-Rick Marroquin, most recently chief marketing officer for Batanga, has left the company to join Mediabrands, an advertising buying and media planning group. Marroquin will head up a new unit focusing on Hispanic and multicultural media.

-Mexican rock bands Zoe and Motel will tour the U.S. under the Jack Daniel's Studio No. 7 banner in April, according to their management firm Sei Track. The bands will play invitation-only shows April 14 - 23. Previous Jack Daniel's tours have featured Beto Cuevas, Molotov, Babasonicos and Los Amigos Invisibles. Jack Daniel's Studio No. 7 is produced by Batanga Live.