October 16, 2013
Starcom MediaVest Group has named Olivier Gers president of LiquidThread, its branded entertainment content unit. Gers, who will be based in London and report to MediaVest chief executive Brian Terkelsen, had been chief executive officer at Endemol Worldwide Brands.
Carat has named Sanjay Nazerali chief strategy officer, reporting to global president Doug Ray. Nazerali had been global director of marketing, communications and audiences at the BBC.
Luis Fernandez, president of entertainment at Univision and also president of Univision Studios, is leaving the network, according to Variety. The publication says president of programming and content Alberto Ciurana will lead the network’s entertainment division, with Univision Studios vice president Vanessa Pombo and special events senior vice president Cisco Suarez both reporting to him.
Bravo Media has promoted Christy Dees to vice president of development, reporting to senior vice president Lara Spotts. Dees was previously director of development.
WE tv has named Tim Philbin vice president of advertising sales, a newly created position. Philbin, who will report to senior vice president Allison Clarke, was previously an account executive at NBC.
Stephen Dunbar-Johnson has been named president for international at The New York Times Co., in charge of the new International New York Times. Dunbar-Johnson had been publisher of The International Herald Tribune, which The Times rebranded this week.
Tom Beusse, president at USA Today Sports Media Group, is stepping down from his position and will be replaced by senior vice president of content and editor in chief Dave Morgan. Beusse is leaving the paper to pursue other opportunities.
Nora Schwab and Ian Unger have been named platform sales managers at 24/7 Media, the online advertising technology company. Schwab and Unger were both previously at Publicitas.
Digital magazine WhoSay has hired Rob Gregory as chief revenue officer, a new position at the company. Gregory was previously president at The Newsweek Daily Beast Co.
Forbes Media has named Michael Solomon editor of ForbesLife, its luxury lifestyle title. Solomon joins from the digital publishing company Byliner, where he was executive editor.
Parade Media Group has named Andy Abrahams executive editor, working with the weekly magazine, apps and branded content. Abrahams was most recently editorial manager at People. Parade has also made one other move, promoting senior editor Jessica Wozinsky to social media editor.
Music magazine The Fader has made a handful of moves, including promoting Graham Heth from advertising director to associate publisher. The title has also made two hires, naming Melissa Rivera Sosa advertising operations manager and Alison Warren account manager. Rivera joins from Nielsen, Warren from amNewYork/Newsday Media Group.
Radio company Premiere Networks has promoted Martin Melius to vice president of affiliate relations, working with urban programming. Melius was most recently senior national director of affiliate relations.
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