MORT GREENBERG has been promoted to Director, National Sales Manager for Ask Jeeves. He has been with Jeeves since October of 2001, and was most recently Director of Eastern Sales.
ValueClick, Inc., the media and technology solutions company, announced that CATHERINE McCONVILLE has joined its media division as Director of Western Sales. McConville, former Director of Sales at SkyGo, Inc., a provider of mobile marketing, comes to ValueClick Media with over twenty years of sales and business development experience. She has also held sales positions for companies such as Ziff Davis, Individual.com, and UN/Miller Freeman. Also, BILL TODD and DAN DESMET of ValueClick Media have been promoted to lead the East Coast Sales Team. Nine new account executives have also been hired to manage campaign sales, development, execution and results analysis.
Slate.com, an online magazine owned by Microsoft Corp., has promoted associate publisher CYRUS KROHN to the position of publisher. Krohn, a former producer of CNN's "Crossfire" and "Larry King Live" television programs, will succeed SCOTT MOORE, who will become general manager of news and information for Microsoft's MSN Internet site. Before joining Slate, Krohn directed political advertising for the Microsoft Network.
The Advertising Council announced the promotions of three staff members: CHRIS VILLARREAL has been promoted to Campaign Manager; ELIZABETH KILCLINE has been named Associate Manager, Corporate Development; and ABHA PALMER has been promoted to Manager, Media Measurement and Analysis. Villarreal worked at Ogilvy & Mather as a member of the IBM account team before joining the Ad Council in June of 2001 as Assistant Campaign Manager. Kilcline worked as a sales assistant at New York magazine prior to joining the Ad Council in April of 2001 as Administrative Assistant, Corporate Development. Palmer worked for two years as an analyst at Revlon before joining the Ad Council in May of 1999 as Media Analyst for the Ad Council’s Media Measurement department.
SCOTT CRYSTAL, president/CEO of G+J USA's Business Innovator Group, comprised of Fast Company and Inc., will leave the company on July 26. Combined sales and marketing of Fast Company and Inc. will now be handled by CINDY SPENGLER, G+J's chief marketing officer. Fast Company co-editors ALAN WEBBER and BILL TAYLOR, and Inc.'s outgoing editor, GEORGE GENDRON, will now report to G+J president/CEO, Daniel Brewster. Publishers for the two titles will report to Dan Rubin, in his new capacity as executive vp.
Veteran television advertising sales executives GREG KARLIK and MATT BOXER have been promoted to local sales managers of New York's Spanish-language TV station, Univision 41. Karlik, who had been an account executive at Univision 41, has sales and management experience that includes posts at KBWB-TV and KRON-TV in San Francisco, WNYT-TV in Albany, and at the rep firm Petry Television. Boxer, who had been national sales manager at Univision's Miami TV station (WLTV), began his career in advertising as an account executive at Bozell, Jacobs, Kenyon & Eckhardt in New York and as local/regional sales manager at WDZL-TV in Miami.
ROB FINLEY, formerly of investools, has joined the ON24 team as a senior account executive.
BURST! Media, a provider of Internet advertising services, has hired NORMAN HAMEL as the new Director of Inside Sales. Hamel has sixteen years sales/management experience, and was most recently the VP of Channel Sales for MonsterLearning with Monster.com.
After serving as editor in chief of Ladies' Home Journal for more than 20 years, MYRNA BLYTH next week will be succeeded by veteran editor DIANE SALVATORE. Blyth will focus on her expanded role as editorial director of More, a lifestyle monthly for fortysomething women. Salvatore, most recently director of editorial operations at Hearst Magazines, has has held a string of jobs in women's titles, including executive director of Hearst's Marie Claire, executive editor of Good Housekeeping, and senior editor of Redbook. Ladies' Home Journal has also named MARY WITHERELL Managing Editor of the magazine. During her 20-year career, Witherell has served as a managing editor at Self, YM and American Health magazines, and most recently was managing editor at CosmoGIRL!
