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SolomonRomanoPic (1)Solomon Romano recently left Anthem, where he worked as Multicultural Marketing and Strategy Director. Romano was displaced as a result of a large marketing reorganization at Anthem. Late last year, WellPoint, Inc., one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, officially became Anthem, Inc. as the company aggressively marketed its menu of Anthem and Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans for new 2015 membership on exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

descargaTribune Publishing has named former New York Times executive Denise Warren as president of digital, a newly created role overseeing digital strategy and operations across the Chicago-based newspaper group. Warren, 51, who will be based in New York, also will oversee the company’s six East Coast newspapers. She will join the company in June, reporting to Tribune Publishing CEO Jack Griffin. A longtime publishing executive, Warren most recently was vice president of digital operations for The New York Times, where she is credited with overseeing its industry-leading digital subscription model.

SapientNitro’s The Community, a Hispanic agency, has hired three former Ogilvy & Mather creative executives:

Tomás Duhalde, Guilherme Nóbrega and Frederico Nicolás Díaz
Tomás Duhalde, Guilherme Nóbrega and Frederico Nicolás Díaz

Tomas Duhalde and Guilherme Nóbrega both join the agency as Senior Art Directors. Frederico Nicolas Díaz joins as a Senior Copywriter. They will report directly to Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Joaquín Mollá and work on a variety of the Miami-based agency’s largest clients, including Corona and Modelo.

Duhalde formerly worked at Ogilvy & Mather, Buenos Aires where he handled creative for brands including P&G, Schnieder, Huggies, and Playboy.

Diaz also worked at Ogilvy & Mather Buenos Aires having worked for brands like Reebok, Schneider, Huggies, AMIA, Fibertel and Cablevision.

Nóbrega previously worked on accounts including Coca-Cola, Unilever, Apple, Burger King, and Dove at Ogilvy’s London office.

imagesJustin Connolly has been promoted to executive VP, Disney & ESPN affiliate sales and marketing. He will oversee all aspects of domestic distribution and affiliate marketing including affiliate-related business operations of Disney and ESPN media networks, including ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Fusion, all the EPSN networks, Longhorn Network, SEC ESPN Network, as well as Watch, HDTV, video-on-demand, interactive TV and retrans consent agreements for Disney’s eight-owned ABC stations. He was previously senior VP of college networks. Prior to that, he spent 10 years in affiliate sales and marketing for Disney and ESPN. Connolly fills the same title held by the departing David Preschlack.

descarga (3)Ed Erhardt, president, global sales & marketing at ESPN, will broaden his role to include oversight of consumer marketing, research and ad sales business operations. He will be responsible for  some of the duties previously held by the departing Sean Bratches.

 

 

descarga (4)Michael Cavanagh has been named senior executive VP and chief financial officer at Comcast Corp. He will join Comcast early this summer from The Carlyle Group, where he has served as co-president and co-chief operating officer in New York. He will be based in Philadelphia.

 

descarga (5)Lowe and Partners CEO Michael Wall is leaving the company to become  equity partner and global CEO of agency Mother. Mother has offices in London, New York and Buenos Aires.

 

 

chris_raleigh_9442Chris Raleigh has been named chief commercial officer of Placemedia, a Viamedia’s supply-side programmatic platform for linear TV. Placemedia aggregates unsold and undersold inventory from cable networks, broadcasters, cable providers and other TV providers.Most recently, Raleigh was SVP/cable and cross-platform sales at The Weather Company.Previous to The Weather Channel, Raleigh was a senior sales executive of cross-platform ad sales for cable network GSN, as well as NBC Network News.

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PalaciosAlvaro Palacios has been named Managing Director, Televisa Publishing and Digital, based in Miami. He will be leading all U.S. based operations of Televisa Publishing and Digital. Palacios tells Portada that “Televisa is a dominant force when it comes to content development and distribution. We are now able to offer advertisers access to our complete offering across Pay TV, digital, and print.” Previously Palacios worked as SVP Sales and Marketing at DLA, Inc. Prior positions in Palacios’ career include VP Managing Director Americas at Prisa as well as Regional Director Business Development at Terra Networks USA. (Read more about Televisa Publishing and Digital’s new Strategy).

descarga (2)Group Brands, a Miami advertising sales representation company, has been established by Forbes Latin America and Robb Report Mexico. Group Brands is led by Dalia Sánchez, photo, until recently Group Publisher of Grupo Expansion International.

descargaMaría Alejandra Encinosa is leaving IPG Mediabrands to join MEC Miami as Account Director for Chanel.Read more.

 

 

 

descargaRodnie Gollarza will be Lowe Venezuela new CEO. Gollarza worked in brand communications for various companies like Polar, J. Walter Thompson Caracas and in election campaigns, among other projects. In the last 15 years, he led Cacao Advertising. He has recently landed in Lowe’s Venezuelan office to serve as CEO.

descarga (1)Ford has announced the promotion of Ricardo Flammini as its new marketing, sales and after sales Director for the South Group that covers Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile and Peru. Flammini joined Ford Argentina in 1995 as Manager in the sales area. In 2001, he was appointed District Manager. Prior to this promotion, he was marketing and sales Director of Ford Argentina.

descarga (2)Maria Teresa Arnal is J. Walter Thompson Company Mexico, which includes the agency J. Walter Thompson and digital company Mirum, new CEO.

 

 

descarga (3)Colombian Antonio Abello will be the agency Managing Director.

 

 

 

descarga (4)Polo Garza will continue serving as chairman of J. Walter Thompson Co. and WPP.

 

 

 

 

descarga (5)Vicente Carrasco is the new COO of Prolam Y & R.Carrasco will be the first to hold this position in the Chilean agency, also fulfilling the role of Country Manager. He will report to Enrique Yuste, CEO of Y&R for the Southern Cone.

 

descarga (6)MediaCom Worldwide has named Misha Sher as its new head of sport, with a brief to expand the agency’s sports advisory capabilities and align the division with its wider ‘Content and Connections’ positioning.Sher first joined MediaCom Sport in 2012 as director of partnerships and brands, before becoming head of sport EMEA earlier this year.He has handled the GroupM agency’s relationship with Brazilian football icon Pele, helping to create campaigns with advertisers including Coca-Cola, Subway, Shell and Procter & Gamble.Sher will be based in London and report to James Morris, global head of MediaCom Beyond Advertising.

 

 

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PalaciosAlvaro Palacios has been named Managing Director, Televisa Publishing and Digital, based in Miami. He will be leading all U.S. based operations of Televisa Publishing and Digital. Palacios tells Portada that “Televisa is a dominant force when it comes to content development and distribution. We are now able to offer advertisers access to our complete offering across Pay TV, digital, and print.” Previously Palacios worked as SVP Sales and Marketing at DLA, Inc. Prior positions in Palacios’ career include VP Managing Director Americas at Prisa as well as Regional Director Business Development at Terra Networks USA. (Read more about Televisa Publishing and Digital’s new Strategy).

 

Wally_SabriaWally Sabria is the new VP Operations at MasterClass Automotive, an auto repair facility specializing in high-line, European vehicles As VP Operations, Sabria manages all aspects of the business operations, including supplier contracting and digital marketing.

