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ab45d8c9ccaab24b_orgTelemundo 40 Río Grande Valley / KTLM announced that Adolfo Muñíz has been named Video Journalist for Noticias Telemundo 40, which airs weekdays at 4 PM, 4:30 PM, 5 PM and 10 PM. Muñíz joins a dynamic team of reporters to provide the latest local breaking news and up-to-the-minute information about the issues that affect Spanish-speaking viewers in the Río Grande Valley. Muñíz will make his on-air debut in early April.Muñíz joins Telemundo 40 after working as a reporter at KINT Univision 26 El Paso.





PYXdH08v_400x400Mazda North American Operations announced the addition of Tim Olson to its public relations team as Program Manager, Public Relations.Olson comes to MNAO from the Powersports industry, where he spent the last decade as the public relations manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor of America. Prior to that, he spent a decade working in the editorial space as managing editor for one of the most prominent motorcycle magazines.In his new position, Olson is responsible for managing day-to-day PR activities and storytelling related to product, corporate, lifestyle and motorsports communications. He will report directly to Eric Booth, Senior Manager, Public Relations, and will be based out of MNAO’s corporate headquarters in Irvine, Calif.  Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 600 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.


descargaRepublica, an independent marketing and communications agency, announced the appointment of Melissa Bartolini as head of strategy, and Fredda Rodriguez as director of channel strategy, new executive positions that aim to reinforce the agency’s brand strategy, media, and analytics practices.

MelissaBartoliniMelissa Bartolini brings 15 years experience as a brand strategist to the firm. Prior to joining Republica, she was director of account planning at Razorfish, where she led the consumer and brand insight development for key clients including AT&T, Bridgestone Tires, Burt’s Bees, and Carnival Cruise Lines. Before Razorfish, Bartolini was a senior brand planner for McCann Worldgroup, developing branding and communications campaigns for national and global brands including Coca-Cola, MasterCard Latin America and The Island of Aruba.

FreddaRodriguezFredda Rodriguez brings more than ten years experience in digital marketing and media. She joins Republica from OMD where she served as a digital account director, building media strategies for brands such as Intel, Cisco, Bridgestone and Activision, and managing award-winning campaigns in programmatic and first-in-market paid social media. Previously, Rodriguez managed U.S. multicultural and Latin American media strategies for several agencies, including Y&R Bravo, Alma, and Starcom, serving clients such as State Farm, The Clorox Company, ESPN, AT&T, Avon, and Payless.

Anomaly Los Angeles  announced the final additions to its leadersPaco & Beto_small.jpghip team with two new Executive Creative Directors & Partners – Paco Conde & Beto Fernandez.  Paco & Beto join Anomaly LA’s Chief Strategy Officer, Aisea Laungaue and Managing Director Jiah Choi to lead the newest Anomaly office, which opened its doors in Venice last April. The office got off to a flying start rapidly hiring 30 staff, gaining several new business wins including the appointment by The Coca Cola Company to manage Diet Coke and also launched two highly visible global campaigns for Beats.Paco & Beto – an art director and a copywriter. A Brazilian and a Spaniard, began their partnership as ECDs at Ogilvy Brazil.




NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced it has named Beau Ferrari to Executive Vice President of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. Ferrari previously served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development for Univision Communications Inc. He will be based in Miami and will report to Cesar Conde, Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.In this role, Ferrari will oversee finance, operations, corporate strategy and development to manage growth and profitability for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.Ferrari held various senior leadership and operating roles during his eight years at Univision Communications. Prior to Ferrari joining Univision Communications, he was co-founder and partner at Royal Palm Capital Partners.




descarga (10)Dave Watson has been promoted to president and CEO of Comcast Cable. He succeeds Neil Smit, who was elevated to vice chairman of Comcast Corp. Watson has been chief operating officer of Comcast Cable since 2010 and has held several executive positions at Comcast since joining the company in 1991.





descarga (9)Jeff Jones is leaving his post as president of Uber after less than a year.  He was previously chief marketing officer at retail chain Target.








descarga (8)72andSunny has promoted Jenny Campbell to managing director of its Los Angeles office. Her responsibilities include overseeing the agency’s growth through new business initiatives and management of its existing client relationships. She replaces Chris Kay who was recently promoted to partner and now has an international remit at the agency.Campbell originally joined the agency in August to run HECHO EN 72, the maker lab and production studio located inside the MDC Partners-owned agency.



bobBob Rupczynski has joined McDonald’s  Global VP-media and customer relationship management.Rupczynski joins McDonald’s from Mondelez International Inc., where he was VP-head of global media and digital.Mr. Rupczynski reports to McDonald’s Exec VP and Global Chief Marketing Officer Silvia Lagnado. McDonald’s said he will work on accelerating the company’s push to “target, personalize and optimize its marketing effort.”



descarga (6)Marcos de Quinto is leaving his position as global chief marketing officer of Coca-Cola. He has held the post since Jan. 2015 and joined the Coke marketing department in 1982. De Quinto will not be replaced, however, Coke is restructuring by consolidating its marketing, customer and commercial leadership strategy into one function to be led by newly named chief growth officer Francisco Crespo, according to an Ad Age report. Crespo has been with Coke for 28 years and is currently president of the company’s Mexico operations.