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Defense Mobile is recruiting for a CMO

Steve’s breakdown: This account would include,,, and Here’s the job description: NEW YORK, NY: Defense Mobile Corporation is a newly formed 4G LTE based Mobile Operator built on the guiding belief that active duty military, veterans and their family members – DESERVE MORE! DMC is currently building our team, driven by those who have served.   Therefor […]

Walgreens brings together Digital, e-Commerce & Marketing with new hire

Steve’s breakdown: This is a very big deal, especially for any of you in the digital space. Sona Chawla, who’s worked at Dell, Wells Fargo and Andersen Consulting, is the new hire and the contact. DEERFIELD, IL: Graham Atkinson, chief marketing and customer experience officer, to retire in January 2014; led successful launch of record-setting Balance(R) Rewards loyalty […]

Associated Bank seeks CMO

Steve’s breakdown: The great gift companies offer us when looking for a CMO is they list exactly what they want! Just read the job description below and write your pitch. BAM! Here’s the Job Summery . . . GREEN BAY, WI: Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer of Associated Bank, the Chief Marketing Officer has overall […]

Pittsburgh Pirates are scouting for a new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: If you’re a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, I don’t need to say anything else except Go For It! Here’s the job posting: PITTSBURGH, PA: The Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer (“EVP, CMO”) will report to the President and is responsible for driving revenue, increasing profitability, building, enhancing and protecting the Pirates Brand, […]

MedPro is looking to collect more with new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: Having been in the medical bill collecting biz (don’t ask) I know these folks will need some help with messaging – especially when they have sales people begging for any help . . . Here’s the job posting: TAMARAC, FL: MedPro Billing is a successful billing and collection company specializing in mental health and […]

20th Century Fox CMO Out

Steve’s breakdown: Mood swings. When you don’t know why something is happening, just say mood swings. And that’s what seemed to be happening in Hollywood. Aviv is the latest roadkill. HOLLYWOOD, CA: Oren Aviv, chief marketing officer for 20th Century Fox, has been let go from the studio. [Updated, 10:20 a.m. PDT Oct. 17: Confirming Aviv’s departure, […]

CMO needed at Fulbright & Jaworski

Steve’s breakdown: So you know, Fulbright & Jaworski is the US headquarters for Norton Rose Fulbright: a global legal practice of approximately 3,800 lawyers in more than 50 offices around the world. HOUSTON, TX: Here’s the job listing at Fulbright & Jaworski: The Chief Marketing Officer is responsible for developing and executing business development and marketing strategies for the […]

Sageworks on the lookout for CMO

Steve’s breakdown: The service Sageworks delivers should sell itself so the advertising might be a great creative opportunity for your shop. Check out the job description below. RALEIGH, NC: Sageworks provides private company financial information and develops financial analysis solutions. By doing so, we hope to give people data they can understand and use, which helps […]

CMO needed @ Oregon Community Credit Union

Steve’s breakdown: The new CMO will be managing all aspects of ecommerce strategy, online advertising, social media, and executing a broad array of growth initiatives. Here’s the whole job description. EUGENE, OR: Overview: Oregon Community Credit Union was founded more than 50 years ago in Eugene by a small group of passionate people. Years of taking great […]

Edible Arrangements needs to feed growth w/ a new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: Finding a company a new CMO is the best way to get an inside track to an out-of-leftfield account so give it a try. And not-for-nothin’, their creative really needs some help. WALLINGFORD, CT: Edible Arrangements International is the leader in creating a variety of premium fresh fruit products, including fruit bouquets, chocolate dipped […]

Mickey Ds CMO to Retire

Steve’s breakdown: Ever since Don Thompson took over as CEO, there have been a few big changes over at McDonald’s. All of these moves should be viewed as possible bell weather signs of marketing shifts. (At least to the new biz pro at your agency . . . ) OAK BROOK, IL: McDonald’s Corp. said Tuesday […]

