RCA makes publicity moves

Dept. shuffled, Marquez made veep of creative/graphics

RCA Records has announced a restructuring of its publicity department and has named Henry Marquez VP of creative/graphics.

Publicity director Gina Orr has moved west, Pamela Murphy has joined on the East Coast, and Michael Taub, associate director of publicity on the West Coast, has ankled his position.

Orr has moved to RCA’s West Coast office where she will continue to be responsible for such acts as Robyn, N’Sync, Thin Lizard Dawn, Ke, Eve 6, Leah Andreone and Hum. Orr continues to report to Elaine Schock, VP of media and artist development.

Also reporting to Schock and based in N.Y., Murphy joins RCA as director of publicity, responsible for such acts as Natalie Imbruglia, Jai, Olive, Kristine W and Wild Orchid. Murphy was previously with the independent PR firm of Schock, Inc.

At his new post, veteran art director Marquez will be responsible for creating art and graphics on all artists’ CD packaging, advertising, merchandising, corporate logos and identity for the RCA Records label. Based in N.Y., he reports to Jack Rovner, exec VP and general manager.

Marquez joins RCA from EMI Records Group North America, where he spent 10 years creating the packaging, advertising and merchandising for all artists on the EMI, Chrysalis and SBK Record labels.

Marquez has been nominated for two Grammys for his album cover art on John Waite’s “No Brakes” and the Valentine Brothers’ “Picture This.” He began his career as art director at the L.A.-based N.W. Ayer ad agency before being hired as senior designer at Capitol Records for five years from 1978-83.

Two more additions to RCA’s publicity department are Roger Widynowski and Stuart Goldberg. Widynowski will act as publicity assistant on the West Coast, coordinating the L.A. publicity department and assisting on various media campaigns focusing on gay and dance media. Goldberg joins RCA as manager of tour marketing, responsible for all ticket buys for artist shows as well as coordinating tour merchandising and press materials in all tour markets.