ESPN named Keith Clinkscales as SVP/GM of ESPN Publishing, overseeing ESPN The Magazine's domestic and international operations (including the ESPN Deportes magazine and China's new edition), ESPN Books and new publishing-related projects which will be part of the newly formed ESPN Publishing unit. Keith has been collaborating with ESPN ABC Sports' integrated multimedia sales division as a consultant for the past few months. He was recently with Vanguarde Media as Chairman/CEO overseeing the HONEY, Heart & Soul and Savoy magazines and previously with VIBE Magazine as President/CEO. He will report to Geoff Reiss, SVP/GMof ESPN Consumer Products.
Michael E. Phelps, a vice president of Lee Enterprises, Incorporated and publisher of the Quad-City Times, announced that he is leaving to join Clarity Media Group as a general executive.
Entravision Communications Corporation named Matt Montemayor as National Sales Manager for Telemundo affiliate XHAS/San Diego. Matt was previously with NBC Universal as a national sales executive. Matt reports to General Manager Robert Moutal.
Lápiz Integrated Hispanic Marketing, a Chicago-based Hispanic advertising and marketing agency, has recently hired Sebastian Pallares as a new Senior Art Director. Born in Buenos Aires, Pallares had previously worked for several hot advertising agencies and design shops for clients such as Lloyd's Bank, Principal Financial Group and Cartoon Network before coming to Lápiz.
The Bravo Group, a leader among U.S. Hispanic integrated communications agency groups, announced the appointment of Graham Hall as Chief Insights Officer.
"This is a definitive move to boldly enhance the planning centricity of our culture at The Bravo Group," explained Gary Bassell, Chairman and CEO of The Bravo Group. "Planning is still in its infancy in the Hispanic market, and reaching back to where it began and to those with a more fully dimensionalized understanding of its possibilities is the right thing to do right now. We hope to accelerate the development of planning in the Hispanic market, leapfrog the natural, slower learning curve trajectory and help develop a whole new generation of dynamic Latino planners."