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What: New York’s El Diario, an ImpreMedia newspaper, dismissed 13 employees last week of which 6 belong to the Editorial Team.
Why it matters: The new cost cutting round reflects costs pressures that are faced by newspapers in large U.S. cities. Smaller market community newspapers have been a bit more shielded from the heavy downfall in ad revenues. Impremedia’s new CEO Gabriel Dantur acknowledged that the company has lost money in each of the 4 years since the Argentinean Group La Nacion bought ImpreMedia.

New York City’s largest Spanish-language newspaper El Diario last week dismissed 13 employees, of which 6 belong to the editorial team. Manuel Avendano, Night Editor of El Diario, told NY1 that “out of 100 employees El Diario used to have, only 35 remain.” NY1’s Joaquin Inoa reports that some employees think that El Diario will cease publication in print. impreMedia’s new CEO Gabriel Dantur notes that the paper will continue to be printed, but that measures will be taken to put more emphasis on digital, mobile and social network communications. In mid 2014 El Diario went through a redesign led by Juan Varela, the VP of Content at the time, Varela noted that the idea was to redefine the concept of a quality popular newspaper.

While many Spanish-language newspapers have strong community newspaper features and have been somewhat shielded from the heavy decline in ad-revenue -community newspapers in smaller markets have held relatively strong compared to large metropolitan dailies-, in large cities like New York and Los Angeles the environment has been much more challenging.

The overall company now brands itself as a “marketing solutions company with the soul of a publisher.

Agency Approach

ImpremediaimpreMedia last year also introduced IM Studio ñ-an in-house Marketing Solutions division. The unit develops brand-centric, “customized opportunities through own-able & shareable content to meet the needs of clients looking to reach the evolving US Hispanic audience.” The overall company now brands itself as a “marketing solutions company with the soul of a publisher.”
In addition to El Diario , impreMedia publishes La Opinion in Los Angeles, also a daily, as well as weeklies La Raza (Chicago), La Opinion de la Bahia (San Francisco, formerly called El Mensajero) and La Prensa in Orlando. The group also publishes ESPN Deportes La Revista under a license from ESPN and digital properties Rumbo (Houston, formerly also a print newspaper), ParaTiMujer.com, gossip site Flashpik.com as well as soccer site QuieroMasFutbol.
National Magazine Vista, which mas mostly distributed as an insert into newspapers, was discontinued last year.

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Foto Fernando MonederoFernando Monedero joins IPG Mediabrands, the global network of media agencies, as Manager at Mediabrands Miami. The position had been vacant since earlier this year, when Helber Diaz, the former Manager of Mediabrands Miami left the company to become ‎Regional Media Sr. Manager Latin America at Alcatel Onetouch.Read more.

 

descarga (3)In addition, Camilo Concha, current Initiative Colombia’s manager, takes over as CEO of Mediabrands in that country. Concha was responsible for the management and leadership of marketing team in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. The new CEO of Mediabrands Colombia will continue developing his job as manager of Initiative in parallel.

 

descarga (1)Gabriel Dantur has been appointed new CEO at impreMedia effective January 1, 2016. impreMedia was acquired by Argentinean Media Group La Nacion almost four years ago and the leadership of the company out of its New York City headquarters was held by also Francisco Seghezzo ever since he replaced Monica Lozano in June 2014.Read more.

 

descarga (2)João Livi has replaced José Eustachio as CEO of the Brazilian agency Talent Marcel, former Talent. José Eustachio will take over as president and will continue to have an important role in the daily activities of the agency, which may not be change significantly. Livi will provide the brazilian shop with new capabilities and creative tools, particularly in the digital field.

 

descarga (4)Diego Medvedocky will be the new regional vice president creative director of Grey. Medvedocky is vice president and DCE at Grey Argentina too. He will guide creativity of the 13 network operations in the region. Previously, he worked at Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi and Publicis Graffiti.

 

descarga (5)Fernando Garcia is the new director of Havas Digital Media Group Perú. He comes from Llorente & Cuenca, where he served as director of online communication. Garcia will be responsible for promoting digital initiatives like search, programmatic buying, social media and mobile.

 

 

Gabriel Dantur has been appointed new CEO at impreMedia effective January 1, 2016. Dantur replaces Francisco Seghezzo, who will return to Argentinean newspaper La Nacion (impreMedia’s owner) in Buenos Aires Argentina. Check out Dantur’s view of the media space in the video below.

ImpremediaGabriel Dantur has been appointed new CEO at impreMedia effective January 1, 2016. impreMedia was acquired by Argentinean Media Group La Nacion almost four years ago and the leadership of the company out of its New York City headquarters was held by also Francisco Seghezzo ever since he replaced Monica Lozano in June 2014. Since the acquisition by La Nacion, impreMedia’s efforts have been focused on transforming the company into a sustainable and successful business. Beyond the traditional printed products that have seen redesigns, impreMedia claims to have grown exponentially with its digital offerings and developed an in-house market solutions division called IM Studio ñ focused on providing client centric services, strategic consultation, creative and content marketing.

