Andrew Clarke


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

 ::: Havas – Erh Ray, Gal Barradas, Douglas Patrício ::: Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) – Roy Bagattini  ::: Kodak Alaris – Rick Costanzo  :::  Martin Jones – AMDIA ::: La Nación – Nicolas Robles  ::: Bruce McColl, Andrew Clarke – Mars ::: Precision Global – Mario Barbero  ::: General Mills – Jorge A. Uribe :::

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dyQnPat5_400x400Havas has announced the appointment of Erh Ray and Gal Barradas, currently Co-CEOs of BETC São Paulo, as Co-CEOs of Havas Creative Group Brazil, effective immediately. In addition to their current roles as partners and Co-CEOs of BETC São Paulo, Ray and Barradas will lead Havas creative agencies in Brazil, including Arnold, Havas Worldwide, and Havas Worldwide Digital. Both will report to Andrew Benett, Global CEO of Havas Worldwide and Havas Creative Group. At BETC São Paulo, they will continue to report to Rémi Babinet, chairman of BETC.


descargaPrior to joining BETC, Ray cofounded BorghiErh and was Chief Creative Officer at DM9DDB.







galPreviously, Barradas served as partner and CEO at F.biz. In 2012, she was named Most Outstanding Person in the Brazilian digital communications market, according to Grupo Consultores.




douglasIn addition, Douglas Patrício has been named Managing Director for all Spanish-speaking Havas Creative Group agencies in LATAM. In this role, he will focus on increasing collaboration and driving innovation across the agencies in the region. He will continue in his role as CEO of Z+ and Havas Media Group Brazil.Prior to joining Havas in 2001, he served as Executive VP, Managing Director of Ogilvy São Paulo.



descarga (1)Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) has announced that Roy Bagattini will assume the role of executive vice president and president of Levi Strauss Americas, effective June 1, 2016.In his new post, Bagattini will be responsible for leading the company’s largest commercial operations, spanning all brands and channels across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and the balance of Latin America. Bagattini will continue to report to President and CEO Chip Bergh.Bagattini previously served as executive vice president and president of the company’s Asia, Middle East and Africa operations. Under his leadership, the region has consistently delivered outsized growth, strengthened its customer relationships and attracted blue-chip talent.Bagattini joined LS&Co. in 2013 with more than two decades of experience as a senior leader at global consumer goods and beverage companies.

constanzoKodak Alaris has appointed Rick Costanzo president and general manager of the company’s Information Management (IM) division. Costanzo joined the company earlier this year to lead the global business, which delivers hardware, software and services in 27 countries and helps customers automate business processes and accelerate digital transformation so they can realize their full potential.Costanzo joined Kodak Alaris following a successful tenure at SAP, where he served as executive vice president for the Telecommunications Industry and Enterprise Mobility Solutions.


04a9990Martin Jones has been reelected president of AMDIA (“Asociación de Marketing Directo e Interactivo” de Argentina / Argentina’s Association of Direct and Interactive Marketing.) Jones is a multibrand digital manager at L’Oreal. Amdia new authorities will work for marketing development in Argentina and Latin America.




descarga (2)Argentine newspaper La Nación has announced the appointment of Nicolas Robles as commercial and B2B business development manager. He will be responsible for the strategy and business development for all platforms, B2B business and agencies management. Robles will report directly to Gervasio Marques Peña, the newspaper business manager. Prior to this position, Robles served as country sales manager at IMS (Internet Media Services).


After 10 years as chief marketing officer, Bruce McColl is retiring from his position at Mars. In his place, chief customer officer Andrew Clarke will assume the newly created role of chief marketing and customer officer.

Andrew-Clarke-MarsClarke, who has been in his current position since 2015, will oversee all teams managing media, consumer marketing, customer and sales. Though Clarke has been in his role for only a year, he is a 16-year veteran of the company. Prior to becoming chief customer officer, Clarke was regional president of Petcare for Latin America. He started with the company’s UK sales department in 2000.






nnnMcColl, 53, retires as one of the most awarded and well-regarded CMOs of his generation. The work he oversaw in recent years from creative agencies DDB and BBDO, and media agency MediaCom, was perennially among the top winners at industry awards shows.




barbPrecision Global, a global manufacturer of aerosol valves, actuators and other dispensing solutions across a variety of end markets, has announced that Mario Barbero has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.  Mr. Barbero succeeds Doug Hind, who will retire.Mr. Barbero joins Precision Global with nearly 20 years of experience in the value-added packaging industry, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of ALLTUB Group, a leading manufacturer and supplier of collapsible aluminum tubes and aerosol cans.  Mr. Barbero was responsible for 1,200 employees and multiple production plants and sales offices across Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. Precision Global operates a multinational network of facilities spanning sixteen countries on six continents.


jorge_a_uribeGeneral Mills has announced the election of Jorge A. Uribe to its board of directors effective June 1, 2016.Uribe retired in 2015 from his role as Global Productivity and Organization Transformation Officer at Procter & Gamble, where he was responsible for the company’s major productivity initiatives and broad-based structural and cultural re-design.  A native of Colombia, Uribe previously served as the Group President of Latin America at Procter & Gamble, managing businesses in more than 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries with over 18,000 employees.  With the election of Uribe, General Mills has added six new independent directors in the past two years, enhancing the board’s depth and expertise.


