Movers and Groovers : Market Link, Rachael Everton ,Trish Kennedy, Rdio, Iain Morris, Rod Cousens, Jagex Games Studio, MMORPG

Rachael Everton and Trish Kennedy Join the Team at Market Link

Worcester-based full-service marketing agency, Market Link, has recruited two new members of staff to its successful team. 

Both step into marketing roles, helping the company to build its own profile and offer additional social media services to clients.

Rachael Everton has taken on the role of Marketing Executive and brings a strong skill set to Market Link, having over 14 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. 

Trish previously worked in a similar role for a marketing company based in Birmingham. Outside of work Trish volunteers for charity group, Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer, helping with their social media activity and also fundraising at events.

“We welcome both Rachael and Trish to the team here at Market Link, which is now 18-strong”, says Steve Hynds. “They’ve both got off to a flying start and we hope they will have long and successful careers with us.”

Established in 1981, Market Link is a full service agency offering advertising, design, direct marketing, sales promotion, social media and public relations services.

Rdio, a leading global music streaming service available in 85 countries and territories, announces the appointment of Iain Morris as Vice President of Global Music Publishing, effective today.

In his new role, Morris will be responsible for leading all discussions and negotiations with music publishers and collection societies. Morris will report directly to Jim Rondinelli, SVP, Head of Content Licensing and Catalog at Rdio.

“Iain Morris is one of the most respected and digital-savvy executives in the music publishing industry, and I am delighted that he has chosen to join us at Rdio,” said Rondinelli. “Some of the most challenging issues facing the music industry today revolve around striking a fair and equitable balance between songwriters, publishers, performing rights societies and streaming music services. Iain uniquely understands the needs of all of the stakeholders seeking to create a sustainable business model for the future of the music industry. I’m excited for what we will be able to accomplish together as we expand the company’s global presence.”

“I am passionate about Rdio’s best-in-class product and am thrilled to have the opportunity to help the company continue its international growth,” said Morris. “I look forward to expanding upon Rdio’s position as a global leader in music streaming while partnering with publishers and collection societies to move the industry forward.”

Prior to joining Rdio, Morris was Head of Digital, EMEA at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, leading the company’s licensure discussions with EU and global streaming music services.

Jagex Games Studio, creators and custodians of the fantasy MMORPG, RuneScape, today announced the appointment of Rod Cousens to the position of CEO.

Throughout an illustrious career within the UK video games industry, Rod has presided over the likes of Activison, Acclaim and, most recently, Codemasters. 

Now, in this latest role, he brings his experience, insight and acumen to Jagex as it enters a new chapter of business.

Rod will oversee the company during a period of expansion in which the studio’s flagship title branches out into the collectable card game genre via the recently announced Chronicle: RuneScape Legends. Meanwhile the tactical online shooter, Block N Load, will bring its strategic combination of construction and marksmanship to the world on 30th April 2015. Away from the public domain, an additional number of games are currently moving through development towards announcement.

The current executive team, who have been managing the company since the end of 2014, will now report into Rod.

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