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reVolver Podcasts, a multicultural audio on-demand content creator and distributor in the U.S.,  appointed Joe Uva as non-executive chairman of the board to lead the company’s managers on all governance matters, and to help the company with its strategy and business development. Uva is president of Gull Point Advisors, a consultancy specializing in advising media and technology companies. He has nearly 12 years of experience as a C-suite executive with Telemundo, Univision Communications Inc. and OMD Worldwide. He also held executive leadership positions at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. He served on the boards of directors of Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN), TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), Univision Communications Inc. and Omnicom Media Group.

Keith Turner is stepping down as president of advertising sales and marketing at Univision Communications at the end of this year. He has been with Univision since 2012. Prior to that, he was senior VP of media sales and sponsorship at the NFL and before that spent more than 20 years in sales at NBC.

 

 

Ben Gogley and Eddie Austin have been promoted to senior vice president, media director at Innocean Worldwide Americas, as part of a reorganization of its media operations.The moves was made to enhance the strategic media development for the agency’s two largest clients, Hyundai and Kia.

 

 

 

Gogley will oversee all aspects of Hyundai Motor America and Genesis Motor America’s media. Gogley is a 13-year veteran at Innocean.

 

 

 

Austin will supervise and manage all aspects of Kia Motor America’s media.Previously serving as vice president, Kia Media Planning at Innocean, he will now oversee the strategic planning process for all of Kia’s media efforts.

 

 

 

SportBox Entertainment Group has announced that Ōs Group Principal and FIFA registered intermediary, Francisco Terreros, has joined the agency and will serve as Executive Vice President. Terreros brings more than 15 years of sport and entertainment industry experience to the firm.The Colombia native will lead the formation of a global soccer division, with talent representation and corporate and property marketing strategy as its core services. In addition, Terreros’ deep experience in multicultural marketing services will be added to the the agency’s overall client offering. He will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office, with global jurisdiction and mandate.Terreros began his career in 2002 at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake CitySportBox is a global sport, entertainment and lifestyle agency. The business spans across North America, Europe and Asia. The company has offices in Miami, Toronto, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the IAB Technology Laboratory have hired former Lowenstein Sandler LLP Partner Michael Hahn to serve as both trade associations’ new Senior Vice President and General Counsel. In his previous role as Vice Chair of the Antitrust Practice Group at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Hahn provided clients in the technology, advertising, pharmaceutical, consumer products, and higher education sectors with strategic counsel around competition, distribution, intellectual property and governance issues. Hahn is currently Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Antitrust Law Committee.

 

 

Initiative, the Interpublic Group media agency, has appointed Christian Fedorczuk as president of its West Coast operations, based in Los Angeles. He will join the agency later in July and report to U.S. CEO Amy Armstrong. Fedorczuk was previously EVP/managing director, West Coast at Vizeum, part of Dentsu Aegis Network.

 

 

 

Alex Lea has joined Publicis Groupe as executive creative director for its Walmart account.Lea will be based out of Saatchi & Saatchi’s New York office and work closely with other agencies servicing Walmart as part of Publcis’ dedicated unit DeptW.He will report to Saatchi & Saatchi New York chief creative officer Javier Campopiano and Publicis New York chief creative officer Andy Bird.Lea comes from Grey New York.

 

Former Y&R CEO Tom Sebok, who most recently ran the global PepsiCo account at BBDO, has joined Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) as its chief client officer.He will report to president Georgine Anton.Sebok worked for several prominent New York agencies including Grey, BBDO and Y&R.

 

 

Michael Kaushansky has been promoted to president of Havas Group‘s customer relationship data management unit Havas Helia, North America. He will continue as executive VP and chief data officer at Havas North America. He joined Havas Media as executive VP and chief analytics officer in 2011. 

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What:Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) announced that Keith Turner, president of Advertising Sales & Marketing, will retire at the end of the year.
Why it matters: The Company will announce leadership transition plans in the coming weeks.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced that Keith Turner, president of Advertising Sales & Marketing, will retire at the end of the year. The Company will announce leadership transition plans in the coming weeks.

Turner will retire after an extraordinary career in the media industry that has spanned more than 40 years across some of the strongest brands in the sector. He has been an integral member of the UCI team since 2012, having successfully strengthened the Company’s advertising sales team, activated more than 600 new brands across all of UCI’s platforms, and continued to build upon the Company’s unrivaled success as the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Among his many accolades, Turner was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, named among the Adweek 50, a list of the top vital leaders in Tech, Media and Marketing, and honored by The National Kidney Foundation with the Visionary Leader Award.

“Keith is a uniquely talented individual who has been a friend and an inspiring leader to all who have had the opportunity to work with him,” said Randy Falco, president and CEO of UCI. “He is a devoted promoter of the UCI brand and is responsible for breaking many boundaries in expanding our partnerships over the last five years. We are immensely grateful for his contributions to our success.  I know that I speak for the entire UCI family in wishing Keith the very best as he prepares for his retirement at the end of this year.”

Turner commented, “It has been a pleasure and privilege to work alongside Randy and the rest of the superb Univision team for the past five years and I will leave here feeling proud of all that we’ve accomplished together.  This is an extraordinary organization with a leading market position and loyal audience that is unmatched in the industry.”

Prior to joining UCI, Turner served as the senior vice president of Media Sales and Sponsorship at the NFL. In that role, Turner oversaw the NFL sponsorship business, as well as advertising sales for all NFL media platforms, including NFL Network, NFL.com, and NFL Mobile. Before transitioning to NFL, Turner spent more than 20 years at NBC, where he held various roles of increasing seniority, including president of Sales and Marketing, senior vice president of Olympic and Sports Sales, vice president of Olympic and Sports Sales, and vice president of Sport Sales, among other positions. Before NBC, he was an account executive for CBS. Turner began his career at Grey Advertising.

 

Univision on Friday unveiled plans to roll out over 30 new shows during the 2013-2014 season, and said it will place an emphasis on more targeted, multimedia programming, offering more product integration opportunities than ever before and more engagement with the Hispanic consumer.

During a pre-upfront presentation call with U.S.-based reporters, Univision executives Randy Falco, César Conde, Steve Mandala and Keith Turner discussed programming, ratings, advertising opportunities and plans to close the gap between ad spend in Spanish-language media and English-language media. “It’s a constant struggle; one we deal with on a regular basis,” said Falco. “We are closing the gap; though it will not happen overnight.”

Spending on Spanish-language TV made up about 8% of all TV-ad spending in 2012, per Kantar Media. Still, according to Nielsen Hispanics make up 17% of total viewers and up to 20% of the coveted 18-49 demographic.

“Advertisers can no longer ignore the fact that viewing of the four English-language networks is eroding – down 11 percent season-to-date – whereas Univision’s audience is up and is being fueled by the most significant population trend in the country,” added César Conde, president of the Univision Networks.

Univision on Tuesday morning will host an upfront presentation at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

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