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Media consultancy MightyHive has announced the appointment of Rashaad Jamal as VP of Learning and Development. In this role, Jamal will fortify two internal programs (MightySchool and MightyResume) and create additional programs for the continued development of its on-boarding and up-skilling capabilities.

 

 

 

 

Esteban Abascal was appointed CEO of Interamerican Foods and La Moderna USA, and is now in charge of all the company’s operations in the United States. His company will take a big step in its mission of expansion in the U.S. market this year.

 

 

 

 

The Shipyard had appointed Kate Canel as its Director of Performance Media, a newly-created role in which she will lead all strategic programmatic planning initiatives and oversee the agency’s integration of digital advertising technologies that drive innovation and measurable client growth. In addition, Canel recently joined Portada’s Agency Star Committee.

 

 

 

 

PayPal has named Allison Johnson Chief Marketing Officer. This is PayPal’s first CMO since 2013. Johnson will be charged with leading strategic marketing for PayPal and its family of brands, which includes Venmo and iZettle.

 

 

 

 

 

Collage Group has announced the hiring of David Burgos as Sr. Director, Consumer Insights to lead the company’s custom insights business. Burgos most recently led Consumer Insights and Strategy at The Kraft Heinz Company.

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Pearce, ex-marketing head at Ticketmaster, has been named CMO by Virgin Experience Days. Pearce will be responsible for the development and delivery of marketing strategies designed to propel experiences rather than objects.

 

 

 

 

As reported by Media Moves, former Telemundo and Endemol Shine Latino executives Mauricio Piccone and Sergio Lazarov have teamed up to create and launch a new production company called Studio Pacifico, targeting U.S. Hispanic and Mexico markets.

 

 

 

 

MillerCoors has hired Kraft Heinz executive Michelle St. Jacques as its new CMO, replacing David Kroll, who left the position six months ago. She is the first-ever female CMO at MillerCoors, which was formed in 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

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John-TrainorJohn Trainor, until recently Publisher/GM Hoy Chicago has left the Spanish-language publicationPortada has heard. Trainor led Hoy Chicago’s efforts since July 2008. Tribune, the publisher of Hoy Chicago, has recently offered buyouts to employees at both in Chicago and Los Angeles.

2fccf4cU.S. Media Company McClatchy is launching InCubaToday.com, a website featuring aggregated news and information from numerous sources, comprising useful tips, advice, videos and social media posts from Cuba, the U.S. and around the world. Nancy San Martin will be InCubaToday.com managing editor.

 

 

zacharyrMilner Butcher Media Group LLC, an independent media services agencies based on the West Coast, announced that it has hired Zachary Rosenberg as President. Zach will focus on managing its diverse client base, provide strategic direction and help steer MBMG’s future growth. Rosenberg will be based at the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles. Portada interviewed Rosenberg on the appointment.

 

2d991a7Spanish Journalist Manuel Aguilera, former Director of Spanish-language newspapers El Mundo.es/America, Univisión.com and Diario las Américas, will lead the new editorial project Hispanopost.com: an emerging online platform distributing editorial and multimedia information, based on investigative and citizen journalism that provides relevant, rigorous and quality content, highlighting the main topics Spanish-language audiences around the globe feel concerned about. By his side stand Mark Wieting, Chief Editor of Hispanopost.com and Juan Pablo Herranz, Business Development Director of HispanoPost Media Group, among a large net of worldwide correspondents willing to report ” the other side of news.”

 

Jorge_Dominguez-e1450251779247Univision Communications Inc. has announced the promotion of Jorge Dominguez to senior vice president of Art and Design. Dominguez will remain based in Miami and continue to report to Jessica Rodriguez, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of UCI.Dominguez has been part of UCI for nearly 30 years. He most recently served as vice president of Art Design and before that as creative director of On-Air. Prior to joining UCI, Dominguez served as a freelance art director with Turner Sports.

 

Disney Channel has appointed Jesus M. Rodriguez as VP of marketing & creative.Rodriguez comes from Fuse Media where he was senior vice president of marketing and creative for cable nets Fuse and FM.In his new role, Rodriguez will lead marketing and creative campaign efforts for Disney Channel’s branded linear and digital platforms and programming. Rodriguez, a native of Venezuela, held positions at Sony Pictures International’s AXN Latin America, OWN and BET. He started his career at Discovery Networks, Latin America, where he led an international creative team working across three continents.

descargaLopez Negrete Communications has hired Colette Peterson as Senior Director of Media Strategies. Peterson has joined to lead the Lopez Negrete media team across Lopez Negrete’s offices in Burbank, CA; Houston, TX; New York City, NY; and Mexico City, Mexico. Peterson brings her expertise in strategic planning, account management, resource management and more to all Lopez Negrete clients. Hispanic media has always been at the forefront of Peterson’s career, from the Multicultural Group of Western International Media to her contributions to the General Motors Hispanic team. Peterson will be working out of Lopez Negrete’s Burbank facilities, where she will work closely with some of Lopez Negrete’s biggest media clients, such as NBC Universal Motion Pictures Group.

