Tommy Gargotta has been named senior executive vice president, worldwide creative advertising, Columbia TriStar Marketing Group (CTMG).

As part of Gargotta's expanded duties he will serve in an integral capacity on the global launch of tentpole films and work closely with the studio's international marketing division. Prior to the promotion, he was solely involved in the creation and launch of domestic creative campaigns.

Gargotta joined Columbia in March 2001 as senior vice president of creative Advertising.