One of the initial founding members of Primary Wave Music, Justin Shukat, has been appointed to president of Primary Wave Music Publishing. Shukat has been working in the music industry for over 18 years, and since 2006 he has focused on developing and diversifying the company’s publishing division following its purchase of the Kurt Cobain catalog and others. Shukat will also continue to hold his original role as general manager of Primary Wave Music, working to promote the company’s current roster of songwriters and producers, connecting management with other top creatives in the industry, and managing all areas of Primary Wave’s synch exploitation. (Release)
Julie Livingston joined CarrotNewYork as senior director of client development. In her new position, Livingston will expand the agency’s corporate client roster, which currently includes Colgate Palmolive, Reckitt Benckiser/Lysol brand, Softsoap, and VISA. She will report to Jane Meyer, senior vice president, Client Development. Most recently, Livingston was director, Business Development and Accounts at Child’s Play Communications, a boutique public relations agency that specializes in connecting companies with moms. Prior to her work at Child’s Play, she was senior director of PR for the Toy Industry Association a trade group representing North American toy makers. (Release)
Kimberly-Clark Corp. named Clive Sirkin chief marketing officer, elevating him from the senior marketing officer post he earned last year after joining K-C in 2007. A native of South Africa, Mr. Sirkin had been group managing director on the Kellogg account at Leo Burnett Co., Chicago, before coming to K-C. He helped implement K-C’s integrated marketing communications program. (Ad Age)
Katz Radio Group announced the promotion of Michelle Robinson to vice president of sales in Seattle. Robinson joined Katz in 2003 after serving at Interep as the vice president, director of sales, for McGavren Guild Radio. She is a graduate of Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow Department of Communications and a member of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. (Release)
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