impreMedia announced that Fabián Santillán has joined the company as the Director of Product Management and Development, and will lead teams based in the Los Angeles market. A 15-year veteran of digital and traditional media, Santillán has developed and launched national and local websites, along with radio/television programs and commercials in the United States and Latin America. He also has extensive experience in the creation of multimedia products, emerging technologies, product strategy and migration of traditional media into the digital landscape.
Digilant, a consolidated digital media buying platform, announced Maggie Wells as its new senior vice president of marketing. A seasoned media executive with extensive experience in technology and marketing, Wells is tasked with leading Digilant’s global positioning and differentiation in a crowded marketplace.
Sensis announced Account Executive Amelia Miller joined the company’s team in Washington, DC. Amelia will support Sensis’ government clients on the East Coast, including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Amelia worked as an assistant account executive at LM&O Advertising in Arlington, Va., before joining Sensis. At LM&O, Amelia managed digital and interactive projects for the Air National Guard, including a complete website redesign. Amelia also executed local advertising efforts on behalf of the Air Guard, working to increase recruitment numbers.
Chula Vista,CA based HMC Advertising has named Jennifer Garcia-Hinkle as the President of the Company. Garcia-Hinkle will lead and oversee HMC’s day-to-day management of operations and is responsible for the strategic development of the company.
The Kroger Co. announced Marnette Perry has been named Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Operations, and Michael Ellis has been named Senior Vice President, Retail Divisions. The appointments support Kroger’s long-term growth plans announced last week.
The Houston Chronicle closed its Mexico City bureau on Friday, Oct. 19, ending veteran foreign correspondent and bureau chief Dudley Althaus’ 23-year run in the country, reported McClatchy Newspapers’ Tim Johnson on the blog Mexico Unmasked on Sunday, Oct. 21. Althaus told Johnson that the decision to close the bureau was based on a cost-cutting strategy that aims to shift The Houston Chronicle’s coverage towards local news within a 100-mile radius of the Gulf city, according to the blog. At this writing, neither the Chronicle nor its parent company, Hearst Corporation, had released a statement about the decision to close the bureau.