By Sahil Patel
Erika Nardini, the chief marketing officer of AOL’s advertising division, will be leaving the company at the end of the year. She will be replaced by Allie Kline, CMO of AOL Platofrms, who will now handle both responsibilities.
In an emailed statement, an AOL spokesperson said: “Allie is a proven strategic marketer who has led the transformation of AOL’s platform business over the last two years. She will take on the larger global marketing role at AOL, as we continue to focus on video, programmatic, and premium content solutions for brands, agencies, and publishers.”
Nardini is the second major executive to depart AOL in the past few months, following former video head Ran Harnevo’s exit earlier this fall.
As CMO of AOL Advertising, she oversaw marketing for AOL’s premium video, editorial, and display ad businesses. This included the video content AOL produced and licensed for the AOL On Network. She reported to Jim Norton, AOL’s head of global media sales.
Before joining AOL in January 2013, Nardini was SVP of sales and marketing at Demand Media. Prior to that, she had held marketing and advertising roles at Yahoo, Microsoft, and DigitasLBi.