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Elemento L2 EVP & Partner Marco López is leaving full ownership of the Company to Ivan López, Managing Director& Partner.








Ivan will manage all aspects of the company and continue Elemento L2 as a minority-owned and certified agency.






Marni Walden is leaving her position as executive VP and president of global media at Verizon, effective Dec. 31. Her departure comes after a restructuring of Verizon’s operations.  






Jonathan Mildenhall is stepping down from his position as CMO of Airbnb on Oct. 20 to start his own consultancy. Prior to Airbnb, he was VP of integrated marketing communication at Coca-Cola North America.





Devika Bulchandani has been promoted to president of McCann New York. She has been with McCann since 1997 and was most recently a managing director and also served as president of McCann XBC, the McCann Worldgroup dedicated unit for MasterCard.





Chris Macdonald, who had been overseeing McCann New York as part of his role as McCann North America president, was elevated to head of McCann Worldgroup North America where, in addition to McCann, he will oversee MRM/McCann, Momentum Worldwide, media agency UM, and PR agency Weber Shandwick.







McCann has hired Sean Lackey for the new position of Chief Growth Officer for the North America region. Lackey most recently was Head of Business Development at Droga5.







Nick Allen was named senior VP, group managing director at R/GA New York, where he will oversee the Verizon account. Allen was most recently global and North America group business head of the Diageo and New York Life accounts at Anomaly. At R/GA, he succeeds Anthony Romano who recently was named CEO of Bartle Bogle Hegarty New York.






Beginning in October, former CNN International Host Sasha Rionda will be anchoring a new Spanish-language television show called Café Con America.Both Café Con America and Coffee with America will be hosted by Sasha Rionda.Sasha Rionda is well-known in the Hispanic Community and as the host for Coffee with America, in addition to her former role on CNN.Café Con America will announce a new network affiliation deal in the coming weeks, as well as an anchor affiliate station.





David Ortiz and Keith Hernandez have joined Fox Sports as analysts for its MLB post-season studio shows.




Ortiz retired after last season culminating a 24-year MLB career that included 10 All-Star game appearances and a World Series MVP.




Hernandez was National League MVP in 1979 and is currently an analyst on the New York Mets telecasts.

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descargaEntravision Communications Corporation, a diversified media company serving U.S. Latino audiences and communities, has announced the appointments of Angela Navarrete to Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions (SVP-IMS), McAllen, Texas and Rene Morales to Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions (SVP-IMS), Las Vegas, Nevada, effective immediately.As a Senior Vice President, Angela Navarrete and Rene Morales will be responsible for selling Entravision’s media and marketing solutions across the company’s television, radio, and digital properties, in their respective markets. In their roles, Navarrete and Morales will provide advertisers the ability to effectively engage U.S. Latinos across acculturation levels by leveraging Entravision’s reach and measure their campaigns through data analytics tools. Navarrete will report directly to Chris Moncayo, Executive Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions, Texas Region, and Morales will report directly to Don Daboub, Executive Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions, Mountain Region.

descargaNavarrete brings more than 26 years of experience working as a marketing and advertising industry professional in the Hispanic market, overseeing promotions, sales and operations for a variety of platforms. Most recently, Navarrete served as the Vice President and General Manager of Digital Sales and Operations for a radio station group in El Paso, Texas.
descarga (1)Morales started his career in sales, developing retail revenue for the Chicago Tribune Newspaper, and eventually found his way into the broadcasting industry – previously working at Telemundo WSNS and Tribune’s CLTV News.





68d521f98a0db8a9adc100d7f524bda5_400x400After more than two decades selling advertising on behalf of the nation’s biggest newspaper publishers, the Newspaper National Network is closing up shop at the end of this month, the organization announced.Explaining the decision, David Chavern, president and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America, which is a partial owner of the NNN, stated: “The partners felt the need to invest in an alternative go to market strategy, focused on emerging digital opportunities and ROP [run of paper] advertising, rather than significant capital investments in NNN at this time.”



The American Advertising Federation’s (AAF)  has expanded its leadership and influence with the appointment of two additions to the AAF’s Board of Directors and the first meeting of the newly established Mosaic Next Generation Leadership Council (MNGLC). The AAF’s Mosaic Council is an established infrastructure of national advertisers, general market and multicultural agencies, media organizations and suppliers

1675b95 AAEAAQAAAAAAAAkuAAAAJDllY2RhM2YzLTI1MmMtNDcyMy1iNWYxLTE2NjdjMmM4OTU1MgThe AAF announced its 2016-2017 list of Board of Directors by appointing Danielle Austen, CEO, fluent360 as Mosaic Council Chair and Doug Melville, Chief Diversity Officer, NA, TBWA as Mosaic Council Co-Chair. Austen and Melville have long championed the Mosaic Center’s programs and their continued support has had a meaningful and impacting influence on the program’s initiatives. In addition, the composition of this year’s leadership board makes it one of the most diverse among the AAF’s sister trade organizations.

The newly appointed members of the MNGLC include:

kandaceKandace J. Barker, Associate Marketing Manager, General Mills



Bennett D. Bennett, Copywriter, BBDO


amberAmber Jackson, Sr. Account Manager, 360i




alixAlix Montes, Account Executive, LMO Advertising




Abu Ngauja, Account Executive, Leo Burnett

Candace Queen, Associate Art Director, DigitasLBi

jakeJake Quintanilla, Account Executive, DigitasLBi.




descarga (2)McCann Worldgroup has promoted Chris Macdonald, former president of its New York office, to the role of president of North America. Macdonald will continue running the New York office, while also leading the North America group that includes Casanova//McCann, McCann Detroit, twofifteenmccann San Francisco, McCann Minneapolis and MacLaren McCann Canada.Macdonald has served as president, McCann New York for the past three years.


bbbbSS+K has appointed Elisa Silva as senior vice president, director of client services.She will report directly to newly-appointed chief operating officer Kate Rothen.

Silva joins the agency from Barton F. Graf, where she has served as a group account director.

Rothen, who has been a partner with SS+K for several years, previously served as head of account services and director of social media.


logoGenerator Media + Analytics has appointed Anthony V. Russo and Elba Alvarenga as communications strategy supervisors.


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