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Jose Bello is moving from Hearts & Science, where he served as Senior Director of Total Market for the last 3 years, to a new role as Director, Multicultural and Latam at another Omnicom company: Icon International. Jose will be based out of the newly-opened satellite office in Fort Lauderdale.








After reporting a US $1.01 billion loss on its first quarterly financial report, Uber has announced that Barney Harford, the Chief Operating Officer, and Rebecca Messina, the Chief Marketing Officer, are both leaving the company. Jill Hazelbaker, who runs policy and communications, will add the marketing department to her portfolio. Messina’s tenure at Uber lasted just nine months.






NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations has appointed Jeffrey Stone as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Stone will manage the financial operations for NBCUniversal’s division that includes 42 NBC and Telemundo owned stations, a regional news network, two multicast networks, and their subsidiary businesses.






GroupM announced a series of U.S. leadership changes implemented by Tim Castree, who was appointed North American CEO last December. Matt Sweeney has been appointed Chief Investment Officer, GroupM U.S. Lyle Schwartz has been promoted to Chief Integration Officer, GroupM U.S. Beth LeTendre has been named CEO of GroupM Performance U.S., where she will lead Xaxis and other performance marketing functions. Jill Kelly joins GroupM as U.S. CMO.





Alejandro Ortega is now SVP at Flimper. In his role, he will drive the company’s growth from its Miami offices.







Being Latino and HLC Media Group have announced a joint venture with the launch of BELatina, a new digital publication for the English-dominant, bicultural Latina. BELatina brings together two industry veterans—Lance Rios, Founder and President of Being Latino and Co-Founder of Supreme Digital, and Lisa Cavalli, Founder of HLC Media Group and HipLatina.




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Chevrolet‘s global CMO Tim Mahoney will step down on March 1. During his tenure, Mahoney lead initiatives like the brand’s “Find New Roads” marketing platform. Prior to this, he worked as chief product and marketing officer at Volkswagen of America.





Ikea has promoted global Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Claudia Willvonseder has been promoted to general manager for the retailer’s Swiss operations. Peter Wright has become lead for Ikea’s global marketing. Willvonseder has served as global CMO since 2014 but has worked at Ikea since 2006 in a variety of marketing roles.




Philip Martzolf has been named President of NBC Affiliate Relations. Martzolf will join NBCUniversal from Sony Pictures Television, where he was executive VP of syndication, managing sales and marketing for first-run and off-network programming and domestic feature films.





WPP’s Group M has chosen Tim Castree to fill the vacant position of North America Chief Executive. Castree has been global Chief Executive of Wavemaker and its predecessor MEC since January 2017.






Ntooitive, a digital ad agency has announced Armando Guerrero is joining the team as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Guerrero will be based in Los Angeles and responsible for managing partnerships for Ntooitive’s advertising technology platforms nationwide.





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aaeaaqaaaaaaaafeaaaajdexzwjknzlllwnmm2mtngnlns05mjrhlwm1odrmmtnhnzc4ywAfter 31 years in the Hispanic marketing arena, industry veteran Enrique Turégano is retiring at the end of this November. During his career Turégano has served as VP for some of the top Hispanic agencies, worked on the client side, been an entrepreneur/business owner, consulted with top level companies, volunteered at the American Heart Association for over 10 years serving as Multicultural Committee Chairman, and been a frequent industry commentator.




descarga-16Tracey Scheppach is leaving her post as senior VP and video innovation director at Publicis Media to start her own ad industry venture. Scheppach held the same title at Starcom Mediavest Group. She joined Starcom in 2005 and spent five years as senior VP, video innovations director for Starcom Worldwide. Prior to that she was VP, programming and research at Open TV and before that served as director of marketing at Monsanto.




descarga-13AB InBev has promoted Marcel Marcondes, the brewer’s global VP-marketing brands and growth development platforms, as the new VP-marketing overseeing the U.S. market.Mr. Marcondes joined AB InBev in 2005, after eight years at Unilever.




descarga-14He will replace Jorn Socquet, who will stay with the brewer and take on a new global role as VP-marketing strategy for core brands, where he will report to global Chief Marketing Officer Miguel Patricio.







showimageThe Inter-American Foundation (IAF) announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Robert N. Kaplan has decided to step down, effective May 2017, after more than six years of successful leadership, to pursue personal interests outside of the organization.Kaplan joined the Inter-American Foundation on November 1, 2010, as President and Chief Executive Officer. Before joining the IAF, he served for many years at the Inter-American Development Bank in a number of leadership positions.





descarga-15Charles Courtier, who has led GroupM media agency MEC for the last 14 years is stepping down and will be succeeded by Tim Castree, former managing director of Videology North America.







pic_400x400Based in New York, Castree will report to Kelly Clark, who recently rejoined GroupM as Global CEO.




daniela-chaparro-vegas-officialTelemundo announced the appointment of industry veteran Daniela Chaparro Vegas to Vice President of Marketing. Chaparro Vegas will be based in Miami and report to Aileen Angulo-Merciel, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Creative.Previously, Chaparro Vegas served as the Vice President of Marketing and Digital at NBCUniversal International Networks Latin America where she was responsible for all B2B and B2C marketing efforts and digital initiatives of NBCUniversal International’s portfolio of channels in Latin America including Universal Channel, E! Entertainment Television, Studio Universal, Syfy and Telemundo Internacional. Prior to that role, she served as Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services at E! Networks Latin America.


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