Wednesday, August 21, 2002

    Viacom-owned Infinity Broadcasting Corp. named JOHN FULLAM President and Chief Operating Officer. Fullam, most recently Senior Regional Vice President at rival Clear Channel Communications, will oversee the day-to-day operations of Infinity's 183 radio stations.

    JOHN HOGAN has been selected to lead Clear Channel Radio as its new Chief Executive Officer. Hogan has held the position of Clear Channel Radio's Chief Operating Officer for the past year. He assembled Clear Channel Radio's team of senior and regional vice presidents and worked with his team of managers who oversee the radio operation.

    MERRILL BROWN, who resigned two months ago from, has joined Seattle's RealNetworks Inc., where he will head the digital media company's consumer division as Senior Vice President for RealOne Services. At, Brown served as Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief. He resigned June 21, citing frustration with the partnership between Microsoft Corp. and NBC.

    Opt In Inc. officially announced that MARTIN DAVIS has been appointed to the position of Media Buyer for their Global Online Marketing Division. Davis has spent 13 years in marketing, most notably at Interactive Telecommunications Inc.

    JOHN HOEFT, New Media Product Development Manager for the Denver Newspaper Agency has accepted the position of Sales and Business Development Manager for Media News Group Interactive. Hoeft’s previous positions include New Media Product Specialist for in Minneapolis for 4 years, as well as internet consulting, advertising and print publication experience.

    Budget Living announced the appointment of DAVID K. MANCHEE as Southwest Sales Manager. Currently, Manchee sits on the Board of Directors as Founding President of the Dallas Ft. Worth Advertising Association and he is Founder and President of MancheeMedia.

    Ziff Davis Media Inc. has named JIM LOUDERBACK as Editor-in-Chief for its online division in a move to strengthen its Internet content. As head of Ziff Davis Internet, Louderback will oversee publications like ExtremeTech and Microsoft Watch.

    CBS Sports sales has promoted CHRIS SIMKO to Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and BOB MALMGREN to Vice President. Simko will manage the NCAA Corporate Champion program in conjunction with the NCAA and Host Communications. Malmgren will be responsible for all aspects of inventory management of college football, NCAA basketball, golf and U.S. Open tennis.

    CAM Systems, LLC announced that KRIS BINDER has joined the New York office as an Account Executive. Binder has more than 16 years of experience in the television industry, most recently serving as Director of Broadcast Sales & Operations for Media DVX, a premiere content delivery service provider.

    DraftWorldwide, one of the premier global integrated marketing agencies, made several new hires in its Chicago office. BRETT MILLER was hired as Vice President, Group Account Director; NANCY FORSTER has been appointed to Account Director, and GAD MEIRON, was hired as Vice President, Concept Director. Miller joins DraftWorldwide from Grayscale, Inc., Chicago, where he was an independent consultant. Prior to Grayscale, he was Vice President at UPSHOT, Chicago. Forster rejoins DraftWorldwide from OgivlyOne where she was an account director. Prior to OgivlyOne, she was an account director at DraftWorldwide. Meiron joins DraftWorldwide from Frankel & Company, Chicago, where he was a Creative Director. Prior to Frankel & Company, he was an Account Supervisor at Impact (Foote, Cone & Belding), Chicago.

    Also at DraftWorldwide, JEFF BAIL has joined as SVP, Sports Marketing. Prior to creating and building S3/Sports & Sponsorship Solutions, Inc. over the last five years, Bail worked in Brand Management at Clorox and RJR Nabisco.

    And lastly for new hires at DraftWorldwide: BRIAN PAGE joins the Chicago office as Account Director, Sports Marketing. Page has been a partner at S3/Sports & Sponsorship Solutions, Inc. for more than five years, working with clients and sports/entertainment properties ranging from NASCAR, Major League Soccer, MLBPA, several teams each in MLB, NFL, and NBA, and many venues and other properties across the country.

    Coupons, Inc., a provider of consumer-printed coupon marketing and technology solutions, announced the appointment of JIM WIDMANN to Regional Vice President of Sales. Widmann joins Coupons, Inc. from Valassis Communications, Inc. where he was Vice President of Sales and a member of the Valassis management team.

    Coupons, Inc. has also appointed JEFFREY WEITZMAN, former Senior Director of Client Services at Yahoo! Inc., as the company's Chief Operating Officer. Weitzman comes to Coupons, Inc. from Yahoo! where he recently co-chaired the Interactive Advertising Bureau's task force on industry standard Terms and Conditions.

    RICHARD MANSHIP has been elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital City Press, the parent company of The Advocate. His brother, Doug Manship Jr., will remain publisher of The Advocate, and will serve as Chief Operating Officer of the company.

    Shaw Newspapers has announced the appointment of new publishers of the Kane County Chronicle and the Northwest Herald. MARK M. SWEETWOOD was named General Publisher of the Chronicle in Geneva. He was named General Manager for Shaw Newspapers in April, and formerly was Editor of the Herald in Crystal Lake. JOHN RUNG, General Manager at the Northwest Herald, was promoted to Publisher. Rung rejoined the Herald in May after serving as Vice President of Advertising at the Colorado Springs Gazette. Rung previously was Advertising Director at the Herald.

    ANIBAL TORRES, an Advertising Manager with the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel for six years, was promoted to Publisher of El Sentinel, the bilingual weekly of the Orlando Sentinel. Torres was Division Manager for Regional Advertising for Orlando Sentinel Communications and was Sales Manager for El Sentinel's website.

    Novilit, Inc., an electronic design automation supplier, has named THOMAS ELLIOTT to the role of Director of Marketing and Communications. Prior to joining Novilit, Elliott worked for Charles River Development in Burlington, Mass., for two years, where he served as Marketing Manager.

    STEVE SCHAUMBURG has joined The Beryl Companies as its new Director of Marketing. Schaumburg is a 20-year healthcare marketing veteran. At Beryl, he will manage all of the growing company's marketing and public relations, and lead generation and business development activities. Most recently, Schaumburg was the Senior Director of Southwest Assurance Marketing for KPMG LLP, a professional services firm.

    360 Youth, an Alloy, Inc. company, announced the hire of PATRICK SHERRY as VP, Location Media Sales. Patrick will oversee sales efforts for 360 Youth's Out-of-Home media properties along with its other online and offline properties. Most recently Sherry was Senior VP, Sales for Media Vehicles, a GE Capital Company, and VP, National Sales Manager of Revere National Corporation and Universal Outdoor, Inc.

    BOOK magazine today announced the hire of NATHAN MISNER to the new position of Marketing Director. Most recently, Misner co-founded Iced Media, an advertising and marketing firm. Prior to that, Misner was the Director of Media Ventures at Miller Publishing, publishers of Spin and Vibe.

    GARY W. RANDAZZO has joined the San Francisco Chronicle as Vice Chairman and Associate Publisher. Randazzo will be responsible for developing advertising sales and marketing at The Chronicle. He comes to San Francisco from the Houston Chronicle, where he was Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, responsible for managing the newspaper's advertising, circulation and marketing divisions.