Nationwide Building Society’s Top Marketer Sara Bennison

This week in leadership updates, the chief product and marketing officer for UK-based Nationwide Building Society departs, while Function of Beauty taps Marianna Trofimova as chief marketing officer, Nat Geo elevates Karen Greenfield to senior vice president of content, diversity and inclusion and more.


Nationwide Building Society’s Chief Product And Marketing Officer Steps Down

Nationwide Building Society’s top marketer since 2016, Sara Bennison, is exiting.

In a farewell post on LinkedIn, Bennison said:

“It took us 100 years to attract our first 1.5 million members but we grew our membership by that same number in the last 5 years. Proof positive, in my mind, that achieving success in the short term is best served by doing the right thing in the right way for your customers and for society in the long term.”

Bennison didn’t confirm her next move.

Prior to Nationwide Building Society, Bennison spent seven years at Barclays Bank, where she was chief marketing officer.


Function Of Beauty Names Marianna Trofimova Chief Marketing Officer

L’Oreal marketing veteran, Marianna Trofimova, has joined Function of Beauty as chief marketing officer, according to Global Cosmetics News.

Trofimova previously held various global leadership positions during a 20-year period at L’Oreal and its brands including Lancôme, Garnier and Biolage.


Nat Geo Elevates Karen Greenfield To SVP Of Content, Diversity And Inclusion

Karen Greenfield has accepted a promotion to the newly created role of senior vice president of content, diversity and inclusion at National Geographic Content.

Greenfield was most recently senior vice president of business operations as well as diversity and inclusion council chair.

Greenfield has worked at National Geographic since 2004 in a variety of business and product operation roles.


Pixelynx Hires Kimberly Knoller As Chief Marketing Officer

Pixelynx, the gaming and music metaverse company co-founded by deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin, has tapped Kimberly Knoller as chief marketing officer.

According to Music Business Worldwide, Knoller will oversee the company’s marketing strategy and execution, including its first game–ELYNXIR–which is slated to launch later this year.

Knoller joins Pixelynx from SongVest, where she was chief marketing officer.


ICYMI: Last week in job updates, Jenny Craig appointed Dan Hofmeister chief marketing officer, Amazon Prime Video and Studios chief marketing officer Ukonwa Ojo exited and more.


Amazon Prime Video and Studios Chief Marketing Officer Ukonwa Ojo Departs

Ukonwa Ojo, global chief marketing officer of Amazon Prime Video and Studios, is exiting after joining the company nearly two years ago.

According to her LinkedIn, during her time as chief marketing officer she launched eight of the top 10 shows in Prime Video’s 11-year history. She didn’t confirm what her next move would be.

Prior to Amazon, Ojo was global chief marketing officer at MAC Cosmetics and chief marketing officer of consumer beauty at Coty.


Jenny Craig Appoints Dan Hofmeister Chief Marketing Officer

Dan Hofmeister has joined Jenny Craig as chief marketing officer, according to a press release.

Hofmeister joins Jenny Craig from Bumble Bee Foods, where he held several marketing leadership roles, the most recent being senior vice president and general manager. Prior to Bumble Bee Foods, he spent eight years at Hormel Foods in customer business development and marketing positions.


Acne Studios Hires Isabella Burley As Chief Marketing Officer

Former Dazed magazine editor-in-chief Isabella Burley has been named Acne Studios’ chief marketing officer, reports Business of Fashion.

Burley, who led Dazed between 2015 and 2021, started working with Acne Studios last year when she was appointed to the newly created role of creative editor.

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