Industry Moves: Publicis Modem CEO, Condé Nast Social, Endemol Head, Brands4friends


Publicis Modem: Jean-Philippe Maheu is been named the CEO of Publicis Modem, the advertising giant’s interactive marketing services division. He was previously chief digital officer for Ogilvy & Mather North America, and had also been CEO of Razorfish, where he led the company through an IPO and eventual sale to Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT). (via

Condé Nast: No, this is not the publisher’s foray into political lobbying; this the UK operations of its new media division. It has appointed Louise Howells to the post of social media strategist, a new role for the company. She will initially be working more on projects with Glamour and GQ because these titles apparently have “more affinity” with social media. Other sites under her command include and (via Marketing Week.)

Endemol: Nick Mather is the production company’s new head of entertainment, where he will oversee developing new programming across digital and TV platforms. Mather had been deputy creative director for the company where he had devised the formats for The Whole 19 Yards and 101 Ways To Leave A Game Show. He will continue to report to Endemol’s UK creative director Richard Osman. (via Broadcast.)

Brands4friends: The German shopping club has appointed Olivier Schuepbach as its director of international and corporate development to help the company with its expansion strategy. He comes from VC firm Wellington Partners. Brands4friends last week bought UK shopping club Secret Sales for what is thought to be a multi-million pound deal. (Release.)

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