Changing Places: Juan Chouza, Liz Sarachek Blacker, Emilia Peña, Luciano Islas, Rafael Ramirez, Troy Ruhanen…
People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.
Juan Chouza is DynAdmic’s new Digital Sales Manager. He will be helping to lead the US market expansion (both general and U.S. Hispanic market). DynAdmic is an European digital video advertising marketplace that uses an exclusive targeting concept based on video content recognition technology.The company works with clients such as BMW, Nespresso, Pepsi, Audi and Warner Brothersamong others.It has offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil and France.
Liz Sarachek Blacker, who has served as Chief Revenue Officer for Terra for more than three years is leaving the company to join Clear Channel Media and Entertainment as Executive Vice President of Hispanic Strategy and Sales, effective August 4, 2014.She will focus on driving revenue in the category, working with multi-cultural agencies to create custom campaigns that reach Hispanic community. Blacker will also work closely with Clear Channel's National Programming Platforms team to create products, content and live events that focus on engaging and monetizing the Hispanic audience.
Emilia Peña has been named director of sales of Terra. Peña has more than 18 years of experience and has previously worked for MTV, A&E, USA Networks and Telemundo. She will be in charge of commercial opportunities for Terra at the pan-regional level, including U.S. Hispanics and Latin America, from Miami.
Luciano Islas joins Terra as Senior Programmatic Sales Manager in the U.S. for which he is moving to Miami after managing this unit remotely from Mexico City.
Jose Albuquerque is also joining Terra´s programmatic team after working at Terra Brazil.
Agency iNSPIRE! has announced the hire of Rafael Ramirez as Chief Creative Officer. Ramirez, an industry veteran, joins the firm from Conill Saatchi & Saatchi Miami, where he was Vice President, Creative Director responsible for the agency's roster of creative for Pampers, Crest, Tide, Aflac, Abbott, among others.
Troy Ruhanen has been named TBWA Worldwide’s new president-CEO. He will succeed Tom Carroll, who was named chairman of TBWA Group. Ruhanen had been an executive at TBWA parent Omnicom Group. Ruhanen was appointed for the Omnicom role last October. Prior to his role, Ruhanen was chairman-CEO of the Americas for BBDO. He joined BBDO from Leo Burnett in 2004.
Pam El has been appointed chief marketing officer for The National Basketball Association .She will report directly to NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum and oversee the league's global marketing operation, directing brand development, overall marketing and advertising for the NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League. She will start work on Aug. 18.
After 16 years, Jacqueline Ortiz is leaving San Antonio’s WOAI-KABB.She stopped reporting on June 25, but continues to co-anchor the weekend newscasts until July 13.Ortiz joined the station in July of 1998.Prior to this, she worked as an anchor/reporter at KXII in Sherman. She began her career at the ABC Affiliate in Waco.
Gregory M. Resh has been promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President, Finance in the Hispanic Enterprises and Content unit of NBCUniversal, to be effective immediately. Based in Miami, he will report to Marlene Dooner, EVP, Hispanic Enterprises and Content.Resh will oversee all finance, accounting and financial planning and analysis functions for the Telemundo network, studios, international division and the cable channel mun2. Resh joined NBCUniversal in May 2012.Prior to this, he was Director of Finance in Comcast Corporation.
Danny Martínez returns to broadcast news as assignment editor at Telemundo’s KVDA-60 in San Antonio after one year. He was previously assistant news director at KTLM, the Telemundo station in McAllen and also worked as assistant news director for the now defunct 24-hour cable News 9 San Antonio.
PointRoll, an Ad tech firm, has appointed Hal Trencher senior vice president sales. In his new role, he will oversee Gannett-owned company ´s 50-person sales organization, charged with expanding its business in emerging areas like video and mobile.He most recently served as senior vice president of national sales from music video site Vevo. Before that, he was director of sales for consumer-packaged goods and entertainment at AOL.
Laura Desmond, global chief executive officer of Starcom MediaVest Group, has been promoted to chair of the board of directors of the Advertising Council. She will serve through June 2015 and succeed Debra Lee, chairman & CEO of BET Networks. David Kenny, CEO of The Weather Company was selected vice chairman of media.
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