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Bravo Head of Development Lara Spotts Talks About the Year Ahead Looking for the next big hit and new face of the network

Specs Age 42 New gig vp, development, Bravo Old gig vp, East Coast development So how’s the new job? It’s very exciting-slash-terrifying, which I think any new opportunity should be. How are things going to…

January 12, 2014, 9:27 PM EST

FTC’s Ad Regulator Plans to Focus Heavily on Native and Mobile Jessica Rich also discusses privacy concerns

Specs Who Jessica Rich Age 51 New gig Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection bureau Old gig Associate director of financial practices division You are advertising’s top cop. What’s it like to be the…

January 5, 2014, 8:48 PM EST

Mindshare’s Chief Content Officer Discusses Making Branded Entertainment That Resonates David Lang also shares the projects he is proudest of

Specs Who David Lang Age 50 New gig Chief content officer, Mindshare Continuing gig President, Mindshare Entertainment How is your new job different from the old one? It’s bigger and more expansive, but a lot of…

December 15, 2013, 10:01 PM EST

Hearst Magazines Digital Chief Troy Young Discusses Finding Great Editors Also, the company’s approach to native advertising

Specs Who Troy Young Age 45 New gig President, Hearst Magazines Digital Media Old gig President, Say Media What’s it been like coming from pure-play digital companies like Say Media to Hearst, which has had…

December 12, 2013, 11:34 PM EST

Showrunner Dan Harmon Discusses His New Animated Series Also, his return to Community

Specs Who Dan Harmon Age 40 New gig Creator/showrunner of Rick and Morty on Adult Swim. Also on Season 5 of Community. Old gig Creator/showrunner of Community, from which he was fired after…

December 1, 2013, 9:56 PM EST

SNL’s Cecily Strong Learned She Got the Job From Reading the N.Y. Times New Weekend Update co-anchor discusses preparing for her first segment

Specs Who Cecily Strong Age 29 New gig SNL repertory player and Weekend Update co-anchor Old gig Featured player on Saturday Night Live What was the process like for getting the Weekend Update spot? We try…

November 24, 2013, 9:54 PM EST

Too Many Brands Are Still Employing a Check-the-Box Strategy Facebook vp David Lawenda brings his Hispanic marketing know-how to the social network

Specs Who David Lawenda Age 46 New gig Facebook’s vp of global marketing solutions, U.S. Old gig Univision’s president of ad sales and marketing Your last career stop was at Univision. A few weeks…

November 17, 2013, 9:48 PM EST

Time’s Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs Isn’t Afraid of Native Ads Also, some big opportunities after the split from Time Warner

Specs Who Nancy Gibbs Age 53 New gig Managing editor, Time magazine Old gig Deputy managing editor, Time magazine Time is the last of the old newsmagazines. Where does a newsweekly fit these days? The print…

November 10, 2013, 8:27 PM EST

How to Get Americans to Think of Yogurt Beyond Breakfast A chat with Chobani’s chief marketing and brand officer

Specs Who Peter McGuinness Age 43 New gig Chief marketing and brand officer, Chobani Old gig President, chief executive officer, DDB, Chicago You spent 22 years working for agencies. Why did you move to the…

November 3, 2013, 9:55 PM EST

This Casino Vet Is Using Customer-Focused Data to Power a New Analytics Practice David Norton is helping agencies be more informed

Specs Who David Norton New gig Evp, integrated customer engagements and analytics, MDC Old gig Chief marketing officer, Caesars Entertainment Age 45 So are you essentially setting up a data consultancy at MDC? My role is…

October 27, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

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