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Randy Falco, president and CEO at Univision since 2011, is stepping down at the end of the year. Reportedly, he has decided to retire as this year is his 65th birthday. The announcement comes a day after the Wall Street Journal first reported on Tuesday that the Univision board had been considering replacing Falco, and just months after the executive signed a two-year extension to his contract in November. According to The Wall Street Journal, Univision’s “board is girding to search for new leadership and is undertaking a business review that could lead to large cost cuts, people familiar with the matter said, on the heels of the Spanish-language broadcaster canceling its initial public offering.”

 

 

Univision has promoted Peter Lori to CFO. He had been a deputy under Francisco Lopez-Balboa and has served in a variety of roles since joining the company in 2005, including as an interim CFO.

 

 

 

 

Dentsu Aegis Network’s McGarryBowen has announced that Patrick Lafferty is its new U.S. president, replacing Simon Pearce who recently left to join J. Walter Thompson as CEO of North America.

 

 

 

 

Amy Morris has been named VP of news at WNBC New York. Morris will lead all day-to-day news operations at NBC’s flagship station, including weather, investigative and consumer teams.

 

 

 

 

Alistair Macrow, formerly senior VP, CMO at McDonald’s UK, has been promoted to a global marketing role based in London. Macrow started this week as CMO for high growth markets, covering China, Hong Kong, Italy, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has brought on two industry leaders to fill key roles in brand and retail. April K. Anslinger has joined the organization as Senior Vice President/General Manager, Aveda–North America.

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Dorigo has joined Estée Lauder as Senior Vice President, General Manager, Global Retail.

 

 

 

 

 

VCCP has looked within its own ranks to restructure its leadership team with the announcement of a new management line-up. Michael Sugden has been promoted from chief executive of the VCCP agency to chief executive of VCCP Partnership. VCCP managing director Andrew Peake will step up to take his role as agency chief. They will be joined by Julian Douglas, vice chairman of VCCP Partnership, who takes on additional responsibility for “identifying and realizing future revenue streams” for the business. And Hannah Fitz-Gerald who will assume the role of managing director of VCCP respectively.

 

Mitsubishi has appointed Fred Díaz as new CEO for the North America region. He joins the company with over 10 years of experience in the car industry.

 

 

 

 

Nancy Dubuc has decided to step down from her role as A+E Networks’ president and CEO. Effective April 16, Abbe Raven, chairman emeritus and former CEO of A+E Networks, takes over as acting chair. Dubuc is reportedly set to become the CEO of VICE Media, taking over from co-founder Shane Smith.

 

 

 

 

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descargaFred Medina, executive VP and managing director of BBC Worldwide for Latin America and the US Hispanic market for the last three-and-a-half years, is to quit his position on 1 July.During his time at BBC Worlwide, Medina was in charge of all the business areas in the region, including channels, content sales, digital platforms, formats and co-productions, leading the company across Latin America and the US Hispanic market from Miami.”I’m honoured to have led the reorganisation process of BBC Worldwide Latin America, which has consolidated different business in the region and brought content to million homes through several platforms,” stated Medina. “But now is time to look for new professional challenges.” “Fred established and led a team which reverted our business in Latin America,” added Paul Dempsy, BBC Worldwide’s president for global markets. “He helped BBC’s brand to grow and created a solid base for the company’s future.”

H2jv8m_d_400x400descargaUnivision Communications Inc. has appointed Mark Lopez executive vice president and general manager, Univision Digital, effective May 1. He will be based in Miami and report to Isaac Lee, president of news and digital for UCI and CEO of Fusion.In his new role, Lopez will lead business responsibilities for Univision Digital across platforms, working closely with Univision’s established sales, product, technology, and content teams. He will also be responsible for ensuring that Univision continues to be a profitable digital business and develops new sources of revenue and innovative multiplatform experiences and opportunities, including entering the native advertising market, expected to grow substanciaally in 2015.Read more.

GlobalHue LogoGlobalHue,a full service integrated marketing agency, has announced the hiring of Chris Surrey, as Executive Creative Director, as well as Creative Directors Mallie Mickens and Phillip Shung.In previous roles, Surrey, Mickens and Shung were associated with GlobalHue for different initiatives for several clients, making the transition to full-time employees organic and fluid. Surrey will lead the agency creative team. He previously work for brands like Domino’s, Ford and Chevrolet. Mickens and Shung are both well-known art directors. They have worked for various global brands, including Adidas and Sony Music. The creative team joins the agency from Pixod Interactive Studio.They have previously  worked in brands like Chevrolet, Cadillac, Intel and American Express in traditional and digital capabilities.

