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Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., the only publicly traded pure-play U.S. media company targeting the high growth U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with television and digital content platforms, announced that Jose Ramos, President and General Manager of WAPA-TV, plans to retire in the first half of 2018. The Company has named Javier Maynulet as Mr. Ramos’ successor. Mr. Ramos will work closely with Mr. Maynulet to ensure a smooth transition.

 

 

 

Mr. Maynulet comes to Hemisphere with over 20 years of financial management and operational experience in media, with a strong focus on Spanish-language television. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Financial Officer of Univision Networks, where he was responsible for financial reporting and planning for the Networks division, as well as several emerging cable networks.

 

 

 

 

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation has named Elva Lima, former Global Diversity and Inclusion Director for Verizon Communications, as its interim Executive Director effective Monday, November 27, 2017.  Lima will oversee all Foundation operations on an interim basis until the Foundation concludes its search for an executive to fill the role permanently.  Lima served in several key positions during her tenure with Verizon Communications that made her an ideal candidate for this role.  Recently, as Global Diversity and Inclusion Director, she oversaw a multimillion-dollar budget and partnered with the Verizon Foundation to help increase the Foundation’s focus on diverse and underrepresented communities.  Lima’s primary focus is to ensure that the Foundation continues supporting the next generation of Hispanic businesses and entrepreneurs.

 

 

 

Omnicom media executive Peter Mears, who joined Havas in April as global chief operations officer, has been appointed CEO of Havas Group Media. He is in charge of all of Havas Group Media’s

media operations worldwide.Mears will replace Alfonso Rodés, who will become chairman of Havas Group Media and will advise Mears.

 

 

 

 

 

LBI Media, Inc., a minority-owned Spanish language broadcasting company in the U.S. announced the appointment of Jason Hall as SVP, national sales. He will be based in the company’s New York City office.As SVP, national sales, he will manage the national sales efforts for LBI’s station group and affiliate stations throughout the country.  Hall will be responsible for leading and organizing all national sales efforts, including recruitment and the direct management of the national sales offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and Mexico.A seasoned 20-year television sales executive, Hall comes to LBI Media with 17 years of senior sales experience at Univision Communications. Prior to joining Univision Jason was a local account executive for Tribune Broadcasting’s WBZL-TV in Miami.

 

Crispin Porter + Bogusky will close its Miami office in March as part of an effort to consolidate U.S. operations. Accounts running out of that office, including Vonage, Santa Margarita Wines and the Letgo app, will move to CP+B’s locations in Boulder, L.A. and São Paulo. Miami, Florida’s subsidiary, which served as the agency’s headquarters until Los Angeles and Boulder, Co. offices were opened, will offer its’ 75 Miami employees opportunities to join the remaining offices or to work for another agency within the larger MDC Partners network.

 

 

 

Publicis.Sapient co-CEO Chip Register announced that he will retire at the end of 2017. Co-CEO Alan Wexler will take over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nigel Vaz, the Publicis Groupe global business transformation lead in charge of overseeing the expansion of such efforts across the holding group’s network, will begin working directly with Wexler. Vaz will still report to Wexler, and both will continue to serve on the Publicis Groupe Executive Committee.

 

 

 

 

M&C Saatchi has appointed Kate Bosomworth chief marketing officer. Bosomworth will report to CEO Giles Hedger.

 

 

 

 

 

Media company Intermarkets announced that Kary Jones has been appointed to a new role for the company, Manager of Publisher Development. Kary will work directly with publishers to develop tactical plans for monetization, brand recognition and partnership opportunities, as Intermarkets continues to increase its portfolio.Kary brings more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience to the role. She has been at Intermarkets for more than 4 years; previously, she oversaw consumer-based advertising at POLITICO.

 

What: Dunkin’ Donuts has appointed DigitasLBi former CEO Tony Weisman as U.S. Chief Marketing Officer.
Why it matters: As Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. CMO, Weisman will lead marketing, product innovation, field marketing, consumer insights, and advertising. At DigitasLBi, he will be replaced by Alan Wexler who will serve in an interim role.

Dunkin’ Donuts announced the appointment of marketing veteran Tony Weisman, 57, to the position of U.S. Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Weisman, formerly the North American CEO of DigitasLBi, a global digital agency network, will officially join the company in late September. Weisman will report directly to David Hoffmann, President, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S., and will serve on the Dunkin’ Brands Leadership Team.

As Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. CMO, Weisman will lead marketing, product innovation, field marketing, consumer insights, and advertising as well as the brand’s digital and consumer packaged goods (CPG) initiatives. He will be responsible for developing and executing strategies that build Dunkin’ Donuts’ position as a leading coffee and beverage brand for today’s time-strapped, on-the-go consumer and will partner closely with the operations team to drive sales.

Weisman brings nearly three decades of advertising and marketing experience to Dunkin’ Donuts. Since 2007, he helped guide the digital transformation of leading global companies through his senior management positions at DigitasLBi, where he most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of North America and was a member of the Digitas Global Executive Board. Prior to DigitasLBi, Weisman served as Chief Marketing Officer at Draft Worldwide. He also spent 19 years at Leo Burnett in various management and other related positions leading global consumer accounts.

“Tony is a highly-experienced, much-admired business leader with a proven track record of building global brands. Very importantly, he also has a deep understanding of working with franchised organizations, including Dunkin’ Donuts, having led the work on our account at Digitas for the past six years,” said David Hoffmann. “With his transformative, data-driven approach to marketing, extensive digital acumen and ability to build and inspire teams, we’re confident that he is the right leader to take our brand to the next level.”

“I have been a passionate Dunkin’ Donuts consumer for my entire life, and I couldn’t pass up the incredible opportunity to join the brand,” said Tony Weisman. “It was a tremendous honor to be part of the Digitas and Publicis teams for the last decade, but at this stage in my career I wanted the chance to build a brand on the client side, especially a brand I know and love. This is an exciting and important time in the Dunkin’ Donuts journey, and I look forward to working with the entire Dunkin’ Donuts team and franchise community to make this terrific brand even stronger.”

“I would like to deeply thank Tony for his invaluable contribution to Publicis Groupe’s success in the U.S. over the years. We will definitely miss him but we look forward to continuing to work together in new ways as he takes on his exciting new role at Dunkin’ Donuts,” said Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe. “I am convinced that Tony’s vision and considerable experience will be a fantastic asset to Dunkin’ Donuts, and we look forward to our continued partnership.”

Publicis.Sapient co-CEO Alan Wexler will serve in an interim role while working with the agency’s leadership team to determine Weisman’s sucessor.

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