Sony’s film studio removes CMO

Steve’s breakdown: Yeah – “After Earth” with Will Smith and his son was a total bomb and maybe Marc deserved to go. Either way, this is a big opportunity for any agency who can navigate the Hollywood universe. CULVER CITY, CA: Marc Weinstock, head of marketing at Sony Corp.’s film studio, was removed from his role […]

Western Dental Services puts the CMO wanted sign out

Steve’s breakdown: Seems to be CMO hunting season. Here’s another one. ORANGE, CA: Western Dental Services, Inc., California’s largest dental services provider and one of the nation’s largest dental HMO’s, is looking for a bright, motivated, Chief Marketing Officer. This position requires at least 15 years of professional experience to join Western’s team. Western Dental’s team […]

Seeking CMO at Associated Banc-Corp

Steve’s breakdown: So I have to tell you, I just helped connect a CMO with a new job for a subscribing agency and it looks like they’ll get to pitch the business. The system works. Do it! Here’s the CMO job description for Associated Banc-Corp: GREEN BAY, WI: Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer of the […]

Toasted Sandwich originator, Schlotzsky’s, advertises for new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: You got to love it when a marketer uses real advertising to find their next CMO. Maybe you can play matchmaker which would make you their next AOR. AUSTIN, TX: Since 1971, Schlotzsky’s has been the home of The Original toasted sandwich. The menu has evolved with customers’ tastes to include the highest […]

Xerox CMO Steps Down

Steve’s breakdown: There’s something fishy about this sudden change but either way, Xerox is now a company to have on your radar. Duane Schulz will be handling advertising until they find a replacement. NORWALK, CT: Xerox CMO Christa Carone will step down from her position at the end of this month, the company confirmed on Friday. […]

Active Nomad wanders the country for a CMO

Steve’s breakdown: Start-up alert. These folks look to have big plans starting with a new CMO. Help find that CMO and you might find yourself with a new client. WINNETKA, IL: Active Nomad, LLC is in search for a CMO. Here’s the short and sweet job description: Our CMO must be dynamic and creative and love fitness […]

DreamWorks CMO quits

Steve’s breakdown: Okay – so the movie Turbo didn’t work. That shouldn’t be the reason they lose a CMO. Anyway, is there an account here? We think it’s worth finding out. GLENDALE, CA: The chief marketing officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has resigned, the company announced Monday in a regulatory filing. Anne Globe, who […]

Visit St. Paul CEO moves to San Jose

Steve’s breakdown: Double lead alert. New CEO at Visit San Jose and Visit St. Paul is now looking for one. SAN JOSE, CA & St. Paul, MN: Visit St. Paul CEO Karolyn Kirchgesler is leaving the organization to take the helm of the convention and visitors bureau in San Jose, Calif. Team San Jose announced Tuesday it selected Kirchgesler […]

DudaMobile seeks new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: Check out the Personality Traits they list for this position. I’d love to have a client like that. If you’re the same, given’ a call. PALO ALTO, CA: DudaMobile is seeking a results-driven VP Marketing / CMO with significant experience executing brand building initiatives, driving acquisition and conversion marketing programs and leading a top marketing […]

MasterCard CMO Retires

Steve’s breakdown: They are going to put Tim Murphy, MasterCard’s chief product officer in the spot while they search for a replacement. Sounds like a good time to make friends. PURCHASE, NY: MasterCard today announced that Alfredo Gangotena will retire as the company’s chief marketing officer, effective September 1. Gangotena, 60, has been with MasterCard […]

Auburn University Athletics seek CMO & COO

Steve’s breakdown: Between the plan to hire these two positions, they have grown their annual budget from $47 million to $102 million in recent years. Here’s the job description for the CMO. AUBURN, AL: Auburn is creating two new positions in its athletics department in an effort to “strengthen” internal operations, the school announced Wednesday. The […]

BMW: New VPs of Eastern & Southern Regions

Steve’s breakdown: Not only do two big regions have new VPs, they don’t have a replacement for their marketing chief. Read on . . . WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ: BMW of North America has appointed its marketing chief for the past three years, Dan Creed, to steer its biggest U.S. region. Creed will become vice president of […]