Carmen_Moras-e1429253031285-210x300ZGS Communications has appointed Carmen Moras General Manager of holaciudad.com. Moras will report to Ronald J. Gordon, CEO of ZGS Communications, beginning Monday, April 20.Moras began her career as an advertising sales operator at the Pan-American Sports Network in Miami. She then moved on to E! Entertainment Television Latin America and most recently served as the digital manager for Terra Networks in Miami.

descarga (1)Tim Scott, international CEO and president of the McGarryBowen’s Chicago office, is leaving the agency. Mr. Scott’s departure is the second leadership change in under a month for McGarryBowen, after Simon Pearce ,president and chief client officer, departure. Scott started at McGarryBowen as managing director in 2009, two years after McGarryBowen opened the Chicago office.McGarryBowen said it will begin a search for a new Chicago president with the added title of chief client officer. Laurel Flatt, who has been group managing director on accounts like Disney, will be interim general manager of the Chicago office while the agency looks for a new leader.

50j4fZvh_reasonably_smallChris Zarkowski has been promoted to the newly created position of senior VP, Hispanic Group advertising sales at NBC Universo cable network. He will report to Mike Rosen, executive VP, advertising sales, News and Hispanic Groups, NBCUniversal. Czarkowski was previously VP, Entertainment Advertising Sales Group, where he oversaw cross-platform and branded entertainment opportunities for NBC, USA and Syfy networks. Prior to joining NBCU in 2008, he served in a variety of sales roles at Discovery, Turner Broadcasting and Eurosport.
Harish Peri has been named senior VP of product marketing overseeing ratings and planning products at Nielsen. Peri will be based in New York and report to Megan Clarken, executive VP, global product leadership, and Marcy Shinder, chief marketing officer. Peri was most recently senior director of product marketing and solutions at Salesforce.com. Prior to that, he held assorted roles at Blackrock and at UBS.

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

::: Fred Medina – BBC Worldwide  ::: Tim Scott – McGarryBowen  :::  Sean MacDonald – McCann Worldgroup :::  JWT – Christian Caldwell ::: Antonio Lucio – Visa Inc. Vicente Valjalo –  JWT Chile :::

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descargaFred Medina, executive VP and managing director of BBC Worldwide for Latin America and the US Hispanic market for the last three-and-a-half years, is to quit his position on July 1. During his time at BBC Worlwide, Medina was in charge of all the business areas in the region, including channels, content sales, digital platforms, formats and co-productions, leading the company across Latin America and the US Hispanic market from Miami.”I’m honoured to have led the reorganisation process of BBC Worldwide Latin America, which has consolidated different business in the region and brought content to million homes through several platforms,” stated Medina. “But now is time to look for new professional challenges.” “Fred established and led a team which reverted our business in Latin America,” added Paul Dempsy, BBC Worldwide’s president for global markets. “He helped BBC’s brand to grow and created a solid base for the company’s future.”

descarga (1)Tim Scott, international CEO and president of the McGarryBowen’s Chicago office, is leaving the agency. Mr. Scott’s departure is the second leadership change in under a month for McGarryBowen, after Simon Pearce ,president and chief client officer, departured. Scott started at McGarryBowen as managing director in 2009, two years after McGarryBowen opened the Chicago office.McGarryBowen said it will begin a search for a new Chicago president with the added title of chief client officer. Laurel Flatt, who has been group managing director on accounts like Disney, will be interim general manager of the Chicago office while the agency looks for a new leader.

descarga (2)Sean MacDonald will join McCann Worldgroup. He will be in charge of the global area.

cr-caldwell_christian570-15After 10 years at J. Walter Thompson office in Costa Rica, Christian Caldwell, who served as CCO, left the agency. Caldwell’s exit was completed on April 16 and it is still unknown who will replace him.

descarga (1)Antonio Lucio, chief brand officer at Visa Inc., who oversees marketing, advertising and communications, is leaving the company to join Hewlett-Packard Co. The executive, of 55, has been working in Visa since 2007. His departure will take effect on April 24.

