Brann Baltimore, a full-service advertising and direct marketing agency, announced that CHARLIE SKUBA has joined as Senior Vice President and Director of Client Services. Skuba brings more than 30 years of experience in advertising and marketing to Brann Baltimore. His previous agency experience spans 19 years in positions at Saatchi & Saatchi, Dancer Fitzgerald Sample, and Ketchum International. Mr. Skuba will manage Brann Baltimore’s account teams.
HAL RINEY, an advertising legend who crafted the "It's morning again in America," campaign for then-presidential candidate Ronald Reagan, as well as the loveable Bartles & Jaymes spokesman, is retiring from Publicis & Hal Riney. Riney, 69, will take on the title of chairman emeritus and will help on special projects and occasionally work as an advisor.
HARRY COCCIOLO is rejoining Omnicom Group's Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco, as creative director and associate partner. Cocciolo, who worked at Goodby in the early 1990s, had been in discussions with Goodby during the past year. In the interim, Goodby hired Jamie Barrett, creative director at Publicis Groupe's Fallon New York, as their creative director and associate partner. Barrett helped pitch and win the $300 million General Motors Corp.'s Saturn Motor Corp. account.
comScore Networks announced the addition to its senior management team of three executives who bring decades of consulting and information industry experience. BRIAN METHVIN, a veteran of the management and marketing consulting industries, joins comScore as Marketing Division President. Prior to joining comScore, he held senior positions with Luminant Worldwide, where he launched the company’s Enterprise Strategy Practice. PETER DABOLL joins comScore as Media Division President. Daboll was previously President of Sales and Client Services at MarketTools, a firm specializing in online primary marketing research. Prior to joining MarketTools, Daboll was President and COO of online advertising company Advertising.com. comScore also announced the hiring of ELISE ROMA as Vice President and General Manager, Pharmaceutical Solutions. Roma was most recently Vice President of Marketing and Supplier Management for IMS HEALTH North America.
The TechWeb Network has appointed JAMES LOZA as District Sales Manager with responsibility for the San Francisco Bay area and Southern California. Loza brings over 8 years of Interactive and Technology media sales experience to CMP, including Engage, Yahoo, and Ziff Davis.
CRAIG SWERDLOFF has been named Vice Predident for National Direct Marketing Sales at L90, Inc. Swerdloff joins L90 from eBrokers, a Boston-based email brokerage company, which he owned. Before that, he spent five years with 24/7 Media.
The award-winning New York City creative duo of LINDSEY & BRONSON SMITH (formerly with Avrett, Free & Ginsberg / IPG) have joined forces with third brother MILES SMITH (formerly with TMP Worldwide) and GREGG KELLY (former CFO North America for EURO RSCG ) to launch Smith Brothers Advertising, based in Pittsburgh. An eye-catching, ab-blasting "More Taste, Less Waist" billboard and radio campaign for their first official client, the Pittsburgh Brewing Company, breaks later this week.
Emerging Interest, a marketing consultancy dedicated to making online marketing more effective for buyers and sellers, has named TONIE HANSEN Director of Sales and Marketing. Hansen has five years experience in the interactive marketing field and was most recently the Director of Marketing for Excite@Home's media organization. Hansen's role will be to oversee all sales initiatives for EI's Advertising Road Show series, as well as manage marketing and other strategic initiatives.
ProactiveNet, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end performance management solutions for online applications, today announced the appointment of 19-year Internet veteran DAVID LANGLAIS as Vice President of Marketing. A successful executive in companies at various stages of sales, marketing and product development, Langlais is charged with expanding ProactiveNet's leadership position in performance management of web- and browser-based applications and their associated infrastructure. Langlais has been a principal developer of sales, marketing and product strategies for Finisar Systems, Pixera Corporation and The Wollongong Group.
Search123, a growing performance-based search engine technology company, announced that CARL DUNHAM is its newly appointed vice president of technology. Dunham joins Search123 as part of the company's acquisition of Simpli.com from United Online. As managing director at Simpli.com, Dunham was responsible for R&D and technology for targeted marketing products at United Online's NetZero unit, and for Simpli.com's context-based search. Prior to joining Simpli.com, Dunham led international software development efforts at American Power Conversion in West Kingston, Rhode Island. In addition to research and development responsibilities, Dunham will spearhead the integration of Simpli.com search technology into Search123's existing cost-per-click advertising system.
STEVEN MANDALA rises to EVP of sales at Telemundo overseeing network sales, business development and sales support. He reports to Telemundo president and CEO Jim McNamara and Keith Turner, parent NBC's president of sales and marketing.
The board of directors of Crain Communications announced the promotion of ROBERT FELSENTHAL to Vice President. Felsenthal is publisher of BtoB magazine, Crain Communications’ oldest title in the company, which was relaunched from Business Marketing in March 2000. He was named publisher of BtoB in May 2000 after serving as long-time associate publisher of Crain’s New York Business. Felsenthal has been with Crain Communications for 23 years, first joining the company as promotion director for the newly launched Crain’s Chicago Business.
MIMI DUTTA has been named creative director of Business 2.0, DAMON DARLIN has been named senior editor and SUSAN ORENSTEIN and ANDY RASKIN have been hired as senior writers. Dutta joins Business 2.0 from Sports Illustrated Women, where she oversaw the magazine's redesign. Darlin was Business 2.0's executive editor before the title was bought by Time Inc. Orenstein was a feature writer with the Industry Standard, and Raskin joins Business 2.0 full-time after serving as a frequent contributor.
Pay television operator Sky Network Television Ltd. has appointed JASON HOLLINGWORTH as its new chief financial officer, succeeding Paul Smart, who is stepping down, the company said in a statement Wednesday. Hollingworth, who will begin on Monday, has been chief financial officer for Telstra Saturn, a unit of Australia 's Telstra Corp., over the past year and a half. Hollingworth also has experience as a financial and investment adviser for Ngai Tahu Holdings and as a corporate adviser in investment banking with Southpac Corp.
Four members of the RIGAS FAMILY have resigned as directors of Adelphia Business Solutions Inc. because of negative publicity surrounding the financial troubles of Adelphia Communications Corp., the company announced Tuesday. The Rigas Family members said they were taking the action to let ABS pursue its Chapter 11 restructuring without distractions from adverse publicity surrounding the family's relationships with Adelphia Communications.
Source Enterprises, Inc., publishers of the nation’s best selling music magazine The Source and owners of several integrated multimedia companies, announced the appointments of JEREMY MILLER as Chief Operating Officer and KIM OSORIO as Executive Editor of the magazine. In his new role as COO, Miller will be responsible for daily operations of The Source magazine and publishing division, including acquisition of new titles, securing book deals, and overseeing foreign licensing agreements. Formerly Circulation Director for The Source, Miller joined the Company in 1991 as an intern while attending New York University’s Stern School of Business. Osorio joined The Source in January 2000 as an Associate Music Editor before becoming the magazine’s first female Music Editor. In her new role, she will be responsible for The Source’s editorial coverage and the day-to-day supervision of the editorial staff.
Ad serving company ZEDO, Inc., announced this week that SHAN FRANKLIN has joined the ZEDO team as Vice President of Sales. Franklin has more than ten years of strategic sales and business development experience. He began his career in technology sales at Macromedia, where he built strategic marketing programs for selling Macromedia's web development tools. He joined Flycast Communications in March of 1997 where he led the sales efforts and helped earn Flycast a market valuation of $100 million dollars. After Flycast, he took a position with AdFlight as VP of Business Development. Since then he had been running Intellitoy Ventures, an early stage Venture Capital Fund.