6a0120a628d2c3970b0120a775c1c4970b-320wiDentsu Aegis Group’s Carat has named Will Swayne global president. He replaces Doug Ray, who will continue as U.S. CEO for the media agency network.Swayne, who most recently served as Dentsu Aegis’ global client president for Procter & Gamble, assumes his new role on Jan. 1 as part of a planned transition. Ray will continue to report to Horler, while Swayne reports to Dentsu Aegis’ CEO of global clients and media brands, Peter Huijboom.

 

TELEMUNDO has announced the appointment of Mauricio Piccone to Senior Vice President of Reality Programming. Based in Miami, Piccone will work along Maria Lopez-Alvarez, SVP of Reality Programming and both will report to Jesus Torres Viera, Executive Vice President of Programming and Content, TELEMUNDO. In his role, Piccone is responsible for supervising in-house and external reality productions in the United States and Latin America; including reality programs, specials, daily shows, live events and new development projects. Previously, Piccone was Senior Vice President and Co-Executive Vice President at Endemol Shine Latino.

 

 

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1568e0aMarcus Reynaga is the new Managing Director, Advertising at Variety Latino. He will oversee all ad sales &sponsorship efforts for the brand. His former role was as Account Executive.

 

 

 

descargaUnivision Communications, Inc. has named John W. Eck as Chief Local Media Officer, effective immediately. He will be in charge of overseeing UCI’s local business including the Company’s 128 television and radio stations in key markets across the country. Eck will remain based in New York and continue to report to Randy Falco, president and chief executive officer. He will replace Kevin Cuddihy, who previously served as president of Local Media, who has decided to step down.

 

Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired lifestyle marketing agency MKTG and it is creating a new global network brand with MKTG at the core:
descarga (1)Annie Rickard, global brand president, Posterscope, is the new global chairman, MKTG.

 

 
descarga (3)Charlie Horsey is global brand president, MKTG and CEO, MKTG USA.

 

 

 

Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has announced plans to further increase its commitment to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets with a new strategic focus across genres, including a renewed drive into scripted and digital video programming, starting in early 2016.Read more.

Laurens Drillich fotocredit Otto van den ToornLaurens Drillich, currently CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, will become President of Endemol Shine Latino, reporting to Endemol Shine North America Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin.

 

 

 

 

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CEO and Creative Director for Latin America, Martin Kweller will be Creative Director for the new hub, whilst continuing to oversee Endemol Shine Argentina as Chairman and CEO, and Latin America regionally as Operations Director.

 

Endemol Shine Latino’s Co-Executive Vice Presidents Daniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone, will continue in their roles, respectively overseeing sales and programming initiatives in the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico.

empphoto_23850_1400622993 descarga (1)Boudewijn Beusmans, Group Commercial Officer of Endemol Shine Group and Iris Boelhouwer, the company’s former Managing Director of Creative Operations will become Joint CEOs of Endemol Shine Netherlands in early 2016, replacing Laurens Drillich.

 

03076bbBrandon Solano has been named chief marketing officer at Papa Murphy’s. He was most recently chief marketing officer at Wendy’s, after joining the company in July 2014. Prior to that he held marketing positions at Domino’s, Hershey and Procter & Gamble.

 
descarga (2)Razorfish global CEO Tom Adamski dies at 43.Adamski served as global chief executive officer of Razorfish Global network for just less than a year.Prior to taking over the chief executive position, Adamski was chief executive officer of Rosetta, which Publicis folded into the larger global group last September, reporting to Publicis Groupe chief executive Maurice Lévy.Razorfish veteran and North American chief executive Shannon Denton has served as interim and will continue for the immediate future.