Vicente Valjalo_J Walter Thompson Chile 1Vicente Valjalo is the new CEO of J. Walter Thompson Chile.

 

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the Latin American market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now.

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 ::: Banco Hipotecario – Leo Burnett Argentina  ::: Priceless Surprises/Mastercard ::: MediaCom – Molinos Río de la Plata ::: TBWA Chile – Apple, Nissan and Clínica Alemana  ::: McGarryBowen – Sears Holdings :::

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  • Banco Hipotecario

COzxq5fl_400x400Leo Burnett Argentina, headed by Fernando Bellotti, has been chosen as the new agency of Banco Hipotecario after a thorough selection process. La agency will handle the brand and its product integrated communications.

 

 

  • Priceless Surprises/Mastercard

Marcelo Salas Priceless SurpriseMasterCard cardholders worldwide have laughed, cried and smiled thanks to Priceless Surprises. Priceless Surprises, the new marketing platform to delight consumers, has become a global success since its launch in over twenty countries in every major region of the world. Priceless Surprises is among the initiatives that has generated greater participation in social networks to date, beating the benchmarks of US companies on Twitter (among financial services companies) and Facebook (relative to companies in industries focused on consumers). Compared to other MasterCard programs, Priceless Surprises  engagement rate is three times higher.Since its launch in the Grammy’s ceremony  in 2014 with Justin Timberlake, music artists like Gwen Stefani, Pharrell William and Usher; sports stars from hockey, baseball, soccer, rugby and golf, have contributed to these Priceless Surprises .By  using their MasterCard, cardholders may be surprised with a digital download of a song from iTunes or with an upgrade to better seats at an event,or even  meeting artists and world class athletes, and more. The Priceless Surprises program has been integrated into numerous MasterCard sponsorships.Looking ahead, MasterCard is working with Kiip to launch very soon, initially in the U,S., an application of Priceless Surprises and Mobile Development Kit (SDK). Through automatic notifications and internal mobile application functionality, the platform informs cardholders about events and Surprises  opportunities in real time.

  •  Molinos

unnamedMediaCom, part of the WPP Group, has been chosen by Molinos Río de la Plata as its new media agency. Molinos is an Argentinian leading company in the food industry which, since it was founded in 1902.MediaCom Argentina will provide strategy, planning and online and offline media buying across all Molino’s brands.

  • TBWA Chile

a3b3f891340d4cd23e9dd44b4c4e1463_400x400TBWA office in Chile will work for three new brands: Apple, Nissan and Clínica Alemana have been added to the agency’s list of customers, which also includes Adidas, Banco Itaú, Energizer, Heineken, JMC, Hiunday and Casaideas, among other.

 

  • Sears Holdings

b9d801b942a978ea9f679e363acec30c_400x400McGarryBowen and Sears Holdings are breakingties. The agency was working for Sears since it won the account in 2011. The separation comes as the big retailer is undergoing a massive consolidation driven by the procurement that began in november. The review has been postponed, according to sources, and no requests for proposals were distributed so far. The review will supposedly be completed in May. McGarryBowen, part of Dentsu Aegis, was participating in the preparations for the review with good prospects, but chose to give up the account. Severel senior executives have left the company. Media are run by Havas, while FCB (Interpublic) manages creativity for Kmart. Sears Holdings is the 27th largest US marketer, according to Ad Age DataCenter.

 

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

::: Paul Meyer- Simpleshow  ::: Rodrigo Luque – Don :::  BBC – Miami :::  Tacho Orero – Maxus :::   Alejandro Reid – IAB Chile ::: Alexei Orlov – RAPP ::: Abel Reis – Dentsu Aegis Network Brasil and Isobar América Latina  ::: Verónica Cano – Wunderman Argentina :::

3dfc8b0Paul Meyer has been appointed Head of Sales North & South America for Simpleshow at its  Miami headquarters. Simpleshow offers customized and interactive explanation videos for marketing, training, education and sales. Among his responsabilities, he will contribute to help customers explain their product or idea through the production of concise explainer videos. simpleshow clients include Microsoft, American Express, BMW, J&J, McDonalds, among others. Meyer was previously  Vice President of Digital Strategy at Forward Equity Partners. Before working at Forward Equity Partners he was employed  Televisa Publishing as Director of Digital Media Operations USA & International Markets. Before that he occupied a senior position at Publicitas Latin America.

