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Karina Wilsher, Global Chief Operating officer of 14-year-old MDC shop Anomaly, was just named the new global CEO and partner of the agency. Wilsher joined Anomaly New York as CEO in 2011 from Fallon UK, where she was managing director. She was named global chief operating officer in 2017.





Brian Weiss has been promoted to president and general manager at Cooper Media, which operates Justice Network and Quest under parent corporation Cooper Holdings. Weiss takes over for Steve Schiffman, who is departing the company.






Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. and MarVista Entertainment have named veteran Mexican producer Ana Celia Urquidi General Manager of Production of their production joint venture committed. In the newly-formed role, Urquidi will oversee all major original productions and will manage the production portion of many of the company’s co-projects.




Nielsen Holding named former IBM and Weather Channel executive David Kenny as its new CEO, effective Dec. 3. Kenny will also join the board of directors of Nielsen.







NBCUniversal has promoted Carrie Stimmel to Executive Vice President, lifestyle and Hispanic advertising sales, responsible for Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Telemundo, Universal Kids and Universo networks. Stimmel, who was senior vice president, lifestyle advertising sales, reports to Laura Molen, who was promoted to president, advertising sales and partnerships of NBCUniversal.




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A+E Networks Latin America announced the signing of Carmen Larios, a renowned executive in the industry, as SVP, Head of Content of A&E and Lifetime for the Latin American region. Larios will report directly to Eddy Ruiz, president and GM of A+E Networks Latin America.



Tribal Brasil has appointed Marcia Aguirre as its new Planning General Director.







Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announced that Mary Nuñez will assume the newly created role of Vice President, Sync – Latin, as the company fortifies its Latin songwriters’ presence in the global marketplace. Nuñez joins from Sony Music, where she spent more than a decade leading music licensing and creative services for the Latin Iberia region.



Brazilian Tiago Ribeiro has joined Biedermann McCann as Head of Innovation.







Christian Meruvia is the new Head Management for Spotify Latam at Circus Mexico. Prior to
this appointment, Meruvia was Digital Marketing Director at DDB México.







Securitas Direct has appointed Germán Larrea Chief of Constumer Marketing for Iberia and LatAm regions.





Anomaly has named Karina Wilsher as its new global CEO, effective as of Jan. 1, 2019.





Sebastián Moreno has been appointed new Account Director of Global Mind Argentina.






What: Telemundo, the official Spanish-language broadcaster of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, has selected Anomaly to lead the strategy and creative for the broadcast of the event.
Why it matters: After being broadcasted on Univision for over 40 years, the FIFA World Cup found a new Spanish-language rights holder in Telemundo. The network’s sports division, Telemundo Deportes, is one of the leading providers of sports content in Spanish in the United States.

As of today, Anomaly’s New York office will lead the strategy and creative for the broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia for Telemundo. Meanwhile, the network prepares to broadcast the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 this summer.

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Giovanni Villamar
Giovanni Villamar, Managing Director at Anomaly. (Photo: LinkedIn)

After signing a deal in 2011, Telemundo has become the official Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Leaving Univision out after 40 years.

Given Anomaly’s approach of weaving Latino cultural insights into everything it does, it only makes sense for Telemundo to choose it. The agency also won the 2017 Ad Age Agency of the Year award.

“This is continued evidence, of our mission to make Anomaly a company that can credibly and relevantly communicate with everyone in America. Equally, our progressive view of the Latino audience is aligned with Telemundo’s mission of representing an authentically Latino-American experience,” said Giovanni Villamar, Managing Director at Anomaly. 

Founded just over 10 years ago, Anomaly has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, and Shanghai.

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