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Juan Chouza has been appointed Director of Global Partnerships at NYC-based sports and entertainment marketing firm Leverage Agency.  Leverage brings deep expertise in creating 360° marketing partnerships through sponsorship sales, experiential marketing, public relations and asset valuation.  In his role at Leverage, Chouza will work closely with Miami-based Leverage Latino on key clients including Combate Americas (largest Hispanic MMA sports league), Kick It (largest 3ve youth soccer tournament) and IIFA Awards (International Indian Film Academy’s Bollywood awards).

Christina Carey Dunleavy has joined Discovery Communications as VP, ad sales marketing. She was most recently VP of client partnerships at NBCUniversal and prior to that served as director of ESPN CreativeWorks.

 

 

Three longtime account executives at Discovery were also promoted:

Lisa Kus was elevated to VP, client & brand partnerships.

 

 

 

 

Evan Mason has been promoted to VP, client solutions.

 

Jane Mylan was named VP, national ad sales.

 

 

 

 

PebblePost®, the inventor of Programmatic Direct Mail®, announced the promotion of Adam Solomon to Chief Product Officer.In his new role, Solomon will oversee product strategy — development and execution — as PebblePost expands into new verticals and markets in response to strong demand for Programmatic Direct Mail® — the first new channel since search and social.Solomon joined PebblePost as vice president of product in 2016.

 

 

The shopper marketing division of Leo Burnett Group is opening two new U.S. offices in New York and Northwest Arkansas and adding seven new executives, Adweek first reported. Last November, Arc was named the new lead agency for all of the MillerCoors U.S. retail business, winning away the account from Omnicom. The seven new execs include: Debbie Myszynski, executive VP, business leadership and director of commerce; Elizabeth Harris, executive VP, director of strategy; Jenny Cacioppo, executive VP, business leadership; Karl Wenzel, senior VP and director of operations; John Lowell, executive VP, chief intelligence officer; Billie Smith, executive VP, talent management and HR operations; and Anna Gomez, chief financial officer. Most of those execs are longtime employees of Leo Burnett.

 

 

Brandon Rhoten has been appointed global chief marketing officer at Papa John’s. He was previously VP of advertising, media and digital/social at Wendy’s. Papa John’s has not had a chief marketing officer since Bob Kraut departed in 2015. Robert Thompson has been the top Papa John’s marketer, first in his role as senior VP, marketing, and more recently as VP, brand planning and analysis. Earlier in his career. Rhoten spent six years in assorted roles at creative agency gyro.

 

 

 

Arthur Sadoun takes over as chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe beginning June 1. He will succeed Maurice Levy, who at 75 is stepping down from those roles. Levy, who has been with Publicis for 46 years, will continue to do work for the agency holding company in other capacities, according to an Ad Age report. The change was previously announced by Publicis.

 

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2d22a9cXaxis, the programmatic media and technology platform, announced the promotion of Erik Castillo to president, Latin America. He will also lead the continuing expansion of the company’s fast-growing direct client business.Castillo is replacing Lucas Mentasti descarga-8who left the company to become the President of [M]Platform, Latam at GroupM Worldwide Inc.Prior to Xaxis, Castillo was regional digital director at Starcom Mediavest.

 

 

descarga-1Cisneros Interactive’s RedMas has appointed Sandra Hernández Beltrán as Country Manager of Colombia. Prior to joining RedMas, she served as Cimacast’s Commercial Manager and as Commercial Director of Ennova.

 

 

 

 

11a4a0dAfter nine years at MEC, Verónica Norcross is the new Customer Service Director for Latin America of the network. Prior to this appointment, she was managing partner of MEC Global Solutions EMEA in London.

 

 

 

 

descarga-1Hitachi Data Systems has appointed Carlos Arochi as General Director of Mexico, CAC and the Caribbean, to be effective on February 1st.

 

 

 

 

descarga-2Mindshare Colombia appointed Christian Dieb as its new CEO. The media expert will be responsible of ensuring the multinational growth. Mindshare Colombia clients include Nestlé, Kimberly Clark, Ford, BBVA and Mabe, among others.

