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29cf394Michelle Morgante has been named managing editor of the Merced (Calif.) Sun-Star.  She has served in various news and management roles with The Associated Press since the early 1990s. She began her career in 1991 in Detroit, eventually moving on to bureaus in Portand, Oregon, Denver; and later New York.She previously served more than two years as the AP’s chief of bureau for Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota and spent seven years as assistant bureau chief for the AP’s Florida/Caribbean division in Miami. She was most recently editor of the AP’s Latin America desk for more than a year.

T85CS4V4_400x400International business executive Sol Trujillo has joined with veteran Latino content and event producers and founders of Latinpointe, David and Sarah Chavez to form INGEÑUITY. INGEÑUITY is a content descarga (4)event firm that creates, designs and produces signature platforms connecting the world’s most recognizable brands to people experiences. The Company’s vision is to be a leader in designing exciting new, broad-based media, digital and live event property platforms in culture, music, sports, comedy, excellence and success. INGEÑUITY simultaneously is announcing its Success and Excellence Platforms that will focus on sharing American stories of inspiration and motivation through the creation of SUCCESS STORIES LIVE! Speakers & Tours. The speakers bureau will launch in late September with 40 of the most motivational speakers across the country, including celebrities, journalists, business & corporate executives, athletes, and national community leaders. To launch the Tours Division, INGEÑUITY also announced that it has joined with broadcast journalist and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien, to co-produce a three-month, multi-city college tour this fall.The company’s Excellence Platform will develop and produce high-profile awards recognition programs spotlighting contributions of Latinos across the United States. INGEÑUITY will executive produce “The 28th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards,” one of the most prestigious Washington D.C. Hispanic events and a PBS Network television special. The company has also co-created and will once again produce the “Los Angeles Times Latinos de Hoy Awards.” Corporate Brands working with INGEÑUITY created or produced content and events are AMC Theatres, Macy’s, Southwest Airlines and the Los Angeles Times to name a few.

2036cafSolomon D. (“Sol”) Trujillo is an international business executive with three decades’ experience on three continents in the rapidly-changing telecommunications and media industries. As CEO of high-cap global companies headquartered in the US, the EU, and Asia-Pacific regions, he has managed operations in more than 25 countries around the world – including developed as well as emerging markets from the EU and North America to China, South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He is a digital pioneer, long-time champion of high-speed broadband, and early advocate of the mobile Internet.

descarga (5)Soledad O’Brien is the anchor for CNN morning show Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien and special correspondent for CNN/U.S. Since joining the network in 2003, O’Brien has reported breaking news from around the globe and has produced award-winning, record-breaking and critically acclaimed documentaries on the most important stories facing the world today.



aguilarJessica Aguilar has joined Alpha Media as Marketing Director of its San Antonio radio cluster, where she will oversee the promotions and marketing efforts of News Talk 550 KTSA and FM 1071, 1250 ESPN San Antonio and 945FM, ESPN Deportes, Top 40 KTFM, Adult Hits 1027 JACK-FM, and Regional Mexican stations KLEY and KSAH.Jessica was most recently Marketing Supervisor at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. She previously spent 9 years at Sinclair Broadcast Group.A San Antonio native, she has always worked in her hometown, starting as a promotions assistant at Clear Channel Radio in 2003.

nMarcello Serpa and Jose Luiz Madeira, AlmapBBDO partners, are departing from the agency they built for 22 years.The duo,who established the São Paulo-based agency under BBDO, is handing off the reins to Luiz Sanches, Chief Creative Officer; Rodrigo Andrade, Chief Operating Officer; and Cintia Gonçalves, Chief Strategy Officer. The trio handled the management of the agency for the past two years.Mr. Serpa and Mr. Madeira joined AlmapBBDO in 1993, when the agency sold a share to Omnicom Group’s BBDO. After joining the agency, the duo is credited with building Almap BBDO into one of São Paulo’s most prominent agencies. Current clients include Pepsi, Visa, Audi Brazil, Bayer, M&Ms, HP, Twix, Pedigree and Snickers.

mmFormer Meredith executive Dick Porter has been appointed cheif revenue officer at digital video network StyleHaul. He fills a position that’s been vacant since Alison Kennedy left in April.Prior to joining Meredith, Mr. Porter served as CEO of Publishing Group of America, which publishes magazines such as Relish, Spry and American Profile. His experience includes other magazine publishing positions at companies including Rodale, Woman’s Day and Reader’s Digest, as well as a stint as AOL’s exec VP-interactive marketing sales during the AOL-Time Warner days.

