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Amelie Ferro – Esto es vida ::: Bob Lord – AOL ::: Tom Arrix – Facebook ::: Simon Thomas – VW ::: Roberto Patxot – Trama ::: Kathleen J. Hall – FARO Technologies :::  Jim Dwane – American International Group:::

Amelie Ferro is the new publisher of the Magazine That’s Life/ Esto es Vida (Latam/Spain). She also is the publisher of Alma Magazine (US Hispanic). She was previously CEO at Publicitas Latin America.  That’s Life! is a magazine is aimed toward a young female demographic and specialises in gritty real life stories contributed by its readers. The magazine is published by H Bauer Publishing,

Bob Lord is leaving Publicis Groupe’s Razorfish to run AOL Networks. On Aug. 1, Lord, the outgoing CEO of Razorfish, starts as CEO of AOL Networks, the company’s programmatic ad buying arm. Lord will also manage the Publicis-Groupe-AOL partnership, a strategic partnership to deliver Live Internet Advertising on a global scale.

Volkswagen Group has promoted its UK managing director Simon Thomas to the role of global head of marketing for its core VW brand, effective September 1.Thomas replaces Jürgen Stackmann. The executive will be based in Germany and will report to Christian Klinger, board member for sales and marketing across the Volkswagen Group and Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand.

Facebook’s sales team suffered another blow Tuesday as the company’s head of U.S. sales, Tom Arrix, announced that he is leaving the company. Arrix, who has been with Facebook since 2006, has not yet announced where he’s going. According to AllThingsD, Facebook’s vice president of global marketing solutions Carolyn Everson will take over for Arrix until a replacement is found.

Roberto Patxot is the new Asociate Creative Director of Trama Argentina. Patxot will work with clients like Makro, ICBC, Amanda and Philips. The executive has previously worked for OgilvyOne for 15 years.

LinkedIn is continuing to hire more staff in Brazil as it expands its physical presence and client base in its third largest market. The company has recently moved from a temporary base in São Paulo, in operation since November 2011, to its own brand new home in the west of the city, which will also serve as a hub to support its activities in Latin America. LinkedIn, which currently has 13 million users in Brazil, currently employs 50 full-time staff.

FARO Technologies announced today that Kathleen J. Hall has been named Senior Vice President and Managing Director for FARO Americas. She will be responsible for all of FARO’s sales, marketing, manufacturing, supply chain and R&D functions across North, Central and South America.  The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software.The Company’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Florida, US, its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branches in Brazil and Mexico in the Americas.

American International Group, has appointed Jim Dwane as the new President and Chief Executive Officer for its property casualty business in Latin America and the Caribbean, effective immediately. Mr. Dwane will hold overall responsibility for the insurance operations in the 15 countries in which AIG Property Casualty operates in Latin America and the Caribbean. He will be based in AIG’s regional offices in Miami and will report directly to Robert Schimek, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG Property Casualty’s Americas Region.

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

Al Dia TexasPenni Barton is the new publisher at Al Dia – Texas.  Barton, a native of England who grew up in Uruguay, brings more than 20 years of experience in comprehensive brand, retail and shopper marketing working with Fortune 500 companies including Yum Brands, Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, and FedEx Office.As head of Al Día, Barton will be responsible for overall management and strategy of the publication’s business and brand, including editorial, marketing, circulation and sales (along with all the digital components for each area). Most recently, Barton served as Vice President and Group Account Director at The Integer Group, Dallas where she managed both general market clients and Hispanic clients.

Amelie Ferro is the new publisher of the Magazine That’s Life/ Esto es Vida (Latam/Spain). She also is the publisher of Alma Magazine (US Hispanic). She was previously CEO at Publicitas Latin America.  That’s Life! is a magazine is aimed toward a young female demographic and specialises in gritty real life stories contributed by its readers. The magazine is published by H Bauer Publishing,

Bob LordBob Lord is leaving Publicis Groupe’s Razorfish to run AOL Networks. On Aug. 1, Lord, the outgoing CEO of Razorfish, starts as CEO of AOL Networks, the company’s programmatic ad buying arm. Lord will also manage the Publicis-Groupe-AOL partnership, a strategic partnership to deliver Live Internet Advertising on a global scale.

 

 

Ivonne Kinser is the  new Digital Strategist/Head of Digital & Social Media at Rocket Red, a Dallas headquartered creative advertising agency that focuses on non traditional communications.

Ruth Gaviria has been promoted to the position of executive vice president of Corporate Marketing at Univision.  The announcement was made  by Kevin Conroy, president of Digital and Enterprise Development at Univision Communications, Inc. who also oversees the Company’s Corporate Marketing and Research functions.

Univision  also announced two appointments focused on research and analytics. Dan Murphy has been appointed senior vice president, Audience Measurement and Analytics and Kevin King is joining the Company as senior vice president of Digital Research. The announcement was made today by Elizabeth Ellers, EVP, Corporate Research, Univision Communications, Inc. In his new role, Murphy will work closely with Ceril Shagrin, Univision’s EVP of Audience Measurement and Analytics, in managing third-party industry relationships and experiments for the Company. King will help lead the company’s ongoing efforts to provide the type of digital programming and content the Univision audience prefers.

Dieste Inc. has hired Ciro Sarmiento as Executive Creative Director, officially starting on July 1. Ciro will report to Dieste’s Chief Creative Officer, Paco Olavarrieta, and will work across all the agency’s current clients.

The New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson announced a slew of changes in newsroom leadership this afternoon. The goal of the shakeup, according to Abramson, was “to find the best digital talent in the newsroom and appoint people to very senior editing roles that report directly to Dean [Baquet, her managing editor] and me.” Sam Sifton will leave his job as national editor, and will now head up a new digital magazine project in the tradition of last December’s Pulitzer-winning digital-immersion feature, titled “Snowfall,  Arthur Gregg Sulzberger is leaving his metro post to become the “editor in charge of a new ideas task force. Larry Ingrassia and Ian Fisher are promoted to assistant managing editor positions.

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