This week, Jack in the Box’s CMO departs after 13 years while the NFL, Buffalo Wild Wings, MoneyLion and others hire marketing chiefs.
Jack in the Box CMO Exits
Iwona Alter, Jack in the Box’s chief marketing officer, announced that she is departing from the fast-food franchise after serving for almost 13 years at the company. This marks her final week with the company, but no reason was given for the departure.
NFL Hires Former Activision CMO
The National Football League announced that Tim Ellis has joined the organization as its chief marketing officer. Ellis most recently served as CMO at video game publisher Activision Blizzard. Prior to that, he served in global executive marketing roles at Volkswagen America and Volvo. He officially steps into his new role on September 17 and will lead the NFL’s marketing by directly overseeing its research, content development, consumer engagement, advertising, promotions, marketing operations and branding.
Hotel Marketer Joins Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings announced that the former head of global marketing for InterContinental Hotels Group, Seth Freeman, has joined the casual dining franchise as its chief marketing officer. In the newly created position, Freeman will be responsible for the company’s culinary, digital, advertising and guest experience activities. Buffalo Wild Wings’ parent company, Inspire, was created with Arby’s purchased the restaurant chain in 2017.
Luxury Yacht Brand Hires Ex-British Airways Marketer
Oyster Yachts has brought Abigail Comber on board as its new chief marketing officer. She most recently served as the head of brand and marketing for British Airways, and will be responsible for Oyster’s branding and marketing strategy when she officially steps into the role on November 1.
Consumer Tech Company Names Marketing VP
Hisense USA announced that Peter Erdman has been promoted to vice president of marketing and business development. Erdman has been with the company for over six years, most recently as vice president of sales. He will continue help move the company’s marketing and brand development forward, creating broader awareness of Hisense products in the US.
New Marketing VP Joins Biopharmaceutical Company
Tetra Bio-Pharma, which specializes in cannabinoid-based drug discovery and development, has hired Steeve Neron as its new vice president of marketing, which went into effect on August 20. In this role, Neron will be responsible for all of Tetra Bio-Pharma and Tetra Natural Heath brands’ marketing activities.
Chief Marketer Leaves RealSelf
Tanja Omeze is exiting from her role as chief marketing officer for RealSelf, an online resource for those seeking cosmetic surgery. She served in the role since April, and the company said that they are parting on good terms.
Lending App Gains Marketing Chief
Consumer lending and savings app MoneyLion named Bill Davaris as its new chief marketing officer. Davaris previously served as a former creative director at advertising agency Ogilvy. He joins the company as it increases its efforts to expand into consumer banking.
Porsche Appoints N.A. Marketing VP
Porsche Cars North America has named Pedro Mota as its vice president of marketing. Mota previously served as president of the Americas for Rolls-Royce, where he oversaw initiatives for the US, Canadian and Latin America regions. The announcement describes his appointment as a “reunion,” given that he served in a variety of leadership roles for 13 years at Porsche before joining Rolls-Royce.
Avis Promotes Marketing Head
Vanessa Wolczak, formerly head of PR of Avis Budget Group, has been promoted to head of marketing and product across the Pacific region. In this expanded role, she will oversee the brand’s identity and communications for all products under the Avis and Budget brands. Before joining the Avis Budget Group, Wolczak served as the head of marketing for the Noni B Group’s Rockmans and Table Eight brands.
Bentley Promotes Exec
Bentley Motors announced that has promoted Jeff Kuhlman to chief communications and marketing director of the Americas, which brings together two previously separate positions. Kuhlman was the chief communications officer for the luxury car brand before accepting the expanded role.
Marketing Head Joins Isuzu Australia
Isuzu Australia Limited announced that John Walker has been named as its new head of marketing and customer experience. His promotion comes after severing two years as the company’s digital marketing manager.
FlexCareers Appoints Head Marketer
Australian technology platform and consulting company FlexCareers has appointed Michael Tan to the newly created role of head of growth and marketing. In this position, Tan will “lead a small team to do good work, for a good cause.” Prior to joining FlexCareers, he was the head of marketing at Expert360 and was an online marketing manager for Telstra International
Swiss Global Hires Marketing Head
Kate Francis has joined financial solutions provider Swiss Global at its Dubai offices as its new head of marketing and communications. She joins as the company increases operations in the Middle East. In this role, she will be tasked with Swiss Global’s digital focus to help make the brand more accessible and responsive to worldwide audiences.
Lund Picks Up Marketing Director
Lund International, which designs, manufactures and markets branded automotive accessories, has hired Lee McGuire to the role of senior director of marketing for Jeep and off-road. She will help oversee the company’s growth in the Jeep and light trucks markets.
CMO Joins Ecommerce Platform
Southeast Asian ecommerce company Lazada has named Juliana Nguyen to the role of group chief marketing officer. She will be responsible for leading the business and marketing functions across the region, which includes Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Prior to joining Lazada, Nguyen served as the regional brand marketing director for Airbnb.
Hometree Hires CMO
UK-based smart home services company Hometree announced the appointment of Paul Lewis as its chief marketing officer. Lewis most recently served as the senior director of marketing for VoucherCodes before joining Hometree.
Indian Smartphone Brand Names CMO
Aniruddha Deb has been appointed as chief marketing officer for Mobiistar, the company announced. Deb was the vice president of integrated services at Cheil SW Asia prior to joining Mobiistar.
Ofo Japan Marketer Departs
Marketing director Mikihiko Hashimoto announced that he is departing from Chinese bicycle sharing company Ofo, which has been struggling in Japan since launching in the region in March.
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