MaxWorldwide, Inc., formerly L90, today announced that BILL WISE, who recently joined MaxWorldwide from DoubleClick, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the company, a newly formed position. Wise joined MaxWorldwide as Executive Vice President in July 2002 where his responsibilities included overseeing strategy and corporate development for MaxWorldwide as well as managing the MaxOnline Direct division. Most recently he was the Vice President of Business Strategy and Direct Marketing for DoubleClick's North American Media Network.
PETER KLUEGER has been appointed Vice President and Creative Director of AGENCY.COM, New York. He was formerly kpe's Creative Director, and brings more than 14 years of experience in branding, creative direction and visual communications creativity and brand-building expertise to the company. Before joining kpe, Klueger worked for Ogilvy & Mather Interactive in New York, serving as Associate Creative Director.
Emarketing veteran RAY BUTKUS has joined the Bigfoot Interactive Board of Directors. Butkus most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Naviant Marketing Solutions, a leading provider of e-marketing solutions.
360 Youth, an Alloy, Inc. Company, announced the hire of CHARLIE MARINO as VP, Location Media. Charlie will oversee the country's largest network of in-school media, comprised of over 40,000 media boards in 10,000 high-schools. In Marino's 21 year career in outdoor advertising he has held positions such as President/General Manager of the Baltimore Division of Eller Media and Regional General Manager of Revere National Corporation.
Internet veteran LARRY ALLEN has accepted a Vice President position with Viewpoint Corporation, provider of rich media technology for the Web. Since 1996, Allen has been at 24/7 Real Media (formerly Real Media), where he lead the development of the Open AdStream and Open Advertiser ad management technology solutions.
Time veteran MARK GLATZHOFER has moved to Media Networks, where he’ll be the new Vice President/General Manager. Glatzhofer had been at Time since 1988, working most recently with the Fortune Group (including Business 2.0 and FSB). Glatzhofer has also worked for Money and Life.
Rapp Collins Worldwide, New York, named ROBERT SOLOMON President-CEO of the Omnicom Group Agency. Solomon joins Rapp Collins from his own consulting firm, Solomon Strategic. He also had been conducting account management seminars for Omnicom.
National Cable Communications has promoted PERRY SHELMAN to Sales Manager of its CableLink Interconnects Division, while naming MICHAEL PRICE as National Interconnect Manager of CableLink's Albany, N.Y., market. Shelman will oversee sales efforts for all seven CableLink Interconnects markets: Albany, Cleveland, Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Hartford, Providence, and Wilkes-Barre. Prior to joining NCC, Shelman spent 24 years in a variety of sales management and marketing positions in broadcasting and cable. Price joins CableLink Interconnects with more than 20 years of sales experience in cable, broadcasting and radio, both nationally and internationally. Most recently, Price served as General Manager of Cablevision's Rainbow Advertising Sales/Regional News Rep in New York.
Meredith Corporation announced today that PATRICK S. TAYLOR has been named Director of New York Media and Marketing Communications. Taylor has held senior level communications positions for publishers such as Rodale Inc., where he spent 11 years and was instrumental in the positioning and branding of titles including Men’s Health and Prevention.
BILL WITTUR of mediaedge:cia in Canada will be taking over the position of Manager, Digital Media, with Mindshare World Canada. His main focus will be working with the IBM Canada team, particularly with respect to organizing their interactive and online campaigns.
Goodman Media International, Inc. announced that HENRY MILLER, Executive Vice President, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Miller joined Goodman Media in 1998, and has been the agency's Senior Executive on a wide range of accounts. Previously, he had served as a Managing Director at Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart (now Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide).
KirchMedia GmbH & Co. KGaA announced that it will shed 34% of its workforce, or 151 jobs, by the end of 2003. KirchMedia management and workers said that of a total of 544 employees, 82 will leave the company by year-end and 69 more by 2003. Positions will be found for some in other units of the company. KirchMedia will retain 355 workers, the company added. Despite filing for insolvency, KirchMedia said it will continue operations until further notice.
LAURA MANOS EMMS was hired as Senior Account Director at CFM Direct, a growing national direct marketing agency. In her newly created position, Manos Emms is the agency's first employee to be based in Minneapolis, complementing full-service offices in Chicago and Philadelphia. Manos Emms will work closely with clients in the upper Midwest, supported by both the agency's other offices. She most recently served as Vice President of Sales at Helegeson Enterprises and is a member of the Midwest Direct Marketing Association.
Chemistri's Co-Chief Executive Officers KURT KARLENZIG and CHRIS MILLER are leaving the Leo Burnett interactive subsidiary. The duo joined Chemistri at its formation in Sept. 2000 from its predecessor, Capps Digital. The departures come as Leo Burnett parent Bcom3 considers consolidating its digital assets even further, according to sources.
Fox Searchlight Pictures, a division of NewsCorp/20th Century Fox, has hired MARK GELLER as Director of Media & Promotions. Geller comes to Fox Searchlight/Los Angeles most recently from GSD&M advertising in Austin, TX. Current and upcoming Searchlight films that he will be responsible for include "The Good Girl," "One Hour Photo," "Banger Sisters," "Brown Sugar," and "Antwone Fisher,"
Henninger Richmond, the post-production and multimedia solutions company has named a new management team of ANTHONY JOHNSON as General Manager and ADAM KRANITZ as Manager of Business Development. They will report directly to SCOTT WITTHAUS, who has been promoted to Vice President, Operations, for Henninger Media Services. Scott Witthaus, Facilities Manager at Henninger Richmond until last year, was most recently Vice President and General Manager for Henninger DC Operations. Anthony Johnson's background includes President/Owner of Spritworks Communications, a media consulting and production company and Director of Operations and Production at Black Entertainment Television. Adam Kranitz brings to Henninger 10 years of experience as a writer, Creative Director and Account Executive, producing rich media projects in the corporate communications and commercial markets. Most recently, he was Founder and Creative Director of mediaDC, a boutique studio specializing in interactive visual media production.
STEPHEN P. HILLS, a former Washington Post intern, will become the paper’s Vice President and General Manager after serving as Vice President of Advertising, Circulation and Marketing. Hills joined the Post in 1987, right after serving his internship. He will oversee business operations directly under Publisher and Chief Executive Boisfeuillet Jones Jr., who held these positions until his promotion in 2000.
Lifetime Manager of Programming, Scheduling and Acquisitions SCOTT LEWERS is now the Media Director of Programming, Scheduling and Planning at Oxygen. He’ll report to VP of programming Brigitte McCray.