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Col lifts ad man

Gargotta upped to Exec VP, Creative Advertising

HOLLYWOOD — Tommy Gargotta has been upped to exec VP of creative advertising for Sony’s Columbia TriStar Marketing Group.

He will report to senior exec VP Josh Goldstine.

Gargotta joined Col in March 2001 as senior VP of creative advertising, developing ad campaigns for recent Col pics including “Panic Room” and “Ali” and Revolution Studios’ “The One.”

‘Incredibly distinctive’

“Tommy’s visual instincts are impeccable, and his ability to uniquely convey the essence of a film through trailers, television, print and radio spots is second to none,” Goldstine said. “Since joining the studio, he has developed incredibly distinctive materials. He has earned the trust and respect of filmmakers, talent and the entire senior executive team, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to reward his hard work with this promotion.”

While at an outside agency, Gargotta worked on Col’s “Men in Black,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Big Daddy,” “Stuart Little” and “Blue Streak.”

Gargotta joined Columbia from Intralink Film Graphic Design, where he was VP and creative director. Previously, he was chief editor at Trailer Park, a boutique film advertising agency in Los Angeles.