What: Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has announced plans to further increase its commitment to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets with a new strategic focus across genres.
Why it matters: Laurens Drillich, will become President of Endemol Shine Latino in early 2016. CEO and Creative Director for Latin America, Martin Kweller will be Creative Director for the new hub.Endemol Shine Latino’s Co-Executive Vice Presidents Daniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone, will continue in their roles.Boudewijn Beusmans and Iris Boelhouwer will become Joint CEOs of Endemol Shine Netherlands in early 2016, replacing Laurens Drillich.

bfUgPkEn_400x400Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has announced plans to further increase its commitment to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets with a new strategic focus across genres, including a renewed drive into scripted and digital video programming, starting in early 2016.

Laurens Drillich fotocredit Otto van den ToornLaurens Drillich, currently CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, will become President of Endemol Shine Latino, reporting to Endemol Shine North America Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin. Laurens has previously overseen Endemol’s business in both the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico.Laurens will establish and head up a new central hub in Miami that will connect and oversee Endemol Shine Group’s business across Hispanic U.S. and Mexico, as well as all production operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru and format sales activities across Latin America, pooling creativity and resources across markets.Laurens Drillich previously oversaw Endemol’s business in the U.S. Hispanic market and Mexico. He was Chairman and CEO of Dutch broadcaster BNN, held a number of senior roles at media companies such as Veronica and RTL and most recently was CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, the largest production company in Holland with programming across all genres, including scripted, sports, digital, journalism, documentaries, entertainment and reality.

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CEO and Creative Director for Latin America, Martin Kweller will be Creative Director for the new hub, whilst continuing to oversee Endemol Shine Argentina as Chairman and CEO, and Latin America regionally as Operations Director.Martin Kweller has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry and founded production company Producciones y Publicidad”, which was acquired by Endemol in 2000 and became Endemol Argentina. Under his leadership Endemol Argentina has become the country’s largest independent production company with output that combines locally created and international titles across genres including game shows, factual, reality, drama and comedy.

Endemol Shine Latino’s Co-Executive Vice Presidents Daniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone, will continue in their roles, respectively overseeing sales and programming initiatives in the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico.

1428416590BOUDEWIJN descarga (1)Boudewijn Beusmans, Group Commercial Officer of Endemol Shine Group and Iris Boelhouwer, the company’s former Managing Director of Creative Operations will become Joint CEOs of Endemol Shine Netherlands in early 2016, replacing Laurens Drillich.

“Endemol Shine Group’s network has a wealth of resources serving Spanish and Portuguese speaking audiences and this new initiative underlines our commitment to these markets across the Americas. Laurens and Martin will bring with them invaluable international expertise and relationships and I’m truly looking forward to working with them,”said Cris Abrego.

“Combining expertise and resources in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets across the Americas is a smart way for us to leverage the Group’s shared strengths and further grow this part of the business. I’m very much looking forward to taking this role and building on Endemol Shine Group’s successes across Latin America and Hispanic U.S.,”said Laurens Drillich.

“Uniting our business across Latin America and Hispanic U.S. in this way will help us more effectively pool our creativity and capabilities as a Group to best serve our partners and audiences throughout the Americas. I’m very much looking forward to working with Laurens, Cris and all the local and regional teams and to further building on what we have collectively achieved in these markets,”said Martin Kweller.

Endemol Shine Group is one of the largest independent producer in Latin America with production bases in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru as well as a regional sales operation serving all of these markets. The Group’s ratings successes in the region include Big Brother, Masterchef, My Name Is, Spanish originated format Your Face Sounds Familiar and Endemol Shine Argentina’s Last Passenger, Step Right Up and Hit The Note. The company is also a producer of Latin American dramas and telenovelas, including The Successful Mr. and Mrs. Pells, Graduates and Legacy of Rock & Roll, and is now launching premium digital video content via its local hub, Endemol Beyond Brazil.

The company also has a long-term partnership with Globo in Brazil where 15 series of Big Brother as well as multiple seasons of Fear Factor, Strictly Dancing, Next One!, Step Right Up and other titles.

In the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico, Endemol Shine Latino has launched and sold numerous series and formats this year. Big Brother debuted earlier this month in Mexico on Televisa and is set to make its U.S. Spanish-language debut on Telemundo in January. In addition, the success of MasterChef Mexico on TV Azteca over the summer has resulted in a second season pick up and Endemol Shine Latino’s first scripted project in the U.S., El Vato starring music sensation El Dasa, is slated to premiere on NBC Universo in early 2016.

