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 ::: Fabio Saad – Wunderman Brasil :::   Sol Martin – Grey Argentina :::  Jonathan Halvorson – General Motors ::: Marcelo Toscani, Jean-Claude Kihn – Goodyear Tire & Rubber :::  Unilever – Aline Santos :::

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br.wunderman-saad-570-15Fabio Saad is the new VP of media at Wunderman Brasil. He will be tasked with improving the performance of the agency in the media field. Previously, Saad worked at McGarryBowen agency where he led the communication strategy team. The executive will assume the new position in January 2016.
descargaSol Martin is the new regional VP of strategy at Grey Argentina.Martin has been handling the planning department of the network’s office in Buenos Aires for three years and thereafter, she will coordinate the area for Latin America. In this new position, she will report directly to Alain Groenendaal, chairman & CEO of Grey Latinoamérica. In addition, she will retain her position as director of planning, leading the tendencies division.Martin worked at agencies like McCann Erickson, community and Vega Olmos Ponce.

 

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAU0AAAAJDgyMDRlZjVkLTM0MjEtNGVlMi05MzZlLWMzZDM2MTdkOGFlZQJonathan Halvorson, director-global media strategy and branded entertainment at General Motors, has left the company after eight months.The automaker has not named a replacement.Prior to joining the automotive giant, Mr. Halvorson had been global managing director for Publicis Groupe’s Starcom Mediavest Group, where he oversaw the agency’s global relationship with US$35 billion global snacking company Mondelez International.Starcom was GM’s media agency before the auto giant appointed Carat in 2012.GM spent US$1.66 billion on domestic measured media in 2014.

descarga (1)Marcelo Toscani, currently vice president of global manufacturing at Goodyear Tire & Rubber, will serve as president of Goodyear’s new combined unit for Latin America operations and report to Stephen R. McClellan. Toscani, 57, has global experience across regions and functions. A native of Argentina, he has experience in marketing, manufacturing, and general management in several Latin American countries. In addition to his current global operations role, Toscani has held leadership positions in Brazil and China during his more than 30 years at Goodyear. ”

descarga (2)In addition, the company announced that Jean-Claude Kihn has been named president of its Europe, Middle East and Africa business. Currently the president of Goodyear’s Latin America business, Kihn will fully assume his new role on January 1, 2016. He succeeds Darren R. Wells, who will leave the company in early 2016.

Aline-SantosUnilever has promoted Aline Santos to the role of senior vice president (SVP) for global marketing, replacing Marc Mathieu, who joined Samsung earlier this year.Having been at Unilever for over 25 years, she has worked across several arms of the business with brands such as Dove and Surf.In her new role she will lead the creative development of the global brands portfolio, the marketing innovation process, the marketing capabilities team and continue the work in scaling up startups through the Unilever Foundry.

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descarga (7)Joanne Lipman, principal of Surrey Lane Media, formerly editor-in-chief of Conde Nast Portfolio and Portfolio.com, and previously deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, has been named chief content officer at Gannett, a new position. Daniel Bernard, formerly head of product for Time, Fortune and Money Digital at Time, Inc., and previously chief product officer for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network and general manager for The Wall Street Journal Online, has been named chief product officer at Gannett. Both Lipman and Bernard will report to Robert J. Dickey, president and CEO of Gannett.

descarga (6)John McKeon, president and publisher of the San Antonio Express-News, was named president and publisher of the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday, a position from which he will oversee collaboration between Hearst’s Texas media. McKeon’s new role was announced by Hearst President and Chief Executive Officer Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Newspapers President Mark Aldam as McKeon met for the first time with employees at the Chronicle. He begins his new duties on Monday. In naming McKeon president and publisher of the Chronicle, Swartz and Aldam also announced that Susan Pape would become chief operating officer of the San Antonio Express-News. A successor to McKeon as president and publisher of the newspaper will be named shortly, they said.

descarga (5)Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI) announced that Tonia O’Connor has been promoted to the newly created position of chief commercial officer and president of Content Distribution. O’Connor will remain based in New York and will continue to report to Randy Falco, president and chief executive officer. Under O’Connor’s leadership, UCI is putting greater emphasis on diversifying its portfolio of assets by bringing together its Corporate Development and Enterprise groups under one function called Enterprise Development. This division will focus on enhancing UCI’s market position to help incubate and launch new products and businesses. O’Connor will retain her responsibilities leading content distribution, driving the company’s distribution efforts across all screens, including online and mobile, and expanding its content availability and licensing revenue by securing key partnerships and new business models with both traditional and emerging content distributors. Additionally, she will continue to oversee Univision NOW, the company’s new direct to consumer subscription video service.

descarga (1) IPG Mediabrands’s UM Chief Media Officer David Cohen is the new U.S. President of Magna Global, IPG’s central media-buying and forecasting group.He will be effectived Jan. 1, following the departure of Magna Global Exec VP Todd Gordon, who left last month to TubeMogul. Mr. Cohen is a 17-year-veteran of IPG. Mediabrands, the media agency network within Interpublic Group of Cos., comprehends media agencies UM, Initiative and BPN.

