LONDON—Weber Shandwick has hired Danny Whatmough to oversee digital within the firm's consumer marketing practice in EMEA and the UK.

Whatmough joins Weber Shandwick after spending 18 months as associate digital director at Ketchum. His arrival at the IPG agency follows the hire of digital specialist Murray Cox to lead the firm's Mediaco practice.

Both appointments come after Weber Shandwick EMEA lost its two senior digital executives — James Warren and Fiona Battle — last year. Warren has since resurfaced as EMEA head of digital at MSLGroup, while Battle has joined Ingenuity as client services and operations director.

Whatmough will report to Weber Shandwick EMEA consumer marketing chair Rachel Friend, said EMEA CEO Colin Byrne. 

"Whatmough brings a wealth of experience working across a variety of FMCG brands and is an active member of the PRCA digital group and PRCA Council,” added Byrne.

Prior to joining Ketchum, Whatmough spent six years with tech PR firm EML Wildfire, rising to the role of digital strategies director. He also chairs the PRCA's digital group, which will release its 2014 Digital PR Report next month.