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Roll Call: Cohn & Wolfe, Say Media and Auctionata

Cohn & Wolfe announced the appointment of Doug Buemi as vice chairman, regional director, Asia Pacific. Buemi is a Cohn & Wolfe alumnus who established the agency’s presence in China in 2006 with the opening of its Shanghai office. He also held several other leadership positions at Cohn & Wolfe including vice chairman, Los Angeles market leader and Western Region CEO. In this newly created global leadership position, Buemi will have management oversight of the Asia-Pacific region, working closely with regional market leaders to help grow the agency’s business, build capabilities and develop talent. Buemi joins Cohn & Wolfe from Ogilvy Public Relations, where he was regional executive advisor, Asia Pacific. (Release)

Joyce Bautista Ferrari is joining the Say Media team as executive editorial director. She will be responsible for directing editorial strategy for the company’s portfolio of powerful media brands to ensure that readers will continue to enjoy the highest quality content. She will also work closely with brand editors to identify editorial opportunities to further engage their readership. Prior to joining Say Media, Ferarri was the director of editorial development and operations at Condé Nast Traveler, where she was responsible for key company initiatives and the integration of print and digital content. Previous positions also include executive managing editor at Brides and managing editor of Cookie, as well as senior editorial roles at Real Simple, Home/Style Magazine, and Condé Nast House & Garden. (SayDaily)

Auctionata, the Berlin-based, first purely online digital auction house selling fine art and collectibles, announced that it has added Christof Schminke as chief marketing officer to its executive team, as the company furthers its global expansion. In his new role, Schminke will oversee all marketing functions for the organization, be responsible for the brand development, PR, online marketing and CRM. Schminke brings almost ten years of marketing experience to Auctionata. Most recently he was head of Offline and Strategic Marketing at Zalando, where he steered all offline channels including television and print and was responsible for the strategic marketing. (Release)

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