ALISON BURNS, President of Publicis Groupe's Fallon Worldwide, New York, is stepping down to start a consultancy, the agency said. Succeeding her as president is Anne Bologna, Fallon's Minneapolis-based Director of Planning. She will move to New York and take over the office Feb 1. Burns, who had been New York President since 1998, led the agency's recovery following the Sept. 11 attacks. As a result of the terror attacks and dot-com implosion, the office has roughly one third of the billings it had in 2000. Since then, the agency has rebuilt its creative department and management team, and the shop added new accounts including Timberland, L'Oreal, and radio duties from PepsiCo's SoBe beverage. Burns has contemplated the move for at least one month, said an agency executive. Before joining Fallon, she was Co-Founder, President and CEO of KTNY, New York, a unit of U.K.-based executive search firm Kendall Tarrant.
Einson Freeman, Inc., a specialist in sales promotion and a WPP company, has promoted sixteen-year-veteran JEAN MOJO to the office of President and Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Mojo was in charge of business development at Einson Freeman. Prior to joining Einson, Mojo was Senior Vice President, Management Supervisor at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising.
TODD GRANT, formerly a Creative Director at Omnicom sibling TBWA/Chiat/Day, San Francisco, has returned to Goodby Silverstein as Associate Creative Director. Grant left Goodby Silverstein during the dot-com boom in 2000 to head creative at Interpublic Group of Cos.' Martin Agency, which was attempting to establish a San Francisco presence. After that office folded, he joined TBWA/Chiat/Day in the fall of 2001.
Arbitron Inc. has promoted STACIE DE ARMAS to Director of Hispanic Marketing Services. As the Director of Hispanic Marketing Services, de Armas offers her expertise to agencies and advertisers interested in developing multi-cultural marketing and advertising campaigns. She is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with advertisers and advertising agencies targeting the Hispanic market. Most recently, de Armas held the position of Senior Account Manager with Arbitron’s Advertising/Agency Services, working predominantly on key Hispanic advertiser/agency accounts. Prior to Arbitron, she was a media analyst and broadcast buyer for the general and Hispanic markets at McCann-Erickson in Los Angeles.
JANETT KENNEDY HAAS has been promoted to East Coast Sales Director at Forbes.com Previously she worked at Ziff Davis Media, most recently as Eastern Associate Publisher of Interactive Week. She also held positions at IDG and CMP publications.
Adlink, a digital cable interconnect, this week announced that MAUREEN WALSH has been hired as Director, Strategic Marketing. In this position she will oversee both the promotional and creative service departments. Walsh was most recently Vice President, Affiliate Relations at United Paramount Network (UPN) in Los Angeles. Prior to joining UPN, Walsh served as Director, Network Distribution with Fox Broadcasting Company.
Interevco, the Rep/Consulting firm that reps over 200 MM monthly impressions from FHM, Prevention.com, Ucomics, Lightningcast, Nerve and seven other sites announced the addition of SUSANA WILLIAMS (pictured) as Western Sales Manager and Kingsley Lew as NY Account Manager. Doron Wesly, formerly of HotBar has also joined as Director of Marketing.
SANDY CAPELL has been named Director of Sales for New Orleans’ seven-station radio cluster. Capell brings to Clear Channel the expertise of more than 12 years in Sales and Management. She comes to New Orleans from her role as Vice President and Director of Sales for Ocean Broadcasting’s 4-station cluster in Wilmington, NC. Capell began her career in radio advertising sales in 1995 and proved herself a leader with a swift career progression through the ranks of Radio Sales Management. She was General Sales Manager at AMFM, Inc. in Raleigh, NC prior to her work in Wilmington.
SANDY HABERMAN has been named Vice President Sales and Marketing for Pennington, NJ based The Independent Traveler, an online media company with two websites (IndependentTraveler.com & CruiseCritic.com); focusing on travel content. Haberman joins The Independent Traveler after one year at Overture. He has over ten years of media experience, including positions at the AOL Time Warner Local Partnership Group as well as Ticketmaster Media Group.
Palisades Media Group (PMG) announced recently the appointment of JULIE GROPMAN as Senior Account Executive to their Santa Monica headquarters. Gropman will primarily be responsible for account management of the company's recently acquired Virgin Mobile USA account. Gropman comes to Palisades Media Group from The Gary Group where, for the past three years, she has served as an Account Executive and Media Planner on accounts such as Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group.
Unreal Marketing recently hired TERRELL HOMES as a Media Account Supervisor. Homes previously worked for I-frontier as a Pharmaceutical Account Manager and for Lowe Healthcare as Account Manager.
BARBARA BANDA, CATHY LEIBOWITZ and MARY TRICOLI have been named Group Managers with Eagle Television Sales. Banda joined Eagle Television Sales in Cleveland in 1995 as an Account Executive. Leibowitz joined Eagle Television Sales as a Sales Manager in 2000. Tricoli, a 25-year industry veteran, joined Eagle Television Sales in Philadelphia in 1999 as Account Executive. In 2000, she was promoted to Account Manager, her most recent position.