 

 

 

 

descarga-5descarga-6descarga-7Grey Brazil announced that its CEO, Sergio Prandini, stepped down in December 2016. The executive has been in that position since 2015. Marcia Esteves, chief operating officer, and Rodrigo Jatene, chief creative officer, will lead operations until Prandini’s replacement is confirmed.

 

 

descarga-4Felipe Santos, Media General Director, has  also left the company.

 

 

 

191886d descarga-3Veronica Hernández-Aguilar and César Agost Carreño will replace Horacio Genolet, CEO of Ogilvy Latina since November, as CEOs of Ogilvy Mexico, as well as heading the Miami office.descarga-5-4

Hernández-Aguilar served as vice president of the agency. She will be the network’s first female CEO in Latin America.

Agost Carreño was creative VP and Regional Creative Director of the network.

descarga-4Publicis Groupe has appointed Arthur Sadoun as Maurice Lévy’s successor.Sadoun, who will officially start on 1 June, will be supported on the Management Board by Publicis Media chief executive Steve King, who joins the current board of executive vice president and chief financial officer Jean-Michel Etienne, and secretary general Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner.

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descarga-1Lotame, the  independent data management platform and data exchange, announced Jeff Valente as VP of Sales for North and Latin America. With more than 17 years in the ad tech industry, Jeff will expand Lotame’s international presence, with a specific focus on building key partnerships with new marketers and agencies looking to build strong connections with consumers. Prior to Lotame, Jeff was CRO for Choicestream (DSP) where he built and led the sales team and its revenue from the ground up into a world class organization. Jeff has also led sales teams for online marketing powerhouses TubeMogul (TUBE), AudienceScience and Advertising.com (AOL).

 

 

descargaMazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced changes to its senior management structure for operations in the United States.  These changes are effective immediately. Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.

 

 

 

 

robertRobert Davis, previously Senior Vice President, U.S. Operations, will assume the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Special Assignments.

 

 

 

 

 

0bcb1efTom Donnelly, previously Regional General Manager for the Western Region, has been promoted to Vice President, Sales and Retail Operations, replacing Ron Stettner. Stettner leaves Mazda after nine years to pursue other opportunities.

 

 

 

Kara Hudson, previously Director, Training, has been promoted to Regional General Manager, Western Region, replacing Tom Donnelly.

 

 

gnyb0l0t_400x400Rick Resnick has been promoted to senior VP of sports partner solutions for the Univision Deportes sales group, where he will continue to oversee sports sales marketing. He joined Univision in 2011.

 

 

 

 

descarga-4Publicis Groupe has appointed Arthur Sadoun as Maurice Lévy’s successor.Sadoun, who will officially start on 1 June, will be supported on the Management Board by Publicis Media chief executive Steve King, who joins the current board of executive vice president and chief financial officer Jean-Michel Etienne, and secretary general Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner.

 
aaeaaqaaaaaaaajzaaaajdhhodbmmwu4ltnknmqtngzhzc05mzg1ltrimwrkzjy2njgzygU.S. Hispanic creative directors Sergio Alcocer is launching an agency called Rest of the World, in a return to the ad industry following the end of his non-compete agreement with Omnicom Group, Adage reports.Mr. Alcocer left Omnicom’s  LatinWorks at the end of October 2015 after 16 years at the Hispanic shop where he was president and chief creative officer.The agency will be based in Austin, where Alcocer lives and was based with LatinWorks.So far he’s been working on a couple small projects, including a campaign to promote U.S. tourism to Mexico’s Baja California region and an effort to launch Mexican sports brand Voit in the U.S.

