This week’s executive shifts include MGM hiring a chief marketing officer, Fox laying off veteran marketers in the wake of the Disney acquisition, Infiniti appointing a global marketing VP, Uinta Brewing appointing CMO to president, Atom Bank’s CMO departing, former CPG Marketing Executive joining Stryve Biltong, Nissan replacing their VP for marketing communications and media in NA, a new director of marketing at Lotus Group, Pathé UK appointing a head of marketing and Sabra and WhistlePig announcing new chief marketing officers while Japan Airlines appointed a new VP of global marketing.
Ex-Netflix Hired As MGM Chief Marketing Officer
According to Deadline, MGM announced the hiring of Stephen Bruno as the company’s chief marketing officer. For the last four years, Bruno was the VP, global creative marketing at Netflix and prior to that spent time as president, marketing at the Weinstein Company and director, consumer marketing at HBO.
Bruno said of the appointment, “I am honored and thrilled to be joining the MGM team and look forward to doing my part to build an exciting future for the iconic brand around the globe. My years at Netflix have been exhilarating and I am inspired to bring what I’ve learned to one of the most legendary entertainment companies in the world, MGM.”
Three Marketing Executives Part Of Fox Layoffs
As the sale of Fox became final to Disney, the layoffs starting rolling in and executive marketers were not immune. According to Variety, three marketers, Kevin Campbell, co-president of worldwide theatrical marketing, Pam Levine, worldwide theatrical marketing president and Tony Sella, chief content officer have been let go.
Campbell has had a long career in film marketing and prior to Fox was head of marketing at Amblin Pictures and before that EVP marketing at Disney/Dreamworks Studios.
Levine was previously chief marketing officer at HBO and had another stint at Fox before that. According to Variety, Levin, “spearheaded the launch and growth of blockbuster franchises such as X-Men, Ice Age, and Night at the Museum. She jointly led marketing for over 140 movies…”
As chief content officer, Sella came back to Fox a year ago and had worked closely with Campbell and Levine. He’s been in and around Fox for over a decade, having been named the president of marketing and CCO of Twentieth Century Fox in 2002, working at Disney before that. Sella has twice been named Ad Age‘s entertainment marketer of the year.
Infiniti Motor Company Appoints Global Marketing VP
Infiniti Motor Company announced the appointment of Mike Colleran to the position of global division VP, marketing and sales operations. Colleran has been with Infiniti for seven years and was most recently VP of Infiniti Americas.
Before that, Colleran spent a year at Saab, a year at Cadillac and served in the U.S. Marine Core for seven years. His most recent appointment is effective on April 1.
Stryve Biltong Appoints Jaxie Alt As CMO
Former CPG Marketing Executive, Jaxie Alt, joins Stryve Biltong’s growing team.
Alt has extensive food, beverage and CPG marketing expertise and she previously held marketing roles at Taco Bell and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, where she served as co-chief marketing officer and was responsible for over $8 billion in retail sales.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Jaxie to the Stryve leadership team,” said Stryve Biltong co-founder, Joe Oblas, in a press release. “Her creative abilities coupled with her results-driven background and passion are exactly what we need to take Stryve Biltong to the next level.”
Uinta Brewing Promotes CMO To President
Uinta Brewing, a Salt Lake City-based brewery, is promoting the brand’s current chief marketing officer, Jeremy Ragonese, to the position of brewery president. Ragonese was in the CMO role for three years and prior to that held the position of marketing director for 10 years at Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City. Before that, Ragonese worked in accounts at various advertising and marketing agencies in the Kansas City area.
Atom Bank CMO Departs For Great Rail Journeys
Atom Bank’s chief marketing officer has departed for a position at Great Rail Journeys. Lisa Wood, who has worked as Atom Bank’s chief marketing officer for five years, took a her new role as marketing and sales and marketing director at the rail tour travel company.
Wood previously worked as head of marketing at First Direct and various marketing positions at HSBC.
