– NI appoints digital business director: Tiscali commercial and media director Alex Hole is moving over to News International where he has been recently appointed to head up its recently consolidated digital trading business. Hole, who spent seven years at Tiscali, starts on November 1 and is charged with developing the digital businesses, reports mad.co.uk.
— Babelgum signs GM/publisher: Indie film vet Karol Martesko-Fenster has signed on as GM and publisher, according to Variety. Responsible for increasing acquisitions and partnerships, he’ll also manage the company’s online film festival and expand programming. Martesko-Fenster previously co-founded and served as publisher for indieWire and Filmmaker magazine.
— AdLink UK MD leaving: AdLink UK MD Nicky Iapino, UK MD at AdLink, is quitting the ad and affiliate network operator to start up a new entrant to the market, reports NMA.co.uk. She leaves AdLink, where she launched its affilinet business three years ago, at the end of the year.