July 28, 2016
The CW has promoted Paul Hewitt to executive vice president of communications, reporting to president Mark Pedowitz. Hewitt has been with the network since it launched in 2006, and before that he was with UPN.
Spike TV has promoted Tori Socha, naming her vice president of original series. Socha joined the network as senior director, and before that she was director of alternative programming at Syfy.
Entravision has named Michael Holderle vice president of integrated marketing solutions, working with the company’s McAllen, Texas, properties. Holderle had been director of sales at Foster Communications.
PBS has named “Hamilton” writer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda host of “PBS Arts Fall Festival,” which will air on Friday nights beginning Oct. 21. The season will fittingly kick off with “Hamilton’s America,” a behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway hit.
Actress Idina Menzel is set to star in Lifetime’s remake of the movie “Beaches,” taking the role played by Bette Midler in the 1988 original. Menzel’s most recent TV role was on “Glee.”
DigitasLBi has promoted Morgan Carroll to managing director in its Chicago office, in addition to his role as executive creative director. Carroll joined the agency in 2014, and before that he was at Deutsch.
Los Angeles agency Palisades MediaGroup has promoted Hwa-Shih Lee to senior vice president of digital marketing, effective immediately. Lee was previously vice president and digital director.
TBWA\Media Arts Lab has named Katrien De Bauw regional managing director, working in the agency’s London office. De Bauw was most recently chief operating officer at Saatchi & Saatchi London.
Vox Media, which publishes websites including The Verge and Recode, has promoted Melissa Bell to publisher. Bell had been vice president of growth.
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MLB sprints past other sports leagues in OOH beacons
Big stink over missing Hillary in newspapers
- Morgan Carroll rises to managing director at DigitasLBi Chicago
- Hwa-Shih Lee rises to SVP of digital at Palisades MediaGroup
- Katrien De Bauw becomes managing director at TBWA\Media Arts Lab
- Tori Socha rises to VP of original series at Spike TV
- Melissa Bell rises to publisher at Vox Media
- Michael Holderle becomes VP of integrated marketing at Entravision
- Lin-Manuel Miranda hosting 'PBS Arts Fall Festival'
- Idina Menzel starring in Lifetime's 'Beaches' remake
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