Choose Chicago loses its CMO

Steve’s breakdown: The regional campaign that the ex-CMO worked on is pretty great and we bet they’ll be trying to expand on it. So help find a replacement and you’ll be the one doing it. CHICAGO, IL: Choose Chicago announced it has begun the search for a new marketing chief, after Warren Wilkinson resigned from the […]

YMCA looks to sign-up CMO in Providence, RI

Steve’s breakdown: This might be a small potential account but if you do good, door will open throughout the organization. Remember “Got Milk”? PROVIDENCE, RI: The Chief Marketing Office serves as the strategic leader for the Association’s overall marketing and communication function. The CMO will formulate and direct the activities and operations of the marketing […]

Vape World seeks to toke up with a new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: Vape World, is a leading distributor of “aromatherapy products” but what we see is they make stuff you can smoke weed with. If that doesn’t bother you, make this call because they are growing by leaps-and-bounds. Here’s the CMO job description: BOCA RATON, FL: Warehouse Goods, a forward thinking corporation also known as Vape […]

First Niagara seeks new CMO & CEO

Steve’s breakdown: This would be a great time for you to, very nonchalantly, introduce the agency. Plus if you can help them fill either of these positions, you’ve got a new client! BUFFALO, NY: First Niagara Financial Group Inc., already in the midst of searching for a new president and chief executive officer, is now on the […]

Vantage Deluxe World Travel in search of CMO

Steve’s breakdown: In a few words, this is a direct, digital and local advertising opportunity. Formally, their new CMO will be responsible for: Develop Brand Strategy, Lead Marketing Communications, Oversee Online Properties, Own the Direct Marketing platform & Lead a Dynamic Team of approximately 40 professionals. Here’s the job description: BOSTON, MA: Vantage Deluxe World Travel is a $300 million, […]

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GE Healthcare seeks Agent of Good: New CMO

Steve’s breakdown: This is a big one. GE Healthcare spends $37 million in advertising so helping them find this new CMO would be highly significant! WAUKESHA, WI: Here’s the job description. Job Number 1765274 Business GE Healthcare Business Segment Healthcare Systems About Us GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies that are helping a new age of […]

Friedman is counting on finding a new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: Accounting firm Friedman LLC is looking for a new CMO and it’s not going to be easy. If you can help, I’m sure the ad account will be yours. Here’s the job description: NEW YORK, NY: Reporting directly to the Managing Partner, the chief marketing officer will drive the day-to-day execution and improvement […]

It hits the fan at Fusion-io

Steve’s breakdown: This story just won’t go away so we give in. On Wednesday, the CEO and CMO of Fusion-io , who are also founders, resigned. The stock took a hit and people don’t know what’s next. Here’s what we think, the marketing department is going to need some real help and a well experienced marketing […]

It hits the fan at Nokia

Steve’s breakdown: JWT handles global advertising but when this sort of thing happens, companies through the baby out with the bathwater. We don’t have to agree with it but you can gain from it. SUNNYVALE, CA: Steven Overman, Nokia’s vice president for global branding strategy and marketing strategy has quit the company. Overman was responsible for […]

Bitcoins and the new ad accounts they create

Steve’s breakdown: If you haven’t heard, there’s a new global currency out there: Bitcoin. So what’s the new business opportunity? Companies like BitPay are popping up and they need to get the word out. In fact, BitPay is looking for a CMO in Atlanta!! Here’s a story about the whole Bitcoin phenomenon. EVERYWHERE, USA: In a world where […]

This just in: The CMO at Bell Media is out

Steve’s breakdown: Okay, two in-arow from Canada. The story is the CMO was to bring all the marketing assets together and focus efforts. Now it looks like they might not replace him. Maybe your agency should take the job? TORONTO, Canada: Steven Bickley, executive vice-president, marketing and business development for Bell Media has left the […]

