1) Colin Byrne leaves Weber
Weber Shandwick EMEA CEO Colin Byrne hasn't actually left the agency just yet - but he announced this year that he was stepping down. An internal hire, Tim Sutton was later named as the man to succeed him, while London MD Rachel Friend has been made UK CEO.
2) Wilkinson champions Premier League
Chelsea FC may no longer be top of the Premier League, but its off-pitch alumna Emma Wilkinson is now at the top of its comms operation, after succeeding long-serving Dan Johnson.
3) Deliveroo gets Osborne aide
From one high-profile job to another - Thea Rogers was chief of staff at HM Treasury and an aide to George Osborne for many years before joining Deliveroo in January.
4) Whetstone signs up to Facebook
Our next top recruit worked for Osborne's ally David Cameron, albeit further in the past. Rachel Whetstone worked alongside the future (and now past) PM at Carlton TV, and this year took a top comms role at Facebook, following two years at Uber. She has also worked for Google.
5) Gibb succeeds Perrior in Number 10
6) Freud picks Brady
7) Day-rise at Burson
Following a series of changes at the top of Burson-Marsteller starting in December 2016, which included Ramiro Prudencio moving to London to become EMEA CEO, public affairs specialist Stephen Day became UK CEO of the agency in July - coincidentally the same month that Brady got his promotion.
8) Robertson takes Ketchum reins
The final part in a hat-trick of promotions to CEO is the upping of Jo-ann Robertson to the top job at Ketchum London, with incumbent Denise Kaufmann returning to the US with the Omnicom-owned firm.
9) Police pick up Helm
James Helm, meanwhile, left fellow Omnicom agency Portland to take up the high-profile top comms role at the Metropolitan Police.
10) Tighe promoted at Home Office
One man likely to work closely with Helm is Andy Tighe, whose promotion to comms director at the Home Office was confirmed in November.
11) Hicks-it at Sky
After a little under two years in the role, Catherine Hicks has stepped down from her role as group corporate affairs director at Sky, with a successor due to be named shortly.
12) Reilly move at Sainsbury's
Rebecca Reilly has taken on the top comms job at Sainsbury's after Louise Evans' redundancy - although her role is less senior than Evans' position.
13) Marshall Manson moves on
Of course, there were plenty more people moving and shaking this year. Additional top people moves stories include Guto Harri leaving Liberty, the departure of David Wright from Porta and a resulting senior reshuffle at the group, an overhaul of the top tier at Chime, the departure of beleagured airline United's comms boss, two new hires to NHS England; Times journo James Lyons and the London Ambulance Services' Anna Macarthur, and of course a raft of Bell Pottinger leavers – to Pagefield and elsewhere.