Bob Pittman has been elevated to CEO of CC Media Holdings. Mr. Pittman joined Clear Channel in November 2010 as an investor and as the company's chairman of media and entertainment platforms. In his new role, he will oversee Clear Channel Radio, Clear Channel Digital and media services for all the company's industries. Mr. Pittman is a founding member of Pilot Group, a New York private-investment firm, and was co-founder of the MTV network. He has been CEO of MTV Networks, AOL Networks, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate and Time Warner Enterprises. He was also chief operating officer of America Online and AOL Time Warner . He began his career at 15 as a radio announcer in his native Mississippi.
Media-technology company PubMatic has appointed Kirk McDonald to the newly created position of president. Mr. McDonald most recently served as president of digital for Time Inc., and before that he held the position of chief advertising officer of the Fortune|Money Group, where he oversaw worldwide advertising sales and integrated marketing across the group's print and digital properties. Prior to joining the Fortune|Money Group, he was senior VP-sales, marketing and client services for DRIVEpm and Atlas, key units of Microsoft's advertising business. PubMatic's ad-management platform is used by online publishers such as The Huffington Post, eBay, United Online, TV Guide, and the majority of the ComScore Top 10.
Michael Rebelo, currently managing director at Saatchi & Saatchi, London, is returning to his native Australia as CEO in November. Mr. Rebelo has worked within the Saatchi & Saatchi network for 15 years and served as general manager of the agency's Wellington and Sydney office before being promoted to CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, Singapore. In 2008 he was promoted managing director in London, where he helped lead the agency's Cannes award-winning T-Mobile campaign.
Shannon McGlothin has joined Deutsch LA as exec VP-group creative director, partnering with Exec VP-Group Creative Director Jason Elm on the PlayStation and Diamond Foods accounts. Mr. McGlothin was most recently at Crispin Porter & Bogusky in Boulder, where he led creative on the Coke Zero account. Prior to that , he spent over six years at Wieden & Kennedy creating award-winning work for clients including Nike , Coca-Cola, LVMH and Electronic Arts. Most notably, he was an integral part of the creative team behind the Livestrong campaign for Nike .
Marc Fonzetti, who was most recently media director, North America, at Reckitt Benckiser, is moving to Verizon Wireless as director-media services/marketing communications. Mr. Fonzetti spent five years at RB, where he led a considerable shift in the company's TV ad budget into online video. Mr. Fonzetti is the co-founder of Ennovate Media and was senior media planner for MediaVest from 1998 to 2000.
Patrick Hounsell has been named chief digital officer of Merkle, a newly established role at the customer-relationship-marketing firm. Mr. Hounsell joins Merkle, the nation's largest privately held agency, with more than 15 years of digital media and marketing experience. During his 10-year span at Razorfish, he was instrumental in the development of the company's search-marketing discipline, as well as its social-media practice. Most recently, he held the position of senior VP-general manager, Razorfish National Media.
Jennifer Murillo, formerly director-brand communications for Discover, has been promoted to VP-brand communications. Having held the position of director of advertising since 2009, she helped build key partnerships with the Discover Orange Bowl, the NHL and Six Flags. She has been at Discover since 1999 and has worked across advertising, sponsorships, media planning and consumer research throughout her career.
Entertainment Promotions has named Garrett Mullins exec VP-partner and customer services. A veteran of client services with internet and new-media companies, Mr. Mullins will play an integral role in new-media programs at the company, which helps businesses connect with consumers through discounts and promotions delivered via online, mobile and print platforms. Prior to joining Entertainment, Mr. Mullins was VP-sales and business development for Kantar Media Compete. He has also served as VP-sales and solutions at Fathom online, where he oversaw sales for SEO, paid search, consulting and analytics services.