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People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.

 ::: Leila Cobos- Nexos  ::: Interpublic Group – Deborah Ellinger-Henry Miller-Jonathan Miller ::: Sylvain Estibal – AFP Mexico ::: Damon Westbury – Clear Channel ::: Samsung – Lee Sang-chul ::: PHD- Liz Donaldson – Angus Bannerman – Bryony Tyler – Matt Prentis – Tom diSapia-Monika Zalaite:::

descarga (1)Leila Cobos is the new Editor of  Nexos, American Airlines’ Spanish-language publication for the Americas. The magazine had been edited until recently by Ana Cristina Reymundo. Leila Cobos is a Colombian TV host, novelist and journalist. For the past 10 years, Cobos has been director of Latin content at Billboard magazine. Nexos is being relaunched this month. American Airlines magazines, including American Way and Nexos, which for the last 48 years had been produced in-house by American Airlines Publishing, are now being published by London based publishing house Ink Global.

IPGlogo_twitter_reasonably_smallInterpublic Group will appoint three new independent that will replace two current directors, Jill Considine and Richard Goldstein, who will step down March 1:




0144403 (1)Deborah Ellinger, former CEO of The Princeton Review.




Henry Miller, chairman of Marblegate Asset Management.


descarga (1)Jonathan Miller, partner at Advancit Capital, former chief digital officer of News Corporation and former CEO of AOL.



descarga47-year old Sylvain Estibal has been named Director of AFP office in Mexico, effective in June. Estibal is a graduated in Political Science and Economics.He began his career in ImageForum board in Paris before being appointed photo coordinator for Latin America, based in Montevideo. Since he has returned to Paris, he has been the photos coordinator for Europe and Africa. Sylvain Estibal is the first journalist of the photography department to lead an AFP office abroad.

descarga (1)Microsoft’s global agency and accounts director Damon Westbury joins Clear Channel to lead international sales.Westbury will be responsible for building relationships and partnerships with international media agencies and advertisers in Europe, APAC and Latin America, reporting in to chief sales officer Stefan Lameire.Westbury spent eight years at Microsoft, where he initially led FMCG advertising sales from 2006, until he took the position of head of global agency and accounts director in 2009.He was previously client sales director at replaces former international sales director David Roddick, following his recent move to Australia.

samsung13Samsung has appointed Lee Sang-chul as the new global marketing head for its mobile division. Sang-chul  becomes Samsung’s third CMO of its mobile business in just a matter of weeks, following the unexpected resignation of predecessor Kim Seok-pil.Lee, a former head of Samsung’s operations in Russia and Latin America, will be immediately tasked with launching the brand’s latest Galaxy S device at next month’s Mobile World Congress industry show in Barcelona.He will also need to help Samsung fight back against a resurgent Apple and rising Chinese handset makers such as Xiaomi, which are winning market share across the region.

L-oUwrr5_400x400Omnicom’s PHD has made a series of global senior promotions and hires to boost its Unilever’s global communications planning unit team:

Liz Donaldson and Angus Bannerman have both been promoted within the global strategy unit to group strategy directors, reporting into global head of strategy, Toby Roberts. Bryony Tyler, Matt Prentis and Tom diSapia join as directors. Monika Zalaite joins as business planning manager.

Donaldson will be responsible for running Unilever’s personal care brands, including Dove and Vaseline. Donaldson joined PHD in January 2013 when the global strategy unit was launched following the win of Unilever’s global communications planning business.Donaldson has worked at Zenith, Carat and Universal McCann across a number of client accounts before settling at PHD.

31ea8b1Bannerman will continue to run Unilever’s food category whilst taking on the additional remits of the laundry category and the Unilever brand.Bannerman joined PHD in 2013, moving internally from Omnicom Media Group’s OMD UK where he held the position of deputy head of planning.Prior to OMD, Bannerman worked in a communication planning role at Mindshare.

Tyler joins as strategy director working across the laundry and oral care categories. She joins from five years working at WPP’s MediaCom, most recently as global account director on the VW passenger cars account.

391dfbbPrentis has joined as one of three innovation directors and will work across food, refreshment and the Unilever account. Prentis joins from Starcom MediaVest Group London, where he most recently held the position of strategy director.


Zalaite has joined the business planning team as business planning manager, reporting into head of business planning Seth Ball.



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