Although I will have big shoes to fill, I feel I am up for the challenge and focused on further developing impreMedia into a sustainable and growing business.

Below a (VIDEO) of Gabriel Dantur which heps to explain his view of a modern media company (Presentation: The future of Latin media at the 2012 Edition of the Portada LatAm Summit in Miami.)

Digital Media and Tech Experience

For this new stage, new CEO Gabriel Dantur will bring his experience in digital media, technology and innovation. Dantur is an industrial engineer who graduated from Buenos Aires University. He started his professional career in 1988 as a sales support engineer at IBM, and for the subsequent 10 focused on the consumer package goods industry in companies such as Best Foods, Ferrero, Molinos Rio de la Plata and Kimberly Clark. In 1999 he followed his entrepreneurial spirit to work at an e-commerce start-up and in 2002 he became the Regional Marketing Director for Kodak Latin-America. In 2006 Gabriel joined LA NACION to collaborate in the disruptive digital transformation over a traditional medium as the Digital Business Manager and later as Vice President of Digital.

“After having the most rewarding experience to engage with Franciso and his team as a participant of impreMedia’s Board of Directors for the past few years, I am now very excited to move into the next phase of my career replacing Francisco as the leader of this talented team. Although I will have big shoes to fill, I feel I am up for the challenge and focused on further developing impreMedia into a sustainable and growing business.”, said Gabriel Dantur.

impreMedia has a digital and print portfolio of trusted, influential brands that reach a highly engaged, multi-generational Hispanic audience. La Opinión in Los Angeles is the nation’s #1 Spanish-language daily newspaper, while El Diario in New York is the oldest Spanish-speaking daily. It also publishes La Raza in Chicago, La Opinión de la Bahía (formerly El Mensajero) in San Francisco, and La Prensa in Orlando. In 2014 , impreMedia launched  Studio Ñ, its creative agency focused in providing highly customized products and services to  clients looking to reach the evolving US Hispanic audience.

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descargaGabriel Dantur has been appointed new CEO at impreMedia effective January 1, 2016. Dantur replaces Francisco Seghezzo, who will return to Argentinean newspaper La Nacion (impreMedia’s owner) in Buenos Aires Argentina. For this new stage, new CEO Gabriel Dantur will bring his experience in digital media, technology and innovation. Dantur is an industrial engineer who graduated from Buenos Aires University. Read more.

 

descarga (2)Comcast announced that Janet Uthman has been named Vice President of Inclusion and Multicultural Marketing for the company’s Northeast Division. She will report to both the Human Resources and Marketing departments at Comcast. Uthman will be responsible for the planning and execution of diversity and inclusion efforts and multicultural marketing strategy across the Division’s footprint, which consists of approximately 22,000 employees and 7.5 million customers across 14 northeastern states from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C.Uthman will be relocating to Baltimore City, Maryland.

b7NQLxOJ_400x400The Telemundo Station Group announced the promotions of Michael Chico to Executive Vice President of Sales; Amanda Calpin to Chief Financial Officer; and Osvaldo “Ozzie” Martinez to Senior Vice President of News, Digital and Standards. Michael Chico will continue to be based in New York City while Calpin and Martinez will continue to work from the Telemundo Station Group headquarters in Miramar, Florida. Chico will continue to report to Frank Comerford, Chief Revenue Officer and President of Commercial Operations, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. Calpin and Martinez will report to Manuel Martinez, President, Telemundo Station Group.

20bf19dChico, who was formerly Senior Vice President of Sales, has led all sales and commercial efforts for the Telemundo Station Group – which includes 17 Telemundo-owned stations in the United States and Puerto Rico, and the national Spanish-language multicast network, TeleXitos . Chico will continue to lead all sales efforts for the Telemundo-owned stations and oversee national sales efforts for the Telemundo affiliate stations. Chico returned to NBCUniversal in 2014 after first joining the company in 2002 and working for the MSG Network, Fox Sports Network, the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers. With more than 20 years of experience, Chico has held various roles in advertising sales, focused on broadcast television, national cable, film and out-of-home. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ramapo College in New Jersey.

04151c3Since she was named Vice President of Finance for the Telemundo Station Group in January 2012, Calpin has guided the Telemundo Station Group through a period of massive investment in the Telemundo-owned stations, including the acquisitions of several new local stations, the launch of local newscasts all across the country and the hiring of more than 160 journalists to support the significant expansion in local news. She has also helped oversee the financial operations for the new national Spanish-language multicast network, TeleXitos. As Chief Financial Officer, Calpin will continue to lead all financial operations for the 17 local Telemundo-owned stations in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as TeleXitos. Calpin is a seasoned executive with more than 15 years of experience overseeing financial budgets within the broadcast and media industries. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Vermont.

