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PROG 2Gurbaksh Chahal has handed over his CEO role at Gravity4 to his sister, Kamal Kaur, after a judge found last week that he violated his domestic violence probation, Techcrunch reports. Chahal has been removed from Gravity4’s leadership page and replaced by Kaur, who is currently listed as CEO of the company. Kaur previously held leadership roles at Chahal’s other companies, including RadiumOne, where she worked as VP of mobile.
Mat BaxterIPG Mediabrands announced has named Mat Baxter Global Chief Executive Officer of Initiative, effective immediately.

 

 

 

 

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAIjAAAAJDkwODAxMTVlLTlhMjYtNDA5NC1iYTlhLWU2MGUwZjI1NTk2NgRed Hat has appointed Pablo Serrano as new Channel Sales Manager for Argentina. Serrano is an Electronic Engineer with over 15 years of experience in the sector. He has worked for companies like Nexsys, Sun Microsystems and Avanzit Technology.

 

 

 

 

09a8383ESET has named Augusto Bainotti new Country Manager for Argentina. The executive will be responsible of developing and strengthening new business and strategic plans in Argentina and ensuring the effective functioning of the business unit. Bainotti joined ESET as Account Manager and was promoted to Channel Manager for Argentina and Chile in 2013.

 

 

 

 

descarga (1)Socorro Jaramillo assumes Havas Worldwide Colombia presidency, after serving as general manager at TBWA Colombia and as vice president of Newlink Group in Miami. Jaramillo will head Havas Worldwide Colombian office. Previously, she worked for other agencies like Young & Rubicam and DDB.

 

 

 

 

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAkQAAAAJDI4YWFlMjMxLTEwMTktNDNhNC04OGYyLWQ1ZmRjMGNjMzYzZQAndres Diaz is the new head of digital at Prolam Y&R Chile. Díaz has nearly a decade of experience in the industry.

 

 

 
Andrea Suarez, CECarlosRojasPEO of IPG Mediabrands Latinaoamérica, announced the appointment of Carlos Rojas as the CEO in charge of the group’s operations in IPG Mediabrands Peru. Prior to this role, Rojas worked in different positions in Google with responsibly in Argentina, Chile and Peru as well as in the US. In addition, he conducted business consulting focused on business innovation in Europe, Brazil and Southeast Asia.

 

 

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Priscila.StantonPriscila Stanton is the new Director of Marketing at Ready Pack Foods, the marketer of signature healthy salad blends, snacks, single-serve salads and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables. Previously Stanton worked as Senior Marketing Manager, International Brands at Nestlé USA, where she mostly targeted Hispanic moms and Millennnials.

 

Gurbaksh Chahal has handed over his CEO role at Gravity4 to his sister, Kamal Kaur, after a judge found last week that he violated his domestic violence probation. Techcrunch reports. Chahal has been removed from Gravity4’s leadership page and replaced by Kaur, who is currently listed as CEO of the company. Kaur previously held leadership roles at Chahal’s other companies, including RadiumOne, where she worked as VP of mobile.

Organizational changes at Time Inc.
The leadership at Time Inc made several major announcements including the abolition of publisher titles as well as a new editorial and ad sales structure. Multicultural properties People en español and Essence were also impacted. 

Telemundo announced the appointment of Lia Silkworth to Senior Vice President of Insights and Consumer Development. In her role, she will develop and lead the programming and consumer research departments for Telemundo Network, NBC UNIVERSO and its digital properties. Silkworth will report to Luis Silberwasser, President of Telemundo Network and NBC UNIVERSO cable channel.Silkworth will be responsible for synthesizing insights from quantitative and qualitative data in order to provide expert guidance on brand performance, multi-platform viewing, and other key business goals. In addition, she will be charged with the development of progressive research strategies to advance the long range business vision and strategy of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.Silkworth joins Telemundo from Starcom Mediavest Group (SMG).

 

Telemundo announced the promotion of Eduardo Suñol to Vice President, Telemundo News Digital. He will report to Luis Fernandez, Executive Vice President, News, Telemundo. In this role, Suñol will be responsible for growing the Telemundo News digital operation and increasing integration between the Telemundo News division and its digital team. Suñol also lead the team that built the Telemundo News app.  Suñol joined Telemundo from ABC World News.

 

 

 

descargaEntravision Communications Corporation, a diversified media company serving U.S. Latinos, announced the appointment of Michael Holderle to Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions (VP-IMS), McAllen, Texas, effective immediately.Michael Holderle will be responsible for selling Entravision’s media and marketing solutions across the company’s television, radio, digital and event properties in the McAllen market, as well as driving client-based marketing campaign initiatives based on analyses of regional audiences. He will work with both the national and local sales teams to grow Entravision’s market share and leverage the company’s reach to provide advertisers the ability to effectively engage U.S. Latinos across acculturation levels. Holderle will report directly to Angela Navarrete, Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions (EVP-IMS), McAllen.Holderle is a seasoned media executive, with over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, and most recently served as a Director of Sales for Foster Communications in their San Angelo, TX office.

