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Talent Tracker: Immediate Media Co, isobel, ramarketing and more

Immediate Media Co, owner and publisher some of the UK’s biggest multi-platform media brands, including Radio Times and BBC Good Food, has appointed Christina Hawley to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer. Hawley will have overall responsibility of driving new and existing revenue opportunities across Immediate’s Advertising and Subscriptions functions, alongside Immediate Live, its live events business, as well as ecommerce, affiliates, audience development, marketing and strategic partnerships activities. Hawley is an experienced senior cross-functional strategic commercial leader, previously working across retail, e-commerce and consumer goods. Before joining Immediate, Hawley was CCO of Ocado, with responsibility for buying, commercial strategy, monetization and data. Prior to this, Hawley was Associate Partner in the Digital Practice at McKinsey, building and delivering digital and product strategies. Her other roles include Head of Strategy at Marks & Spencer and Managing Director of Pan-African technology and digital marketplace company, Jumia, with responsibility for commercial and logistics teams across six countries. 

Independent creative agency isobel has made two new hires, across brand strategy and social. James Appleby joins isobel as Strategy Director, working across the agency’s roster of clients. Appleby has previously worked at McCann and Grey and has a background in psychology and neuroscience. He’s worked with brands such as Microsoft & Xbox, HSBC, Sensodyne, and Mastercard. Adil Rahman joins the agency as a social creative, with a specific focus on TikTok content. Rahman previously worked as a Content Producer at Beautiful Digital Media, working with music artists and sports personalities, including Raheem Sterling, JLS, and Liam Payne. The two hires are key to isobel’s positioning as a strategy first agency, and their rapidly growing and current social and content unit. 

Specialist life sciences marketing agency, ramarketing, is proud to announce the addition of a highly esteemed professional to its team. Joao Incio, a Harvard-trained scientist with extensive experience in the international biomedical sector, has been appointed to a newly created position as the Bio Sector Lead. This strategic role will bolster the agency’s expertise in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, further enhancing its support to companies operating in the global life sciences space. With a Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine and Oncology and a background as a former doctor, Incio brings invaluable insights into the complex world of pharmaceutical and biotech marketing. Moreover, his recent experience in the commercial life sciences sector as Associate Medical Director for a global biotech company has given him a unique perspective on advancing science for the betterment of patient care.

Daemon, a UK-based digital transformation consultancy with a vision to use technology to make the world a better place, has announced that it has appointed Peter Ironside as Chief of Markets. In this position, Ironside will be responsible for continuing to grow the business in line with its ambitious plans to scale up its operations, both in the UK and internationally. Ironside spent eight years at KPMG as a Director, before moving onto a Managing Partner role at Gartner for three years. At Gartner, one of Ironside’s main focus areas was to increase collaboration between Gartner Consulting and Research, developing new approaches to strategic account relationship building and partnering. Ironside also devoted time in people, recruitment and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives. 

Plentific, global proptech leader, has announced the appointment of Meyer Prinsloo as Global Vice President of Marketing, bringing over 20 years of experience in marketing, but more specifically, brand, lead generation, product, digital, e-commerce and research. Prinsloo has a strong background in technology, software and SaaS industries, where he has worked for industry leaders such as Essensys, Fourth and Gartner. Prinsloo has a proven track record of cultivating a commercial outlook that has excelled his team of marketers to drive impact while furthering their careers, developing leadership skills and strengthening their business acumen. He is focused on elevating the marketing function to become a valuable revenue partner while ensuring customer value remains at the core of the business purpose and vision, reinforcing operational integrity.