As Senior Vice President of News, Digital and Standards, Martinez will continue to work with the local Telemundo station News Directors to enhance local news and standards, including digital news operations. Since he was named to his former role in December 2013, Martinez has helped the stations launch local newscasts, revamp all of its digital and mobile operations, develop a talent development program and ensure that all local newsrooms are operating with the highest standards of journalistic integrity. Martinez has also managed the launch of Telemundo Responde, a consumer investigative unit. Before this, Martinez worked for NBC 4 New York / WNBC in various roles. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and English, Broadcast Journalism from the University of Miami.

 

3f8fc47d-fe36-45ad-91cb-7ffb81615d40-largeRaiza Iciarte has been named News Director of Telemundo Tampa effective immediately. She will oversee the entire news operation for Telemundo Tampa, including the station’s nightly newscasts.Iciarte began her career in her native Venezuela, before joining ZGS Communications. Within the ZGS television station group, she was the News Producer for Telemundo Tampa as well as Telemundo Orlando. She has also served as Interim News Director for both stations on various occasions.

descarga (3)The Home Depot® appointed Linda R. Gooden to the company’s board of directors. Gooden will serve on the company’s Audit and Leadership Development and Compensation Committees. Her appointment gives the company 12 directors, 11 of whom are independent.Gooden, who retired in 2013 from Lockheed Martin Corporation as executive vice president, Information Systems & Global Solutions, has an extensive background in information technology, cybersecurity, operations and finance. As EVP, she expanded Lockheed’s IT capabilities beyond government customers to international and commercial markets. She also served as president of Lockheed’s Information Technology division from 1997 to 2006, which she grew into a multi-billion dollar business.

empphoto_29805_1320343276Ramon Wilson has been named interim president of Relativity Studios following the departure of Tucker Tooley. Wilson has been serving as general manager of the studio, which is owned by Relativity Media.

 

 

descarga (4)Efrain Ribeiro has been named chief research officer at Kantar, where he will oversee research operations across Kantar’s 12 operating companies. He was previously CRO at Kantar subsidiary Lightspeed Research. At Kantar, he succeeds Renee Smith, who left the company to join Colorado-based research company GutCheck. Prior to Lightspeed, Ribeiro has held positions at Ipsos Interactive, TNS and Arbitron.

Gabriel Dantur has been appointed new CEO at impreMedia effective January 1, 2016. Dantur replaces Francisco Seghezzo, who will return to Argentinean newspaper La Nacion (impreMedia’s owner) in Buenos Aires Argentina. Check out Dantur’s view of the media space in the video below.

ImpremediaGabriel Dantur has been appointed new CEO at impreMedia effective January 1, 2016. impreMedia was acquired by Argentinean Media Group La Nacion almost four years ago and the leadership of the company out of its New York City headquarters was held by also Francisco Seghezzo ever since he replaced Monica Lozano in June 2014. Since the acquisition by La Nacion, impreMedia’s efforts have been focused on transforming the company into a sustainable and successful business. Beyond the traditional printed products that have seen redesigns, impreMedia claims to have grown exponentially with its digital offerings and developed an in-house market solutions division called IM Studio ñ focused on providing client centric services, strategic consultation, creative and content marketing.

Although I will have big shoes to fill, I feel I am up for the challenge and focused on further developing impreMedia into a sustainable and growing business.

Below a (VIDEO) of Gabriel Dantur which heps to explain his view of a modern media company (Presentation: The future of Latin media at the 2012 Edition of the Portada LatAm Summit in Miami.)

Digital Media and Tech Experience

For this new stage, new CEO Gabriel Dantur will bring his experience in digital media, technology and innovation. Dantur is an industrial engineer who graduated from Buenos Aires University. He started his professional career in 1988 as a sales support engineer at IBM, and for the subsequent 10 focused on the consumer package goods industry in companies such as Best Foods, Ferrero, Molinos Rio de la Plata and Kimberly Clark. In 1999 he followed his entrepreneurial spirit to work at an e-commerce start-up and in 2002 he became the Regional Marketing Director for Kodak Latin-America. In 2006 Gabriel joined LA NACION to collaborate in the disruptive digital transformation over a traditional medium as the Digital Business Manager and later as Vice President of Digital.

“After having the most rewarding experience to engage with Franciso and his team as a participant of impreMedia’s Board of Directors for the past few years, I am now very excited to move into the next phase of my career replacing Francisco as the leader of this talented team. Although I will have big shoes to fill, I feel I am up for the challenge and focused on further developing impreMedia into a sustainable and growing business.”, said Gabriel Dantur.

impreMedia has a digital and print portfolio of trusted, influential brands that reach a highly engaged, multi-generational Hispanic audience. La Opinión in Los Angeles is the nation’s #1 Spanish-language daily newspaper, while El Diario in New York is the oldest Spanish-speaking daily. It also publishes La Raza in Chicago, La Opinión de la Bahía (formerly El Mensajero) in San Francisco, and La Prensa in Orlando. In 2014 , impreMedia launched  Studio Ñ, its creative agency focused in providing highly customized products and services to  clients looking to reach the evolving US Hispanic audience.