Peoples moves at MCM Central, Brighton Festival and more…

MCM Central


Gital Tete has been appointed chief operating officer of MCM Central, the firm behind MCM London Comic Con and other pop culture shows across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. Tete officially takes up the position on 1 January 2017.

“I did not have to think long before I accepted this challenge,” said Tete. “MCM Central is courageous, competent and has an unusually clear drive to create something new. I am looking forward to developing and expanding MCM’s modern pop culture portfolio, as well as some other really interesting opportunities.”

Brighton Festival


Brighton Festival has announced that musician, poet, playwright and novelist Kate Tempest will be its guest director for the 2017 event.

At 31, Tempest is the youngest guest director to date, taking the mantle from artist and musician Laurie Anderson, who led the 50th Brighton Festival this year. Previous guest directors include Anish Kapoor (2009), Brian Eno (2010) and Aung San Suu Kyi (2011).

“Kate Tempest is uniquely positioned to fulfill the guest director role,” said CEO Andrew Comben. “Her seemingly limiless creativity has led to a body of work that straddles an extraordinary array of art forms and has earned her fans of all ages and from all walks of life. 



Slido has appointed Juraj Holub to the newly created role of US marketing director. Holub will be based in the recently opened New York office, and he will focus on building Slido’s user community and presence within the US.

“Juraj has been instrumental on our journey so far and his presence in the US will be a tremendous boost to our business there,” said CEO Peter Komornik. “Our expansion to the US has made a great impact on Slido and we’re excited to strengthen our US team in order to accelerate our growth in the region.”


Mark McGauchrane and Mike Donoghue have joined mclcreate as head of engagement and senior business development officer, respectively. The appointments are part of the agency’s move to offices in Edinburgh, which itself has been done to accommodate the agency’s growth.

“Scotland is a key location for us,” said managing director Tim Spencer. “As our company grows, it is vital that we invest in our Scottish operation, a significant area of business for our company.”