Karina Wilsher, Global Chief Operating officer of 14-year-old MDC shop Anomaly, was just named the new global CEO and partner of the agency. Wilsher joined Anomaly New York as CEO in 2011 from Fallon UK, where she was managing director. She was named global chief operating officer in 2017.
Brian Weiss has been promoted to president and general manager at Cooper Media, which operates Justice Network and Quest under parent corporation Cooper Holdings. Weiss takes over for Steve Schiffman, who is departing the company.
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. and MarVista Entertainment have named veteran Mexican producer Ana Celia Urquidi General Manager of Production of their production joint venture committed. In the newly-formed role, Urquidi will oversee all major original productions and will manage the production portion of many of the company’s co-projects.
NielsenHolding named former IBM and Weather Channel executive David Kenny as its new CEO, effective Dec. 3. Kenny will also join the board of directors of Nielsen.
NBCUniversal has promoted Carrie Stimmel to Executive Vice President, lifestyle and Hispanic advertising sales, responsible for Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Telemundo, Universal Kids and Universo networks. Stimmel, who was senior vice president, lifestyle advertising sales, reports to Laura Molen, who was promoted to president, advertising sales and partnerships of NBCUniversal.
A+E Networks Latin America announced the signing of Carmen Larios, a renowned executive in the industry, as SVP, Head of Content of A&E and Lifetime for the Latin American region. Larios will report directly to Eddy Ruiz, president and GM of A+E Networks Latin America.
Tribal Brasil has appointed Marcia Aguirre as its new Planning General Director.
Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announced that Mary Nuñez will assume the newly created role of Vice President, Sync – Latin, as the company fortifies its Latin songwriters’ presence in the global marketplace. Nuñez joins from Sony Music, where she spent more than a decade leading music licensing and creative services for the Latin Iberia region.
Brazilian Tiago Ribeiro has joined Biedermann McCann as Head of Innovation.
Christian Meruvia is the new Head Management for Spotify Latam at Circus Mexico. Prior to this appointment, Meruvia was Digital Marketing Director at DDB México.
Securitas Direct has appointed Germán Larrea Chief of Constumer Marketing for Iberia and LatAm regions.
Anomaly has named Karina Wilsher as its new global CEO, effective as of Jan. 1, 2019.
Sebastián Moreno has been appointed new Account Director of Global Mind Argentina.
VidaPrimo, the multi-platform network for Latin Rhythm music, has named Stephen Brooks as Executive Vice President and General Manager. Brooks will help expand the music network so that it can be accessed on any device and through any service, uniting both music fans and interested brands in the process.Brooks has spent the last eighteen years working in content marketing and distribution for major entertainment companies Technicolor, Paramount Pictures and Warner Home Video. Prior to joining VidaPrimo, Brooks provided business planning and strategic support services to a multitude of entertainment technology startup companies.
Allied Integrated Marketing expands its multicultural services to three core audience segments, developing culturally relevant and rich communication strategies. Allied first launched its multicultural practice with Allied Hispanic, then expanded to African-American audiences with Allied Moxy, and now adds LGBTQ marketing to its service portfolio with Allied Pride. As Allied Hispanic marks its five-year anniversary, it is rebranding to Allied Contigo, the only agency with experienced bicultural marketing specialists and bilingual teams on the ground in top U.S. Hispanic markets.
Marcella Cuonzo, who leads the division, is being promoted to Senior Vice President.
Vanessa Krause is being promoted to Vice President of Hispanic Field Marketing.
Erika Bennett, from Allied Moxy, is being promoted to Senior Vice President.
The company is also launching Allied Pride, which will focus on authentic campaigns that connect entertainment and lifestyle clients with the LGBTQ community. Utilizing Allied’s network of 22 offices throughout the U.S. and Toronto, Allied Pride will develop market-specific campaigns that reach LGBTQ communities at the the local and national level.
After 6 years as a Partner and CEO of Anomaly New York, Karina Wilsher becomes Global Chief Operating Officer effective January 1st 2017, reporting to Founding Partner & Global CEO Carl Johnson. In her role as Global COO Karina will focus on three key areas: being accountable for key global clients as they work with any and all of Anomaly’s six offices from LA to Shanghai; shaping the company’s global vision and execution of the 7th Floor-the ever expanding internal creation/production capabilities; and helping guide and support the Partners of Anomaly’s businesses in Amsterdam and London within an expanded vision for Europe.
At the same time, after 10 years with the company – 6 in New York and then 4 as Partner & CEO of Anomaly Toronto- Franke Rodriguez will add the role of CEO Anomaly New York to his responsibilities. Franke Rodriguez is already a successful Anomaly office CEO and his focus in adding New York responsibilities will be to simultaneously manage its evolution to a data-centric organization whilst ensuring the surging office doesn’t miss a beat after it’s most successful year ever.
Claudio de Souza has been appointed VP at digital marketing agency Isobar U.S. where he will work on developing global accounts and also oversee the agency’s General Motors account. DeSouza, a 14-year veteran of Isobar, was most recently VP of business and operations at Isobar Brazil.
Havas Worldwide has created group chairman roles for four world markets — North America, France, UK and Spain. Andrew Benett, who serves as global CEO of Havas Creative Group, will be group chairman of North America.
John Harrobin, chief marketing officer for NBC Universal’s Content Innovation Agency, is leaving the company. Mr. Harrobin joined NBCU in December 2015 from Verizon. NBCU will not replace Mr. Harrobin and plans on reogranizing the group.
WPP’s agency Brand Union has promoted Christina Falzano to head of its New York office as Managing Director. She’ll report to Toby Southgate, the agency’s global CEO. Prior to this position, Falzano was Executive Director, Client Services at the agency and managed client relationships and initiatives for brands including IHG, Pernod Ricard, CBRE and Dell. As head of the New York office Falzano will continue to play a lead role in developing and driving business.