FinishLine: Sports retailer seeks Chief Digital Officer

Steve’s breakdown: For all you digital shops, we’ll be covering more of these stories from now on. They say the new CDO will be in Boulder but headquarters is in Indiana. Here’s the job description: INDIANAPOLIS, IN: The Sr. Vice President & Chief Digital Officer will serve as a key member of the Leadership Team, […]

Brighton Collectibles goes shopping for a CMO

Steve’s breakdown: Brighton Collectibles is an accessories manufacturer and retailer, with over 140 retail stores in the United States. Brighton products are also sold in more than 6,000 boutiques nationwide. Here’s the CMO job description: CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA: Brighton Collectibles a $400 million manufacturer, designer, retailer and wholesaler of women’s and men’s accessories has an exciting opportunity available for a […]

$140 million E*Trade account loses CMO

Steve’s breakdown: They have kept this news very quiet. Maybe it’s because the COO and a couple of other directors have also left. So what’s to come of the E*Trade baby now that one of his parents is gone? I’ll let their lame Super Bowl ad answer that. NEW YORK, NY: E*Trade Financial Corp.’s (ETFC) […]

Two huge Law Firm Leads

Steve’s breakdown: Morgan Lewis is planning to make some waves with their new CMO so go make friends. And BTW, give a call to Latham because it seem they have some changes in marketing too. PHILADELPHIA, PA: Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired Latham & Watkins’ chief marketing officer, Despina Kartson, to fill the same role at […]

Global ultrasound CMO needed at GE Healthcare

Steve’s breakdown: GE Healthcare is huge and getting your foot in the door would be a great growth strategy. WAUWATOSA, WI: Here’s the job description: Job Number 1689629 Business GE Healthcare Business Segment Healthcare Systems Posted Position Title Chief Marketing Officer, Global Ultrasound Career Level Experienced Function Marketing Function Segment Functional Management Location(s) Where Opening Is […]

UPDATE: Equinox still seeks CMO

Steve’s breakdown: We reported back in December that Equinox was looking for a CMO. Well, it seems they still are and if you can help with that, you’ll be first in line for the assignment. Equinox has historically been a slippery account but a new CMO could fix the situation. Plus it’s a great brand […]

Nationwide search for Brand USA CMO

Steve’s breakdown: They have been taking their time at Brand USA. In September we reported “Brand USA gets a new CEO” and now this. Their past campaign is a few years old so they are due. Check out Discover America for more videos. WASHINGTON, DC: Chief Marketing Officer at Brand USA,  Job Description Perform functions to direct […]

Kiva seeks kind sole for CMO

Steve’s breakdown: If you like doing good, here’s a lead that will take care of that while you take care of small businesses around the globe. The job description is below. SAN FRANCISCO: Bring lenders to Kiva’s “front door” by making the company one of the best known and loved global brands for leveraging technology to […]

CMO opening at Arizona Central Credit Union

Steve’s breakdown: The person who gets this job will have a lot on their plate so maybe an agency could give’m a hand. PHOENIX, AZ: Arizona Central Credit Union has an immediate opening for a Chief Marketing Officer. The ideal candidate will work to advance the Credit Union’s competitive position, consistent with its vision and mission, […]

Maimonides Medical seeks CMO

Steve’s breakdown: From the job description: “He or she will work in partnership with advertising agencies and other vendors to design and implement traditional and interactive marketing campaigns for centers of excellence, service lines and physicians.” Go get’em! BROOKLYN, NY: Maimonides Medical Center is Brooklyn’s preeminent hospital and healthcare institution. Founded in 1911 as the New Utrecht […]

CMO needed at Conservation International

Steve’s breakdown: Here’s the Greenest job a CMO could get. Help find her/him and you’ll be first in line to do their advertising and help the world clean up. ARLINGTON, VA: Every human life on Earth depends on a natural world capable of supporting our needs. But we are taking more from nature than it […]

