Fox Corporation has hired Sal Petruzzi, who was most recently senior VP of domestic communications at Turner Broadcasting, as a senior VP of communications, Petruzzi will lead communications strategies for the company’s ad sales. At Turner, Petruzzi oversaw communications efforts for its ad sales and distribution divisions; its entertainment, young adults and kids networks; and Turner Sports. Before coming to Turner in 2003, he served as director of PR at A&E Television Networks. He was previously at Dan Klores Communications, where handled communications for a number of the agency’s corporate, entertainment, media and sports clients. Petruzzi will report to Marianne Gambelli, Fox’s president of ad sales, who oversees the company’s efforts to gain advertiser support for all of its programming.
Mission North has named Evie Nagy senior director of content and digital strategy. Nagy comes to the agency from edtech company Wonderschool, where she led content and communications. She was previously senior manager, editorial and social communications at software company Slack, helping to build the company’s content and corporate editorial programs. Nagy has also worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and an editor at Rolling Stone and Billboard. In her new position, she will lead content marketing strategies and executive thought leadership across Mission North's portfolio of clients in addition to being a member of the content and digital strategy studio. Mission North was formerly the Bateman Group.
Google has brought on Leslie Pitterson to lead the PR team for its ads platforms & publishers business. She will be based in the company’s New York office. Pitterson comes to Google from Nielsen where she was VP of communications, leading media relations, issue management and strategic communications for the company’s global digital business. She has held roles at Moody’s Investor Services, Morgan Stanley, PBS and the Clinton Foundation. Pitterson also serves as chief communications officer on the board of directors for New York Women in Communications.