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Marketing News Bytes: June 20, 2013

Marketing News Bytes: June 20, 2013

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Updates on companies, products, and people

Marketing News Bytes: June 13, 2013

Marketing News Bytes: June 13, 2013

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Updates on companies, products, and people

CMOs on the Move: May 21, 2013

CMOs on the Move: May 21, 2013

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New marketing chiefs at Outrigger, Aquilent, Callidus Cloud, ASPire, and PCM

CMOs on the Move: April 23, 2013

CMOs on the Move: April 23, 2013

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New marketing chiefs at McDonald's, Thunderhead.com, ECPI University, and more.

CMOs on the Move: February 26, 2013

CMOs on the Move: February 26, 2013

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New chiefs in the driver's seats at Chevrolet, Visit Florida, 1-800 Contacts and more.

Yahoo appoints Lockerz CEO as new CMO

Yahoo appoints Lockerz CEO as new CMO

Yahoo has named Kathy Savitt, the founder of social commerce startup Lockerz, as its CMO.

Qualcomm names new CMO

Qualcomm names new CMO

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Intel veteran Anand Chandrasekher has been named CMO of mobile technology company Qualcomm. Chandrasekher replaces previous CMO Jeff Jacobs, who left the company to pursue other opportunities.

Marissa Mayer named Yahoo CEO

Marissa Mayer named Yahoo CEO

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Former Google executive Marissa Mayer has been named president and CEO of Yahoo.

BlueKai hires first SVP of marketing

BlueKai hires first SVP of marketing

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Database marketing company BlueKai has hired Cory Treffiletti to be its first SVP of marketing.

BLITZ hires David Maharaj as VP of technology

BLITZ hires David Maharaj as VP of technology

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David Maharaj has been hired as digital service agency BLITZ's VP of technology, a recently-created position, said Ivan Todorov, the company's CEO.

BrightWave hires its first director of strategic services

BrightWave hires its first director of strategic services

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BrightWave Marketing, a digital agency focused on email marketing, has hired Jay Jhun to become its first director of strategic services, said company CEO Simms Jenkins.

Ogilvy PR hires Markson to integrate PR with direct, social marketing

Ogilvy PR hires Markson to integrate PR with direct, social marketing

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Ogilvy Public Relations (PR) has appointed Mitch Markson as president of global consumer marketing and CCO for its "purpose branding initiative", confirmed Rachel Ufer, senior VP of business development and external relations, Ogilvy PR.

Merkle names Tom Quinn VP, chief digital revenue officer

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Merkle, a customer relationship marketing (CRM) firm, has hired Tom Quinn as its new VP and chief digital revenue officer for its digital marketing services practice, said Quinn. Quinn, who officially began in March, reports to Dave Paulus, EVP of business development, and Patrick Hounsell, chief digital officer.

Joe Frick named VP of marketing and social media at Adrea Rubin Media, Inc.

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Adrea Rubin Media, Inc. has promoted Joe Frick to VP of marketing and social media, the company announced April 4.

MeritDirect names SVP of Customer Acquisition and Retention

MeritDirect has promoted Steve Bonafide SVP of customer acquisition and retention, said the company in a release.

Salesforce vet named president of Buddy Media

Salesforce vet named president of Buddy Media

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Susan St. Ledger, former Salesforce industry vertical SVP, has been named president of social media technology provider Buddy Media, confirmed Joe Ciarallo, Buddy Media VP of communications on March 8.

DRTV vet Ron Bliwas steps down from CEO role at A. Eicoff & Co.

DRTV vet Ron Bliwas steps down from CEO role at A. Eicoff & Co.

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Ron Bliwas has stepped down after 32 years as CEO of DRTV agency A. Eicoff & Company, the company said on March 1. Longtime employee Bill McCabe will succeed him in the role, becoming the company's third leader in its 57-year history.

Initiative's Worldwide CEO to resign

Initiative's Worldwide CEO to resign

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Richard Beaven, global CEO of IPG Mediabrands company Initiative, will step down from his role in order to pursue a career in documentary photography, confirmed Chris Jones, Initiative's director of corporate communications on March 1.

Reach Marketing names partner

Reach Marketing names partner

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Greg Grdodian has been named partner by Reach Marketing, the company said Feb. 14.

MRM makes several senior leadership changes

MRM makes several senior leadership changes

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Direct marketing agency MRM Worldwide named five senior leadership appointments on Feb. 13, a move MRM CEO Bill Kolb told Direct Marketing News will help the company "manage the growth and multinational nature" of its client base.

Epsilon names new president, chief client officer

Epsilon names new president, chief client officer

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Andrew Frawley has been named president of marketing services firm Epsilon, the company said on Feb. 7. Epsilon said it has also named Catherine Lang as its new chief client officer.

Facebook hires first CMO

Facebook hires first CMO

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Facebook has hired Rebecca Van Dyck, SVP and CMO at Levi's to join the social network as its first head of global marketing, according to reports.

Sony to replace CEO with insider

Sony to replace CEO with insider

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Sony Corp. appointed Kazuo Hirai as its new president and CEO, replacing CEO Howard Stringer, effective April 1. Pending approval of the company's board of directors, Stringer will become chairman of the board in June.

Mindshare CEO named president of GroupM

Mindshare CEO named president of GroupM

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Dominic Proctor has been named president of GroupM, parent company of Mindshare Worldwide, GroupM confirmed on Jan. 26.

The Weather Channel hires direct marketing veteran as CEO

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The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) has hired direct marketing veteran David Kenny as its new chairman and CEO, effective immediately, the company said.

New RIM CEO appointed following executive shuffle

New RIM CEO appointed following executive shuffle

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Company insider Thorsten Heins has been named president and CEO of Research In Motion, Inc. (RIM), the company that markets the Blackberry, said Paul Carpino, RIM's VP of investor relations, on Jan. 23 in a conference call. Heins said RIM is currently in the process of recruiting a new CMO.

Old Navy president resigns

Old Navy president resigns

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John Thomson (Tom) Wyatt, president of Gap Inc.'s Old Navy brand, resigned his position in order to become CEO of Portland-based global education company Knowledge Universe-U.S., said John Fread, director of PR at Knowledge Universe.

MediaCom names U.S. CEO

MediaCom names U.S. CEO

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WPP-owned media agency MediaCom hired Sasha Savic as its U.S. CEO, a newly created position, the company confirmed on Jan. 19.

News International marketer Dawe to leave newsprint for HarperCollins

News International marketer Dawe to leave newsprint for HarperCollins

Barnaby Dawe, the marketing communications director at News International, is leaving the newspaper industry to become the chief marketing officer for book publisher HarperCollins.

Draftfcb chief growth officer resigns

Draftfcb chief growth officer resigns

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Draftfcb chief growth officer Nick Paul has resigned from the agency, said Draftfcb EVP and chief communications officer Wally Petersen. Recently appointed global chief of staff Peter Drakoulias will take on Paul's business development responsibilities, effective immediately.

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