Webroot looks to secure a new marketing chief

Steve’s breakdown: The news cycle seems to still have a new years hangover but there are some interesting CMO jobs that need to be filled. Here’s a job listing in Colorado. BLOOMFIELD, CO: For the accomplished marketing leader with proven success in innovative lead generation who’s extremely resourceful with an entrepreneurial approach and who offers […]

Tropical Smoothie seeks CMO

Steve’s breakdown: The featured ad is from three years ago but I think it’s brilliant! Anyway, they’re looking for someone to take the lead on marketing & PR so help them find your next client. Here’s the job description: ATLANTA, GA: Directly responsible for the Tropical Smoothie’s position in the marketplace.  Drives the advertising promotional […]

Visit Florida goes fishing for new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: Well, it’s official, Visit Florida is searching for a new CMO after we reported last month “VisitFlorida CMO is now CEO.” VISIT FLORIDA, the official tourism marketing corporation for the State of Florida, has an opening for a Chief Marketing Officer.  The ideal candidate would possess a master’s degree in marketing, business administration, advertising, […]

Minor League Baseball seeks heavy hitting marketing star

Steve’s breakdown: The boss said “This is not an easy job. I’m not opposed to it coming from within the (minor league baseball) family, but I also realize that person may not exist.” Maybe you know just the guy to fit into this slot and be your next new client . . . ?   ST. […]

Eagles need a new 1st string marketing chief

Steve’s breakdown: The Eagles need more than good marketing but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t be a good client. Get in there and see what’s up PHILADELPHIA, PA: First it was offensive-line-coach-turned-defensive-coordinator Juan Castillo to receive the axe in a rather disappointing 3-7 season for the once “Dream Team” Philadelphia Eagles. How disappointing, you ask? […]

TurboTax and Quicken brands seek CMO

Steve’s breakdown: It’s kind of late to be looking for a new CMO so close to tax time but what do we know? There are both great brands and could use some help. So get in there now before the marketing new boss does. OPr, even better, help them find the new boss. Here’s the […]

Darden burns through a CMO

Steve’s breakdown: This is an all-of-a-sudden deals. What’s even more surprising is the CMO position didn’t exist more than two years ago. Are they going to replace him? Probably, but don’t wait to start your aproach. BTW: We kinda saw this coming when we reported “Olive Garden & Red Lobster in hot water again” back […]

Harman turns up CMO search

Steve’s breakdown: There a lot of great brands at Harman and I know many agencies put these guys on their “hit list.” So here’s your chance to get in on the ground floor of this account. Here’s the CMO job description: STAMFORD, CT: HARMAN is the parent company behind an array of legendary brands that includes Harman […]

Citarella goes shopping for a new marketing chief

Steve’s breakdown: This is one of my favorite gourmet markets and I guarantee you’ll love having hem as a client. So get in there before they hire the new marketing head. Here’s the job listing: NEW YORK, NY: Director of Marketing at Citarella The Marketing Director will be a motivational, hands-on, relationship builder and influencer with a […]

Revolution Dancewear starts auditions for new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: They are doing a lot of videos here and could probably use some social media help in addition to good-old-fashion advertising. The job description is below which includes this line: The new CMO’s “primary responsibilities include development, communication and promotion of brand identity, positioning and core messaging, development and execution of strategic and […] seeks the right fit for next CMO

Steve’s breakdown: spends a lot of time making product videos. It’s not a bad idea but they should at least make them interesting to look at. We predict that’s the type of work the new CMO will be reviewing. The job post is below. SEATTLE, WA: The VP of Marketing/CMO’s key function is to drive […]

Bed Bath & Beyond shopping for CMO

  Steve’s breakdown: We love it when big accounts need new CMOs. This time it’s Bed & Bath & Beyond. They are looking for a new CMO that can “maintain ownership of the company’s media and industry relations, advertising, interactive programs, and communications, as well as market and consumer research. Advertising responsibilities include overseeing printed promotions and electronic promotions […]

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