 

 

 

FBQ_2nAn_400x400TuYo, the first IPTV network owned and developed by Hispanic entertainment executives, will provide free, a la carte and pay-per-content channel bilingual and multicultural entertainment options for viewers when it debuts in July. The network allows users to choose between curated content channels or the ability to create their own viewing grid within the digital network’s content mix of original series, scripted series, documentary films, novelas, reality, sports, gaming and news programming. TuYo is already found on AppleTV, Roku, Google Chrome and Fire Fly TV; and can be downloaded on any Apple/Android, smart TV or tablet. The network is previewing some of its original content offerings at www.tuyotv.net.The TuYo executive team consists of leading Hispanic entertainment executives:

mariMari Urdaneta (Emmy Award winning Producer, Latin World Entertainment), VP of Programming/Creative.

 

 

 

 

Javier Morales (IM Records), VP of Acquisitions and Licensing

 

Enrique Calderon (Lemon Films, OCESA MX), Director of Production.

 

 

Lopez_Balboa_050aFrancisco Lopez-Balboa has joined Univision Communications as chief financial officer. He was most recently a managing director and head of telecom, media and technology investment grade financing at Goldman Sachs & Co. He spent 24 years at Goldman Sachs and prior to that was director in the Capital Markets Group at Merrill Lynch & Co.

descargaOgilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR), an integrated global communications firm, has announced that Vicky Waters joined as vice president and leader of the firm’s West Coast Latino offering. Based in the firm’s Sacramento Public Affairs group, Waters will work with current clients and expand the Latino and Spanish-language offering throughout the West Coast.Waters joins with nearly 20 years of experience in communications, media and public affairs. Most recently, Governor Brown appointed her as the deputy director of public affairs for the California Department of Parks and Recreation. She also served as director of media relations at the California Charter Schools Association, the political correspondent for La Opinión and a reporter for the international news agency Agencia EFE. She has also worked as a reporter for Univisión stations in Sacramento, Calif. and Corpus Christi, Texas.Ogilvy PR West is composed of four full-service operations in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco and Denver.

descarga (1)NBCUniversal’s Hispanic Enterprises and Content has announced the appointment of Ana Salas Siegel to General Counsel. Salas Siegel will report to Joe Uva, Chairman, Hispanic Enterprises and Content and Kimberley D. Harris, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, NBCUniversal, and will start on Monday, June 1st. In this new role, she will serve as lead counsel for Hispanic Enterprises and Content and oversee all legal resources, including the division’s Business & Legal Affairs team. As a key member of the senior leadership team, she will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the legal department, and supervising all legal and business affairs issues impacting the group. In addition to overseeing strategic and complex commercial agreements, Salas Siegel will work closely with NBCUniversal’s corporate legal resources on transactional, litigation and employment law, as well as intellectual property, labor relations and compliance matters.Previously, Salas Siegel worked at Fox Latin America Channels and Fox International Channels for 12 years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs

Ric-Harris-wvitNBCUniversal has announced that Ric Harris has been named President and General Manager of NBC10 / WCAU and Telemundo62 / WWSI, the local stations owned by NBCUniversal that serve viewers in the Philadelphia area. Harris succeeds Eric Lerner, recently tapped to lead NBC 4 New York / WNBC. Harris will report to Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.For the last two years, he has been President and General Manager of NBC Connecticut / WVIT, the NBC-owned station based in West Hartford.Harris will oversee in his new role is the relocation of the two stations from Bala Cynwyd to the future Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, a world-class, state-of-the-art facility that will be located in downtown Philadelphia. Harris joined NBC Connecticut from Accenture, where he worked as Manager of Communications, Media and Technology for two-and-a-half years, leveraging his industry experience on behalf of leading media companies. Previously, he was Vice President of Digital Ad Sales for BET Interactive. Before that, Harris served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media and Strategic Marketing for NBC Owned Television Stations.

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loadDon has appointed Rocio Serafini and Mumi Miret as Brand Directors. They will both join the team led by CEO Rodrigo Luque.

Serafini joined Don as account supervisor for GCBA and PRO in April 2012. Previously, she served as account executive at McCann.

At Ogilvy and Leo Burnett, Miret worked for brands like Huggies, McDonald’s, and Marlboro, among others. She joined Don two years ago, as account supervisor for brands such as Cablevision / Fibertel, Danone and Reebok.

descarga (1)Veronica Rodriguez Padilla, Commercial Manager at Revista Nueva, is the new President of the Consejo Publicitario Argentino (CPA) (Argentine Advertising Council), until April 2016.

 

0064914Paula Andrea Gaviria is the new brand activation Vice President at Colombian Pragma Group. She will be responsible for communication, marketing and digital strategies of the company for Latin America.

 

 

0f75b57Félix del Valle has joined Ogilvy Rio as Executive Creative Director. In this new position, he will report to Aricio Fortes, Creative Vice President of Ogilvy Rio and he will work together with Paulo Coelho, also Executive Creative Director of the brasilian branch. Del Valle comes from Contrapundo BBDO, Barcelona, where he working for 14 years.

 

descarga (2)Chavo D’Emilio has been appointed president of McCann Buenos Aires. The executive will keep his responsibilities as Chief Creative Officer of McCann Buenos Aires and Director of Creation of McCannWorldgroup Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Delio Photo Studio - Business Head Shot Photography in MiamiJorge Ortega has joined Burson Marsteller as Executive Vice-President/Managing DIrector. For the last 4 years, Ortega had worked as Managing Director, Chief Strategy Executive, Hispanic Market & Communications at Newlink America.

 

 

 

 

Oscar-PadillaPulpo, a Hispanic digital platform, and a business unit of Entravision Communications Corporation,  a diversified media companyserving Latino audiences and communities, announced that it has promoted Oscar Padilla to Senior Vice President of Marketing, Digital Media & Insights. Padilla was previously the Vice President of Strategy for Entravision’s Luminar Insights, a “big data” analytics and modeling provider focused on delivering insights on U.S. Latino consumers. Padilla succeeds María Lopez-Knowles, who was recently promoted to Chief Marketing Officer of Entravision.Read more.

descarga (3)Roger Solé has been appointed to a dual role: senior vice president for the Hispanic market and senior vice president of Innovation of Sprint. He will report to CEO Marcelo Claure. Solé assumes a newly created role to lead all functions in Sprint’s new Hispanic business unit. Sprint sees the Hispanic market as one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population and an area where the company can gain leadership. Solé also will assume the role as president of Sprint Puerto Rico. All business functions in Puerto Rico will report to Solé, including general manager Patricia Eaves. Puerto Rico will be the hub for Sprint’s Latin creativity and innovation.His responsibilities include Pinsight Media, a Sprint division that specializes in mobile advertising, and the Sprint Accelerator, a mentorship-driven program for health care startups. Kevin McGinnis, vice president for Pinsight Media and executive sponsor for the Sprint Accelerator, will report directly to Solé.Prior to TIM Brasil, Solé led all innovation for six years at Vivo (Telefonica Brasil), the largest operator in Brazil. He was a key force in the turnaround of Vivo, focusing on building unique value propositions for the high-value customer segments.

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAISAAAAJDYyMTNlYjUwLTFiNDMtNDk1My1iYmIwLThiOGEwZDFjZTkxNACraig Bahner has joined Kellogg Co. as president of its U.S. morning foods division. He was previously chief marketing officer at Wendy’s and prior to that held assorted executive roles at Procter & Gamble.

 

 

NormanPaul Norman was promoted to president of Kellogg North America.  Norman, who was Kellogg’s chief growth officer, had also been serving as interim head of the morning foods division.

 

 

 

 

descarga (4)Mary Beth West has been named executive VP, chief customer and marketing officer at JC Penney, effective June 1. She is also a member of the JC Penney board of directors. West was previously chief marketing officer at Mondelez International before leaving that post last summer. She will replace Debra Berman, who left JC Penney in March.