 

descargaJoe Tripodi has been named chief marketing officer of Subway. He replaces Tony Pace, who departed in July. Tripodi spent seven years at Coca-Cola where he was executive VP, marketing and commercial officer before departing in Oct. 2014. Prior to that, he spent four years as CMO of Allstate. He also served as CMO at Bank of New York and at Seagrams. Earlier he held marketing positions at MasterCard and Mobil.

 

C9R8ZXxb_400x400Publicis Groupe is reorganizing its agency networks and reallocating people in a move that creates four new groups: Publicis Communications, Publicis Media, Publicis.Sapient and Publicis Healthcare.The reorganization will be effective Jan. 2.

 

 

 

sadounPublicis Communications will be led by Arthur Sadoun, CEO of Publicis Worldwide. The newly formed network will house all of the holding company’s creative shops( Publicis Worldwide, MSL, Nurun, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett as well as BBH and Marcel.) Mr. Sadoun was named CEO of Publicis Worldwide in October 2013. Prior to that, he ran the agency’s European operation.Under Mr. Sadoun’s leadership the agency won several accounts including Cadillac, Heineken global and Sears.

 

kingPublicis Media will be led by ZenithOptimedia Global CEO Steve King. King will oversee Starcom Mediavest, ZenithOptimedia, Vivaki, Performics, MRY and Moxie, among other entities.

 

 

desmondLaura Desmond, global CEO of Starcom Mediavest Group, will move into the newly created role of chief revenue officer. She’ll oversee teams of chief client officers and be responsible for the group’s growth through “new business and future developments.”

 

 

herrickAlan Herrick, chief of Publicis.Sapient, will continue to run the group, which is now a hub and includes: Sapient Consulting, SapientNitro, DigitasLBi and Razorfish.

 

 

 

colucciNick Colucci, CEO of Publicis Healthcare Communication Group, will run the healthcare hub, which houses services from new product launches to the transition to generic branding, including digital applications and sales force management.

 

 

 

 

littlewoodAndy Littlewood has been named a managing partner and the first Head of Knowledge at media agency MediaCom. In this new role, he will work with the agency’s media teams and clients to provide faster access to data tools and systems within MediaCom and the other GroupM agencies. He was most recently chief data and ROI officer and head of direct response at MediaCom Australia.

 

Stephanie Starr has been named a group account director at MediaCom, handling the Audi of America account.

 

lordBob Lord will leave his position as president of AOL in early 2016. He joined AOL in July 2013. Prior to that, he was CEO at digital agency Razorfish.  It is expected that Lord will not be replaced.

 

 

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAU0AAAAJDgyMDRlZjVkLTM0MjEtNGVlMi05MzZlLWMzZDM2MTdkOGFlZQJonathan Halvorson, director-global media strategy and branded entertainment at General Motors, has left the company after eight months.The automaker has not named a replacement.Prior to joining the automotive giant, Mr. Halvorson had been global managing director for Publicis Groupe’s Starcom Mediavest Group, where he oversaw the agency’s global relationship with US$35 billion global snacking company Mondelez International.Starcom was GM’s media agency before the auto giant appointed Carat in 2012.GM spent US$1.66 billion on domestic measured media in 2014.

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

Roberto Ricossa-Aruba Networks ::: Jonathan Halvorson – General Motors ::: Hernán Rodas,Mauricio Alfaro – Circulo de Creativos Paraguay ::: Santiago Cortés – Geometry Global Peru::: Gonzalo Ricca – Ogilvy Brasil  ::: William Harvey – VCCP  ::: Romina Perrone – 361 Argentina :::

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Roberto RicossaRoberto Ricossa was recently appointed as Managing Director – LATAM at Aruba Networks,a Sunnyvale, CA based network communications company. Ricossa previously worked as Worldwide Inside Sales Leader at Avaya.

Jonathan-HalvorsonJonathan Halvorson has joined General Motors as director of global media strategy and branded entertainment. He was most recently global client director at Starcom MediaVest. Halvorson replaces Jaime del Valle Sansierra who left in late-2014.

