Coca-Cola Co.’s Chief Marketing Officer STEVE JONES is leaving the company. Possible candidates for the spot include at least one outsider, Geoffrey Frost, Corporate Vice President for Global Marketing and Communications for Motorola's personal communications sector, who is in talks with the company. Coca-Cola's North American Chief Marketing Officer Chris Lowe could also be a candidate.
RICHARD LOBEL has been named Executive Vice President, Infinity Promotions Group. Formerly President of CMI, NY, a division of Clear Channel Entertainment, Lobel will oversee all integrated marketing and creative solutions for Infinity Promotions. Lobel has been creating integrated marketing platforms for more than 15 years, including his most recent position at Clear Channel Entertainment's CMI, where he oversaw the division's client management and show departments. Prior to CMI, Lobel served as the Senior Vice President of Clear Channel Entertainment's Alliance Marketing group.
STEVEN WOOLFORD, EVP Managing Director of Zentropy Los Angeles, has been promoted to Worldwide Managing Director of Zentropy. Woolford joined Zentropy in April, 2000 as Managing Director of the Los Angeles office. He is a member of the MRM Partners Worldwide Management Board and has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience on both the agency and client side of the business. Before joining Zentropy, Woolford lived in Stuttgart, Germany where he worked for Porsche AG as the Regional Sales Director/North America.
Omnicom Group's media agency OMD has named JILL BOTWAY Managing Director for OMD East. Formerly Executive Vice President and Director of Marketing for Interpublic Group of Cos.' Initiative Media North America, Botway assumes the title and responsibilities previously held by Mike Drake, who retired in December 2002. Botway joined Botway Group in 1990 as Chief Legal Counsel and six years later became CEO of the media buying business. She moved with the shop to Initiative, along with her father and Botway's former President, Arthur Schreibman, who became Initiative's Executive Vice President and Director of National Broadcast.