 

rick-watrall-188Rick Watrall has been appointed to the newly created position of chief analytics officer at Horizon Media. He was previously a senior partner at marketing analytics company the Hudson River Group.

 

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descarga (1)Former Omnicom Media Group (OMG) digital boss Damian Blackden has been hired by GroupM agency Maxus to the role of global chief strategy officer.Reporting to Maxus chief executive Lindsay Pattison, Blackden will join the agency’s global management team, collaborating with regional CEOS and digital leads to develop strategy across the network.He will also oversee Maxus’ creative tech division Metalworks, focusing on its positioning and “delivery prioritisation” for the unit.Blackden spent over a decade at Zenith Media. He became president of digital at OMG, including management of the group’s digital and data businesses Annalect and Accuen.Most recently, Blackden co-founded London and Hamburg-based cross-device, cookie-less tracking business, Device9.

065b4d8f54d02f6e64a15777639bfba9_400x400Agency Don has added two new Creative Directors:

Emiliano Jabiu and Gustavo Botte. They will both report to Gabriel Huici, DGC of the agency. In their new role, both creative will handle the ICBC, Easy, Reebok, Mondelẽz, olympicus and Omnium accounts,  among others.

Jabiu joins Don team after having worked for Circus.

0b4713bBotte joined Don as senior editor in 2013.

descarga (2)Interbrand has announced the appointment of Gonzalo Brujó as CEO EMEA & LatAm. He will report directly to Jez Frampton, Global CEO of Interbrand. Brujó, a member of Interbrand’s Global Executive Committee, has joined the company 13 years ago and since then, he has held various executive positions, being it last Chairman LatAm & Iberia.

descarga (3)Gustavo Taretto has joined Primo producer as Director.Nicholas Perez Veiga is in charge of the management team. Prior to this, Taretto worked as DGC for a SCPF affiliate that belongs to JWT network.

descarga (4)Agency Pragma has two new Creative Directors: Mar Frutos and Javier Cáceres. The pair will work with all accounts the agency has.

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descarga (1)Former Omnicom Media Group (OMG) digital boss Damian Blackden has been hired by GroupM agency Maxus to the role of global chief strategy officer.Reporting to Maxus chief executive Lindsay Pattison, Blackden will join the agency’s global management team, collaborating with regional CEOS and digital leads to develop strategy across the network.He will also oversee Maxus’ creative tech division Metalworks, focusing on its positioning and “delivery prioritisation” for the unit.Blackden spent over a decade at Zenith Media. He became president of digital at OMG, including management of the group’s digital and data businesses Annalect and Accuen.Most recently, Blackden co-founded London and Hamburg-based cross-device, cookie-less tracking business, Device9.

descarga (2)Nielsen has named Trina M. Fresco Vice President of U.S. Community Alliances, Events and Engagement. Fresco will manage the company’s community collaborations with multicultural organizations across the nations.

 

 

 

Michael-300x265Michael Lampert has joined 360i, part Dentsu Aegis Network, as SVP of Media and Account Management, effective immediately. Based in New York , he will report to agency President Jared Belsky. In his new position Lampert will be responsible for building client relationships while developing media and communications programs for clients. He’ll also help shape the agency’s evolving offering as the digitally-centric agency takes on more lead media agency assignments as it has for brands like Pernod Ricard USA and Spotify. He most recently served as a Managing Partner at MediaCom. Prior, he was VP, Group Director of Media at Digitas in New York. He has also held positions at Omnicom Media Group, Universal McCann and MPG/Media Contacts.

CDN9h8vUMAAHkPvChris Kelly has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer at digital marketing agency Organic. Prior to that, he was executive creative officer of the agency’s New York office. He will now oversee creative for Organic’s four offices nationally. Kelly joined Organic in 2012.

descarga (3)Tim Love has been named chairman of the board of advisors at marketing agency BoomAgers. Love was previously vice chairman of Omnicom Group and CEO of its Asia Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa regions before retiring in April 2013.

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descargaFred Medina, executive VP and managing director of BBC Worldwide for Latin America and the US Hispanic market for the last three-and-a-half years, is to quit his position on 1 July.During his time at BBC Worlwide, Medina was in charge of all the business areas in the region, including channels, content sales, digital platforms, formats and co-productions, leading the company across Latin America and the US Hispanic market from Miami.”I’m honoured to have led the reorganisation process of BBC Worldwide Latin America, which has consolidated different business in the region and brought content to million homes through several platforms,” stated Medina. “But now is time to look for new professional challenges.” “Fred established and led a team which reverted our business in Latin America,” added Paul Dempsy, BBC Worldwide’s president for global markets. “He helped BBC’s brand to grow and created a solid base for the company’s future.”

H2jv8m_d_400x400descargaUnivision Communications Inc. has appointed Mark Lopez executive vice president and general manager, Univision Digital, effective May 1. He will be based in Miami and report to Isaac Lee, president of news and digital for UCI and CEO of Fusion.In his new role, Lopez will lead business responsibilities for Univision Digital across platforms, working closely with Univision’s established sales, product, technology, and content teams. He will also be responsible for ensuring that Univision continues to be a profitable digital business and develops new sources of revenue and innovative multiplatform experiences and opportunities, including entering the native advertising market, expected to grow substanciaally in 2015.Read more.

GlobalHue LogoGlobalHue,a full service integrated marketing agency, has announced the hiring of Chris Surrey, as Executive Creative Director, as well as Creative Directors Mallie Mickens and Phillip Shung.In previous roles, Surrey, Mickens and Shung were associated with GlobalHue for different initiatives for several clients, making the transition to full-time employees organic and fluid. Surrey will lead the agency creative team. He previously work for brands like Domino’s, Ford and Chevrolet. Mickens and Shung are both well-known art directors. They have worked for various global brands, including Adidas and Sony Music. The creative team joins the agency from Pixod Interactive Studio.They have previously  worked in brands like Chevrolet, Cadillac, Intel and American Express in traditional and digital capabilities.

Carmen_Moras-e1429253031285-210x300ZGS Communications has appointed Carmen Moras General Manager of holaciudad.com. Moras will report to Ronald J. Gordon, CEO of ZGS Communications, beginning Monday, April 20.Moras began her career as an advertising sales operator at the Pan-American Sports Network in Miami. She then moved on to E! Entertainment Television Latin America and most recently served as the digital manager for Terra Networks in Miami.

descarga (1)Tim Scott, international CEO and president of the McGarryBowen’s Chicago office, is leaving the agency. Mr. Scott’s departure is the second leadership change in under a month for McGarryBowen, after Simon Pearce ,president and chief client officer, departure. Scott started at McGarryBowen as managing director in 2009, two years after McGarryBowen opened the Chicago office.McGarryBowen said it will begin a search for a new Chicago president with the added title of chief client officer. Laurel Flatt, who has been group managing director on accounts like Disney, will be interim general manager of the Chicago office while the agency looks for a new leader.

50j4fZvh_reasonably_smallChris Zarkowski has been promoted to the newly created position of senior VP, Hispanic Group advertising sales at NBC Universo cable network. He will report to Mike Rosen, executive VP, advertising sales, News and Hispanic Groups, NBCUniversal. Czarkowski was previously VP, Entertainment Advertising Sales Group, where he oversaw cross-platform and branded entertainment opportunities for NBC, USA and Syfy networks. Prior to joining NBCU in 2008, he served in a variety of sales roles at Discovery, Turner Broadcasting and Eurosport.
Harish Peri has been named senior VP of product marketing overseeing ratings and planning products at Nielsen. Peri will be based in New York and report to Megan Clarken, executive VP, global product leadership, and Marcy Shinder, chief marketing officer. Peri was most recently senior director of product marketing and solutions at Salesforce.com. Prior to that, he held assorted roles at Blackrock and at UBS.