 

What: Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has announced plans to further increase its commitment to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets with a new strategic focus across genres.
Why it matters: Laurens Drillich, will become President of Endemol Shine Latino in early 2016. CEO and Creative Director for Latin America, Martin Kweller will be Creative Director for the new hub.Endemol Shine Latino’s Co-Executive Vice Presidents Daniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone, will continue in their roles.Boudewijn Beusmans and Iris Boelhouwer will become Joint CEOs of Endemol Shine Netherlands in early 2016, replacing Laurens Drillich.

bfUgPkEn_400x400Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has announced plans to further increase its commitment to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets with a new strategic focus across genres, including a renewed drive into scripted and digital video programming, starting in early 2016.

Laurens Drillich fotocredit Otto van den ToornLaurens Drillich, currently CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, will become President of Endemol Shine Latino, reporting to Endemol Shine North America Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin. Laurens has previously overseen Endemol’s business in both the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico.Laurens will establish and head up a new central hub in Miami that will connect and oversee Endemol Shine Group’s business across Hispanic U.S. and Mexico, as well as all production operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru and format sales activities across Latin America, pooling creativity and resources across markets.Laurens Drillich previously oversaw Endemol’s business in the U.S. Hispanic market and Mexico. He was Chairman and CEO of Dutch broadcaster BNN, held a number of senior roles at media companies such as Veronica and RTL and most recently was CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, the largest production company in Holland with programming across all genres, including scripted, sports, digital, journalism, documentaries, entertainment and reality.

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CEO and Creative Director for Latin America, Martin Kweller will be Creative Director for the new hub, whilst continuing to oversee Endemol Shine Argentina as Chairman and CEO, and Latin America regionally as Operations Director.Martin Kweller has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry and founded production company Producciones y Publicidad”, which was acquired by Endemol in 2000 and became Endemol Argentina. Under his leadership Endemol Argentina has become the country’s largest independent production company with output that combines locally created and international titles across genres including game shows, factual, reality, drama and comedy.

Endemol Shine Latino’s Co-Executive Vice Presidents Daniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone, will continue in their roles, respectively overseeing sales and programming initiatives in the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico.

1428416590BOUDEWIJN descarga (1)Boudewijn Beusmans, Group Commercial Officer of Endemol Shine Group and Iris Boelhouwer, the company’s former Managing Director of Creative Operations will become Joint CEOs of Endemol Shine Netherlands in early 2016, replacing Laurens Drillich.

“Endemol Shine Group’s network has a wealth of resources serving Spanish and Portuguese speaking audiences and this new initiative underlines our commitment to these markets across the Americas. Laurens and Martin will bring with them invaluable international expertise and relationships and I’m truly looking forward to working with them,”said Cris Abrego.

“Combining expertise and resources in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets across the Americas is a smart way for us to leverage the Group’s shared strengths and further grow this part of the business. I’m very much looking forward to taking this role and building on Endemol Shine Group’s successes across Latin America and Hispanic U.S.,”said Laurens Drillich.

“Uniting our business across Latin America and Hispanic U.S. in this way will help us more effectively pool our creativity and capabilities as a Group to best serve our partners and audiences throughout the Americas. I’m very much looking forward to working with Laurens, Cris and all the local and regional teams and to further building on what we have collectively achieved in these markets,”said Martin Kweller.

Endemol Shine Group is one of the largest independent producer in Latin America with production bases in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru as well as a regional sales operation serving all of these markets. The Group’s ratings successes in the region include Big Brother, Masterchef, My Name Is, Spanish originated format Your Face Sounds Familiar and Endemol Shine Argentina’s Last Passenger, Step Right Up and Hit The Note. The company is also a producer of Latin American dramas and telenovelas, including The Successful Mr. and Mrs. Pells, Graduates and Legacy of Rock & Roll, and is now launching premium digital video content via its local hub, Endemol Beyond Brazil.

The company also has a long-term partnership with Globo in Brazil where 15 series of Big Brother as well as multiple seasons of Fear Factor, Strictly Dancing, Next One!, Step Right Up and other titles.

In the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico, Endemol Shine Latino has launched and sold numerous series and formats this year. Big Brother debuted earlier this month in Mexico on Televisa and is set to make its U.S. Spanish-language debut on Telemundo in January. In addition, the success of MasterChef Mexico on TV Azteca over the summer has resulted in a second season pick up and Endemol Shine Latino’s first scripted project in the U.S., El Vato starring music sensation El Dasa, is slated to premiere on NBC Universo in early 2016.