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descarga (7)Joanne Lipman, principal of Surrey Lane Media, formerly editor-in-chief of Conde Nast Portfolio and Portfolio.com, and previously deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, has been named chief content officer at Gannett, a new position. Daniel Bernard, formerly head of product for Time, Fortune and Money Digital at Time, Inc., and previously chief product officer for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network and general manager for The Wall Street Journal Online, has been named chief product officer at Gannett. Both Lipman and Bernard will report to Robert J. Dickey, president and CEO of Gannett.

descarga (6)John McKeon, president and publisher of the San Antonio Express-News, was named president and publisher of the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday, a position from which he will oversee collaboration between Hearst’s Texas media. McKeon’s new role was announced by Hearst President and Chief Executive Officer Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Newspapers President Mark Aldam as McKeon met for the first time with employees at the Chronicle. He begins his new duties on Monday. In naming McKeon president and publisher of the Chronicle, Swartz and Aldam also announced that Susan Pape would become chief operating officer of the San Antonio Express-News. A successor to McKeon as president and publisher of the newspaper will be named shortly, they said.

descarga (5)Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI) announced that Tonia O’Connor has been promoted to the newly created position of chief commercial officer and president of Content Distribution. O’Connor will remain based in New York and will continue to report to Randy Falco, president and chief executive officer. Under O’Connor’s leadership, UCI is putting greater emphasis on diversifying its portfolio of assets by bringing together its Corporate Development and Enterprise groups under one function called Enterprise Development. This division will focus on enhancing UCI’s market position to help incubate and launch new products and businesses. O’Connor will retain her responsibilities leading content distribution, driving the company’s distribution efforts across all screens, including online and mobile, and expanding its content availability and licensing revenue by securing key partnerships and new business models with both traditional and emerging content distributors. Additionally, she will continue to oversee Univision NOW, the company’s new direct to consumer subscription video service.

descarga (1) IPG Mediabrands’s UM Chief Media Officer David Cohen is the new U.S. President of Magna Global, IPG’s central media-buying and forecasting group.He will be effectived Jan. 1, following the departure of Magna Global Exec VP Todd Gordon, who left last month to TubeMogul. Mr. Cohen is a 17-year-veteran of IPG. Mediabrands, the media agency network within Interpublic Group of Cos., comprehends media agencies UM, Initiative and BPN.

 

descargaJoe Tripodi has been named chief marketing officer of Subway. He replaces Tony Pace, who departed in July. Tripodi spent seven years at Coca-Cola where he was executive VP, marketing and commercial officer before departing in Oct. 2014. Prior to that, he spent four years as CMO of Allstate. He also served as CMO at Bank of New York and at Seagrams. Earlier he held marketing positions at MasterCard and Mobil.

 

C9R8ZXxb_400x400Publicis Groupe is reorganizing its agency networks and reallocating people in a move that creates four new groups: Publicis Communications, Publicis Media, Publicis.Sapient and Publicis Healthcare.The reorganization will be effective Jan. 2.

 

 

 

sadounPublicis Communications will be led by Arthur Sadoun, CEO of Publicis Worldwide. The newly formed network will house all of the holding company’s creative shops( Publicis Worldwide, MSL, Nurun, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett as well as BBH and Marcel.) Mr. Sadoun was named CEO of Publicis Worldwide in October 2013. Prior to that, he ran the agency’s European operation.Under Mr. Sadoun’s leadership the agency won several accounts including Cadillac, Heineken global and Sears.

 

kingPublicis Media will be led by ZenithOptimedia Global CEO Steve King. King will oversee Starcom Mediavest, ZenithOptimedia, Vivaki, Performics, MRY and Moxie, among other entities.

 

 

desmondLaura Desmond, global CEO of Starcom Mediavest Group, will move into the newly created role of chief revenue officer. She’ll oversee teams of chief client officers and be responsible for the group’s growth through “new business and future developments.”

 

 

herrickAlan Herrick, chief of Publicis.Sapient, will continue to run the group, which is now a hub and includes: Sapient Consulting, SapientNitro, DigitasLBi and Razorfish.

 

 

 

colucciNick Colucci, CEO of Publicis Healthcare Communication Group, will run the healthcare hub, which houses services from new product launches to the transition to generic branding, including digital applications and sales force management.

 

 

 

 

littlewoodAndy Littlewood has been named a managing partner and the first Head of Knowledge at media agency MediaCom. In this new role, he will work with the agency’s media teams and clients to provide faster access to data tools and systems within MediaCom and the other GroupM agencies. He was most recently chief data and ROI officer and head of direct response at MediaCom Australia.

