People changes positions, moves or gets promoted and Portada is here to tell you about it.

David Anon – Heritage Marketing -, Laura Villareal – Research in Motion -, Harris Diamond – McCann -, George Entwistle – BBC -, Richard Dunmall – Naked -, Steven Sinofsky – Microsoft -.

David Anon until recently Sr. Director of Marketing Latin America at Research in Motion, has left his position. He is now a managing member at  Heritage Marketing Network based in Miami Lakes, FL. At Research in Motion (Blackberry), Anon’s role will be taken over by Laura Villareal Marketing Manager for Mexico and Northern Latin America, based in Mexico City. Villareal is also in charge of media.

McCann Worldgroup has new CEO and Chairman. Harris Diamond is replacing  Nick Brien at McCann (Interpublic Group´s (IPG) ). Also, McCann Worldgroup has promoted Luca Linder and Gustavo Martinez. Both will also be responsible for McCann Erickson Advertising. Linder adds Middle East and Africa responsibilities to his current title as McCann Worldgroup president of the Americas, while Martinez will take on responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region, expanding his current position of McCann Worldgroup president for Europe.

George Entwistle leaves the direction of the BBC after less than two months in the job. Entwistle resigned in the wake of the ‘child abuse’ report by Newsnight. Tim Davie will be soon in charge of the general direction. Davie has worked before for Procter & Gamble and Pepsi.

Richard Dunmall is the new CEO at Naked replacing Steve Gatfield. He has worked for Microsoft as global advertising sales chief. He will be based in New York and he will report to Matthew Melhuish.

Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Live president Steven Sinofsky has left the company. Microsoft declined to give a reason for Sinofsky’s exit.


Senior Researcher/Writer, @CarovsCaroCarolina has a degree in Communications from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and joined the Portada team in 2010. She is currently Editor of Portada’s Spanish-language website and print magazine. in addition, she oversees Portada’s English-language website about Latin America and also has a leading role in compiling Portada Databases. In other words, she is very busy. But she loves it! Carolina has published articles in various independent media, as well as in books and social science magazines in Argentina. Carolina enjoys reading all kind of books and watching independent movies.

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