 

descargaHernán Rodas and Mauricio Alfaro are the new “Circulo de Creativos Paraguay” directors. Rodas and Alfaro were appointed president and vice president respectively,  until the end of 2016.

Prior to this appointment, Rodas was director of  Círculo de Creativos del Paraguay from 2013 to 2014, along with Oscar Vera.

Alfaro, current CEO of Lowe G Paraguay, worked as account director at Ojo de Pez for 4 years and then in 2012, he was appointed CEO at EMOTICOM.

SANTIAGO CORTESAfter leading projects for The Coca-Cola Company at Ogilvy Tokyo, Santiago Cortés returns to Latin America to lead the team of Geometry Global Peru. In this new role, he will be lead the entire team of the agency. Prior to this appointment, he worked at Ogilvy & Mather Colombia since 2006, as account director for Coca-Cola LATAM and in 2011, he was relocated in Ogilvy New York to lead the US Hispanic business of Coca-Cola.

riccaGonzalo Ricca is the new creative director of the San Pablo’s office of Ogilvy Brasil, after serving as Chief Creative Director at Don Buenos Aires for more than three years .He will be part of the team led by Aricio Fortes, creative vice president of the agency.

 

 

williamWilliam Harvey has joined VCCP as innovation lead. Based in London, his mission will be to bring emerging technologies to all customers and employees of VCCP. With this, he will seek to encourage the development of solutions that connect creativity and technology. He will also be the spokesman for VCCP at international level regarding innovation.

B_0oKr5XEAAbMZERomina Perrone has joined 361 Argentina to lead the planning team. Perrone began his professional career in the strategic planning team at Grey Buenos Aires. She also served as senior strategic planner at JWT Argentina, where he worked for brands like Ilolay, BERROCA, Halls, among others.

 

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

(Looking for your next Career move? Check out Portada’s new Career Board!)

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Diama Gabriel was recently appointed to a marketing and business development position at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. She previously worked at Batanga Media.

Jonathan HalvorsonJonathan Halvorson has been named General Motors director of global media strategy and branded entertainment. He was most recently global client director at Starcom MediaVest. He will replace Jaime del Valle Sansierra who left in late-2014.

 

 

j lucasJeff Lucas will oversee the entire ad sales unit at Viacom. Lucas was already in charge of ad sales for Viacom’s entertainment networks, including MTV and Comedy Central. He now adds Nickelodeon ad sales to his portfolio.

 

 

107313aTodd Pendelton, chief creative officer of Samsung Telecommunications of America and former chief marketing officer for the company, is leaving.  Pendelton joined Samsung in 2011 and was CMO for the launch of the company’s “Next Big Thing” campaign. Prior to joining Samsung, he spent 15 years at Nike.

 

 

3ySTijTI_400x400Tim Libby has been appointed senior VP and digital director at Starcom USA. He was previously senior VP of digital strategy at Ruder Finn. Prior to that he was VP, digital marketing, at Publicis-owned MSLGroup and also served as a group digital director at Horizon Media.

 

 

smithMelissa Smith has been named Executive VP and Group Director of Ogilvy’s New York Brand Marketing Practice, effective January 2015.She will report to Ogilvy PR/New York’s Managing Director Dr. Jennifer Scott, Smith is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the New York Brand Marketing Practice. She will oversee the group’s client accounts, financial performance, talent, and business development initiatives. The Brand Marketing Practice services clients in the areas of brand positioning, product launches, consumer engagement, experiential marketing and media relations. Most recently, Melissa was a Senior Vice President at MSLGroup New York where she led global strategy and North America execution for a multi-million dollar, consumer packaged goods client.Previously, Melissa was Executive Vice President and head of the New York office for RL Public Relations + Marketing/Sportivo, a leading independent Hispanic communications firm. Prior to joining RLPR, Melissa was a Group Vice President at GCI Group in the consumer marketing practice of theNew York office. Melissa is a founding board member of the New York chapter of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), and currently serves on its national board of directors.

images (1)Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp has named Rich Battista the executive VP of Time Inc. and president of People and Entertainment Weekly. He will report to Ripp and starts his new role on April 6 based out of the New York headquarters.Battista, a 25-year veteran of the entertainment and media industry, joins Time Inc. from his previous role as CEO of Mandalay Sports Media. Battista’s new duties will include full operational oversight of growing the brands’ core businesses, as well as extending their print and digital properties across media platforms. And with experience leveraging content across television, film and digital while at Mandalay, it’s a safe bet he’ll bring that to People and EW. Battista’s entrance comes on the heels of People and Entertainment Weekly merging staff and a series of other executive-level staff changes.

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