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• Rick Bendel, the former CMO at Walmart's Asda Group who moved to the parent company last year for what was described as a "broader project-based role," has left the company. No word on where he is going next.


Advertising Age reports that "Alison Lewis, Coca-Cola's head marketer in North America, is heading to Johnson & Johnson as the first-ever global chief marketing officer of its consumer companies … At J&J, she takes on a global role in which the consumer unit accounted for more than $750 million of the company's $887 million in measured media in the U.S. alone last year … Lewis will oversee the four global franchises -- consumer health/nutritionals, beauty, baby care and over-the-counter drugs -- and a new marketing-services function for the group."


• NACS announced that it has hired Stephanie Sikorski to be its new marketing manager. She is a former marketing and communications manager at The Vision Council, and director of communications for the City of Tallahassee’s Animal Service Center.
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