cuts: America Online Inc.

America Online Inc. laid off about 90 people from its advertising sales force yesterday as senior officials prepared to present a strategy to overhaul the struggling online unit to AOL Time Warner Inc.'s Board of Directors tomorrow. Before the cuts, AOL employed about 600 people in ad sales. The layoffs, primarily affecting employees at the online unit's Dulles headquarters and in New York, involve those who sell ads for display to users in individual cities or regions. The duties of the local ad force will be shifted to others in the ad sales division, known as the Interactive Marketing Group, sources said. That division cut about 100 employees earlier this year.
Recommend (1) Print RSS
  • REVOLVING DOOR: Momentum Worldwide Hires Omid Farhang As Chief Creative Officer, North America

    Effective November 10, Omid Farhang joins Momentum Worldwide as chief creative officer, North America. Farhang will be based out of Momentum's New York office and lead a creative department that spans across the U.S. Farhang joins the agency from Narrative, where he served as chief creative officer. Prior to that, ...
  • REVOLVING DOOR: Brenda Surminski Joins KBS Toronto As Head of Broadcast

    KBS Toronto hired Brenda Surminski as head of broadcast. Surminski joins the agency from a freelancing position. Prior to that, she was head of broadcast at Ogilvy and Mather for 10 years, serving as a key player in the successful repositioning of Unilever's Dove brand. She is perhaps best known ...
  • REVOLVING DOOR: R/GA New York Hires Robin Forbes And Anthony Romano As SVPs, Group Managing Directors

    Robin Forbes and Anthony Romano both joined R/GA New York as senior vice president, group managing director. Forbes will grow and manage a team, whose clients include Samsung Global, Audible, and Johnson & Johnson, and build new client relationships for the agency. He will report to Seth Solomons, executive vice ...
  • Crown Media Family Networks; Jodi McCulloch

    Crown Media Family Networks is expanding its distribution team to include Jodi McCulloch, who has been appointed director, distribution. McCulloch is based in Denver and reports to Lisa Barroso, vice president of distribution.
  • Fred Santarpia; Conde Nast

    Fred Santarpia was named executive vice president and chief digital officer of Conde Nast.
  • MediaLink; Daryl Evans

    MediaLink, a strategic advisory firm serving companies at the convergence of media, marketing, technology and entertainment, hired Daryl Evans as senior vice president, mobile, media and advertising strategy. Evans most recently served as vice president, consumer advertising and marketing and communications at AT&T.
  • GMR; Matt Hill

    GMR hired Matt Hill as senior vice president of global sports and entertainment consulting.
  • Atomic Enterprises; Sue McKeown

    Outdoor billboard advertising company, Atomic Enterprises appointed Sue McKeown as national director of sales.
  • CrowdTwist; Khan Smith

    CrowdTwist hired Khan Smith as chief product officer.
  • Jeff Maldavir; Millennium Communications

    Jeff Maldavir has been promoted to vice president, client services of Millennium Communications.
>> People on the Move Archives