Hard Rock Names CMO

Hard Rock International has named former PepsiCo exec John Galloway as vice president and chief marketing officer. Galloway will oversee global marketing, advertising and promotions for Hard Rock’s 159 venues.

Galloway previously held several marketing positions at PepsiCo, including vp of marketing for Gatorade, vp of sports and media, and brand manager for Mountain Dew.

In his new post, Galloway will handle marketing for Hard Rock’s cafes and hotels/casinos. The efforts encompass live music, philanthropy, memorabilia, artist relations, sponsorships, promotions and special events, per the company.

Hamish Dodds, CEO of Hard Rock International said in a statement: “John brings strong branding expertise and substantial global operations experience to Hard Rock.”