RICH POWELL joins MSN as Senior Account Executive on their Financial Services team. Powell moves from 4 years at Yahoo! where he most recently worked on their Agency Alliance team. Prior to his work at Yahoo!, he worked at Softbank Interactive, Geocities and the rich media pioneer InterVu.
Forbes.com this week announced the appointment of RICHARD J. KOSINSKI to Regional Sales Manager, New York. Kosinski joined Forbes.com from CNET Networks, where he was Vice President, News Sales. Previously he worked at The Asian Wall Street Journal as Ad Director, based in Hong Kong. He also held senior sales positions at Dow Jones, including Ad Director in Singapore, as well as Associate Manager in The Wall Street Journal's San Francisco sales office.
MTV Networks has appointed ALBIE HECHT to President of TNN. A producer who joined MTV Network in 1993, Hecht has overseen the development of several MTV Networks series and specials including Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Kids Choice Awards. He also built Nickelodeon Animation Studios, the first TV animation, and oversaw the creation of The Wild Thornberrys, Hey Arnold, Catdog, Rocket Power, ChalkZone, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and The Fairly Odd Parents.
Direct-marketing veteran JIM MAROUS has joined the business development team at Alcott Routon, a Nashville, Tenn.-based national direct-marketing agency. As Midwest director of business development, Marous will be responsible for developing new acquisition, activation, cross-sell, retention and CRM programs for Alcott Routon’s clients. Marous previously was Executive Vice President of Business Development for Brann Worldwide, a direct marketing organization with offices in North America and Europe.
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA) announced this week that STAN WEIL has joined the organization as its Executive Vice President and Director of Strategic Marketing Partnerships. Weil is a 25-year veteran of the broadcast/cable media industry and is considered one of the architects of the cable media industry's success. He spent 13 years at Turner Broadcasting, rising to the post of executive vice president, advertising sales, with responsibility for TBS, TNT, Turner Program Syndication and The Cartoon Network, helping to build the latter from the ground up.
ANGELA MONCAYO-YEAR has been named Local Sales Manager of Univision's New York TV stations, WXTV Channel 41, the Univision network affiliate, and WFUT+ (WFUT Channel 68 and WFTY Channel 67) the Gotham Telefutura outlet. Moncayo-Year will be one of four Local Sales Managers at the New York Univision and Telefutura stations. Prior to joining Univision, Moncayo-Yera was Local Sales Manager at NBC-owned Telemundo station WNJU Channel 47 in New York.
AOL Time Warner's America Online unit this week named a former Charles Schwab & Co. executive to a new position overseeing brand marketing. LEONARD SHORT, formerly Executive Vice President of Advertising and Brand Management at Charles Schwab, will now have the title Executive Vice President of Brand Marketing. Short will oversee AOL's domestic and international brand marketing efforts, including brand advertising and media, promotional marketing and overall brand management. Prior to Schwab, Short was president of Worldwide 1 on 1, a New York-based direct marketing and consumer relationship marketing agency whose clients included GE Capital, MCI, Citibank, Chrysler and Marriott Hotels and Resorts.
Valassis, a leading company in marketing services and Connective Media, announced the appointment of LARRY BERG to the position of Vice President of ROP and Media Sales. Berg's previous media purchasing and operations responsibilities as Vice President of Newspaper Sales and Purchasing have been transferred to Bill Blackmer, Director of Strategic Sourcing for Valassis. Berg began his career at Valassis in 1987. A strong newspaper industry advocate, Berg has built relationships between Valassis and newspapers nationwide.
Dex Media East, LLC, this week named MARILYN NEAL as the company's Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, she served as Regional President of Verizon Information Services, where she had P&L responsibility for a $3 billion operation over a 15-state region.
Overture Services, the world's leading provider of Pay-For-Performance search to Web sites across the Internet, this week announced that it has named KEN ROSS as Chief Communications Officer. Ross most recently served as Vice President of Corporate Communications for consumer products maker Newell Rubbermaid, where he was responsible for internal and external communications strategies. Earlier, he served as Senior Vice President of communications for Internet retailer eToys and associate partner and worldwide director of media and analyst relations for Andersen Consulting.
Forrester Research, Inc. has appointed BRIAN KARDON as the new Vice President of Strategy and Marketing. Kardon's primary responsibilities include working closely with other members of Forrester's executive management team on the company's long-term strategy as well as overseeing the marketing and development of Forrester's products and service offerings. Kardon was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Cahners Business Information, the world's largest business publisher.
Jupitermedia Corporation announced that JOHN R. PATRICK has joined its Board of Directors. Patrick retired from IBM in 2001 after a 35-year career where his most recent position was Vice President of Internet Technology. He is the author of the recently published book Net Attitude (Perseus Publishing.) Patrick becomes the fourth Independent Director on the Jupitermedia board of six.
Nashville Magazine.com, a Fourb Networks Publication, has hired TINA TERREZZA, as their new Associate Publisher. Most recently she was the Real Estate Account Manager for Citysearch in Nashville. Prior to Citysearch, Terrezza was a Account Executive for Rent.net & Move.com before relocating to Nashville from Southern California.