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Priscila Stanton is the new Director of Marketing at Ready Pack Foods, the marketer of signature healthy salad blends, snacks, single-serve salads and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables. Previously Stanton worked as Senior Marketing Manager, International Brands at Nestlé USA, where she mostly targeted Hispanic moms and Millennnials.
Gurbaksh Chahal has handed over his CEO role at Gravity4 to his sister, Kamal Kaur, after a judge found last week that he violated his domestic violence probation. Techcrunch reports. Chahal has been removed from Gravity4’s leadership page and replaced by Kaur, who is currently listed as CEO of the company. Kaur previously held leadership roles at Chahal’s other companies, including RadiumOne, where she worked as VP of mobile.
Organizational changes at Time Inc.
The leadership at Time Inc made several major announcements including the abolition of publisher titles as well as a new editorial and ad sales structure. Multicultural properties People en español and Essence were also impacted.
Telemundo announced the appointment of Lia Silkworth to Senior Vice President of Insights and Consumer Development. In her role, she will develop and lead the programming and consumer research departments for Telemundo Network, NBC UNIVERSO and its digital properties. Silkworth will report to Luis Silberwasser, President of Telemundo Network and NBC UNIVERSO cable channel.Silkworth will be responsible for synthesizing insights from quantitative and qualitative data in order to provide expert guidance on brand performance, multi-platform viewing, and other key business goals. In addition, she will be charged with the development of progressive research strategies to advance the long range business vision and strategy of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.Silkworth joins Telemundo from Starcom Mediavest Group (SMG).
Telemundo announced the promotion of Eduardo Suñol to Vice President, Telemundo News Digital. He will report to Luis Fernandez, Executive Vice President, News, Telemundo. In this role, Suñol will be responsible for growing the Telemundo News digital operation and increasing integration between the Telemundo News division and its digital team. Suñol also lead the team that built the Telemundo News app. Suñol joined Telemundo from ABC World News.
Entravision Communications Corporation, a diversified media company serving U.S. Latinos, announced the appointment of Michael Holderle to Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions (VP-IMS), McAllen, Texas, effective immediately.Michael Holderle will be responsible for selling Entravision’s media and marketing solutions across the company’s television, radio, digital and event properties in the McAllen market, as well as driving client-based marketing campaign initiatives based on analyses of regional audiences. He will work with both the national and local sales teams to grow Entravision’s market share and leverage the company’s reach to provide advertisers the ability to effectively engage U.S. Latinos across acculturation levels. Holderle will report directly to Angela Navarrete, Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions (EVP-IMS), McAllen.Holderle is a seasoned media executive, with over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, and most recently served as a Director of Sales for Foster Communications in their San Angelo, TX office.
IPG Mediabrands announced has named Mat Baxter Global Chief Executive Officer of Initiative, effective immediately.
Jim Elms, who until now served as Global Chief Executive Officer of the group, will become Chairman of Initiative and assume new responsibilities as Managing Director of Interpublic.
As Chairman of Initiative, Jim Elms will continue to report to Henry Tajer. For his new responsibilities with IPG, Jim will also report to Philippe Krakowsky, Chief Strategy and Talent Officer at IPG and Chairman of IPG Mediabrands.
Interpublic Group will restructure executive leadership at its’ integrated marketing agency Golin to a CEO team structure rather than being headed up by a single CEO:
Fred Cook, previously chairman and CEO, will keep his CEO title but will become part of a four member CEO group that will also include Jonathan Hughes, Matt Neale and Gary Rudnick.
Hughes will be CEO in charge of Golin's international business.
Neale will be CEO overseeing vision.
While Rudnick will oversee operations.
The new structure will begin on Jan. 1.
Taylor Wynne and Abe Snyder have joined agency Grey San Francisco as group media directors. Wynne was most recently VP, media director at Havas Media San Francisco, while Snyder was a marketing consultant at Blink, Inc.
GoupM Global has promoted John Montgomery executive VP, brand safety. He has most recently been North America chairman of GroupM Connect and is also chairman of the 4As Media Leadership Council and cochair of the anti-piracy initiative for the Trustworthy Accountability Group. Montgomery will report to Rob Norman, GroupM's global chief digital officer.