Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) has promoted Nydia Laner to Senior Vice President of Latin Sales & Marketing for Universal Music Distribution (UMD). In this new role, Ms. Laner will lead, develop and manage all sales and marketing initiatives for Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) and all of UMGD's Latin labels. She will oversee physical and digital product, new releases and catalog for the division.
Nick Brien has been named CEO of Interpublic Group's McCann Worldgroup, He begins his new role, overseeing a company with around $30 billion in global billings. His current role will be taken over by a board comprising Richard Beaven, CEO of Interpublic agency, Initiative.
The Knot Inc. has hired magazine vet Michelle Lee Ribeiro in the newly created position of deputy editor. In her new role, Ribeiro will oversee content across all of the company's properties including The Knot, The Nest and The Bump Web sites and magazines and WeddingChannel.com
Gina Sanders has been named president and chief executive officer of Fairchild Fashion Group, effective Feb. 1. Sanders will oversee WWD, WWD.com, Footwear News, Fairchild Summits and Fairchild Books. She will report to Charles Townsend, Condé Nast’s president and ceo.
Greg Farrar is leaving Nielsen Business Media as president. Nielsen does not have plans to name a replacement for Farrar as president. Farrar will remain with the company for a "transition period".
Mónica Rosas left her position as Managing Editor at Mercado de Dinero USA.
Hispanic Media Representation Firm Gina Tinoco added DishLatino and DirecTV to the media portfolio it represents for clients.
Bromley Communications announced the recent appointment of Kurt Kirchner as Executive Producer.
Kirchner joins Bromley from ALMA DDB where he was broadcast director, and managed several branded campaigns, such as McDonald’s Corp., State Farm Insurance and Hyundai, two of which won EFFIE awards.