British fashion retailer Jack Wills has brought on Claire Waugh as their first-ever chief marketing officer. Waugh comes on board after Jack Wills reported their return to profitability this year, after several years of record losses.
“I wanted to hire an inspirational individual to lead our marketing function globally,” said Peter Williams, CEO and founder of Jack Wills. “The caliber of talent which we are attracting at Jack Wills is evidence of the revival of the brand over the past two years and the pace of momentum across the business.”
Waugh previously worked at luxury fashion brand Burberry, ascending to global marketing director for menswear, leather and softs. Beforehand, she spent 10 years at Starbucks Coffee.
Williams also hinted at announcements of future hirings, claiming a “very exciting year” ahead.
Arby’s has a new president and chief marketing officer, tapping Rob Lynch and Jim Taylor for the roles, respectively.
Lynch, who previously served as CMO for the roast-beef specialist chain will retain his title as president of the Arby’s Franchise Association. Prior to his promotion, Taylor held the position of senior vice present of marketing.
The leadership changes come after 27 straight quarters of same-store sales growth.
Mary T. Barra, chairman and CEO of General Motors, has been elected to the Walt Disney board of directors. Barra has held her current position at the auto conglomerate since 2014, prior to which she served as executive vice present of global product development, purchasing and supply chain.
Advertising standards-setting organization the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has appointed John Frelinghuysen as their new publisher-in-residence. In the position, Frelinghuysen will advise IAB and its Digital Video Center of Excellence on possible innovations in the digital advertising field.
Formerly, Frelinghuysen was executive vice president of digital media for Disney/ABC Television, and before that as senior vice president of strategy for AOL.
“Digital video—with $9.1 billion in US advertising spending in 2016 alone—is perhaps the single greatest opportunity for industry revenue growth, and it is a privilege to team with IAB to spur the medium even further,” said Frelinghuysen. “We need to coalesce around these critical areas in order for video to deliver on its tremendous promise.”
Intel has replaced its departing vice president of their sales and marketing group with Michelle Johnston Holthaus. The change comes after the departure of six upper-level executives leaving the chip manufacturer since 2015, including sales and marketing president Stacy Smith.
Holthaus, who has been with the company since 1996, most recently served as general manager of the PC Client Group’s central marketing and operations division.
Online investment start-up Ellevest has brought on Lisa Stone as chief marketing officer, where she will attempt to expand the brand’s efforts to demystify investing for women.
Previously, she founded BlogHer and served as CEO from 2005 until 2014, when the female-focused blogging platform was acquired by SheKnows Media.
Nestle’s global head of integrated marketing Michael Chrisment has ditched the company, joining French media group Konbini as chief marketing officer.
Working for Nescafe, Chrisment was responsible for shifting the digital side of the coffee brand’s outreach to Tumblr to create a more conversational tone with consumers.
In an interview with The Drum, Chrisment said, “Something is broken in advertising and we can’t do it the same way as before,” a problem he hopes to solve at his new position.
Retail chain Macy’s announced the hiring of Hal Lawton as company president. In the position, Lawton will head efforts to improve data analytics and simplify merchandising organization at the company.
“Hal has deep expertise at the intersection of retail and technology, a diverse set of business experiences that give him a unique perspective, and a track record of successfully driving a change agenda at scale,” said Jeff Gennette, CEO of Macy’s.
Lawton joins the company after leaving eBay North America, where he served as senior vice president. Previously, he spent 10 years at Home Depot, ascending to the level of senior vice president of merchandising, where he established the company’s website.
The Los Angeles Times has replaced its publisher and CEO, installing Ross Levinsohn as the paper’s new leader. Tronc, the L.A. Times parent company, announced that the shift comes with increased investment into the paper to adapt it more quickly to the digital age.
Several senior-level staff members have left the company as well amid the swift changes, including former publisher Tim Ryan, advertising executive Ken DePaola, marketing executive Joseph Schlitz, L.A. Times publisher and editor Davan Maharaj and three other senior editors.
Levinsohn most recently was co-founder and partner at consulting firm Whisper Advisors, and has held senior-level positions at News Corp. and Yahoo, and played an integral role in creating the TV-streaming site Hulu.
Cox Media Group has named a new senior vice present and chief human resources officer in Mary Ellen Marcilliat-Falkner.
A longtime Cox employee, Marcilliat-Falkner most recently led the company’s client-facing HR business team, where she provided consultation services to Cox’s business partners. Prior to the role, she was director of finance operations for the West region.
Jeff Jones joined has tax preparation services company H&R Block as their new CEO, replacing the recently retired Bill Cobb.
Formerly the president of ridesharing app Uber, Jones left the company in March, after only six months in the position. Beforehand, he served as chief marketing officer at Target for four years.
Sports analytics provider Nielsen Sports has promoted Glenn Lovett to the role of global managing director, after his fellow global co-managing director Danny Townsend left the company to become CEO of Australian soccer team Sydney FC.
Prior to his position at Nielsen Spots, Lovett held the position of global president of strategy of sports measurement and evaluation company Repucom, which Nielsen acquired in 2016.
Trisha Espinoza has been promoted by entertainment conglomerate Viacom to head of planning and content strategy for MTV, VH1 and Logo Group.
Espinoza most recently held the position of senior vice present of planning and content strategy for VH1 and Logo, and has previously led programming strategy for BET, NBC and MTV2.
Andrew Hotz has joined production monolith Warner Bros. Pictures as executive vice president of worldwide digital marketing. Hotz will head both domestic and international teams to market and support both Warner Bros. and New Line Cinemas releases.
Prior to this position, Hotz served as head of industry at Google, where he worked extensively with NBCUniversal on digital marketing.
The UK branch of car manufacturer Volvo has appointed Mike Johnstone as their new marketing strategy director. Johnstone will oversee efforts to draw a younger audience to the brand.
Johnstone previously worked as the international director of marketing for Harley-Davidson and head of business customer quality at Skoda UK.
Multinational media conglomerate NBCUniversal has created the position of executive vice present of digital sales and strategy, and has recruited Trevor Fellows to work in the role. Fellows will be responsible for driving revenue across all digital and social media properties.
“As linear and digital media markets converge and viewer consumption patterns continue to change, Trevor will help create the next generation of scaled media opportunities for our marketing partners,” said Linda Yaccarino, chairman of advertising sales and client partnerships. “Trevor has an extensive background in building teams and developing new business models to stay ahead of the industry’s rapidly changing ecosystem.”
Fellows is leaving financial information firm Dow Jones and Company, where he was the executive vice president and chief revenue officer and drove nine consecutive quarters of revenue growth.
Sony Pictures has promoted Jaime Blanc to senior vice president of marketing, advertiser sales. Blanc has been with Sony for four years, and has previously held positions at New Line Television, Plum TV and Martha Stewart Living.
Esports company ESL has hired Jonas “bsl” Alsaker Vikan as their new global tournament director. In the role, he will oversee the organization and execution of all of the company’s esports tournaments, including ESL One and ESL Pro League.
“We are excited to welcome Jonas as the new tournament director to our product team,” said Ulrich Schulze, senior vice president of product at ESL. “With his extensive expertise in the esports industry, resulting from a variety of job experiences, Jonas embodies the natural fit we were looking for.”
Vikan most recently was a journalist for the Norwegian paper Andresseavisen and has worked in the esports industry as a competitor, a team leader, a desk host and a general manager of the team Berlin Allianz.
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