Dunkin' Brands Group has appointed Neal Yanofsky to the newly created position of president-international. Mr. Yanofsky joins Dunkin' Brands from Generation Mobile, a venture-backed retailer of wireless products and services, where he served as CEO. Prior to Generation Mobile, he was president of Panera Bread. Earlier in his career, Mr. Yanofsky served as VP of Fidelity Ventures, the private-equity arm of Fidelity Investments. He also served as chief marketing officer at Au Bon Pain during their period of most rapid growth. Mr. Yanofsky will be responsible for strategically building the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands outside the United States.
Sasha Savic has been promoted from chief commercial officer, Havas North America, to chief operating officer, Havas Media North America. Mr. Savic's role will now expand to include oversight of all account management, agency operations and product development across the organization's business. Additionally, MPG, the global media network of Havas Media, has named global strategy expert Amy du Pon as senior VP-head of strategic planning. Ms. du Pon joins from Universal McCann, where during her more than 10-year tenure, she held various senior strategy and management roles. Most recently, she was senior VP-director, Global Program Office, a new role created in 2008 to partner in revamping and rolling out UM's global planning process across the network.
Arnold Worldwide has hired Mike Wilson as exec VP-group creative director. Mr. Wilson will help lead the creative vision for Dell and other global clients. Most recently, Mr. Wilson was exec VP-chief creative officer at GSD&M in Austin. While there, he worked on Ace Hardware, AT&T, Southwest Airlines and The United States Air Force. Prior to GSD&M, he helped Dentsu America double its agency size and revenue while serving as exec VP-chief creative officer. Earlier, Mr. Wilson was senior partner-worldwide group creative director at Ogilvy & Mather and managed the global American Express Blue, DHL and Kodak accounts in more than 200 countries. His work has been recognized by the Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, Effie Awards, Communication Arts and One Show, among others.
Co: Collective, the business venture launched by former JWT execs Ty Montague and Rosemarie Ryan, has hired Jason Musante as content lead and Eva McCloskey as chief curator. Mr. Musante joins from BBDO, New York, where he led digital efforts for GE and other brands as digital creative director. Prior to BBDO, he worked at Saatchi & Saatchi, McKinney & Silver and Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners. At McKinney, Mr. Musante brought in and helped lead the Virgin Atlantic account, and won awards at Cannes, the Effies and the One Show Interactive for projects such as Audi's "Art of The Heist." Ms. McCloskey was the executive director of communications for The Barbarian Group for eight years. Most recently, she worked at Goodby, Silverstein and Partners on the Chevrolet, Logitech, Adobe, FritoLay, and Sprint accounts and handled communication and branding efforts for the agency.
Paul Jowdy has been appointed VP-publisher of Every Day with Rachael Ray. He comes to the post from Conde Nast's Details and Details.com, where he was VP-publisher since January 2011. Previously, Mr. Jowdy was VP-publisher of Conde Nast's Bon Appetit and Gourmet Brands, a position he held since 2005. Prior to Bon Appetit, Mr. Jowdy served as associate publisher of Vanity Fair and advertising director of Conde Nast Traveler.
Jake Zim has joined Sony Pictures as senior VP-digital marketing. He will be tasked with managing the "Men in Black" and "James Bond" franchises in the coming months, as well as "21 Jump Street " and "Total Recall," among other projects. Mr. Zim comes to Sony from Fox, where he was most recently VP-digital marketing, Twentieth Century Fox. He began his tenure at the company in 2006 as VP-online marketing for Fox Atomic, and during that time was recruited to join the Fox team that partnered with NBC to launch Hulu. Earlier in his career, Mr. Zim was responsible for digital media marketing at Lionsgate.
Suzanne Grethen has been promoted to VP-promotion and marketing for Hearst Television. Ms. Grethen, who has been with Hearst since 1993, will relocate to the company's New York headquarters from her current post at WESH-TV, Hearst's Orlando NBC affiliate, where since 2000 she has served as creative services director.