Mat BaxterIPG Mediabrands announced has named Mat Baxter Global Chief Executive Officer of Initiative, effective immediately.

 

 

 

 

4_24_13_shot6_JimElms_JPGS-9577Jim Elms, who until now served as Global Chief Executive Officer of the group, will become Chairman of Initiative and assume new responsibilities as Managing Director of Interpublic.

As Chairman of Initiative, Jim Elms will continue to report to Henry Tajer. For his new responsibilities with IPG, Jim will also report to Philippe Krakowsky, Chief Strategy and Talent Officer at IPG and Chairman of IPG Mediabrands.

Interpublic Group will restructure executive leadership at its’ integrated marketing agency Golin to a CEO team structure rather than being headed up by a single CEO:

CEO-photo-shootFred Cook, previously chairman and CEO, will keep his CEO title but will become part of a four member CEO group that will also include Jonathan Hughes, Matt  Neale and Gary Rudnick.

Hughes will be CEO in charge of Golin’s international business.

Neale will be CEO overseeing vision.

While Rudnick will oversee operations.

The new structure will begin on Jan. 1.

 

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAUWAAAAJDQwNTcxYTdhLWRhNTQtNDc5OC05M2RlLWYyNDQ4MzBmYmViZg descarga (1)Taylor Wynne and Abe Snyder have joined agency Grey San Francisco as group media directors. Wynne was most recently VP, media director at Havas Media San Francisco, while Snyder was a marketing consultant at Blink, Inc.

 

 

 

1927GoupM Global has promoted John Montgomery executive VP, brand safety. He has most recently been North America chairman of GroupM Connect and is also chairman of the 4As Media Leadership Council and cochair of the anti-piracy initiative for the Trustworthy Accountability Group. Montgomery will report to Rob Norman, GroupM’s global chief digital officer.

 

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People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.

::: Omnicom Media Group Mexico –  Sandra Ramirez, Patricia Martinez, Diana Arboleya-Comas ::: Mindshare Argentina- Ariel Pelliza ::: Teads – Javier Silva::: John Sintras, Mat Baxter – IPG Mediabrands ::: Javier Suso – Grey Spain :::

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46b1cc323b4965eda0a1ad6fc080448a_400x400Omnicom Media Group Mexico has announced significant changes and appointments, as well as a new OMG operations area. In addition, it was established that Trading & Operations is an area that will serve the two agencies of the group: OMD and PHD. The new executive announcements are listed below.

 

 

365db06Sandra Ramirez, former OMD Mexico Managing Director, has been promoted to Head of Trading & Operations at Omnicom Media Group Mexico. Sandra will be responsible for negotiating with media seeking a better deal for brands and to improve relationships with them.

 

 

martinez-15Patricia Martinez is OMD Mexico new CEO. Patricia, a communications expert with over 25 years’ experience in advertising and media industry, will replace Sandra Ramirez. She has led Mediacom’s strategic areas, as VP of Strategic Planning and Insights / Insights/Regional Managing Partner LATAM (where he also served as Group Director for P&G); as Director of Strategic Communications and Universal McCann, where he lead the Media Intelligence area.

descarga (1)Diana Arboleya-Comas joins OMD Mexico as Director of Strategic Planning for OMD, reporting to Shawn McDonough, Strategy Director of the Group. She was part of the media research area at IBOPE AGB and later, she was TGI Director at Kantar Media researcher. More recently, Diana collaborated with TVAzteca / Grupo Salinas in market research.

 

 

descarga (2)Mindshare Argentina has announced the appointment of Ariel Pelliza as its new Director of Business Planning Insights & Analytics.The executive will lead the area’s team that delivers support in the development of strategies for brands and research ad-hoc projects.32-year old Pelliza has a degree in Advertising from Universidad de Palermo. He joined Mindshare Argentina in 2005 and a year later,he joined the area of Business Planning, a team which he has been coordinating since 2010.

 

16a1a72Teads has announced the appointment of former VC Multichannel executive, Javier Silva, as the Business Director for their new office in Colombia. Silva joins Teads with more than 10 years of experience in advertising, and will play a crucial role in leading and developing Teads’ growing business in Colombia with the objective of becoming the leading video advertising platform in Latin America. This addition to Colombia comes within months of new appointments to both the Brasil and Argentina offices reflecting the rising demand for viewable video advertising.

 

descarga (3)John Sintras has been appointed president, global business development and product innovation at IPG Mediabrands.

 

 

descarga (5)Mat Baxter was appointed global chief strategy and creative officer of IPG Mediabrands New York team.In his new role he will take control for the network’s overall strategic product.

They will both will report to worldwide chief executive Henry Tajer.

descarga (4)Javier Suso
has been appointed CEO of Grey Spain. He will replace John Lynn who is assuming a new role as regional leader for Y&R and Wunderman across Latin America.Grey Spain servs clients such as Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Vodafone, Allianz, Volvo, Domino’s and Big Cola with capabilities across the whole communications spectrum.Javier comes to Grey from VCCP Spain.