 

Stephanie Starr has been named a group account director at MediaCom, handling the Audi of America account.

 

lordBob Lord will leave his position as president of AOL in early 2016. He joined AOL in July 2013. Prior to that, he was CEO at digital agency Razorfish.  It is expected that Lord will not be replaced.

 

 

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAU0AAAAJDgyMDRlZjVkLTM0MjEtNGVlMi05MzZlLWMzZDM2MTdkOGFlZQJonathan Halvorson, director-global media strategy and branded entertainment at General Motors, has left the company after eight months.The automaker has not named a replacement.Prior to joining the automotive giant, Mr. Halvorson had been global managing director for Publicis Groupe’s Starcom Mediavest Group, where he oversaw the agency’s global relationship with US$35 billion global snacking company Mondelez International.Starcom was GM’s media agency before the auto giant appointed Carat in 2012.GM spent US$1.66 billion on domestic measured media in 2014.

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AAEAAQAAAAAAAAMpAAAAJDlkZDNmNDY0LWUzN2YtNDE2NS1hNjM2LTA0OTk5ODljYmZjYgTammy Soares has been promoted to president of digital customer engagement at agency Rosetta. She was most recently executive VP at the agency, overseeing its Western region. Soares will report to Shannon Denton, CEO of Razorfish Global North America. Both Rosetta and Razorfish are part of Publicis Groupe.

 

7pZwoUM__400x400Comunicad, LLC a full-service, cross-cultural public relations and marketing communications agency based in Arlington, VA, has announced the appointment of new staff :

 

 

2ba3af1Shalimar Alio was named senior account executive. Alio comes from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) where she was the senior manager with the strategic communications and events department. Alio, who previously worked at Comunicad, has more than 10 years of experience developing partnerships while leading communications campaigns and event logistics. She was recently accepted to Georgetown University’s Master in Public Relations and Corporate Communications program, is a graduate from the American Express Leadership Academy in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership, has a Graduate Certificate in Marketing from Georgetown University, and holds a BA in communications from the University of Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico.  At Comunicad, Alio will oversee strategy and development for national clients with creative solutions for their community development campaigns, stakeholder engagement and programs.

Jossie-Flor-SapunarJossie Flor Sapunar named account executive. Sapunar comes to Comunicad from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Sapunar led an innovative media approach and effective digital campaigns as LULAC’s new media and publications manager. As account executive at Comunicad, Sapunar will assist with leading the media relations and digital marketing objectives for national clients, integrating her expertise in graphic design and content development. Sapunar holds a BA in International Studies and Spanish from the Johns Hopkins University.

Ileana-RuizIleana Ruiz has also joined the media relations team at Comunicad. Ruiz was previously with the communications department at the US Census Bureau. At Comunicad, Ruiz provides support on publicity, outreach, content development and social media efforts. Ruiz holds a MA in communications and public relations from the Sacred Heart University in Puerto Rico and a BA in marketing from Universidad de Puerto Rico.

 

 

descarga (1)Marysol Castro will be the host of ESPN’s Premier Boxing Champions telecasts. The boxing series premieres on Saturday, July 11 at 9 p.m. Castro most recently was a news anchor at WPIX New York. Prior to that she had on-air roles at CBS’s The Early Show and ABC’s Good Morning America.

 

descarga (2)Arthur Sadoun, global CEO of Publicis Worldwide, was given additional oversight of MLGroup, the holding company’s public relations and experiential agency unit. He replaces OLIVIER FLEUROT, who was given a new role as senior VP at Publicis Groupe. Sadoun, 44, has been working his way up the Publicis ladder since joining the company in 2006. He has also served as managing director of Publicis Worldwide and prior to that as CEO of Publicis France.
descarga (3)Glen Tacinelli has been named general sales manager at 77 WABC Radio in New York, a Cumulus Media station. For the past seven years, he managed Eastman Radio’s New York office, representing radio stations in over 137 markets across the country and heading up a sales team. He has also held management positions at consumer research company Arbitron, which was acquired and merged into Nielsen.

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