CHANGING PLACES: Christine Abramo, John Schnatter, Patrick Scissons…

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Christine Abramo has been named Senior Director National Multicultural Partnerships at POPSUGAR. Abramo will launch POPSUGAR's Multicultural division and handle Multicultural partnerships. Previously in her career, Abramo worked at companies including FLUVIP and Evolve Media.





John Schnatter has stepped down as CEO of Papa John’s. Though reasons were not disclosed, sources agree it had to do with his criticism of NFL anthem protesters. COO Steve Ritchie has filled the position, while Schnatter remains as board chairman.





Patrick Scissons has left the position of CCO at global advertising agency KBS. According to AdAge, 2017 was a tumultuous year for KBS, after the departures of Global Strategy Officer Jonah Bloom, Global Chief Technology Officer Matt Powell and President Katie Klumper.




Twitter has promoted head of US agency development Stephanie Prager to head of global agency development. She will manage all partnerships with global holding groups and oversee the platform’s teams of global leads. Her main focus will be helping agencies and brands tackle their major concerns, and boosting collaborations between brands.







Winnie Lerner has been appointed North America managing partner at Finsbury. She will coordinate the firm’s U.S. practices and accelerate the expansion of its capital markets practice.






Adrián Carrasquillo, BuzzFeed’s White House correspondant, has been fired after sending disrespectful messages to female colleagues. He had been working for BuzzFeed since 2013.




Vice Media Inc. suspended President Andrew Creighton and Chief Digital Officer Mike Germano in order to investigate harrasment claims against them.





The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has acquired the Word-Of-Mouth Marketing Association, led by Spike Jones, in order to expand on professional development services, conferences, awards and webinars to incorporate WOMMA’s word-of-mouth and social media expertise.






SoftNAS, Inc., a leading cloud data platform company, has announced the addition of John-Marc Clark as Vice President of Marketing. He will be in charge of SoftNAS corporate, product, digital and alliance marketing strategy and execution.






Celeste Martorana @celesmartorana

Celeste joined Portada’s team in 2014. Since then, she has been working as an editor for Portada’s English-language website and compiling information for Portada’s Databases.


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