Finnish media company SanomaWSOY Corp. said Tuesday that THEO BOUWMAN has resigned as president of its Sanoma Magazines BV unit and will be replaced by EIJA AILASMAA. Ailasmaa has been president of Sanoma Magazines Finland Oy and executive vice president of Sanoma Magazines BV. Bouwman will join Dutch newspaper publisher PCM Uitgevers NV as board chairman. SanomaWSOY President HANNU SYRJAENEN has been appointed chairman of Sanoma Magazines' management board.
DENIS GLENNON, a partner and managing director at Euro RSCG MVBMS Partners in New York, is taking over the Chicago office of Euro RSCG Tatham Partners as president. Glennon will report to Gary Epstein, who in May took over as CEO of Euro RSCG Tatham Partners, an entity that was formed at the same time and encompasses five Euro RSCG offices. Epstein formerly headed Euro RSCG's Chicago operation, which had been named Euro RSCG McConnaughy Tatham. In addition to running the Chicago office Glennon will be part of Euro RSCG Tatham Partners executive committee, which consists of the heads of the various units. At Euro RSCG MVBMS partners (and its predecessor agencies) Glennon worked as a senior account executive on business including Subway Restaurants, Schering-Plough and MCI. He previously worked at Ally & Gargano and started his career at Ted Bates & Co.
EMILY DAVIS has been promoted to Vogue’s director of project development where she will oversee retail programs and the development and execution of special advertising sections. Davis has served as the magazine’s international fashion director since February of 1999. JEFFREY GREIF has been appointed Vogue’s international fashion director. Greif will oversee the magazine’s Italian and French offices. He joins Vogue from GQ, where he served as international advertising director.
Poindexter Systems has named Optimedia CEO MIKE DREXLER to its Board of Directors and has named MEETUP CEO and i-traffic founder SCOTT HEIFERMAN to its Board of Advisors.
SF Interactive has hired BILL McGEE as executive vice president, marketing services. In the newly created post, McGee will manage the new business, client strategy, media analytics and email departments. Most recently, he was vice president of marketing at Netcentives, a loyalty-marketing outfit.
VICTORIA MONDET has joined Vivendi Universal Net USA, Music & Media group as a Sales Executive. Mondet was most recently at ValueClick Media.
ROGER L. SVERDLIK has been named executive vice president of TelAmerica Media. Sverdlik will manage the company’s national advertising sales team in New York and Philadelphia, with offices opening in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Detroit.
SHAUN J. McKENNA joins Entrepreneur magazines as a regional sales manager in New York. McKenna joins from The New York Times, where he was an account manager in the financial services area.
MARK GLASNER joins Forbes as an ad sales representative in its Burlingame, Calif., office. A former associate publisher of Interactive Week, Glasner will report to Kevin Gentzel, group ad director of the Forbes Magazine Group for the West.
National Cable Communications has promoted MATTHEW LEGER to sales manager, STACEY GROSS to manager for sales promotions, and RYAN MAHONEY and KAREN CAVIT have joined the company as account executives. Leger, Gross and Mahoney are based in NCC's New York sales office, while Cavit is in NCC's Dallas sales office.
CARLA SIMONET has been promoted to national senior director for marketing data and reporting while KAVITA VAZIRANI has been promoted to national senior director of media service at Comcast Cable Communications. Simonet will continue to support core marketing efforts from a data and reporting perspective. Vazirani, who joined Comcast in 1997, will continue to be responsibile for overseeing the company's media strategies.
CAREN L. SINCLAIR-KAY has been named senior director of online for Men's Health and Rodale's sports brands, including Backpacker, Bicycling, Mountain Bike, Runner's World and Rodale's Scuba Diving. Sinclair-Kay, a former e-commerce executive from Oxygen Media, will report to Tom Beusse and be based in Rodale's New York office.
ELIOT TYLER has joined the New York office of strategic digital services consulting and marketing firm Organic, Inc., as a Director in Engagement Management. Tyler was previously Vice President, Marketing Director for Digitas, LLC, New York.