Amazon Studios brings on Greg Coleman as global head of franchise marketing, effective March 1. Coleman was most recently vice president of worldwide marketing and franchise management at Walt Disney Studios. Before coming to Disney, he worked in marketing strategy and research at MGM Studios. In his new post, Coleman will oversee the team dedicated to promoting Amazon’s fantasy and sci-fi original films and TV series, including its forthcoming The Lord of the Rings series. “I am excited for Greg to help take our fantasy and sci-fi franchises to new heights,” wrote Amazon Studios marketing chief Ukonwa Ojo in an internal memo to staff.
Goodman Media International ups John Lee to VP. Lee, who joined BMI in 2015, was previously executive director. Prior to joining GMI, he founded John Lee MEDIA, which represented numerous brands, and served as director of communications & media relations for the New York Racing Association. At GMI, he leads PR efforts for clients in the firm’s professional services practice.
RooneyPartners promotes Jeanene Timberlake to director and Jeff Broderick to chief administrative officer. Timberlake, who has been with the agency since 2014, is on its media relations team, where she works on healthcare and life science client programs. She was previously the managing editor of HFMTechnology, a news platform covering hedge-fund technology innovation. Broderick joined RooneyPartners in 2018 as finance manager. Before that, he was a senior associate at KPMG management consulting. As chief administrative officer, Broderick will be responsible for account receivable and accounts payable operations as well as human resource management. “Their work ethic, dedication to professional excellence and commitment to our firm underscore the well-deserved nature of these promotion,” said RooneyPartners founding partner Terry Rooney.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies appoints Sergio Pisano as chief executive officer of H+K Italy. Pisano was most recently CEO of iCorporate, a consulting firm specializing in corporate and crisis economic-financial communication. Before that, he was a general manager at Publicis Consultants and business unit manager for MSL Italy. He has worked with clients in sectors including banking, insurance, private equity and asset management. In his new post, Pisano reports directly to H+K senior vice president Continental Europe Melanie Faithfull Kent.