Spotify has hired two executives to work across ad agencies and automotive brands. Angela Solk will serve as global head of agencies; Craig Weingarten will serve as global head of strategic partnerships and verticals.
Bozoma Saint John, Apple Music’s head of global consumer marketing, is leaving the company to take on a new role at Uber as their chief brand officer.
FoxNext, the recently created division that works across Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group, has hired James Finn as their vice president and head of marketing.
NBC has a new senior vice president of digital content in Steven Hein, who’ll oversee the development and production of native content across digital platforms.
Rooster Teeth Games has hired games industry veteran David Eddings as its head of game publishing. Eddings formerly was the vice president of business development for Gearbox.
Geraldine Ingham has been hired as Volkswagen UK’s head of marketing.
Former Newell Brands executive Joseph Arcuri has been named as the PGA Tour’s new chief marketing officer.
David Marine has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing for Coldwell Banker Real Estate.
Chris Petrikin, who spent 10 years working at 20th Century Fox, was named executive VP for global communications and corporate branding at Paramount Pictures.
Bloomberg Media has hired former Havas Global CEO Andrew Bennet for the newly created role of global chief commercial officer.
Colin Smith will join the Miami-based Motorsport Network as the company’s new CEO. Smith previously was NASCAR’s vice president of digital media.
Ed Wise, the chief revenue officer of digital media outlet Mashable, is leaving the company.
Jeff Hennion has resigned as chief marketing and e-commerce officer for health and fitness retailer GNC.
Universal Music Publishing Group announced that JW Beekman has been promoted to chief financial officer.
“JW brings deep expertise in finance, administration, and licensing, combined with more than a decade of being a key member of our executive team. All of this makes him the ideal executive to lead our financial operation globally as we seek to accelerate our growth and further UMPG’s reputation as the industry’s best home for songwriters,” said UMPG chairman and CEO Jody Gerson.
“Music publishing is evolving and ripe with exciting opportunities for growth. UMPG continues to create industry-leading models for our business, and I’ve been fortunate to be a part of the team on this inspiring journey,” said Beekman.
Macy’s announced the appointment of Yasir Anwar to the role of executive vice president and chief technology officer. Anwar will oversee all technology functions and drive the alignment of Macy’s, Inc.’s technology efforts with the company’s strategy. The retailer also named Mike Robinson as executive vice president of product management and customer experience, where he will manage all aspects of product management, portfolio and user experiences for digital, store and omnichannel systems.
“Maximizing our technology capabilities and continuing the strong growth of our digital and mobile platforms is a high priority for Macy’s, Inc. and we are restructuring our technology teams to support these efforts,” said president and CEO Jeff Gennette. “Bringing the Macy’s technology teams together under Yasir’s leadership will result in faster time to market and decision making through a streamlined IT organization that will create nimble platforms for continuous business transformation. Mike’s focus on product and customer experience will ensure that our best customer continues to be able to shop the way she lives both on-line and in-store.”
IGN Entertainment announced the appointment of Mitch Galbraith to the role of executive vice president and general manager. Galbraith most recently served as COO at Funny or Die, where he was the company’s first employee.
“I’ve been an admirer of IGN for a long time,” said Galbraith. “There are few digital publishers with IGN’s pedigree: a global brand, close to 150 million monthly users, billions of annual video views, and category-leading content distributed across the web, mobile, social, and OTT. I look forward to working with the team to further advance the brand and business.”
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