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2LL17Ghs_400x400Viacom International Media Networks has made a series of promotions at its Americas division:

 

 

 

descarga (1)Miami-based Juan Acosta, previously VIMN Americas chief financial officer, has been appointed chief operating officer. Acosta will be responsible for VIMN’s portfolio of brands including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount Channel and Tr3 in Latin America, Canada and the US Hispanic market.

 

5861_468Federico Cuervo, who is based in Buenos Aires, has been named senior VP of entertainment brands. Cuervo will be responsible for Comedy Central and the Paramount Channel in Latin America and Worcman will handle MTV and Tr3 in the US Hispanic market plus VH1 in Latin America.

 

descarga (2)Sao Paolo-based Tiago Worcman has been appointed senior VP of music brands for VIMN Americas.

 

 

imagesVIMN has also signed a deal with free-to-air network GDSTV in Georgia for it to produce a local adaptation of The Daily Show, marking the second local version of the Comedy Central hit after it was adapted in the Netherlands.The series will be hosted by celebrity Ilo Beroshvili, who will poke fun at the political landscape in Jon Stewart’s satirical style. The local adaptation will air five nights a week from September 2015 in Georgia.

 

oY9hm2VY_400x4002btube has announced its board of directors.The new Board Members of 2btube are:

 

 

 

Jesus-Perezagua-e1395660086450Jesus Perezagua, who until recently was president Europe and Africa at Fox International Channels where he began his career in 2003, joining the group as managing director of FIC Spain and Portugal. From 2005, he headed up the company’s expansion across Eastern and Central Europe as well as Greece and Turkey before taking over for the entire European and African operations in 2011.Before joining Fox International Channels, Perezagua held positions at Fox Kids Entertainment in Spain and at Japanese toy company Bandai Espana. He currently lives in Tokyo where he is advising Fox International Channels Asia.

 

descarga (3)Punit Goenka, who is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL), India’s second largest media company with an income in excess of USD 750M. Punit is responsible for expanding the company’s global presence across 169 countries, and its reach to over 959 million viewers. ZeeTV is a major presence on YouTube with more then 3.5 million subscribers and 200 million monthly recurring views.

 

seanSean Cohan, Executive Vice President, International for A+E Networks. Mr. Cohan oversees A+E Networks’ International division, managing the company’s brands, content, and services outside the U.S.  He manages staff in New York, Los Angeles, London, Rome and Singapore, and venture teams across 20 more cities.  The division’s activities include branded channels, content sales and digital media distribution.A graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Cohan holds an MBA from Stanford University.

 

proxyDaniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone have been named Co-Executive Vice Presidents of newly launched Endemol Shine Latino.The new Spanish-language division comes on the heels of the recently completed joint venture that brings together Endemol, Shine and CORE Media, to create a global content creator, producer and distributor with one of the most extensive and diverse portfolios of international hits in the world.

 

Rodriguez, who was formerly Shine Group’s Vice President of Sales for Latin America, will oversee all sales initiatives for Endemol Shine Latino. Rodriguez, who has worked in international production, sales and acquisitions for more than 25 years, was named Shine Group’s Vice President, Sales for Latin America in May 2014. In his previous role, Rodriguez was responsible for tape and format sales, as well as business development for the unit across Latin America. Rodriguez joined Shine Group from Cisneros Media Distribution, where he served as Director of Sales, overseeing group sales and business development for key territories in South America and Europe.

Piccone, who most recently served as Senior Vice President, Endemol Latino, will lead all Spanish-language programming initiatives for the division. Since 2010, Piccone had served as Senior Vice President, Endemol Latino USA, where he oversaw the Hispanic market in both the U.S. and Mexico.  Prior to joining Endemol Latino USA, Piccone worked in production for Endemol Mexico,and was based in Mexico City, Mexico.

149f1a2Sergio Lazarov, a veteran showrunner and director, has also joined Endemol Shine Latino as Vice President, Production. Lazarov, who joins Endemol Shine Latino as Vice President, Production, comes with a great deal of experience in the U.S., Spain and Romania. Lazarov most recently directed two seasons of “La Voz Kids” for Telemundo and also served as executive producer for Telemundo’s “El Artista.” Lazarov has directed more than 200 hours of musical performances and live television internationally.

The Endemol Shine Latino team is based in Miami and covers all Spanish-language sales and production in both the U.S. and Mexico.

descarga (4)MCB Network Corp has announced the appointment of two new sales representatives to broaden MCB’s MiCasa Network advertising in the national market: Felipe Herrador in Las Vegas and Rachel Rotger with her Stillwater Communications team in Detroit join the MCBN sales and marketing team.

 

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SMG – Kim Kadlec, Jodie Stranger ::: Norberto Noriega – Y&R Peru ::: Wendy Clark – Coca-Cola ::: Mathias Harbek ,Yago Fandiño – JWT ::: Cristina Omura – FCB Brazil  :::

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2AJb2qv1_400x400Starcom MediaVest Group, a division of Publicis Groupe , has announced the appointment of Kim Kadlec to the newly created role of President, GNC Americas and the promotion of Jodie Stranger to the also newly created role of President, GNC EMEA. SMG’s Global Network Client (GNC) practice creates a seamless global organization for its clients that operate in multiple markets, providing brand growth and innovation. As GNC Presidents, Kadlec and Stranger will ensure leadership, strategy, top to top connections and greater consistency throughout their regions. Kadlec and Stranger will partner with market CEOs and global account leaders to drive GNC initiatives.

kimKadlec will be based in SMG’s New York City office and report to Laura Desmond, SMG’s Global CEO. Kadlec joins SMG from AOL, where she was Global Head of Strategic Partnerships. Prior to AOL, Kadlec was Worldwide Vice President, Global Marketing Group at Johnson & Johnson.

 

strangerStranger will continue to be based in London and report to John Sheehy, President, Global Operations.A veteran of the media business with over 20 years of experience, Stranger was most recently Executive Director of Global Network Client Operations for SMG’s EMEA region. She joined SMG from Aegis, where she served as the New Business and Marketing Director, Vizeum EMEA. Prior to this position, Stranger was the Vice President of Aegis Media Global Clients.

descargaNorberto Noriega is Y&R Peru new creative director. Noriega will handle Cristal beer account. He has worked for agencies such as Mayo, Draft FCB, JWT, DDB and TBWA. He also served as creative director at agency Causa Peru.

 

hvG_YY4Y_400x400Wendy Clark will return to her position at Coca-Cola on April 6, after a three-month license. When that license was announced, Coca-Cola said Clark would return on March 31.

 

 

fotoNoticiaG45351Mathias Harbek and Yago Fandiño are J. Walter Thompson new creative directors . Before joining the agency, Harbek and Fandiño were part of DraftFCB, TBWA and Don, where they worked for brands such as Personal, FiberTel, DirecTV, ICBC, Mini Cooper , Nissan, Medicus and Adidas, among others.

cris_400x400Cristina Omura has been promoted to FCB Brazil media director. In this new position, she will report to Alexandre Ugadin, vice president of media. She will lead a team of 15 professionals and its main objective will be to renovate digital and offline media offer. Omura worked for various agencies like Borghierh / Lowe, Giovanni + Draft FCB, J Walter Thompson and F / Nazca.

