JOHN PARTILLA: Time Warner
by May 11, 2004, 12:00 AM
Time Warner has appointed JOHN PARTILLA, a former senior executive at WPP Group's Young & Rubicam Inc., New York, and founder and CEO of Y&R's Brand Buzz agency, as president of its Global Marketing Solutions group. Partilla succeeds MICHAEL J. KELLY, who moved in January 2004 to Time Warner's America Online unit as president, AOL Media Networks. Partilla will coordinate advertiser-driven programs that involve all of Time Warner's business units. Since 2000, Partilla has served as CEO of Brand Buzz, a creative solutions agency he founded within Y&R Inc. He also served as executive vice president, global client leader of the Sony Electronics account at Y&R Advertising.