Bridgestone Focuses on Digital Marketing With New Position

April 14, 2016

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is stepping up its digital marketing strategy with the creation of the Global Digital Enablement Center. The company says Giacomo Bertaina will join the company as the center's vice president.

The newly created role is part of the company's ongoing efforts to enhance its global digital marketing strategy and encourage greater collaboration across regions and subsidiary business units. Bertaina will be based at the company's Americas headquarters office in Nashville and provide leadership for all global digital marketing activities.

"Giacomo's wealth of digital expertise, industry insights and leadership experience will help us further strengthen our brands on a global level," says Philip Dobbs, chief marketing officer for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. "He is the right person to set the strategy for our organization's digital programming as we look for new ways to activate our brands online with global coordination."

Bertaina joins Bridgestone after more than seven years at McCann Worldgroup, where he led a variety of local, regional, and global digital marketing assignments, including global digital marketing programs for Chevrolet. Previously, he developed digital marketing programs for international brands such as Dish Network, Cisco, Motorola, HSBC, Multibank, Discovery Networks, BlueCross BlueShield, Ripley and Terra Networks in the U.S., U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets.

Bertaina earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Lima in Peru and a Master of Business Administration from INCAE Business School in Costa Rica. He also has a master's degree in digital marketing from IE Business School in Spain.

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