BBC’s director of communications, Ed Williams, will be leaving the news organization to join Edelman as CEO of the firm’s U.K. business. Williams will step down from his post in October; his first day with Edelman will be October 31. He will report to the EMEA CEO, Robert Phillips, and become part of the company’s EMEA leadership team. He joined the BBC in 2008 and has previously worked with Reuters and Brunswick.
Shira Zackai has joined M Booth as broadcast director. She’ll be handling media engagement across the agency’s accounts, reporting to the media director, Martha Cid. She has previously worked with Steinreich Communications, Hill & Knowlton, and with asset management firm Alliance Bernstein.