Yahoo! has announced the appointment of CAMMIE DUNAWAY as its chief marketing officer. Dunaway will be responsible for Yahoo!'s worldwide branding and product marketing efforts Dunaway comes to the company from Frito-Lay, where she served as VP and GM of Marketing. Another appointment at Yahoo! is that of JOHN E. MARCOM JR. as senior vice president International Operations. Marcom will oversee Yahoo!'s international business operations. Functions and regions reporting to him include Yahoo!'s international properties in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Most recently, Marcom served as president of the Americas for the Financial Times. In this position, he was responsible for the business operations of the Financial Times in the US, Canada and Latin America.
New York Times executive editor HOWELL RAINES and managing editor GERALD BOYD resigned last Thursday. JOSEPH LELYVELD, former executive editor of The Times, has been named interim executive editor.
Overture Services announced the election of FRANK BIONDI to its board of directors. Biondi is currently senior managing director of WaterView Advisors. Biondi was chief executive officer of Universal Studios from 1996 to 1998. During his tenure there, he served on the board of directors of Universal's parent, The Seagram Company Ltd., as well as the board of USA Networks
Horizon Media has named ERICA JOSEPH HUNTER to the post of VP, Account Group Head in New York. Hunter will supervise the Horizon team that handles several entertainment, fast food and retail accounts. Hunter comes to Horizon from the New York office of MediaVest where she was most recently vice-president, associate media director supervising all aspects of the media planning for multi-million dollar clients like Minute Maid, Continental, Avon, Coldwell Banker and Lord Abbett.
Michael Meyers & Associates announced that DELIA FARRELL has joined the agency as Media Coordinator. Farrell will be responsible for managing the implementation of the agency’s media programs as well as management of the publicity function.
ART COOPER, former editor in chief of GQ, died yesterday after suffering a massive stroke last week. He was 65. Cooper retired in April after serving as editor in chief of the magazine for the past twenty years.
VITA HARRIS, EVP, director of Strategic Planning and Research at Draft New York, has been elected to the agency's board of directors. Harris joined Draft in 1996 with more than 13 years of experience in research and planning at N.W. Ayer, Ted Bates and Saatchi & Saatchi Compton, working with such clients as AT&T, Gillette, Citibank, Mars, Inc., Miller Brewing Company, the U.S. Navy, British Airways, Philips Electronics, Colgate-Palmolive and Avis.
America Online has promoted BILL WILSON to SVP and general manager of AOL Entertainment. He succeeds KEVIN CONROY, who was recently named EVP and chief operating officer of AOL's broadband service. EVAN HARRISON will take over Wilson's previous position of VP and GM of AOL's music division.
LAURA MCEWAN has been named vp, publishing director of Reader's Digest magazine. She previously was publisher of YM magazine.
UNreal Marketing Solutions has hired MICHAEL IANNELLI (left) and BLAKE HARRISON as Account Managers. Iannelli previously worked for ICT Group, Inc. where he was Client Services Manager on the Pfizer account, and Naviant Marketing Solutions, where he worked as Account Consultant responsible for managing the Hewlett Packard account. Harrison was also an Account Executive at Paradigm Visions, where he was responsible for various aspects of client advertising campaigns for usa dentalcare and usa healthcare.
PATRICIA ROMERO has joined DaimlerChrysler's West Business Center as California Marketing Manager. Romero will oversee all marketing and advertising functions related to DaimlerChrysler's Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep brands in the state of California. Romero was Advertising and International Marketing Manager for Toshiba America Business Solutions prior to accepting the position with DaimlerChrysler.
Forbes.com announced the appointment of LAUREN WRAY to Regional Sales Manager. Wray was most recently marketing manager at Forbes.com, a position she's held since March 2002. Previously she was Forbes.com sales coordinator. Prior to joining Forbes, she was a travel content specialist and technical writer at Egghead.com.
ADAM SHAW has been named Senior Vice President of Distribution for the NFL Network, the new NFL television programming service launching this fall. In his new role, Shaw will establish and manage carriage agreements with cable and satellite operators in the United States. He is also responsible for developing affiliate sales campaigns to promote the value of the NFL Network. NFL Films, Video-On-Demand (VOD) services and other enhanced TV applications will be a part of the NFL Network.
CAROLE JOHNSON has joined Monster as senior vice president of marketing. She replaces PETER BLACKLOW, who left the company in January. Most recently, Johnson was vice president of business service at Gillette.
Hachette Filipacchi Media announced that JOANNE LOPINTO has been named marketing director of Metropolitan Home and Home magazines. LoPinto was vice president of marketing of The Parenting Group at AOL/Time Warner from July 2000 to March 2002. Previously, she served as group marketing director of Disney Publishing from 1996 to 2000. From 1992 to 1996, LoPinto was marketing director of Conde Nast Traveler.
Meredith Corporation announced that SUSAN BARON has been named Publisher for its American Baby Group of publications. Baron most recently held the position of Managing Director with Meredith’s Integrated Marketing Group. Baron joined Meredith from Pluzynski and Associates, where she served since 1999 as President, specializing in magalogs and catalogs.
Pohly & Partners announced the appointment of AMY SWEARINGEN to its senior management team as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Client Development. In this role, Swearingen will be responsible for leading Pohly & Partners' strategic planning practice. Before joining Pohly & Partners, Swearingen was a full-time marketing consultant.
The Week has hired ARTHUR WAGNER to the position of Northwest Ad Manager. Previously, Wagner was founder and president of Clarus Consulting, working with clients such as Nike Golf, Men's Health, and Envision.
Media Dimensions has announced the addition of ROBERT F. SCOTT as Director of Business Development. For the last nine years, Scott served as Group Account Director at Initiative Media/Atlanta. He was responsible for all North American media planning for The Home Depot. Prior to that, Scott served as Media Director with Bozell, Liller Neal, Burton Campbell and Doyle Dane Bernbach, all in Atlanta.
GIL BEYDA, who co-founded Real Media in 1995 and who invented and developed its Open AdStream™ ad serving platform has been named Chief Technology Officer and VP/Engineering of TACODA Systems. Beyda takes over engineering management duties from JOE WILSON who becomes TACODA’s Chief Scientist & VP/Technology Services. Beyda will assemble an in-house engineering department that will design and build the next generation of TACODA’s products increasing the scalability and reliability of the system.
Technology Review has named PAUL RECTOR as New York Advertising Manager. Rector will be responsible for sales and client management in the Southeast region. Prior to joining Technology Review, Rector spent five years at E*TRADE, where he held several senior sales management roles.
The NETWORK of City Business Journals has named GODFREY PHILLIPS Vice President of Marketing. Phillips, who joined The NETWORK in January 2003 after working for the Young & Rubicam advertising agency in New York for more than 18 years, will now manage both the company's marketing and research efforts. While at Young & Rubicam, Phillips served as Partner-Account Planning Director.