Mauricio Barriga, CEO of Ogilvy Colombia and Ogilvy Andina, has been named Global Director of The Coca-Cola Company account. The executive, who was already leading the account in Latin America, will report directly to John Seifert, Ogilvy’s global CEO.
Publicis Communications has announced some changes in the leadership of two of its brazilian agencies:
Miriam Shirley becomes CEO of Sapient AG2.
Eduardo Lorenzi is the new CEO at Publicis Brazil.
FANDOM, one of the world’s largest community-driven platforms, announced that Perkins Miller will join the company as CEO. Miller will be based out of the San Francisco office beginning February 11th.Perkins Miller has significant experience building dynamic fan destinations at industry-leading companies. Most recently, he led the North America and Latin America businesses for StubHub, a multi-billion-dollar live events marketplace.
AVON has appointed Sebastián Rilo as Supply Chain Executive Director for South Markets, who will report directly to Axel Gegenschatz, General Manager of Avon for Argentina, Chile and Uruguay (GMS).
Ogilvy Guatemala announced the appointment of media expert Felipe Izquierdo Touzetas as COO.
Publicis Sapient has named Nigel Vaz as it’s new global chief executive officer, succeeding Alan Wexler who will become chairman.
iProspect has promoted Brittany Richter to SVP, Head of Products and Services. Reporting to Michael Gullaksen, Chief Operating Officer at iProspect US, Richter is responsible for overseeing the delivery of all products and services at the agency, including search, social, SEO and display.
Iván Adaime has been appointed CEO of ImpreMedia. He previously occupied the position of Executive Vice President, Digital. Adaime succeeds Gabriel Dantur, who led the company since January 1, 2016.
Romina Rosado has been promoted to SVP, Digital Media at Telemundo, barely three months after joining the company as SVP of Noticias and Digital News. She’ll now lead digital, social, and mobile experiences for Hispanic audiences in the U.S. and abroad. Meanwhile, Borja Perez, who previously filled this role, assumes the newly-created position of SVP, Revenue Strategy, and Innovation.
Ogilvy has appointed Piyush Pandey to the role of Global Chief Creative officer, replacing Tham Khai Meng who was dismissed earlier this year following an internal investigation. Pandey is chairman of the group’s India office and will retain his current responsibilities but will also be tasked with upping the quality of creativity across the Ogilvy network. He will remain based in Mumbai.
Lynn Lewis has been appointed UM‘s new U.S. CEO, confirms the division of IPG Mediabrands. Lewis, who has worked at the shop for 15 years and held multiple positions, most recently served as UM’s East Coast regional president and global CMO.
Nigel Vaz, chief executive EMEA and APAC for Publicis.Sapient, is to succeed Sarah Golding as the president of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA). Vaz will pick up the mantle from Golding, who is chief executive and partner at The &Partnership, when her two-year term comes to an end in March.
After almost four decades with Unilever, Chief Marketing Officer Keith Weed is to retire from the business. Weed will leave the role in May next year. Unilever has not yet announced a new CMO.
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., the only publicly traded pure-play U.S. media company targeting the high growth U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with television and digital content platforms, announced that Jose Ramos, President and General Manager of WAPA-TV, plans to retire in the first half of 2018. The Company has named Javier Maynulet as Mr. Ramos’ successor. Mr. Ramos will work closely with Mr. Maynulet to ensure a smooth transition.
Mr. Maynulet comes to Hemisphere with over 20 years of financial management and operational experience in media, with a strong focus on Spanish-language television. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Financial Officer of Univision Networks, where he was responsible for financial reporting and planning for the Networks division, as well as several emerging cable networks.
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation has named Elva Lima, former Global Diversity and Inclusion Director for Verizon Communications, as its interim Executive Director effective Monday, November 27, 2017. Lima will oversee all Foundation operations on an interim basis until the Foundation concludes its search for an executive to fill the role permanently. Lima served in several key positions during her tenure with Verizon Communications that made her an ideal candidate for this role. Recently, as Global Diversity and Inclusion Director, she oversaw a multimillion-dollar budget and partnered with the Verizon Foundation to help increase the Foundation’s focus on diverse and underrepresented communities. Lima’s primary focus is to ensure that the Foundation continues supporting the next generation of Hispanic businesses and entrepreneurs.
Omnicom media executive Peter Mears, who joined Havas in April as global chief operations officer, has been appointed CEO of Havas Group Media. He is in charge of all of Havas Group Media’s
media operations worldwide.Mears will replace Alfonso Rodés, who will become chairman of Havas Group Media and will advise Mears.
LBI Media, Inc., a minority-owned Spanish language broadcasting company in the U.S. announced the appointment of Jason Hall as SVP, national sales. He will be based in the company’s New York City office.As SVP, national sales, he will manage the national sales efforts for LBI’s station group and affiliate stations throughout the country. Hall will be responsible for leading and organizing all national sales efforts, including recruitment and the direct management of the national sales offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and Mexico.A seasoned 20-year television sales executive, Hall comes to LBI Media with 17 years of senior sales experience at Univision Communications. Prior to joining Univision Jason was a local account executive for Tribune Broadcasting’s WBZL-TV in Miami.
Crispin Porter + Bogusky will close its Miami office in March as part of an effort to consolidate U.S. operations. Accounts running out of that office, including Vonage, Santa Margarita Wines and the Letgo app, will move to CP+B’s locations in Boulder, L.A. and São Paulo. Miami, Florida’s subsidiary, which served as the agency’s headquarters until Los Angeles and Boulder, Co. offices were opened, will offer its’ 75 Miami employees opportunities to join the remaining offices or to work for another agency within the larger MDC Partners network.
Publicis.Sapient co-CEO Chip Register announced that he will retire at the end of 2017. Co-CEO Alan Wexler will take over.
Nigel Vaz, the Publicis Groupe global business transformation lead in charge of overseeing the expansion of such efforts across the holding group’s network, will begin working directly with Wexler. Vaz will still report to Wexler, and both will continue to serve on the Publicis Groupe Executive Committee.
M&C Saatchi has appointed Kate Bosomworth chief marketing officer. Bosomworth will report to CEO Giles Hedger.
Media company Intermarkets announced that Kary Jones has been appointed to a new role for the company, Manager of Publisher Development. Kary will work directly with publishers to develop tactical plans for monetization, brand recognition and partnership opportunities, as Intermarkets continues to increase its portfolio.Kary brings more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience to the role. She has been at Intermarkets for more than 4 years; previously, she oversaw consumer-based advertising at POLITICO.