RoLuque - Don-drigo Luque, an accounts area professional with over 20 years experience,  has joined Don as CEO, as said by Papon Ricciarelli, founder and CEO of the agency.Luque worked at Graffitti DMB & B, JWT, FCB, Agulla & Baccetti, Lowe and Ogilvy & Mather, always on the accounts sector. Now, his challenge is to lead strategic projects for current and future brands of Don Argentina.

BBC Miami-After decades of business in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market, BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm and subsidiary of the BBC, has opened its offices in Miami, where from now on the company will manage all operations for the region.To strengthen its presence in two of the most dynamic markets in the television industry, BBC Worldwide has a team of over 50 professionals in the media industry in Miami , who are related to various business areas, including: channels distribution, content sales and TV formats, digital developments and consumer product licensing.

Orero Tacho, former country manager at Hi-Media, has joined Maxus as head of digital.He will report directly to Carmen Novo, CEO of the company.

Gordon_Domingos-McGarryBowen, an US agency acquired by Aegis Dentsu , has confirmed his arrival in Brazil. The new office will be based in Sao Paulo and will integrate global creative hubs currently operating in New York, Chicago, London, Dusseldorf and Shanghai. The brazilian headquarters will be directed by Carlos Domingos, founder, chairman and chief creative officer of Age Isobar.

Alejandro-Reid-IAB-Chile-IAB Chile has named Alexander Reid as its new president. Reid is an audiovisual communicator graduated from UNIACC. He has a Master of Science in Digital TV from engineering school at the University of Brighton, England, and an MBA from Brighton Business School.

Alexei Orlov-Agency RAPP, part of the Omnicom Group, has announced the appointment of Alexei Orlov as its´CEO to be effective in July. He will report directly to Dale A. Adams, president and CEO of the Group companies. Orlov Rapp comes from Volkswagen where he was CMO for China & ASEAN region. Prior to this, he was Senior Partner at The Partnership.

AbelReis-Abel Reis has been appointed CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network Brazil and Isobar Latin America. Leading Isobar Latin America, Reis will be responsible for the growth in the region and the establishment of Brazil as a hub of innovation and creativity within the global Isobar network. Dentsu Aegis Network brings together businesses Age Isobar, Isobar AgênciaClick, LOV, Amnet, Copernicus, Dentsu Brazil, iProspect and NBS.

VeronicaCano-Veronica Cano has joined Wunderman Argentina to direct the shopper marketing area. Amongher new responsibilities, Cano will focus on customer care for current customers the agency has such as :  Coca Cola, Movistar and Mabe, among others. In addition, she will be responsible for the diagnosis, development and implementation of strategic programs in order to generate new business for both existing customers and potential new ones.

What? Dentsu´s mcgarrybowen and Carat Enterprise have have teamed to win the global Fujitsu creative and media assignment. Why this matters: Fujitsu, is billed as the fourth largest IT services provider in the world (and number one in Japan). 

Dentsu Aegis Network’s mcgarrybowen and Carat Enterprise have teamed to win the global Fujitsu creative and media assignment after a review. The agencies have been tasked with building the brand’s profile in markets outside Japan. The new account will be handled out of London.

For Dentsu, it’s the second key win this week—its digital shop 360i won the digital assignment for Estee Lauder’s Clinique. For mcgarrybowen London, the win adds to a 14-month streak that also includes account awards from Tassimo, Toblerone, Branston and Honda.

Source: MediaPost

What? Dentsu´s mcgarrybowen and Carat Enterprise have have teamed to win the global Fujitsu creative and media assignment. Why this matters: Fujitsu, is billed as the fourth largest IT services provider in the world (and number one in Japan). 

Dentsu Aegis Network’s mcgarrybowen and Carat Enterprise have teamed to win the global Fujitsu creative and media assignment after a review. The agencies have been tasked with building the brand’s profile in markets outside Japan. The new account will be handled out of London.

For Dentsu, it’s the second key win this week—its digital shop 360i won the digital assignment for Estee Lauder’s Clinique. For mcgarrybowen London, the win adds to a 14-month streak that also includes account awards from Tassimo, Toblerone, Branston and Honda.

Source: MediaPost

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