This week’s marketing moves include Teri Bariquit’s appointment as Nordstrom’s first ever chief marketing officer, a new SVP of digital marketing at RCA Records, the departures of Albertsons’ chief marketing officer Shane Sampson and Walmart CMO Barbara Messing and the hiring of ex-TikTok executive Stefan Heinrich Henriquez as Cameo’s chief marketing officer and GM of international.

Nordstrom Names Company Veteran As First CMO

This week, Nordstrom appointed Teri Bariquit to the newly created role of chief marketing officer.

Per Bariquit’s LinkedIn page, she has been with the company since 1986. Most recently, she served as EVP of merchandise, planning and inventory, supporting merchandise planning, inventory deployment, solutions and strategic capabilities across all channels.

She will report directly to co-president Pete Nordstrom. 

“”During her 33-year career with Nordstrom, Teri has demonstrated unparalleled understanding of our customer needs and has an excellent grasp on the complexities of our industry. Merchandising is in her DNA and I’ve consistently been inspired by her ability to reimagine the future,”” Nordstrom said of the appointment.

RCA Records Promotes Tarek Al-Hamdouni To SVP Of Digital Marketing

Tarek Al-Hamdouni has been promoted to the role of SVP of digital marketing at RCA Records, reports Music Business Worldwide. He previously held the position of VP and has been with RCA for a decade, based out of the company’s New York headquarters.

Al-Hamdouni will continue to oversee RCA’s digital marketing staff and lead online marketing campaigns for the label’s artists.

REI Co-Op Appoints Marketing VP And VP Of Customer And Brand Shared Services

REI Co-op announced the appointment of Vivienne Long as VP of marketing and Pardis Ghorbani as VP of customer and brand shared services, SGB Media reports.

Prior to joining REI, Long spent a decade at Starbucks in several leadership positions.

Ghorbani’s promotion to VP of customer and brand shared services comes after 14 years at REI. He previously served as interim VP of marketing and divisional VP of Brand Lab and Creative Shared Services and led the #OptOutside campaign.

Seven Bucks Productions Hires CMO

Seven Bucks, a production company owned and founded by partners Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, has tapped Maya Lasry as chief marketing officer, Deadline reports.

Lasry will be moving over from Universal Pictures where she spent 7 years as director of creative advertising and developed marketing materials for projects such as The Mummy.

Claudia Butzky Joins Warner Records As SVP Of Brand Partnerships

Warner Records has named Claudia Butzky their new senior vice president of brand partnerships, strategic marketing and commercial sync licensing.

Butzky will join the company and serve as a replacement to former EVP Lori Feldman who departed last month. She previously held the position of SVP of global brand partnerships at RCA Records.

BevMo Names Matthew Champion SVP and CMO

Matthew Champion, an ex-P&G brand marketer and Amazon Canada’s former head marketer,  will be filling the role of chief marketing officer and senior vice president at beverage retailer BevMo!.

According to the press release announcing his new role, Champion will be responsible for “all aspects of marketing including traditional and digital marketing, in-store activation and eCommerce.”

Albertsons CMO Shane Sampson Steps Down

Supermarket retailer Albertsons is on the hunt for a new chief marketing officer and chief merchant with the departure of Shane Sampson, effective Sept. 7.

Sampson has served as chief merchandising and marketing officer since 2015 and has 35 years in grocery retail.

“He has helped our team turn-around operations in addition to building a robust merchandising and marketing function to help support our 2,200-plus locations,” said Albertsons president and CEO Vivek Sankaran in statement announcing the departure.

Walmart CMO Is Out, Replaced By Former Target CMO

Walmart is cycling out their fourth chief marketing officer in four years, AdAge reports

Walmart CMO Barbara Messing will be exiting her position, according to an internal Walmart memo, to reside with her family in the Bay Area. She will be temporarily replaced by former Target CMO and DreamWorks chief brand officer Michael Francis.

The departure has brought about a marketing operations reorganization, shifting senior marketers to a new “Retail Marketing” team.

Cameo Hires Ex-TikTok Exec As Chief Marketing Officer, General Manager

Cameo, a Chicago-based startup service that lets users purchase video messages from celebrities, has named Stefan Heinrich Henriquez as chief marketing officer and general manager of international, Variety reports.

Before joining the startup as chief marketer, Heinrich led TikTok’s rebranding from as head of global marketing. He will lead Cameo’s branding and global expansion.

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