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

::: Alvaro Palacios – Televisa Publishing and Digital ::: Dalia Sanchez-Group Brands ::: María Alejandra Encinosa – MEC Miami  ::: Rodnie Gollarza – Lowe Venezuela   :::  Ford – Ricardo Flammini :::  JWT Mexico – Maria Teresa Arnal – Antonio Abello – Polo Garza ::: Vicente Carrasco – Prolam Y&R ::: MediaCom Worldwide – Misha Sher :::

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PalaciosAlvaro Palacios has been named Managing Director, Televisa Publishing and Digital, based in Miami. He will be leading all U.S. based operations of Televisa Publishing and Digital. Palacios tells Portada that “Televisa is a dominant force when it comes to content development and distribution. We are now able to offer advertisers access to our complete offering across Pay TV, digital, and print.” Previously Palacios worked as SVP Sales and Marketing at DLA, Inc. Prior positions in Palacios’ career include VP Managing Director Americas at Prisa as well as Regional Director Business Development at Terra Networks USA. (Read more about Televisa Publishing and Digital’s new Strategy).

descarga (2)Group Brands, a Miami advertising sales representation company, has been established by Forbes Latin America and Robb Report Mexico. Group Brands is led by Dalia Sánchez, photo, until recently Group Publisher of Grupo Expansion International.

descargaMaría Alejandra Encinosa is leaving IPG Mediabrands to join MEC Miami as Account Director for Chanel.Read more.




descargaRodnie Gollarza will be Lowe Venezuela new CEO. Gollarza worked in brand communications for various companies like Polar, J. Walter Thompson Caracas and in election campaigns, among other projects. In the last 15 years, he led Cacao Advertising. He has recently landed in Lowe’s Venezuelan office to serve as CEO.

descarga (1)Ford has announced the promotion of Ricardo Flammini as its new marketing, sales and after sales Director for the South Group that covers Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile and Peru. Flammini joined Ford Argentina in 1995 as Manager in the sales area. In 2001, he was appointed District Manager. Prior to this promotion, he was marketing and sales Director of Ford Argentina.

descarga (2)Maria Teresa Arnal is J. Walter Thompson Company Mexico, which includes the agency J. Walter Thompson and digital company Mirum, new CEO.



descarga (3)Colombian Antonio Abello will be the agency Managing Director.




descarga (4)Polo Garza will continue serving as chairman of J. Walter Thompson Co. and WPP.





descarga (5)Vicente Carrasco is the new COO of Prolam Y & R.Carrasco will be the first to hold this position in the Chilean agency, also fulfilling the role of Country Manager. He will report to Enrique Yuste, CEO of Y&R for the Southern Cone.


descarga (6)MediaCom Worldwide has named Misha Sher as its new head of sport, with a brief to expand the agency’s sports advisory capabilities and align the division with its wider ‘Content and Connections’ positioning.Sher first joined MediaCom Sport in 2012 as director of partnerships and brands, before becoming head of sport EMEA earlier this year.He has handled the GroupM agency’s relationship with Brazilian football icon Pele, helping to create campaigns with advertisers including Coca-Cola, Subway, Shell and Procter & Gamble.Sher will be based in London and report to James Morris, global head of MediaCom Beyond Advertising.



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

Polo Garza – JWT Mexico ::: Federico Porcaccini  – Google Argentina ::: Juan Vitureira – Eric Chaulet – Havas Argentina ::: Ana Corat – Pereira O Dell ::: Antonio Junior – Openet ::: Paulo Pena – Wyndham Hotel Group ::: David Heard – ACE Group :::

Polo Garza -Polo Garza has been named chairman of JWT Mexico to replace José Luis Betancourt who is leaving the agency to join an independent Mexican entrepreneur group. Garza maintains its position as WPP´s chairman. Garza will lead JWT Mexico until the agency finds a new chairman to replace Betancourt.


arg.Federico-Porcaccini570-14Google Argentina has appointed Federico Porcaccini as general director. Porcaccini has worked for MercadoLibre, Nike and Mercerdes Benz in Latin America. He will replace Lino Cattaruzzi, who has been appointed general director of Google Mexico.

havas-285x123Eric Chaulet and Juan Vitureira are the new creative directors at Havas Worldwide Buenos Aires. The executives have worked together since 2010 in La Comunidad.



anacortatboardpod570Ana Corat has been named chief strategy officer at Pereira O Dell Brazil. She will be in charge of the local operations as well as global projects.



openetOpenet, a global company of real-time transaction management software and services, has appointed Antonio Junior to the position of Sales and Market Development vice president for the Latin America and Caribbean regions (CALA). His main challenge will be to expand the client base in the region and grow the relationship with existing clients. Before joining Openet, Antonio Junior worked for almost 27 years at HP. He will be based in Brazil.

PauloPenaWyndham Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Paulo Pena as senior vice president and managing director, Latin America. Pena is responsible for leading Wyndham Hotel Group’s development efforts in Latin America, as well as providing operational, marketing, revenue management and sales services to the company’s franchisees and network of multi-unit development partners. He is based in Wyndham Hotel Group’s Parsippany, New Jersey, offices.


ace.groupThe ACE Group announced the appointment of David Heard as Senior Vice President, Personal and Business Insurance, for the company’s Latin America region. He takes over responsibility for all personal lines and small commercial business in the region.

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