Changing Places: Penni Barton, Amelie Ferro, Bob Lord, Ivonne Kinser, Ruth Gaviria

People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.

Al Dia TexasPenni Barton is the new publisher at Al Dia – Texas.  Barton, a native of England who grew up in Uruguay, brings more than 20 years of experience in comprehensive brand, retail and shopper marketing working with Fortune 500 companies including Yum Brands, Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, and FedEx Office.As head of Al Día, Barton will be responsible for overall management and strategy of the publication’s business and brand, including editorial, marketing, circulation and sales (along with all the digital components for each area). Most recently, Barton served as Vice President and Group Account Director at The Integer Group, Dallas where she managed both general market clients and Hispanic clients.

Amelie Ferro is the new publisher of the Magazine That’s Life/ Esto es Vida (Latam/Spain). She also is the publisher of Alma Magazine (US Hispanic). She was previously CEO at Publicitas Latin America.  That’s Life! is a magazine is aimed toward a young female demographic and specialises in gritty real life stories contributed by its readers. The magazine is published by H Bauer Publishing,

Bob LordBob Lord is leaving Publicis Groupe’s Razorfish to run AOL Networks. On Aug. 1, Lord, the outgoing CEO of Razorfish, starts as CEO of AOL Networks, the company’s programmatic ad buying arm. Lord will also manage the Publicis-Groupe-AOL partnership, a strategic partnership to deliver Live Internet Advertising on a global scale.



Ivonne Kinser is the  new Digital Strategist/Head of Digital & Social Media at Rocket Red, a Dallas headquartered creative advertising agency that focuses on non traditional communications.

Ruth Gaviria has been promoted to the position of executive vice president of Corporate Marketing at Univision.  The announcement was made  by Kevin Conroy, president of Digital and Enterprise Development at Univision Communications, Inc. who also oversees the Company’s Corporate Marketing and Research functions.

Univision  also announced two appointments focused on research and analytics. Dan Murphy has been appointed senior vice president, Audience Measurement and Analytics and Kevin King is joining the Company as senior vice president of Digital Research. The announcement was made today by Elizabeth Ellers, EVP, Corporate Research, Univision Communications, Inc. In his new role, Murphy will work closely with Ceril Shagrin, Univision’s EVP of Audience Measurement and Analytics, in managing third-party industry relationships and experiments for the Company. King will help lead the company’s ongoing efforts to provide the type of digital programming and content the Univision audience prefers.

Dieste Inc. has hired Ciro Sarmiento as Executive Creative Director, officially starting on July 1. Ciro will report to Dieste’s Chief Creative Officer, Paco Olavarrieta, and will work across all the agency’s current clients.

The New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson announced a slew of changes in newsroom leadership this afternoon. The goal of the shakeup, according to Abramson, was “to find the best digital talent in the newsroom and appoint people to very senior editing roles that report directly to Dean [Baquet, her managing editor] and me.” Sam Sifton will leave his job as national editor, and will now head up a new digital magazine project in the tradition of last December’s Pulitzer-winning digital-immersion feature, titled “Snowfall,  Arthur Gregg Sulzberger is leaving his metro post to become the “editor in charge of a new ideas task force. Larry Ingrassia and Ian Fisher are promoted to assistant managing editor positions.