CHRIS LLOYD, general manager of FCB Seattle, has resigned the top post at his firm and joined the Seattle office of DDB, the city's largest advertising agency. Lloyd comes to DDB as managing director of advertising, overseeing the agency's growing account list, which includes clients such as Holland America, McDonald's, Group Health Cooperative and Stimson Lane Vineyards. Lloyd, who has 20 years experience in marketing and advertising, spent that last three years at FCB, where he held the position of general manager since 2001. Prior to that, he was group account director at McKinney & Silver in North Carolina, where his primary responsibility was the Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line business. He spent the first 15 years of his career working at agencies in New York City.
The Advertising Council announced yesterday that DAVID BELL, Vice Chairman, The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., has been elected as Chairman of The Advertising Council. Bell will serve in the position for one year. A board member since 1997, Bell has served as Vice Chairman of the Ad Council since June of 1999. As Chairman, he succeeds EDWARD T. REILLY, President and CEO, American Management Association. J. ANDREA ALSTRUP, Corporate Vice President, Advertising, Johnson & Johnson, will serve as Vice Chair, Advertiser this year and succeed Bell as Chair next May. Also formally elected to officer positions were the following: Vice Chair, Media: JANET ROBINSON, President & General Manager, The New York Times, SVP, Newspaper Operations, The New York Times Company; Vice Chair, Agency: JOHN J. DOONER, Chairman & CEO, The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.; Secretary: O. BURTCH DRAKE, President & CEO, American Association of Advertising Agencies, Inc.; Treasurer: JOHN J. SARSEN, JR., President & CEO, Association of National Advertisers.
The Newspaper National Network has hired KEVIN CARR as sales executive for the West Coast region. Carr comes to the NNN from Foote, Cone & Belding in San Francisco, where he was group media director. Prior to joining FCB in 2000, Carr was manager, advertising and communications at Fireman's Fund Insurance. From 1991-1998, he was manager, advertising and media at Nestle USA in Glendale, Calif.
Rich media technology firm Point.Roll has added JAMES LAVELLE to its executive team as director of sales. Lavelle will be responsible for bringing in deals from direct clients and agencies and for introducing Point.Roll's Certified Publisher program. Levelle's most recent post was at Point.Roll competitor Enliven, now part of another rich media company Unicast.
Eastman Kodak Company announced that ESSIE L. CALHOUN has been named Director of Multicultural Marketing, a worldwide post dedicated to generating more business among the rising population of seniors, people with disabilities, and those of varied sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Calhoun's new responsibilities include working with Kodak's consumer and commercial businesses, and their advertising agencies, to generate research and advertising in support of multicultural marketing efforts. She also will work with Kodak's brand and presence marketing team to reach multicultural audiences at the Olympics and other international events sponsored by Kodak. All these efforts are geared at expanding Kodak's share of the multicultural market.
HAROLD ITZKOWITZ has been named group publisher of Fairchild's classified advertising department. He will be responsible for developing and implementing classified advertising strategies and revenue growth for Women's Wear Daily and Fairchild's B-to-B publications. He last served as classified publisher/director of special project sales for 11 years at VNU's Adweek Magazines.
Jack Morton Worldwide, the brand communications and event marketing agency, today announced the appointment of veteran creative director and producer STEVE MOONEY to become General Manager of its Boston office, effective immediately. Mooney officially assumes the senior leadership post of one of Jack Morton's largest U.S. markets, with major clients including Gillette, John Hancock Financial Services and Compaq, having been appointed Acting General Manager in December 2001.
MICHAEL S. McQUARY resigned as president and a member of the board of Internet-service provider EarthLink Inc., citing "personal reasons." Chief Executive CHARLES G. BETTY will assume Mr. McQuary's day-to-day responsibilities. McQuary had served as EarthLink's president and as a board member since February 2000 , when EarthLink Network merged with Atlanta -based MindSpring Enterprises. At MindSpring, McQuary had been president, chief operating officer and a member of the board.
MARY LOU QUINLAN has joined the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Board of Directors. Quinlan is founder and CEO of Just Ask A Woman, a New York based marketing consulting firm dedicated to building business with women. Prior to founding Just Ask A Woman, Quinlan was CEO of N.W. Ayer and Partners, a New York ad agency, a position she held from 1995 through 1998.
Wieden & Kennedy veteran JOHN RUSSELL has left the agency for another Portland, Ore., shop, Leopold Ketel & Partners, where he will serve as president and partner. At W&K, Russell was group account director for HomeGrocer.com and the Coca-Cola Co. account. At Leopold, managing director JAMIE LEOPOLD becomes CEO.
Agency.com laid off 20% of its U.S. staff this week, or about 90 staffers, as part of a major restructuring. The cuts were concentrated in Agency.com's East Coast offices, including New York, Boston and Woodbridge, N.J. DON SCALES, formerly president of the Western Region, has been promoted to the new post of CEO of Agency.com North America. In addition, EBEN LENDERKING, president of Agency.com Europe, was named to the new post of CEO Agency.com Europe.
MEREDITH VIEIRA has agreed to stay on ABC's "The View" and become host of the syndicated version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." The daily "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" begins airing in the fall. The first two choices for host - Regis Philbin and Rosie O'Donnell - had turned the job down.
Interactive branding agency Ultra 16 has made two strategic hires, acquiring two leaders in the sector: JOHN GARRISON as Director of Strategy and JEREMY SLAUGENWHITE as Marketing Manager. Both positions report to Managing Partner Adam Pacelli. Garrison will work to help guide the interactive brand strategy of the firm's clients, including Sony Electronics, Ryko Distribution, and Young & Rubicam. Slaugenwhite will work to expand the New York-based company's client roster. He will be responsible for introducing Ultra 16's visual design and brand strategy to companies, as well as for signing on new clients and agencies.
STUART PREBBLE, Chief Executive of ITV, has decided to step down later this month. In response to Prebble's resignation, ITV's major shareholders have confirmed that two of their most senior broadcasting executives, Mick Desmond, Managing Director Granada Broadcasting & Enterprises and Clive Jones, Chief Executive of Carlton Channels, will become joint Managing Directors of ITV.
22 year-veteran of ABC MIKE ROZZO has been promoted to General Manager of News and Sports Coverage of ABC News Radio. In his new role, Rizzo will oversee all newsgathering and sports coverage - domestic and international - for ABC News Radio. Rizzo comes to this assignment after serving four years as Executive Producer of Sports for ABC Radio Networks.
Microgistix, Inc. announced today the appointment of WADE FENN, former President of Entertainment and Strategic Business Development of Best Buy Co., Inc., to its Board of Directors. Fenn joined Best Buy in 1980, and during his 21-year tenure the company grew from $4 million to $21 billion in annual sales. Prior to serving as President, Fenn held the position of Executive Vice President - Marketing, where he was responsible for all marketing, merchandising, advertising, and inventory teams.