April 8, 2014
A+E Networks has promoted Michelle Strong to senior vice president of distribution for national accounts, up from vice president of national accounts. Before she joined A+E, Strong was at Disney and ESPN Media Networks.
Viacom International Media Networks has brought in Maria Iregui, naming her brand manager and senior vice president of programming and production for MTV Latin America. Iregui previously held a number of positions at Caracol Television.
Wieden & Kennedy has named David Kolbusz executive creative director, working in the agency’s New York office. Kolbusz was previously executive creative director and partner at BBH in London.
Marc Lineveldt has joined the Las Vegas agency SK+G Advertising, becoming executive creative director. Lineveldt joins from Fitzgerald+CO in Atlanta, where he was also executive creative director.
London-based agency POSSIBLE has made two promotions, naming Jim Chesnutt UK managing director and Lucas Peon executive creative director. Chesnutt previously worked in the agency’s Seattle office, Peon in Cincinnati.
Guggenheim Media Entertainment Group has named Tony Gervino editor in chief of Billboard magazine, beginning on April 28. Gervino had been executive editor at Hearst Magazines International.
CBS Corp. has promoted Shannon Jacobs to senior vice president of communications, continuing to report to executive vice president Dana McClintock. Jacobs joined the company in 2005 as vice president.
Tribune Broadcasting has named Patricia Golden vice president of sales, in charge of sales strategies for the company’s 42 owned or operated TV stations. Golden joins from NBC 5 in Chicago, where she was senior vice president of sales.
Singer Marc Anthony will be featured on the Telemundo special “Detras de la Fama” on April 19, airing before the network’s telecast of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Others featured on the special include Gerardo Ortiz, Chiquis Rivera and Laura Pausini.
Politico has named Patrick Garrigan director of events, effective April 14. Garrigan will join the political news site from michael alan group, where he was vice president.
YouTube channel AwesomenessTV has named James D. Fielding global head of consumer products and retail, effective immediately. Fielding was most recently chief executive at Claire’s Stores.
Technology web site Digital Trends has a new editor in chief, naming Jeremy Kaplan to the position. Kaplan was previously science and technology editor at FoxNews.com.
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