People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.
::: Skyword – George Levy ::: Eduardo Carbia – IMPAKTU ::: IPG Interpublic Group – Matt Seiler – Henry Tajer ::: MediaCom – Toby Jenner ::: Claudia Gioia – Hill + Knowlton ::: Chris Thomas – BBDO Worldwide :::
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Skyword, a content marketing and services company, has announced the appointment of George Levy as Director of Brand Partnerships for the US Hispanic and Latin American markets. In this position, George will lead the efforts to help major brands build meaningful connections with customers in these markets through original storytelling.Fluent in English, Spanish, and conversational in Portuguese, Levy comes to Skyword with 15 years of experience creating and executing digital marketing strategies across Latin America and the US Hispanic market. He served as Regional Partner Development Manager for Microsoft Latin America and was part of the founding team at Yupi.com, a Spanish-language portal that Microsoft later acquired. Most recently, he was Chief Engagement Officer at Mundial Sports Network, a leading Latino sports network ranked #1 by comScore. Levy earned a Bachelor’s degree at Florida International University. He lives in Miami, Florida with his wife and daughter.Read more.
Eduardo Carbia has been appointed Country Manager Mexico at Video Online Ad-Network IMPAKTU. As this is a newly created position, Carbia will not replace anyone, but will report to both founders Javier Salom (CEO) and Carly Bellis (COO.) For almost three years and until last February 23, Carbia was Relations Manager with IAB Mexico (Interactive Advertising Bureau Mexico).
IPG Interpublic Group has announced some changes within the Mediabrands’ unit:
Matt Seiler will leave his post as Global CEO of IPG Mediabrands and will remain as Chairman of the group throughout 2015, to ensure Henry Tajer transition to the leadership, effective on May 1.
In January 2014, Mr. Tajer was named Global COO of Mediabrands, and now will move to a full-time position in New York from Sydney, where he will serve as CEO of the successful operations of the group in Australia.
MediaCom’s global business development and marketing officer Toby Jenner, has been promoted to the role of worldwide chief operating officer. Jenner will retain his current global business development and marketing responsibilities, while adding a number of additional areas to his new remit. This includes spearheading the agency’s global roadmap and business plan, driving content and connections positioning globally, and supporting the firm’s global account directors and specialist function units.Jenner brings a wealth of experience to the worldwide COO role. He was previously COO for MediaCom in APAC and has also held senior leadership roles in the UK and Australia for both MEC and MediaCom.
Claudia Gioia will join the Hill + Knowlton Strategies team as President and CEO of the company for Latin America, on April 1. In this new role, she will report to Mike Coates, President and CEO for the Americas, to handle operations in six markets with a portfolio of global and local brands. Gioia joins H + K from Burson-Marsteller, which also belongs to the WPP group, having held various positions in that firm for 19 years. Her most recent role was Executive Vice President of the Miami office. Over two decades, Gioia was responsible for clients such as Walmart, PlayStation, IBM, Intel, Sony, SAP, Goodyear, HP, Mondelēz, Visa, Raytheon, Repsol / YPF, Fresh Del Monte, Odebrecht, Danone, FedEx, Unilever, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, among others. Gioia will take over from Antonio Tamayo, who will retire.
Chris Thomas has been promoted to CEO of the Americas at BBDO Worldwide.He will oversee 21 agencies in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. He will also continue in his role as chairman of I&S BBDO Japan and as chairman of BBDO digital unit Proximity. As CEO of the Americas, Thomas fills the role last held by Troy Ruhanen in 2013. Thomas will give up his post as CEO of Asia, the Middle East and Africa.