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descarga (5)Juan Pablo Suarez has been appointed Director of Sales LatAm at Magnetic, a search retargeting company that specializes in reaching consumers with relevant display ads based on their search history. Suarez is based in Miami. Previously Suarez worked as Sales Director at MediaDesk a DSP owned by media ad placement firm U.S. Media Consulting.


9562177204_e38f53fca5_bVICE is setting up a Miami operation that will also act as coordinator for VICE’s U.S. Hispanic youth offerings,  as well as VICE’s existing Latin and South American operations, which currently span from Mexico to Brazil.The new bureau will be responsible for expanding VICE’s roster of channels in the region, and producing hundreds of hours of programming per year, covering the underreported stories and breaking news that matters most to young people. A spokeperson at VICE tells Portada that Dan Perry will be in charge of Sales/Business Development in the Miami office.

descarga (1)Bacardi has opened a new Centers of Excellence that will be headed by Mauricio Vergara, CMO North America and global lead for BACARDÍ® and GREY GOOSE®, based in Hamilton, Bermuda. Mauricio will report to Dolan on global brand decisions and to North America Regional President Pete Carr on regional issues. Since joining Bacardi in 2013, Mauricio has held regional and global marketing and sales leadership roles, driving integration from brand strategy to commercial execution. Mauricio has held a variety of marketing roles at Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, SAB Miller and Brown-Forman. At Brown-Forman, he served as Global Vodka Managing Director.


descarga (6)Travis Johnson, CEO of  mobile agency, Mnet, has been named Global Head of Mobile for IPG Mediabrands, and will be relocating to New York in July to take up the new position.Johnson has been with the Mediabrands family for ten years – holding various digital roles as well as a stint as Commercial Director for Mediabrands Australia and prior that, Managing Director of UM.In his most recent role at the helm of Mnet, he leads a team of 60 professionals across Australia, providing client services ranging from business plan articulation to mobile strategy, development, commerce, deployment, measurement, media and analytics – driving the overall direction and capabilities of the agency to be world class. In his new position, Johnson’s core responsibilities will be to leverage the group’s proprietary technologies and patents – including HARK™ second-screen audio watermarking technology, mobile campaign management platform, content management systems and social integration technologies – in order to grow mobile capabilities in key Mediabrands markets globally. He will be charged with creating a global network of mobile offices to collaborate and create – exporting what has been hugely successful in Australia to the rest of the world.


Rick Zuroweste Partner and CMO Moosylvania (PRNewsFoto/Moosylvania)
Rick Zuroweste Partner and CMO Moosylvania (PRNewsFoto/Moosylvania)

Moosylvania, a national full-service digital marketing agency, has announced the appointment of Rick Zuroweste as Partner/Chief Marketing Officer today.Zuroweste most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer at Dymatize Enterprises, a sports nutrition company in Dallas. Prior to that he held various management, marketing and innovation positions at Dean Foods DSD Dairy Division, Coco-Cola, and Sara Lee. The St. Louis native received his Master’s Degree in Journalism, majoring in Advertising, from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor’s in Journalism, majoring in Advertising, from the University of Kansas.Moosylvania is an independent digital advertising agency recognized for its 50 Top Brands Millennial Ranking report .


descarga (2)NewPoint Media Group, LLC has added Michelle Fleury to The Real Estate Book sales and marketing team as a new Regional Sales Manager. Fleury will work directly with local Independent Distributors to implement integrated multi-media marketing programs for real estate professionals. Fleury brings years of experience in publishing, advertising and sales to the position as a past marketing solutions expert in both the apartment and new home industries. Fleury has served as publisher of both The Apartment Finder and New Home Finder brands in the Greenville, SC market and received numerous awards including “Vendor of the Year” by the Upper State Apartment Association and “Innovator of the Year” for New Home Finder.

descarga (3)Erin McCarthy, a 17-year veteran of Travel Impressions, has been promoted to the position of vice president of marketing, effective immediately. In her new role, McCarthy will oversee all marketing for the company and its managed brands, reporting directly to Jeff Clarke, Travel Impressions’ president.McCarthy began her career at Travel Impressions, which sells such destinations as the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii and more, as a reservation specialist at just 20 years old.

descarga (4)DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has announced that Joaquin Erazo, marketing expert in the remodeling industry, has joined the DreamMaker team as its Marketing Strategist. With 20-plus years in the industry, Erazo has a background as a marketing chief for one of the nation’s largest remodeling companies and as marketing consultant to some of the nation’s best remodeling companies. He is bringing his proven skill set and high-level marketing strategies to DreamMaker remodeling franchise owners who want to grow their businesses in a booming market.Erazo’s first task was to conduct an in-depth analysis on several of DreamMaker franchise locations around the country.


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