BBC Worldwide North America announced the promotion of Christine Black to senior VP-communications and events. Ms. Black will also be part of the global BBC Worldwide communications team. She joined the company in 2004 as director-public relations for BBC America, and she was promoted to VP-communication in 2003.
Cristiano Alburitel has returned to Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners (BSSP) in a new role as director of new business. Mr. Alburitel previously worked at BSSP from 2007-2012 as acccount director on businesses. Before joining BSSP in 2007, Mr. Alburitel worked at several leading agencies including Wieden & Kennedy, EURO RSCG and Leo Burnett.
MediaCom appointed Toby Jenner, currently global business development and marketing officer, as worldwide chief operating officer. Mr. Jenner will retain his current global business development and marketing responsibilities. He was previously COO for MediaCom in APAC and has also held senior leadership roles in the U.K. and Australia for both MEC and MediaCom.
Code and Theory named Chris Hayes partner and global chief marketing officer. Mr. Hayes comes to Code and Theory from Critical Mass, where he served as CMO. For the past 20 years, he has led new business and marketing initiatives for agencies like Huge, Young & Rubicam, and Euro RSCG 4D.
CommonGround/MGS announced Jon Cheffings has joined the agency as exec. VP-performance and optimization. Mr. Cheffings comes to the agency from Mindshare, where he was the managing director-communications strategy. Prior to Mindshare, he worked in agencies such Saatchi & Saatchi, Boase Massimi Pollitt (now renamed DDB London), Ogilvy & Mather, DDB Chicago, Saatchi X and UpShot.