CHRIS GAGEN, director of strategic media initiatives-worldwide media and alliances at Coca-Cola, is leaving the company to take a senior management position at Carat North America.
NIGEL GILBERT (pictured), currently the worldwide account director on HSBC at Lowe & Partners Worldwide in London, has been promoted to regional president of Lowe’s Asia-Pacific network. Gilbert will succeed IAN CREASEY in Singapore, who is relocating to London to assume his new position as regional president for Europe/Middle East/Africa. PETER ZILLIG will become the new worldwide account director on HSBC.
The New York Times Company has tapped MICHAEL GOLDEN as publisher of the International Herald Tribune. Golden, the NYT Company's vice chairman and senior vice president, will oversee the paper's journalistic and business operations.
Carat Interactive announced the appointment of RON BELANGER to vice president of search engine marketing. Prior to joining the agency, Belanger was vice president of account development at Inceptor, where he led the consulting group responsible for developing search marketing campaigns.
Kurani Multimedia, an interactive agency specializing in web development, online advertising, and multimedia marketing programs, has appointed JOSEPH FALCONE to the position of vice president of client relations. Falcone will be responsible for overseeing client interaction in the firm’s production process. This includes coordinating the production team, media planning and buying, and integration of third party services.
Interep Interactive has named KRISTEN GLYNN as account manager in its San Francisco office. Glynn comes to Interep Interactive from Kintera, where she had been a sales consultant since earlier this year. Before that, she was manager, collegiate marketing and promotions for Virgin Mobile USA.
MICHAEL MELLON has been promoted to senior vice president of research for the ABC Television Network from executive vice president for Paramount Worldwide Television Distribution.
Advertising.com has made account executive hires across several office locations. MIKE KAWULA and ALEXANDRA VON STAUDICH work in the New York office; JASON HUNT serves in California; JILL AMBROSE and EMILY KWASS are in the Baltimore office; and COLLEEN CRILLY and PETER HOFFMAN work in Chicago.
William C. Weiss, chairman, CEO and founder of The Promar Group, has been appointed a senior fellow of The Media Center at the American Press Institute. Weiss will assist The Media Center in strategic planning, industry outreach, and leveraging the intersection of media and technology.
Wayne "Mitch" Mitchell has returned to TribalDDB, NY as director of strategic planning. His last role at the agency was as a group account director on the BestBuy and Sony accounts. Since leaving TribalDDB in 2001, Mitchell served in a similar capacity at RappDigital.
Hill, Holliday, New York announced the appointment of LISA DILLER as senior vice president, creative director. Diller will oversee creative output on the Verizon Wireless account. Diller previously worked at OgilvyOne, the direct marketing arm of Ogilvy & Mather, where she was senior partner/group creative director on IBM.
Traffic Vendors has promoted senior account executive LINDA MONTOYA to west coast director of sales. LOURDES GARCIA has been promoted from director to vice president of operations and CHRIS KARANASTASIS has been promoted from director of marketing to vice president of business development.
CSTV: College Sports Television has named ANDREW GOLDMAN executive vice president, sales, responsible for the development and implementation of all CSTV sales efforts. Most recently, Goldman had been senior vice president and general sales manager, for Warner Bros. Domestic Television. While at Warner Bros., Goldman created and implemented sales and sponsorship strategies for programs such as "Friends," "Will & Grace," "West Wing," "ER," and "Drew Carey."
The Anderson Group announced that DONNA I. HARRIS has joined the agency as account executive. She will work with National Penn Bank, as well as new clients from a variety of industries. Harris was previously senior account executive at Niemczyk Hoffmann Group, where she managed more than 30 clients. Prior to that, she was director and vice president of marketing at Leesport Bank, and was responsible for advertising, marketing, new product development, and sales training.
DVC HealthCare, a division of DVC Worldwide, has appointed RHEA OGAWA as senior manager, account services. Ogawa will provide client service support and account management for DVC HealthCare clients.