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Marjorie Kaplan Is Juggling 2 Discovery Networks Through the Upfront and Beyond Her plans for TLC and Animal Planet

Specs Who Marjorie Kaplan New gig Group president, TLC and Animal Planet Old gig Group president, Animal Planet, Science Channel and Velocity Age 52 So TLC is a huge business. What’s it like handling that…

April 20, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

The New Head of McCann Erickson N.Y. Misses the Rain and Camaraderie of London Chris Macdonald's transition to the agency's flagship office

Specs Who Chris Macdonald New gig president, McCann Erickson New York Old gig CEO, McCann Erickson London; chairman, McCann Worldgroup Age 47 You grew up in Oxford. Did you ever think you would work…

April 13, 2014, 9:21 PM EDT

Capitol Music’s Brand Partnership Director Talks About How Marketing and Music Are Changing A chat with Zoe Sonquist King

Specs Who Zoë Sonquist King New gig Director, brand partnerships, Capitol Music Group Old gig Account manager, Cimarron Group Age 31 Describe your role at Capitol. Our team does anything from product placement to music videos. We…

April 6, 2014, 8:37 PM EDT

Longtime Rolling Stone Contributor Matt Taibbi Discusses His New News Venture And his famous squid

Specs Who Matt Taibbi New gig Editor of an as-yet-unnamed digital magazine for First Look Media Old gig Contributing editor for Rolling Stone Rolling Stone was such a hugely influential platform for you—is it risky…

March 23, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

Sam Champion Wants to Make The Weather Channel a One-Stop Shop for News Also, thoughts on naming storms

Specs Name Sam Champion Age 52 New gig Managing editor, anchor,The Weather Channel Old gig Weather anchor, Good Morning America You’ve said that your new morning show, AMHQ, will cover news, business, sports and other nonweather…

March 17, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

Nickelodeon Programming Exec Talks About What Defines the Post-Millennial Generation Sarah Noonan also discusses finding the next hit kids show

Specs Who Sarah Noonan Age 44 New gig Svp, live-action content, Nickelodeon Old gig Svp, casting, Nickelodeon You’re best known for casting celebrity voices on SpongeBob as well as The Fairly OddParents and Jimmy Neutron.…

March 9, 2014, 8:59 PM EDT

SMG’s Lead on P&G Wants to See a Shift From Social Media to Commerce A chat with Lisa Hurwitz

Specs Who Lisa Hurwitz Age 37 New gig Evp, managing director, SMG, overseeing the Procter & Gamble North American communications planning business Old gig Evp, group account director, Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide What’s the…

March 2, 2014, 10:40 PM EST

What Does a Programmatic Sales Chief Actually Do? Meredith’s Chip Schenck discusses his new gig

Specs Who Chip Schenck Age 43 New gig Vp, programmatic sales and strategy, Meredith Old gig Vp, publisher, development, PubMatic There’s still a learning curve around programmatic. Do you have an analogy you use to explain…

February 23, 2014, 9:44 PM EST

The Best Social Network for Real-Time Marketing Mindshare's Jordan Bitterman discusses changing campaigns on the fly

Specs Who Jordan Bitterman Age 41 New gig Chief strategy officer, Mindshare Old gig Head of social, mobile and content, Digitas What’s your new job all about? The agency’s position is all about adaptive marketing—using real-time…

February 16, 2014, 11:41 PM EST

Spark's Chief Investment Officer Dives Back Into the TV Marketplace 'We’re scrappy and we operate with a chip on our shoulder'

Specs Who John Muszynski What Where How’s the transition back into TV buying been treating you? I’m very, very fortunate that I’ve had such a diverse experience base during the 33 years of working…

February 9, 2014, 9:08 PM EST

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