing directors for EMEA. Read more: http://goo.gl/8OJVB7

Rooney Carruthers, the co-founder of VCCP, is joining Enter as the creative partner. He replaces Paul Shearer, who is leaving the business.
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Momentum Worldwide, part of Interpublic’s McCann Worldgroup, has appointed Matthew Gidley as its new Managing Director for the agency’s Chicago office. Most recently Director of Insight & Strategy at Momentum UK in London, Gidley—already a member of the agency’s Executive Leadership team—is charged with the growth of the Chicago office, and with ultimate oversight of partnerships with leading brands including the U.S. Army, Mondelez International, United Airlines, among other clients. Gidley will report directly to EVP Regional Director, North America Donnalyn Smith and will begin his new position in January. Gidley has been with Momentum since 2009.