 

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

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2LL17Ghs_400x400Viacom International Media Networks has made a series of promotions at its Americas division:

 

 

 

descarga (1)Miami-based Juan Acosta, previously VIMN Americas chief financial officer, has been appointed chief operating officer. Acosta will be responsible for VIMN’s portfolio of brands including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount Channel and Tr3 in Latin America, Canada and the US Hispanic market.

 

5861_468Federico Cuervo, who is based in Buenos Aires, has been named senior VP of entertainment brands. Cuervo will be responsible for Comedy Central and the Paramount Channel in Latin America and Worcman will handle MTV and Tr3 in the US Hispanic market plus VH1 in Latin America.

 

descarga (2)Sao Paolo-based Tiago Worcman has been appointed senior VP of music brands for VIMN Americas.

 

 

imagesVIMN has also signed a deal with free-to-air network GDSTV in Georgia for it to produce a local adaptation of The Daily Show, marking the second local version of the Comedy Central hit after it was adapted in the Netherlands.The series will be hosted by celebrity Ilo Beroshvili, who will poke fun at the political landscape in Jon Stewart’s satirical style. The local adaptation will air five nights a week from September 2015 in Georgia.

 

oY9hm2VY_400x4002btube has announced its board of directors.The new Board Members of 2btube are:

 

 

 

Jesus-Perezagua-e1395660086450Jesus Perezagua, who until recently was president Europe and Africa at Fox International Channels where he began his career in 2003, joining the group as managing director of FIC Spain and Portugal. From 2005, he headed up the company’s expansion across Eastern and Central Europe as well as Greece and Turkey before taking over for the entire European and African operations in 2011.Before joining Fox International Channels, Perezagua held positions at Fox Kids Entertainment in Spain and at Japanese toy company Bandai Espana. He currently lives in Tokyo where he is advising Fox International Channels Asia.

 

descarga (3)Punit Goenka, who is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL), India’s second largest media company with an income in excess of USD 750M. Punit is responsible for expanding the company’s global presence across 169 countries, and its reach to over 959 million viewers. ZeeTV is a major presence on YouTube with more then 3.5 million subscribers and 200 million monthly recurring views.

 

seanSean Cohan, Executive Vice President, International for A+E Networks. Mr. Cohan oversees A+E Networks’ International division, managing the company’s brands, content, and services outside the U.S.  He manages staff in New York, Los Angeles, London, Rome and Singapore, and venture teams across 20 more cities.  The division’s activities include branded channels, content sales and digital media distribution.A graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Cohan holds an MBA from Stanford University.

 

proxyDaniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone have been named Co-Executive Vice Presidents of newly launched Endemol Shine Latino.The new Spanish-language division comes on the heels of the recently completed joint venture that brings together Endemol, Shine and CORE Media, to create a global content creator, producer and distributor with one of the most extensive and diverse portfolios of international hits in the world.

 

Rodriguez, who was formerly Shine Group’s Vice President of Sales for Latin America, will oversee all sales initiatives for Endemol Shine Latino. Rodriguez, who has worked in international production, sales and acquisitions for more than 25 years, was named Shine Group’s Vice President, Sales for Latin America in May 2014. In his previous role, Rodriguez was responsible for tape and format sales, as well as business development for the unit across Latin America. Rodriguez joined Shine Group from Cisneros Media Distribution, where he served as Director of Sales, overseeing group sales and business development for key territories in South America and Europe.

Piccone, who most recently served as Senior Vice President, Endemol Latino, will lead all Spanish-language programming initiatives for the division. Since 2010, Piccone had served as Senior Vice President, Endemol Latino USA, where he oversaw the Hispanic market in both the U.S. and Mexico.  Prior to joining Endemol Latino USA, Piccone worked in production for Endemol Mexico,and was based in Mexico City, Mexico.

149f1a2Sergio Lazarov, a veteran showrunner and director, has also joined Endemol Shine Latino as Vice President, Production. Lazarov, who joins Endemol Shine Latino as Vice President, Production, comes with a great deal of experience in the U.S., Spain and Romania. Lazarov most recently directed two seasons of “La Voz Kids” for Telemundo and also served as executive producer for Telemundo’s “El Artista.” Lazarov has directed more than 200 hours of musical performances and live television internationally.

The Endemol Shine Latino team is based in Miami and covers all Spanish-language sales and production in both the U.S. and Mexico.

descarga (4)MCB Network Corp has announced the appointment of two new sales representatives to broaden MCB’s MiCasa Network advertising in the national market: Felipe Herrador in Las Vegas and Rachel Rotger with her Stillwater Communications team in Detroit join the MCBN sales and marketing team.