Cordiant Communications Group has named David Hearn chairman-CEO of Bates Worldwide. Hearn, who most recently served as CEO of Australian food brand manufacturer Goodman Fielder Ltd., will be based in New York, where Bates Worldwide is headquartered.
Consumer Products industry veteran Bruce Morrison has been promoted to vice president, retail marketing, for Disney Consumer Products Worldwide. Morrison previously held the position of managing director, licensing retail and marketing, DCP Canada.
Gustavo Gatell has joined BVK/Meka as VP of Media Services. Gatell has more than 25 years of media experience in General and U.S. Hispanic, Caribbean and Latin American markets. efore joining BVK, Gatell was Media Director with Castor Advertising Corp., handling clients such as Kmart Corp, Castrol Oil, Bacardi, GMC Trucks, Anheuser Bush, and Coca Cola. He was also with L&M Marketing Services servicing clients such as MCI, Uncle Ben's Land O' Lakes, and Helene Curtis.
Beta Research Corporation, a full service market and media research company, has announced that Nicholas J. Ferrari will serve as Chief Executive Officer of Erdos & Morgan, a division of Beta Research Corp., focused on the business-to-business community. Ferrari will replace John J. Bedell who has resigned.
Marketing and media veteran Anne Marie Kelly has joined Mediamark Research Inc. in the new position of VP of Marketing and Strategic Planning, based in New York. Kelly most recently was VP, Global Marketing, for Media Metrix, Inc. Prior to joining Media Metrix, Kelly spent five years at The New York Times in senior sales and market planning positions.
CMR, the provider of strategic advertising and marketing communications information, this week announced that Tom Robinson has joined CMR and brings the capabilities of Precision Marketing Services, a New York-based marketing consultant firm devoted to the magazine medium, to serve as the leading focus of CMR's magazine division. Robinson, managing director of Precision Marketing Services, will head CMR's newly expanded magazine division as vice president, sales and development.
Mashari Perry, a senior majoring in advertising at Johnson & Wales University, was honored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) as one of the AAF's Most Promising Minority Students. The program connects leading recruiters with the most outstanding multicultural advertising candidates from AAF's 210 college chapters, universities and colleges around the nation.
Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani accepted the Yellow Pages Integrated Media Association first-ever Business Leader of the Year award at the organization's annual convention in San Antonio on Monday. The award recognizes Giuliani's leadership of New York City after the terrorist attacks of September, as well as one of the greatest successes in business history, namely, helping make New York the best-known example of the resurgence of urban America.
Foote, Cone & Belding Southern California announced that Holland Henton will join the agency as senior vice president, executive creative director. In this capacity, Henton will oversee creative direction for all agency clients, including TaylorMade- adidas, Hilton Hotels, Kawasaki Motors Corp., Taco Bell Corporation, Western Digital, Sunkist, Hong Kong Tourism Board and others.
SF Interactive, the San Francisco-based interactive marketing services firm, has appointed its CFO, Gregory L. Richey to the added post of Chief Operating Officer. As part of a broad restructuring of the business, Richey has also been named to the SFI Board of Directors. Richey was hired as Chief Financial Officer at SF Interactive in March of 2000. Prior to joining SFI, Greg had been COO at Paycom Billing Services, and prior to that was CFO of The Recovery Network.
The American Advertising Federation inducted four members into its Advertising Hall of Fame yesterday at a ceremony in New York's Waldorf-Astoria. The new inductees were Katharine Graham, former chairman-CEO of The Washington Post Co.; Charles D. Peebler Jr., chairman emeritus of True North Communications; Hal Riney, chairman-CEO of Publicis & Hal Riney; and John Smale, retired chairman-CEO of Procter & Gamble Co. and former chairman of General Motors Corp.
The search for a national broadcast director at Havas Advertising's media services division MPG is over. The shop named Bob Riordan senior VP and managing director of national broadcast. He replaces Ray Dundas, who left the agency a year ago to work at Omnicom Group's OMD.
AltaVista has tapped two new managing directors for its media sales team. Chris Marrow has been named managing director of sales for the western U.S. region and Chris Hulse has been appointed to the same position for the eastern U.S. region. Both hires will be responsible for managing major accounts and regional sales teams as well as driving increased advertising and sponsorship revenue across AltaVista.com.