BLUE BELL, PA:Unisys Corporation (UIS) (NYSE: UIS) announced today that Ann Sung Ruckstuhl has joined the company as senior vice president and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). She reports directly to Peter Altabef, president and CEO of Unisys, and is based in Silicon Valley.
Ruckstuhl leads all of Unisys’ marketing and communications functions. She will take a leading role in executing
NEW YORK, NY:AllianceBernstein L.P. (“AB“), a leading global investment management firm, today announced that it has strengthened its senior leadership team by hiring John Greer as Chief Marketing Officer. In this newly established position, Greer will oversee AB’s global Institutional, Retail, and Corporate marketing efforts. In particular, Greer will focus on driving innovation across all aspects of the firm’s marketing
Steve’s breakdown: Check out all the brand & marketing changes to the staff and you’ll be chopping at the bit to call these folks.
KNOXVILLE, TN: Scripps Networks Interactive (Nasdaq: SNI) has promoted three executives to newly created leadership roles across its U.S. networks business. The moves were announced today by Kathleen Finch, Scripps Networks Interactive’s Chief Programming, Content & Brand Officer, and are designed to capitalize on the company’s market-leading success in 2016.
Steve’s breakdown: There’s been a lot going on over at Jerome’s over the past few months. The new CEO is Brian Woods, new COO is Kevin Bligh and Jon Landis as SVP and general merchandising manager. They have also made family members SVPs including Jim Navarra as CMO.
Time to make the call over at this 13 store chain.
Steve’s breakdown: If you didn’t know, iCracked is the world’s largest on-demand repair service for smartphones and tablets. Dimities Papadogonas its the CMO. Use this number to get the headquarters main line: 877-700-0349
REDWOOD CITY, CA:iCracked.com, the world’s largest network of on-demand smartphone repair technicians, today announced the appointment of Marc Ausman as Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Dimitrios Papadogonas as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to scale iCracked through its next chapter of growth.
Steve’s breakdown: And they are using a different importer, Frederick Widman & Son. Their number is 212-355-0700 and Martin Sinkoff at firstname.lastname@example.org bis the Director of Marketing for Fine Wines
NEW YORK, NY: Frederick Wildman & Sons has been named the U.S. importer for the Rhône’s Vidal-Fleury. Owned by the Guigal family since 1984, Vidal-Fleury was previously imported by Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits.
Vidal-Fleury managing director Guy Sarton du Jonchay said that coinciding with Wildman’s appointment
Steve’s breakdown: Worth looking into if you have data and experiential in your wheelhouse.
MOORESVILLE, NC:Lowe’s Companies, Inc. today announced that Michael P. McDermott has been promoted to the position of chief customer officer, effective immediately. He will report to Robert A. Niblock, Lowe’s chairman, president and CEO. McDermott currently serves as Lowe’s chief merchandising officer, a position he has held since 2014.
Chef Promotes Ken Cheney to Lead Global Go-to-Market Strategy at Key Inflection Point for Company; Chef Bolsters Executive Team with New Product Engineering and Revenue Marketing Leaders
SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – Nov 10, 2016) – Chef, the leader in automation for DevOps, today appointed Ken Cheney as the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Cheney will lead Chef’s global marketing strategies including brand, product
Steve’s breakdown: All the changes below are effective January 1st so take note, get those New Year’s cards ready to go and pounce.
SAINT LOUIS, MO: As Anheuser-Busch InBev works to integrate recently acquired SABMiller, which it purchased last month for more than $100 billion, the company has announced a number of key executive changes.
Marcel Marcondes, who previously served as a vice president of global marketing, will replace Jorn Socquet as the company’s vice president
Santa Monica-based TigerText has hired on two new healthcare veterans to its executive team, the company said this week. According to TigerText, it has named Kirk Kirman as President of Client Organization, heading up sales and customer support; and Kelli Castellano as Chief Marketing Officer, leading the company’s marketing strategies.
Steve’s breakdown: There’s a new interim CEO, a new chief merchandising officer and a new chief customer officer. I’d say that’s enough change going on to introduce the agency with a few hearty “Congratulations”.
WARREN DALE, PA: Rue 21 announced a series of leadership changes as it looks to reinvigorate its brand.
In a surprise announcement on Saturday, the retailer said it had appointed CFO Keith McDonough as interim CEO, succeeding Bob Fisch, who has served as
Steve’s breakdown: So the founder steps down 6 months ago, they fill the position and she’s already gone. She, Dawn Robertson, was also the chief merchandising officer. Add a bad 3rd quarter, the fact they’re trying to change things up but loyal customers are not liking it, their lame creative shot in a mall and we see BIG opportunity to get in there and fix things.
JACKSONVILLE, FL: The chief executive of Stein Mart has
Steve’s breakdown: Know anyone who might want the job? I bet you do. And if they get the job, that would make you the new Stoli Group AOR.
NEW YORK, NY: SPI Group has announced that Robert Cullins, CEO of the company’s Stoli Group subsidiary, will step down effective October 15. SPI called the move “a joint decision” and part of an ongoing restructuring aimed at accelerating international growth. SPI Group CEO Dmitry Efimov,
Don Hale, formerly of the Diamond Agency of El Dorado, has joined the company as senior vice president of marketing. Tim Byers, who has worked for companies including Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock and Merkle Inc. of Baltimore, has joined
Steve’s breakdown: We’re talking marketing, PR and HR.
BTW: Whole Foods tends to be a little erratic when it comes to advertising. One year they spend $4 million, the next it’s $23 million. That could be good for pitching agencies.
AUSTIN, TX:Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) today welcomes three new global vice presidents. Sonya Gafsi Oblisk, Global Vice President of Marketing, Martin Tracey, Global Vice President of Team Member Services, and Brooke Buchanan,
Steve’s breakdown: They have new “everybody” over at Jada Toy’s marketing department. They do advertising in-house now but with all these new folks, they’d be crazy not to take a meeting. What do they make? Diecast toys!! The good stuff.
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA:Jada Toys, Inc., a leading market share toy manufacturer in Diecast Vehicles, Radio-Controlled Vehicles and Diecast Figures, announced today that it is expanding the leadership roles in Sales and
Steve’s breakdown: And those GMs are global sales positions. In other words, these guys are gearing up. They have 67,000 LinkedIn and 71,000 Twitter followers but what about advertising? I see branding but no advertising. Seems that’s next! Make that call.
REDWOOD CITY, CA: Box, Inc., a leading enterprise content management platform, today announced the appointment of Carrie Palin as the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer and named Lesley Young and Tom Addis as the
Steve’s breakdown: With a new CEO, CMO and VP of Operations, I’d say this is a great time to introduce yourself. BTW: They spent almost $5 million in 2015.
NEW YORK, NY:Casper, the award-winning sleep company transforming the mattress industry, today announced the hires of Taryn Laeben as Chief Experience Officer and President of Global Retail and Business Development (CXO), Eric Lewis as Vice President of Global Operations, and Michael