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  • Major League Baseball

MLB spot stillMLB has released its first Hispanic ad campaign. The campaign is called Aquí, with 30 and 60-second spots running on ESPN Deportes.Television commercials are backed with a full digital and social media campaign. Consumers are asked to post their own “aquí” moments to social media Latinworks is the agency behind the campaign. Read more.

 

  • SC Johnson

CBsvXcdXIAAMKSWSC Johnson has put its global media-buying duties up for review.This follows the company’s January decision to award Omnicom Media Group’s PHD global communications planning duties after a review that also included the media-buying incumbent Maxus, part of WPP.  The planning assignment covers approximately US$300 million in brand expenditures and is managed out of PHD’s Chicago office.The company’s global spend have been as high as an estimated US$1 billion in recent years.Both PHD and Maxus are believed to be in the latest review. A decision is expected later this month. SC Johnson brands include Pledge, Ziploc and Shout, among many others.

  • L’Oreal USA

61400b311f93bad6951aa8e261048256_400x400L’Oreal USA has launched a review of planning and buying for all media, including search, social and programmatic, with a decision that is expected to be reached by the end of the year end. The review comes less than 18 months after the company awarded digital media buying to DigitasLBi from Publicis Groupe sibling Moxie in November 2013.L’Oreal is the seventh biggest U.S. advertiser, with more than US$2.3 billion in spending according to the Ad Age Datacenter. Interpublic’s UM currently handles TV and print buying.WPP’s GroupM has been making gains with L’Oreal Group globally on the media side, with the holding company having already picked up business with the beauty giant in the Nordic region, U.K., Ireland, Southeast Asia, Canada, China, Germany and Latin America in recent years.

  •  GNC

HDzgPzCS_400x400Pittsburgh nutrition company GNC is replacing Carmichael Lynch as the agency of record on its US$30 million account. Taking over for the Minneapolis shop is creative lead Consigliere in Brooklyn, N.Y.; the media planning and buying shop Crossmedia, New York; and digital agency 22squared in Atlanta.The last agency review, which led to Carmichael Lynch’s hire in January 2014. GNC said its new agencies were selected after “a multiple-month review” with undisclosed contenders.

  •  Cheetos

cheetosThe Cheetos brand has announced the return of its Los Cheetahs trick soccer team for a nationwide tour and action-packed 2015. In partnership with the Mexican National Team’s annual U.S. Tour, Los Cheetahs looks to up its game this year in the soccer arena. The tour kicked off on March 28 in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with global fútbol icon Pável Pardo. This year, in addition to the Los Angeles event, Los Cheetahs will take on Los Jefes in exhibition matches prior to Mexican National Team tour matches in Kansas City on March 31; Orlando on June 27; with additional markets to be announced at a later date. Throughout the season, Los Cheetahs and Pardo will be calling on fans from across the country to share their Los Cheetahs-worthy moves. Fans are invited to capture their most outrageous footwork on video and share with the world on Twitter, Instagram or Vine using both #CheetosFutbol and #entry for the chance to win a trip to a future Mexican National Team U.S. Tour game, complete with the full-throttle Los Cheetahs VIP experience. As an added bonus, the winning video may even debut on the jumbotron at halftime during the game.

  • Acura

imagesCar company Acura, along with Razorfish,  has teamed up with 8 musicians to create a custom soundtrack to introduce the new 2016 ILX to millennials.The eight artists are Kisses, Bear in Heaven, Spazzkid, Starro, Plastic Plates, Bit Funk, Walla and Amtrac.Currently, the tracks are available for download on a campaign-specific Tumblr page and from a SoundCloud playlist page.The Tumblr page also houses a curated selection of social media activity around the campaign hashtag, #ILX2016.The brand has also been promoting the campaign on Facebook and Twitter. The program, which launched last week and runs through March 31, will culminate with the release of a short video with a remix of all eight tracks along with footage of the ILX. In addition, the eight artists involved in the campaign will post on their own social channels to promote the songs and the launch of the car.Here is the new song for the 2016 #Acura ILX.

  • Neutrogena

q_2ixYJX_reasonably_smallJohnson & Johnson’s Neutrogena Naturals is switching up its approach this year for its annual Earth Month campaign by going all-in on digital. This year, the brand is trying something new: a digital-only campaign that promotes water conservation and a new line of environmentally friendly makeup wipes. It will get a lot of help from Kristen Bell’s 1.75 million Twitter followers—as well as its own 34,700 followers. In addition to Bell, Neutrogena has tapped beauty blogger Dulce Candy and bloggers El Diario de la Mode and Honestly Jamie to help spread the word.The crux of the campaign centers around the #WipeforWater hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. Today, Bell will tweet out a video explaining the campaign that the brand will then share on its own channels. This is also the first year Neutrogena is using social media to trigger charitable financial contributions for Earth Month. For every person who pledges to the cause, Neutrogena will donate US$1 to the Nature Conservatory, up toUS $50,000. Paid media will run on Twitter, YouTube and digital video advertising company YuMe’s network to support the campaign.

  • Fetch

fetchMobile specialist agency Fetch, part of Dentsu Aegis Network, has just opened a New York office.For that reason, the agency has hired Melissa Greenberg, a former vice president at social advertising platform SHIFT, to manage the new office. Dentsu Aegis acquired an 80% stake in Fetch last fall with an option to acquire the rest later. Fetch reported 2013 gross profits of approximately US$7.6 million. The London-headquartered shop also has offices in San Francisco, Germany and Hong Kong.Since the acquisition Fetch has signed a number of high-profile new clients including Uber and Expedia. Other clients include eBay and Hotels.com.

  • Juan Valdez

CiVUeRUA_400x400Juan Valdez® Café has selected Newlink America, the South Florida based consulting and international communications firm, to position the brand in the US market. This decision comes at an important time of growth for the Colombian coffee grower, given its aggressive international expansion that kicked off with the opening of two destination cafés in Downtown Miami last year and another 60 stores planned to open in the Florida market alone over the next five years.The international presence of Juan Valdez® currently includes more than 300 cafés in 14 different countries including Aruba, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, South Korea, Spain and the US. Miami’s recent openings are an important part of the company’s strategy to gain additional markets for its premium coffees. Capitalizing on the US$18 billion coffee industry in the US, Juan Valdez, with Newlink’s support, also plans to expand across major cities in the US as it appeals to a more discerning coffee consumer.

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Bauer Xcel Media, Bauer Media Group’s digital division, announced the worldwide launch of J-14 Espanol. Live now, es.j-14.com is part of Bauer Xcel Media’s on-going initiative to expand its successful U.S. teen digital brands globally.Heather Thompson, executive editor of the Bauer Teen Network will oversee J-14 Espanol along with a Spanish-speaking editor working on the site exclusively.

priscilla-rodriguezPriscilla Rodriguez has been appointed Senior Editor, Digital, at Latina.com. Prior to that, she was Associate Editor, Digital, there.Before hitting the pavement at Latina, Priscilla worked for various outlets including Teen.com, InStyle and Us Weekly.

huREPg5z_400x400Robin Radzinski Wong is the new VP, current production, at Fusion. She had been a producer at Endemol USA.

reny dReny Diaz has been named VP of insights & strategy for NBCUniversal’s Hispanic Enterprises and Content unit. He will be based in New York and report to Jacqueline Hernandez, chief marketing officer of the unit. Diaz was previously research director at Fusion and Univision Noticias. He also served as director of client engagement at Nielsen.

