Number of the week
More than 200: How many brands are jumping on the Space Jam bandwagon with collaborations before “Space Jam: A New Legacy” hits theaters next week.
Quote of the week
“I’m looking for a new purpose”—Diane Jackson, on why she is leaving her role as a chief production officer at DDB Chicago for Facebook, where she will serve as director, global head of production.
On the move
In the latest management shakeup at Burger King, Chief Marketing Officer Ellie Doty is now responsible for the brand and business in the U.S. and Canada on an interim basis, along with Chief Operating Officer Tom Curtis, after the departure of President Chris Finazzo. Doty joined Burger King in 2020.
Walk On’s Sports Bistreaux, a Louisiana-based restaurant chain that counts Drew Brees as a co-owner, named Luke DeRouen as its first chief marketing officer. DeRouen was most recently VP of brand experience and engagement at Buffalo Wild Wings, after working on the Arby’s brand.
Union Square Hospitality Group named Marissa Freeman as chief marketing officer. Freeman was most recently the chief brand officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Contributing: Jessica Wohl
Hear which brands are thriving right now—and why—at Ad Age In-Depth: Hottest Brands on Tuesday, July 13. RSVP at AdAge.com/HottestBrands.