descarga (2)Rico Martinez has been appointed Senior Vice President, Creative, Endemol Beyond USA, the digital network division of Endemol North America.He now oversees all programming initiatives for Endemol Beyond USA.Martinez, who originally joined Endemol Beyond USA as Chief Programming Officer in 2014, recently oversaw the launch of ICON, Endemol Beyond’s worldwide lifestyle network. He is currently overseeing development for Endemol Beyond USA’s upcoming launch of Smasher Network, a digital-first eSports and gaming network.Prior to joining Endemol, he worked in programming development for Maker Studios.Martinez has written, executive produced and directed shows for MTV, VH-1, WB, NBC, Fox, Oxygen, CMT, A&E, WE tv, Lifetime and History Channel.

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Florencia Serra joins Alcance Media Group as an Account Executive. A graduate of Indiana University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a concentration in International Studies. A passionate communicator, Flor previously worked in the communication department of the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
María Chaparro is Alcance Media Group’s newest Account Executive for Mexico and Latin America. María joins Alcance Media Group after working with El Universal, Media Response Group and Grupo Expansión. Maria is a graduate of Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey with a focus on Digital Marketing.
Soledad_O'BrienSoledad O’Brien is ending her morning-show contract with CNN and is moving on to form her own documentary production company that will supply the network with programming on a nonexclusive basis. CNN hasn’t formally announced the details for a new morning show to replace O’Brien’s.  O’Brien’s new company, Starfish Media Group, will produce long-form content for other networks  and partners, according to a statement on CNN’s website. She said the venture will allow for programming that examines under-the-radar stories.



Christine Maggiore-Escribano has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing Solutions, Telemundo Media. Escribano joined Telemundo Media as Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions in 2009. She will be based in New York and report to Jacqueline Hernandez, Chief Operating Officer and Mike Rosen, Executive Vice President of Ad Sales and Integrated Marketing, Telemundo Media.

Entravision Communications Corporation announced the promotions of eight individuals to the position of Executive Vice President.  These newly created positions will support the company’s new management structure, which was announced in November 2012. David Burke has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Integrated Marketing Solutions, where he will focus on creating a multi-pronged training and professional development platform for all divisions of Entravision, in addition to heading up the company’s revenue development efforts in the growing category of healthcare, as well as World Cup 2014.· Edward Melendez has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Integrated Marketing Solutions, National, overseeing all national revenue for television, radio spot and network assets, in addition to national digital sales.· Adriana Peña Ruiz has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Brand and Sales Development, where she will be responsible for strategic support for all revenue areas, in addition to launching and deploying new products across Entravision’s assets and the packaging of the company’s cross-platform client solutions.
Entravision has also appointed five regional Executive Vice Presidents, who will lead efforts across Entravision’s television, radio and digital assets within geographic areas throughout the U.S. Jeff Apodaca has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Integrated Marketing Solutions, Mountain Region, overseeing Entravision’s assets in Reno and Las Vegas, NV; Phoenix, AZ; Wichita, KS; Albuquerque, NM; and Aspen, Colorado Springs and Denver, CO. David Candelaria has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Integrated Marketing Solutions, West Texas Region, overseeing Entravision’s assets in El Paso, Odessa-Midland/San Angelo and Lubbock, TX.  Rolo Duartes, a seasoned media executive with extensive experience in Latino media, joins Entravision as Executive Vice President, Integrated Marketing Solutions, Eastern Region, overseeing Entravision’s assets in Washington DC, Boston, MA; Hartford/Springfield, CT; Orlando, FL; and Tampa, FL.Karl Meyer has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Integrated Marketing Solutions, Western Region, overseeing Entravision’s assets in California, including Los Angeles, Monterey/Salinas, Palm Springs, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Stockton and Yuma/El Centro. Chris Moncayo has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Integrated Marketing Solutions, South Texas Region, overseeing Entravision’s assets in McAllen, Corpus Christi and Laredo.

With the acquisition of Bolsa de Mulher,  Batanga Media also announced a new President of Bolsa Group, Alexandre Jordao. Jordao will oversee all aspects of Bolsa de Mulher and all its properties under a new subsidiary of Batanga Media, Bolsa Group in Brazil. In addition to Bolsa de Mulher, Bolsa Group includes properties Bolsa de Bebe, Bem Leve, iTodas, EstrelaGuia, Te Contei  and Bolsa TV, as well as the female focused ad network, Pink Network. Previously Jordao was Sales Director for Microsoft Advertising in both Brazil and Mexico. Most recently, Jordao has been an investor and advisory board member for Hunt Mobile Ads and Pivot, a production house in Brazil.

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