 

 

2AJb2qv1_400x400Starcom MediaVest Group, a division of Publicis Groupe , has announced the appointment of Kim Kadlec to the newly created role of President, GNC Americas and the promotion of Jodie Stranger to the also newly created role of President, GNC EMEA. SMG’s Global Network Client (GNC) practice creates a seamless global organization for its clients that operate in multiple markets, providing brand growth and innovation. As GNC Presidents, Kadlec and Stranger will ensure leadership, strategy, top to top connections and greater consistency throughout their regions. Kadlec and Stranger will partner with market CEOs and global account leaders to drive GNC initiatives.

kimKadlec will be based in SMG’s New York City office and report to Laura Desmond, SMG’s Global CEO. Kadlec joins SMG from AOL, where she was Global Head of Strategic Partnerships. Prior to AOL, Kadlec was Worldwide Vice President, Global Marketing Group at Johnson & Johnson.

 

strangerStranger will continue to be based in London and report to John Sheehy, President, Global Operations.A veteran of the media business with over 20 years of experience, Stranger was most recently Executive Director of Global Network Client Operations for SMG’s EMEA region. She joined SMG from Aegis, where she served as the New Business and Marketing Director, Vizeum EMEA. Prior to this position, Stranger was the Vice President of Aegis Media Global Clients.

beaThe Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), one of largest not-for-profit supporting Hispanic American higher education, has announced the addition of Chief Sustainability Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, Bea Perez, to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. She is the first leader in the field of sustainability to have served on HSF’s board.In her role at Coca-Cola, Ms. Perez is helping the Coca-Cola system achieve its goals of economically empowering 5 million women, replenishing 100% of the water it uses, and supporting community well-being. She is also leading Coca-Cola’s efforts to integrate sustainability deeper and more broadly, throughout its operations.Ms. Perez has been recognized for her business success and sustainability leadership. She is a member of the American Advertising Hall of Achievement and the Sports Business Journal’s Hall of Fame.

melisaMobile specialist agency Fetch, part of Dentsu Aegis Network, has hired Melissa Greenberg, a former vice president at social advertising platform SHIFT, to manage its new New York office. She is tasked with building a team and driving new business growth across Fetch North America.Greenberg, who will run the New York office as general manager, brings a drive and passion for mobile.Prior to joining SHIFT, Greenberg spent four years leading a sales team at DailyCandy, the women’s lifestyle brand. Earlier, she held positions at IAC Advertising and CBS Interactive.

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Juan Calvo and Leo Orsolini – Tribal Worlwide Buenos Aires ::: Jorge Martinez and Blanca de Lera – Mindshare ::: Ogilvy & Mather Colombia – Alvaro Melendez Ortiz ::: Rafael Esteve – Y&R Spain

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Agency Tribal Worldwide Buenos Aires has two new Creative Directors: Juan Calvo and Leo Orsolini, who will work together managing McDonad’s, Volkswagen and Heineken accounts.

alvoOn one hand, Calvo comes from Leo Burnett Buenos Aires office , where he served as Creative Director.

 

 

 

2f3d202Orsolini, on the other, was senior editor at Tribal and has been promoted.

 

 

 

descargaJorge Martinez and Blanca de Lera have joined Mindshare. They will serve as business results director and head of digital strategy Invention team, respectively. They will report to Marga Castro, partner of the digital area.

 

0132f43Ogilvy & Mather Colombia has hired Alvaro Melendez Ortiz as its new director of strategic planning. In this new position, its scope includes all of the agency accounts in Cali and Bogota. This means he will work with clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, Claro, Kimberly Clark, Nestle and Kia, among others. During  the past six years, Melendez Ortiz was part of the team of Ogilvy & Mather Costa Rica.

 

imagesRafael Esteve is the new president of Y&R Spain. Among its tasks, he will supervise the LABSTORE in Madrid. Currently,he has begun to make changes to the Madrid’s branch management structure.Since 1990, Esteve serves as chairman of Vinizius / Y & R Barcelona. He is also managing partner of Danone Global Account, covering 56 markets. And, he is a permanent member of the global executive committee of the network.

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Briabe_Mobile_Logo_square_400x400Briabe Mobile, a mobile advertising solutions company, has named Juana Guichardo Director of Sales – New, York. Guichardo will be responsible for initiating sales processes and nurturing leads in order to increase revenue and grow the company’s bottom line.With more than two decades of experience in multicultural marketing, event management, sales, and PR, Guichardo has built relationships with key players in advertising, digital, and media, in verticals spanning hospitality, music, film, sports, and fashion. Guichardo comes to Briabe Mobile from Time, Inc. — People en Espanol, where she worked closely with the company’s world-class brand advertisers like Coca-Cola, Cover Girl, Disney, HBO Latino, Jeep, and Target to develop and implement highly engaging, large-scale activations.

1George John,  founder of programmatic media buying platform Rocket Fuel, is retiring as CEO of the company. He will be succeeded by Rocket Fuel board member Monte Zweben until a permanent successor is hired. John will continue as chairman.

 

descargaMike Donahue is stepping down as executive VP of the American Association of Advertising Agencies at the end of March.  Donahue was a member of the team that developed the ad industry identification code, Ad-ID. He has been with the 4As for more than 20 years. Prior to that, he held assorted roles at ad agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi and Dancer Fitzgerald Sample.

 

 

descarga (1)Sebastian Trujillo has joined the Fútbol de Primera team as President of Sales and Business Development. Trujillo will lead the Fútbol de Primera’s sales force as it continues to move forward with its offering of FDP’s exclusive soccer opportunities including this summer’s Upcoming Copa America from Chile, CONCACAF ‘s Gold Cup 2015, 2016 Copa America Centenario to be played in the US; 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying and all the games of  Mexican National Team . Prior to joining FDP, Trujillo managed both client and agency partner relationships while at Univision Communications serving as Vice President of Business Development. This included media sales and sponsorship opportunities across television, radio, and interactive media assets. Furthermore Trujillo was Senior Vice President, Operating Manager at Galavision.

 

MWI8agnD_reasonably_smallCAA Marketing Co-CCO Jesse Coulter has announced he will be leaving the company. Mr. Coulter joined the marketing division of the Hollywood talent agency Creative Artists Agency in 2006 and is departing on his own accord.He joined CAA as a creative director in 2006 after working as a creative at W&K, New York and eventually rose up the ranks to become co-CCO alongside Jae Goodman.As of now, Mr. Coulter has not determined his next step, but he said he’s “open to all options,” whether that be working at a traditional agency, going client-side or even starting his own thing.

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Xaxis – Juan Felipe Morón Velez ::: Gracieli Beraldies – Publicis Brasil  ::: Mauricio Sarmiento – Leo Burnett Colombia ::: Y&R – Alex Hughes  ::: Lyle Tick – JWT :::

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imagesXaxis, a media and technology programmatic platform, will from now on operate in Colombia. The platform will begin operating with Juan Felipe Morón Velez,who will lead all marketing and implementation of its products. Juan Felipe joins Xaxis after working in England in companies like Manning Gottlieb – OMD, Neo @Ogilvy and Harvest Digital among others. He has worked with brands such as Renault, Virgin, Tesco, Starbucks, John Lewis and JustFab.

descarga (1)Gracieli Beraldies is Publicis Brazil new Media Director.She will be specifically in charge of commanding the P&G communications’ team. She will also direct the Integrated Media Solutions (SIM) unit, focused on customers’ needs. He will report to Miriam Shirley, vice president of the area.