Moneysupermarket Appoints Marketing Head
Lloyd Page has been named Moneysupermarket’s marketing director in the wake of the company’s chief customer officer departing. Page, who has been working as a consultant for Moneysupermarket since last September, was previously Virgin Media’s brand and brand communications director. Before that he was head of online marketing and head of marketing, brand for John Lewis—a company well-known in the UK for their annual Christmas advertisements.
In a statement, Moneysupermarket said, “…We can now announce that we have appointed Lloyd Page as marketing director, effective from 28 March. Lloyd has been working with Moneysupermarket as a consultant since last September and has already played an integral role in the brand relaunch.”
Nissan NA Replaces Marketing VP
According to a report from AdAge, Allyson Witherspoon will be replacing Jeremy Tucker as Nissan’s VP for marketing communications and media in North America. Witherspoon was formerly Nissan’s general manager for global brand engagement.
Before that, she was director of marketing communications at INFINITI and global business director at Havas Worldwide.
Lotus Picks New Director Of Marketing
The Post-Star reports that Lotus Group of Companies, USA, has named Brendan Manley director of marketing. Lotus Group provides a number of business services including auto parts and repair as well as food and beverage and childcare.
Former eOne Marketer Joins Pathé UK
Deadline reports that former eOne marketer Faith Taylor will begin her role as head of marketing at Pathé UK immediately. She will be replacing the former head of marketing who has left Pathé UK for Universal. Taylor also previously worked at Soda Pictures, where she was the communications manager.
Sabra Appoints Chief Marketing Officer
Sabra announced the appointment of Jason Levine as chief marketing officer on Monday. Levine had been with Mondelez International since 2011 and most recently held the title of chief marketing officer. Before that, Levine spent 11 years with Kraft Foods.
“Levine joins Sabra from Mondelēz International, where he served as North America CMO, working on iconic brands including Oreo and Ritz and successful innovations like belVita and Good Thins. At Sabra, Levine will oversee global marketing and communications.”
Akira Mitsumasu Joins Japan Airlines As VP, Global Marketing
As reported by Mumbrella Asia, CMO Council Asia Pacific advisory board member Akira Mitsumasu was appointed as vice-president of global marketing at Japan Airlines.
“[Mitsumasu] will be leading the newly established global marketing department to drive growth and innovation across JAL’s international markets,” Japan Airlines said in a statement.
“Akira brings over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry and has held multiple leadership roles within the company, including his most recent role as the VP of products and services planning.”
Jason Newell Joins WhistlePig As New CMO
Whiskey maker WhistlePig hired Jason Newell as its new chief marketing officer, according to The Spirit Business. Newell was previously the director of marketing at Rossignol Group North America.
“Newell will be responsible for building on WhistlePig’s existing marketing footprint domestically and internationally through events, media partnerships and content creation collaborations.”
The Oneida Group Names New VP, Marketing
The Oneida Group has named Sean Gibson VP of marketing and product innovation, according to HomeWorld Business.
In the statement, it was noted that Gibson “has worked to reorganize the marketing team to increase focus on category expertise within each brand to leverage The Oneida Group’s expansive product portfolio across multiple categories to drive growth and innovation.”
He joins The Oneida Group after spending 20 years at Procter & Gamble.
The Loop Pizza Grill Appoints CMO
The Jacksonville Daily Record reports that Marla Quattrone joined The Loop Pizza Grill as CMO. Quattrone was formerly the CEO and chief brand strategist at Loop Creative Continuum.
True Food Kitchen Gets First CMO
True Food Kitchen announced the appointment of Shannon Keller as their first-ever chief marketing officer.
“Keller will lead strategic and innovative marketing for True Food Kitchen throughout the country, overseeing brand strategy and communications, influencer marketing and the digital and creative teams.”
True Food Kitchen received investment from Oprah Winfrey last year. “When I first dined at True Food Kitchen, I was so impressed with the team’s passion for healthy eating and, of course, the delicious food, that I knew I wanted to be part of the company’s future,” said Winfrey.
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