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Diane Kniowski has been named President and Regional General Manager of Local Media at Univision. She’ll be reporting directly to Univision CEO Vincent Sadusky. Kniowski’s initial focus will be on leading Univision’s local television and radio stations in six top markets: Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Dallas, Houston, and Chicago.





Jason Peterson, the Chief Creative Officer (CCO) of Havas North America, has abruptly left the company. It was announced today that the creative will no longer work for the agency. In a statement, Havas confirmed employer and employee had reached a “mutual agreement”.






iProspect announced the promotion of Charlotte Polci to the newly-created role of VP of Integrated Solutions. Effective immediately, Polci will report directly to Jeremy Hull, SVP of Innovation at iProspect, US.





Mobile Posse announced Steven McCord has been appointed its Chief Technology Officer. McCord will oversee the company’s engineering, development, project management and quality assurance teams.






Pinterest has named its first chief marketing officer as Andréa Mallard, the former marketing chief of Athleta. Mallard will oversee Pinterest’s marketing and creative teams.






Entravision Communications Corporation has announced that Mario M. Carrera has decided to step down as Chief Revenue Officer.  Entravision has commenced a search for a successor and Mr. Carrera will remain in his position until a replacement is named.






Stacey Zolt Hara has joined Visa in the newly created position of VP and head of global reputation management and public affairs. Reporting to Paul Cohen, SVP and head of communications, Zolt Hara is based in San Francisco.






As part of a business restructure, Verizon’s CEO Guru Gowrappan announced that Oath is no more. The company will bring its platforms and services under a new division called Verizon Media Group.






Jon Moeller, Chief Financial Officer at P&G, will expand his responsibilities to include the operations side of the company and will be appointed Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer.







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Mobile Posse has announced the appointment of Brian Dengler as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, in addition to Kevin Grant as Senior Vice President, Sales, and Distribution.






Targetspot announced an expansion of its MultiCultural Platform with a new office in Los Angeles and appointed Rudy Balderrama as West Coast Senior Sales Executive.






McCann London has expanded its creative team with a succession of five new hires and promotions led by the appointment of Ross Neil as new executive creative director.





Unilad‘s co-chief executive and founder Sam Bentley has stepped down after an internal investigation into historical conduct at the company. David Sefton, managing partner of Linton Capital LLP, will fill in as interim executive chairman until an appointment is made.





Intel removed Brian Krzanich as chief executive officer after the chipmaker learned he had previously had a consensual relationship with an employee, a violation of the company’s policies. Chief Financial Officer Robert Swan was made interim CEO while the board searches for a permanent replacement.





Procter & Gamble has elevated Craig Buchholz to the role of chief communications officer, combining its brand and corporate communications functions in the process. Since joining P&G in 2014, Buchholz has overseen company communications as VP. He will also lead global healthcare communications.




What: According to Mobile Posse, mobile use is becoming less social and more related to the search for information and products that are relevant to users’ lives, and that solve problems in real time.
Why It Matters: Can the platform’s new solution, called Proactive Content Discovery, provide users with what they are looking for — as soon as they open their phones?

Mobile advertising mCRM solution Mobile Posse wants to figure out why people are unlocking their cell phones — and how they can deliver it as soon as people swipe.

After teaming up with Phoenix Marketing International to conduct research on the subject, Mobile Posse found that people unlock their mobile phones upwards of 70 times a day. But marketing strategists may be disappointed to find that 47% of the time, people are unlocking their phones without a specific app or activity in mind. So how can marketers figure out what they are seeking in their mobile experiences?

One solution is to focus on prioritizing faster loading mobile content: The total value of being the first app seen is estimated to be worth more than $2 billion to Facebook. With that in mind, Mobile Posse set out to explore their new solution, called Proactive Content Discovery, whose ultimate goal is to use data to predict what kind of content a user will be most interested in seeing upon unlocking their phones.

Mobile Users Seeking Info on News Are More Interested in Seeing Relevant Content On Screen Immediately

The Mobile Posse study found that 50.4% of all mobile users expressed strong interest in Proactive Content Discovery – this group is called “News Feeders.” This demographic is as large as the 50.3% of all mobile users that say they use Facebook primarily for social communication with friends and family.

According to the study, the strongest predictors of interest in this type of solution were “interest in consuming local/national/world news, entertainment news, and gossip.” Those that do not use their phones to seek information on those topics are 73% less likely to be interested in Proactive Content Discovery. In addition, mobile users that use Facebook primarily for access to “interesting/entertaining stories” were found to be 68% more likely to be interested in Proactive Content Discovery. In essence, those that spend their days hungry for new information are likely to want their phones to feed it to them all day.

The study also found that those who unlock their phones to “kill time” are 27% more likely to be interested in this type of content. In contrast, a subscriber’s wireless carrier, how often they unlock their phone, and the region they live in were not found to be particularly relevant to interest in this type of solution.

Social ‘Has Become Less Social In Nature’

What do these findings mean for marketers that want to better inform their mobile strategies? Greg Wester, SVP, Marketing & Business Development, said that “for starters, social has become “less social” by nature.” Social apps have had to expand their offerings to adapt to the fact that people use their cell phone for almost every activity and transaction. What’s more, with so many people opening their phones without any particular activity in mind, it appears that in many cases, people are essentially seeking stimulation.

Wester added that “the way our phones work today will not be how our smartphones work tomorrow.” User experience will be at the center of mobile innovation, and “research shows that today’s mobile user has an almost insatiable appetite for new and interesting information/stories.” To keep up, marketers will have to provide users with an experience consistent with what users’ expectations.

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