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LUNA United, the modern content production agency within the communications group UNITED COLLECTIVE, announced that Adrian Castagna has joined as Head of Integrated Production. In this role, Castagna will propel in-house production to create content with cutting-edge design in response to the needs of today’s client and cultural demands.
Nancy Dubuc has been named CEO of Vice Media. Vice co-founder Shane Smith will take a new role as executive chairman. The news was announced a day after Dubuc stepped down from her position at A+E Networks.
Walt Disney Co. is reorganizing to create a direct-to-consumer and international unit. Kevin Mayer, Disney’s chief strategy officer since 2015, was named chairman of the new unit. The reorganization leaves Disney with four segments. In addition to the new unit, there are Media Networks; Studio Entertainment and a segment that combines Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products.
MediaCom has promoted Kate Rowlinson to new managing director, Worldwide Hubs. She was previously joint managing director of EMEA.
BBC has named Kerris Bright as chief customer officer. In this newly-created role, she’ll be responsible for developing a “closer, more personal relationship” between the organization and consumers, namely license fee payers and those signing in to BBC services, the corporation said.
Jesús Chávez has been promoted from SVP of Operations to Chief Operating Officer at Latino digital media company mitú. Based in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, he reports to CEO Herb Scannell.
Gastón Tourn is the new chief marketing officer of Badoo. He had previously worked at Google for almost 5 years.
Ogilvy Miami has announced the incorporation of two new creatives that will help expand the firm’s reach in the United States Hispanic market. Uriel Sanchez will take the role of Art Creative Director and Carlos Cervantes Perk will be Copy Creative Director. Both creatives have experience working at Ogilvy Mexico.
J. Walter Thompson Co. has announced it is eliminating the position of worldwide chief creative officer. Matt Eastwood, who has held that position since July 2014, will leave to “pursue other interests.”
Dawn Hudson announced plans to step down from her role as chief marketing officer of the National Football League.