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bckar4Na_400x400Video ad platform Videology left about 32 staffers jobless (about 8% of its workforce) in January, mainly within its commercialization division. The layoffs did not impact its product and tech teams. Videology did about US$300 million in revenue in 2014, the last time it shared revenue figures publicly.


descargaMedia agency Initiative has hired Kate Bower as global chief strategy officer, a role that will also see her run its U.S. strategic operations. She will report directly to global CEO Jim Elms. Bower comes from Publicis’ Starcom Mediavest Group, where she held the evp of global/U.S. strategy position lead the Samsung account.



362584GroupM, the global media investment management company, has announced that GroupM Multicultural appointed Nelson Pinero as Senior Digital Director, Senior Partner. Pinero’s role will be wholly devoted to digital, representing multicultural interests across all investment and programmatic teams both internally at GroupM and its agencies including Mindshare, MEC, Mediacom, Maxus and Xaxis. Pinero is based in New York, and reports to Gonzalo del Fa, President, GroupM Multicultural.


Jose_De_MierWith presence in Mexico, Ecuador, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires (Headquarters), Avatar has opened its new office in Wynwood, Miami’s creative epicenter. Jose Carlos De Mier will lead the new office. Miami’s current team is made up of 5 people who coordinate regional and local efforts. The office already handles 4 new accounts. Marina Ilaria is the account manager and social media and digital marketing consultant in several countries of the region. Avatar is a private company with 130 employees scattered in 5 different locations.

descarga (1)Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the media company serving Hispanic America, has announced that Jonathan Schwartz has been promoted to the newly created position of chief legal and corporate affairs officer. Schwartz will remain based in New York and will continue to report to Randy Falco, president and chief executive officer.In addition to continuing to serve as UCI’s top lawyer, Schwartz will oversee the newly created Legal and Corporate Affairs Department. Schwartz joined UCI in 2012.Prior to joining UCI, Schwartz served as managing director and general counsel for JPMorgan’s Investment Bank.



imagesAfter 10 years as chief marketing officer, Bruce McColl is retiring from his position at Mars.In his place, chief customer officer Andrew Clarke will assume the newly created role of chief marketing and customer officer.




clarke-andrewClarke will oversee all teams managing media, consumer marketing, customer and sales. Prior to becoming chief customer officer, Clarke was regional president of Petcare for Latin America.




1f802f8Lincoln Strategy Group has announced the appointment of Ulrico Izaguirre as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs. Ulrico will primarily be responsible for corporate and public affairs, business client management, client lobbying, and business development.Ulrico has over 16 years’ experience in federal and state campaigns in Arizona, New Mexico, Maryland, Nevada and Iowa along with corporate development and referendum management in Missouri, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York andIowa. In the last 12 years of his career, Ulrico has spent extensive time in corporate government relations, PAC management, labor relations and corporate social responsibility.



descarga (2)Andrea D’Marco, the former Florida Panthers In-Arena Host, is joining WWE NXT as ring announcer, HispanicPRblog reports. At Florida Panthers, she held different roles, among them Latin Market Manager and Reporter.Most recently, she served as the public address announcer for the 2015 NHL Draft and was the first Spanish-speaking female public address announcer in the NHL.




Telemundo Studios has announced the promotion of two executives in its management team:

Perla Farias has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Scripted Development; previously, she was Vice President of Novela Development at Telemundo. In her new role, Farias will be responsible for the overall development of scripted programming for Telemundo Studios. She will supervise and manage the scripted development department, leading a team of writers and development executives.




Additionally, Carmen Urbaneja was upped to Senior Vice President, Scripted Productions, from Vice President, Novela Production, Telemundo Studios. As Senior Vice President, Scripted Productions, Urbaneja will lead the production of scripted projects for Telemundo Studios. She will direct, guide and oversee the talented production teams charged with the realization of both in-house and external scripted projects Urbaneja joined Telemundo in October 2012.


These newly created positions are part of Telemundo Studios’ new senior management structure reporting into Luis Silberwasser, President, Telemundo.

01c6a58Havas Media North America boss Lori Hiltz has been promoted to Havas Media Group chief executive for global brands, according to M&M Global.Hiltz joined Havas Media in 2010 and was named chief executive for North America two years later.In her new role, He will oversee global client relationships with two existing global brands chief executives, Pascal Dasseux in France and Martin Duffy in Spain. All report to Havas Media Group global managing director Dominique Delport.


descarga (3)Hiltz will be succeeded by Colin Kinsella, who comes from Mindshare North America, where he was CEO.

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