JOHN BERG, president of Omnicom Group's DDB Worldwide, New York, is leaving his position to become president of Havas' Euro RSCG MVBMS, New York. He will also serve on the executive team of Euro RSCG MVBMS Partners. He is not expected to start his new position until next month. Berg has worked at DDB since 2000. Prior to his stint at DDB, he served as group publisher at Wenner Media's Rolling Stone magazine for a year and, before that, was at Omnicom's BBDO Worldwide for 13 years.
MATT FEINBERG has been named to the position of Senior Vice President/National Radio at Zenith Media. Matt has played an integral role in Zenith’s success for the past four years.
Red Herring Communications, publisher of Red Herring magazine, today announced the appointment of ETIENNE KATZ to the position of Associate Publisher, East. In his new role, the 11-year media veteran will oversee the monthly magazine's advertising sales efforts for the eastern portion of the United States. Mr. Katz joins Red Herring after spending six years with Ziff Davis Smart Business/PC Computing.
TONY VINCIQUERRA, President of Fox Television Network, is taking the additional title CEO of the Fox Networks Group, overseeing the Fox Cable Networks Group and the broadcasting group that had been under his wing. He assumes the functions of Jeff Shell, who is now Co-President and COO of many-troubled Gemstar-TV Guide International.
JASON MILLER has been promoted to Vice President, Advertising Sales, Eastern Region for Outdoor Life Network. Miller previously served as Director, Advertising Sales, Eastern Region, and has been integral in the design and implementation of strategic brand building programs with advertisers in support of such OLN programming as the Tour de France, Louis Vuitton Cup and FIS World Cup Skiing, among others.
AMC Networks, which includes AMC and Women's Entertainment, announced today the appointment of ROBERT A. VOLTAGGIO to Vice President of Pricing and Planning. In this new role, Voltaggio will oversee the day-to-day operations of the advertising sales support areas for the networks, including sales planning, inventory control and traffic.
JEAN-PAUL COLACO has become President of Radio Disney, a new position, from Vice President and General Manager of the unit of ABC Radio.
ROBERT J. CALLANDER, 71 years old and a longstanding director of advertising holding company Omnicom Group Inc., quit the board unexpectedly after expressing concerns about the creation of an entity that houses Omnicom's Internet assets. The entity, now called Seneca, is structured as a private partnership in which Omnicom holds preferred stock that it doesn't control. Callander also has had some broader corporate-governance concerns.
TruServ has named CAROL CRUIKSHANK-WENTWORTH VP-Marketing and Advertising. Cruikshank-Wentworth's appointment is in conjunction with TruServ's efforts to focus more on advertising and marketing initiatives. The new VP will report to Rob Liebgott, senior VP-Sales, Marketing and Advertising.
DIANTHA WILSON joins Kiplinger's Personal Finance as an account manager. She comes over from Platts Energy Information Services Group, a unit of McGraw-Hill, where she was a sales associate and conference director. She’ll handle the Northeast for the magazine.
ERROL D. GRIFFITHS has been named director of ad sales for Disney Adventures and Disney Magazine, reporting to Kathy Gordon, publisher for both magazines at Disney Publishing. He joined Disney Adventures in 1997.
SCOTT WILLETT joins Budget Living as Associate Publisher from Teen People, where he was Entertainment and Technology Manager. Budget Living is the new lifestyle and personal-finance magazine being launched by Budget Living Media.
ALASDHAIR WILLIS has resigned as publisher of Wallpaper after two years on the job. He follows founding editor, Tyler Brulé, who quit after a series of rows with owner Time Inc.
STEPHANIE LEIFER gains the title of Vice President for comedy series at ABC. She is charged with developing the network’s roster of comedies for the fall. She takes the place of Julie Glucksman, Comedy Chief under Stu Bloomberg. Glucksman left when Bloomberg was replaced by Susan Lyne as entertainment president.
DraftWorldwide made several new hires in its Chicago office. DAVID KOPERA was hired as Senior Vice President, Group Creative Director, on the Burger King and Sprint PCS accounts; ANGELO KRITIKOS was appointed Senior Vice President, Director of Finance; MEGAN O'CONNOR was hired as Senior Vice President, Group Account Director, New Business; and MARK STOJACK, is now Vice President, Account Director, on the Sprint PCS retail and promotions account.
ED NEEDHAM, editor in chief of Emap's laddie monthly FHM, was named managing editor of Rolling Stone. Needham succeeds Robert Love, who left the magazine last month after five years in the position. He was with RS for a total of 20 years.