 

descarga (2)Mauricio Sarmiento is Leo Burnett Colombia new Creative Vice President.

 

 

 

images (1)Y&R has appointed Alex Hughes as the new Global Marketing leader of the network. He will work together with Beth Wade, VML CMO. He will have access to Y&R’s LABSTORE, Iconmobile, Bravo and BrandAsset Valuator and he will be responsible for integrating the group’s new businesses.

descarga (3)Lyle Tick has been named to the newly created position of global chief growth officer at JWT. He was previously VP, category director, North America, at Bacardi. Prior to that, he was copresident of New York-based agency Gotham. In his new role, he will report to Gustavo Martinez, president and CEO of the company.

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Roberto Ricossa-Aruba Networks ::: Jonathan Halvorson – General Motors ::: Hernán Rodas,Mauricio Alfaro – Circulo de Creativos Paraguay ::: Santiago Cortés – Geometry Global Peru::: Gonzalo Ricca – Ogilvy Brasil  ::: William Harvey – VCCP  ::: Romina Perrone – 361 Argentina :::

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Roberto RicossaRoberto Ricossa was recently appointed as Managing Director – LATAM at Aruba Networks,a Sunnyvale, CA based network communications company. Ricossa previously worked as Worldwide Inside Sales Leader at Avaya.

Jonathan-HalvorsonJonathan Halvorson has joined General Motors as director of global media strategy and branded entertainment. He was most recently global client director at Starcom MediaVest. Halvorson replaces Jaime del Valle Sansierra who left in late-2014.

 

descargaHernán Rodas and Mauricio Alfaro are the new “Circulo de Creativos Paraguay” directors. Rodas and Alfaro were appointed president and vice president respectively,  until the end of 2016.

Prior to this appointment, Rodas was director of  Círculo de Creativos del Paraguay from 2013 to 2014, along with Oscar Vera.

Alfaro, current CEO of Lowe G Paraguay, worked as account director at Ojo de Pez for 4 years and then in 2012, he was appointed CEO at EMOTICOM.

SANTIAGO CORTESAfter leading projects for The Coca-Cola Company at Ogilvy Tokyo, Santiago Cortés returns to Latin America to lead the team of Geometry Global Peru. In this new role, he will be lead the entire team of the agency. Prior to this appointment, he worked at Ogilvy & Mather Colombia since 2006, as account director for Coca-Cola LATAM and in 2011, he was relocated in Ogilvy New York to lead the US Hispanic business of Coca-Cola.

riccaGonzalo Ricca is the new creative director of the San Pablo’s office of Ogilvy Brasil, after serving as Chief Creative Director at Don Buenos Aires for more than three years .He will be part of the team led by Aricio Fortes, creative vice president of the agency.

 

 

williamWilliam Harvey has joined VCCP as innovation lead. Based in London, his mission will be to bring emerging technologies to all customers and employees of VCCP. With this, he will seek to encourage the development of solutions that connect creativity and technology. He will also be the spokesman for VCCP at international level regarding innovation.

B_0oKr5XEAAbMZERomina Perrone has joined 361 Argentina to lead the planning team. Perrone began his professional career in the strategic planning team at Grey Buenos Aires. She also served as senior strategic planner at JWT Argentina, where he worked for brands like Ilolay, BERROCA, Halls, among others.

 

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Diama Gabriel was recently appointed to a marketing and business development position at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. She previously worked at Batanga Media.

Jonathan HalvorsonJonathan Halvorson has been named General Motors director of global media strategy and branded entertainment. He was most recently global client director at Starcom MediaVest. He will replace Jaime del Valle Sansierra who left in late-2014.

 

 

j lucasJeff Lucas will oversee the entire ad sales unit at Viacom. Lucas was already in charge of ad sales for Viacom’s entertainment networks, including MTV and Comedy Central. He now adds Nickelodeon ad sales to his portfolio.

 

 

107313aTodd Pendelton, chief creative officer of Samsung Telecommunications of America and former chief marketing officer for the company, is leaving.  Pendelton joined Samsung in 2011 and was CMO for the launch of the company’s “Next Big Thing” campaign. Prior to joining Samsung, he spent 15 years at Nike.

 

 

3ySTijTI_400x400Tim Libby has been appointed senior VP and digital director at Starcom USA. He was previously senior VP of digital strategy at Ruder Finn. Prior to that he was VP, digital marketing, at Publicis-owned MSLGroup and also served as a group digital director at Horizon Media.

 

 

smithMelissa Smith has been named Executive VP and Group Director of Ogilvy’s New York Brand Marketing Practice, effective January 2015.She will report to Ogilvy PR/New York’s Managing Director Dr. Jennifer Scott, Smith is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the New York Brand Marketing Practice. She will oversee the group’s client accounts, financial performance, talent, and business development initiatives. The Brand Marketing Practice services clients in the areas of brand positioning, product launches, consumer engagement, experiential marketing and media relations. Most recently, Melissa was a Senior Vice President at MSLGroup New York where she led global strategy and North America execution for a multi-million dollar, consumer packaged goods client.Previously, Melissa was Executive Vice President and head of the New York office for RL Public Relations + Marketing/Sportivo, a leading independent Hispanic communications firm. Prior to joining RLPR, Melissa was a Group Vice President at GCI Group in the consumer marketing practice of theNew York office. Melissa is a founding board member of the New York chapter of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), and currently serves on its national board of directors.

images (1)Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp has named Rich Battista the executive VP of Time Inc. and president of People and Entertainment Weekly. He will report to Ripp and starts his new role on April 6 based out of the New York headquarters.Battista, a 25-year veteran of the entertainment and media industry, joins Time Inc. from his previous role as CEO of Mandalay Sports Media. Battista’s new duties will include full operational oversight of growing the brands’ core businesses, as well as extending their print and digital properties across media platforms. And with experience leveraging content across television, film and digital while at Mandalay, it’s a safe bet he’ll bring that to People and EW. Battista’s entrance comes on the heels of People and Entertainment Weekly merging staff and a series of other executive-level staff changes.

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8eda7239d1fd010de1a9a771fd2cab2a_400x400Skyword, a content marketing and services company, has announced the appointment of George Levy as Director of Brand Partnerships for the US Hispanic and Latin American markets. In this position, George will lead the efforts to help major brands build meaningful connections with customers in these markets through original storytelling.Fluent in English, Spanish, and conversational in Portuguese, Levy comes to Skyword with 15 years of experience creating and executing digital marketing strategies across Latin America and the US Hispanic market. He served as Regional Partner Development Manager for Microsoft Latin America and was part of the founding team at Yupi.com, a Spanish-language portal that Microsoft later acquired. Most recently, he was Chief Engagement Officer at Mundial Sports Network, a leading Latino sports network ranked #1 by comScore. Levy earned a Bachelor’s degree at Florida International University. He lives in Miami, Florida with his wife and daughter.Read more.

11b7769Eduardo Carbia has been appointed Country Manager Mexico at Video Online Ad-Network IMPAKTU. As this is a newly created position, Carbia will not replace anyone, but will report to both founders Javier Salom (CEO) and Carly Bellis (COO.) For almost three years and until last February 23, Carbia was Relations Manager with IAB Mexico (Interactive Advertising Bureau Mexico).

