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Univision Communications, Inc. has named John W. Eck as Chief Local Media Officer, effective immediately. He will be in charge of overseeing UCI’s local business including the Company’s 128 television and radio stations in key markets across the country. Eck will remain based in New York and continue to report to Randy Falco, president and chief executive officer. He will replace Kevin Cuddihy, who previously served as president of Local Media, who has decided to step down.
Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired lifestyle marketing agency MKTG and it is creating a new global network brand with MKTG at the core:
Annie Rickard, global brand president, Posterscope, is the new global chairman, MKTG.
Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has announced plans to further increase its commitment to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets with a new strategic focus across genres, including a renewed drive into scripted and digital video programming, starting in early 2016.Read more.
Laurens Drillich, currently CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, will become President of Endemol Shine Latino, reporting to Endemol Shine North America Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin.
CEO and Creative Director for Latin America, Martin Kweller will be Creative Director for the new hub, whilst continuing to oversee Endemol Shine Argentina as Chairman and CEO, and Latin America regionally as Operations Director.
Endemol Shine Latino’s Co-Executive Vice Presidents Daniel Rodriguez and Mauricio Piccone, will continue in their roles, respectively overseeing sales and programming initiatives in the Hispanic U.S. market and Mexico.
Boudewijn Beusmans, Group Commercial Officer of Endemol Shine Group and Iris Boelhouwer, the company’s former Managing Director of Creative Operations will become Joint CEOs of Endemol Shine Netherlands in early 2016, replacing Laurens Drillich.
Brandon Solano has been named chief marketing officer at Papa Murphy’s. He was most recently chief marketing officer at Wendy’s, after joining the company in July 2014. Prior to that he held marketing positions at Domino’s, Hershey and Procter & Gamble.
Razorfish global CEO Tom Adamski dies at 43.Adamski served as global chief executive officer of Razorfish Global network for just less than a year.Prior to taking over the chief executive position, Adamski was chief executive officer of Rosetta, which Publicis folded into the larger global group last September, reporting to Publicis Groupe chief executive Maurice Lévy.Razorfish veteran and North American chief executive Shannon Denton has served as interim and will continue for the immediate future.