MduX1UGK_400x400IPG Interpublic Group has announced some changes within the Mediabrands’ unit:

 

 

 

AAEAAQAAAAAAAADNAAAAJDE0NmRiZmQ1LWU4Y2QtNDczNy1iODEyLWY4MDk2ZmRjYjdmMAMatt Seiler will leave his post as Global CEO of IPG Mediabrands and will remain as Chairman of the group throughout 2015, to ensure Henry Tajer transition to the leadership, effective on May 1.

 

 

n_Le2Bkg_400x400In January 2014, Mr. Tajer was named Global COO of Mediabrands, and now will move to a full-time position in New York from Sydney, where he will serve as CEO of the successful operations of the group in Australia.

 

 

rsz_toby_jenner_preferred_headshotMediaCom’s global business development and marketing officer Toby Jenner, has been promoted to the role of worldwide chief operating officer. Jenner will retain his current global business development and marketing responsibilities, while adding a number of additional areas to his new remit. This includes spearheading the agency’s global roadmap and business plan, driving content and connections positioning globally, and supporting the firm’s global account directors and specialist function units.Jenner brings a wealth of experience to the worldwide COO role. He was previously COO for MediaCom in APAC and has also held senior leadership roles in the UK and Australia for both MEC and MediaCom.

Claudia_Gioia_Ejecutiva_Diciembre_2014_Foto_2Claudia Gioia will join the Hill + Knowlton Strategies team as President and CEO of the company for Latin America, on April 1. In this new role, she will report to Mike Coates, President and CEO for the Americas, to handle operations in six markets with a portfolio of global and local brands. Gioia joins H + K from Burson-Marsteller, which also belongs to the WPP group, having held various positions in that firm for 19 years. Her most recent role was Executive Vice President of the Miami office. Over two decades, Gioia was responsible for clients such as Walmart, PlayStation, IBM, Intel, Sony, SAP, Goodyear, HP, Mondelēz, Visa, Raytheon, Repsol / YPF, Fresh Del Monte, Odebrecht, Danone, FedEx, Unilever, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, among others. Gioia will take over from Antonio Tamayo, who will retire.

imagesChris Thomas has been promoted to CEO of the Americas at BBDO Worldwide.He will oversee 21 agencies in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. He will also continue in his role as chairman of I&S BBDO Japan and as chairman of BBDO digital unit Proximity. As CEO of the Americas, Thomas fills the role last held by Troy Ruhanen in 2013. Thomas will give up his post as CEO of Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

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Skyword, a content marketing and services company, announced the appointment of George Levy as Director of Brand Partnerships for the US Hispanic and Latin American markets. In this position, George will lead the efforts to help major brands build meaningful connections with customers in these markets through original storytelling. Fluent in English, Spanish, and conversational in Portuguese, Levy comes to Skyword with 15 years of experience creating and executing digital marketing strategies across Latin America and the US Hispanic market. Most recently Levy worked as Chief Engagement Officer at The Mundial Sports Network, a leading Latino sports network ranked #1 by comScore.

MariaLopez-KnowlesEntravision Communications Corporation, a diversified media company serving Latino audiences and communities, has announced that it has promoted María Lopez-Knowles from Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of its Pulpo Media business unit to the newly created position of CMO of Entravision.Lopez-Knowles will oversee Entravision’s multimedia marketing efforts across its diverse broadcast, radio and digital properties, as well as develop and manage Entravision’s corporate marketing strategy in order to achieve the company’s strategic objectives. Lopez-Knowles will report directly to Walter F. Ulloa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Entravision.Read more.

imagesChris Thomas has been promoted to CEO of the Americas at BBDO Worldwide.He will oversee 21 agencies in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. He will also continue in his role as chairman of I&S BBDO Japan and as chairman of BBDO digital unit Proximity. As CEO of the Americas, Thomas fills the role last held by Troy Ruhanen in 2013. Thomas will give up his post as CEO of Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

0e0967bRob Reifenheiser  has been promoted to managing director, North America, at independent digital media agency Essence. He takes on the role that was previously filled by Christian Juhl. Reifenheiser, will oversee all U.S. offices for the agency, including those in New York, San Francisco and Seattle.

 

 

cathycarlcannes_reasonably_smallCathy Carl, global marketing director, was given the additional title of head of North America business development at Essence.

 

 

 

170a11eKarla Fernandez Parker has been named Sensis new Texas office’s managing director, effective immediately. Fernandez Parker is a brand engagement and marketing veteran specializing in total market and Hispanic advertising. She founded K. Fernandez Marketing over 18 years ago. Her career includes work with clients like Proctor & Gamble, Wells Fargo, McCormick & Company, Bank of America, M&M/Mars, and UnitedHealthcare.Read more.

2f6c331Charo Henriquez has been named Executive Editor of peopleenespanol.com, reporting to PEOPLE en Español Editor-in-Chief Armando Correa.Charo is responsible for overseeing the creation and distribution of content for audiences in the U.S. and Latin America, including video and social media.  With extensive experience in digital, Henriquez joins PEOPLE en Español with a proven track record in content optimization, audience analytics and social media strategies.Charo began her journalism career in 1996 as a business reporter for El Nuevo Día in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  During her tenure there, he served as a Senior Producer, Multimedia Editor, Digital Program Manager and Associate Business Director.Most recently, she was Innovation Editor at GFR Media—Puerto Rico’s leading media organization—where she was responsible for digital strategy for the newly merged El Nuevo Día and Primera Hora, Puerto Rico’s most visited news sites and largest paid circulation newspapers.She holds a Bachelor in Journalism and Telecommunications, from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, in San Juan, as well as a Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico.

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María Claudia PosadaWikot has appointed María Claudia Posadas, one of its founders, as its new Regional CEO. Posadas, will be the head of 11 of the independent digital agencies network’s offices located in Latin America, Central America and Europe. Designer and illustrator by profession, Posadas has over 17 years’ experience in the interactive advertising world where he specialized in the development and consultancy of marketing strategies and digital business .These skills allowed her to successfully perform her role as CEO of Wikot Venezuela until 2013. At Wikot, she has devoted her creative work and strategic thinking to growing brands like Brahma, Nestlé, Kraft, P&G, Chevrolet, Renault, Daimler Chrysler, Movistar, McDonalds, among others.In this new position, Posadas face the challenge of creating synergy between the various offices of Wikot, adding her expertise and global business vision to that of its partners in each region; and maintain the standards of quality service and innovation that have characterized the agency.

FullSizeRenderJulia Buján, former Headway Digital Vice President of Global Operations and Trading, previous Right Media and Yahoo, joined Rekket, a Latin American company specializing in programmatic advertising and online marketing, as the new Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO). Ms. Buján plans to focus on Video and Mobile Development units, creating a scalable offering, as well as exponentially growing the team. Her previous experience at Headway Digital, Right Media and Yahoo, makes her a key player in the programmatic ads arena.

smurphyOgilvy & Mather (O&M) has appointed Scott Murphy to worldwide chief talent officer.Murphy, previously senior vice president of human resources at Turner, will be responsible for driving talent management strategy and organizational development across the agency’s global offices.Based in New York, he will report to O&M Worldwide chairman and chief executive Miles Young. He will also serve on O&M’s executive committee and worldwide board.

descarga (1)Jay Carney is joining Amazon as senior vice president for worldwide corporate affairs.Carney will report directly to CEO Jeff BezosUnder Carney, Amazon’s worldwide public relations and public policy shops will be brought into one department. Carney served as the 29th White House press secretary and was the second person to serve in that position during Barack Obama’s presidency. Last year, Carney resigned and was succeeded by Josh Earnest.