Tuesday, April 20, 2004
  • Grey Global Group has named JULIAN A. BRODSKY to its Board of Directors. Brodsky currently serves as vice chairman of Comcast Corporation, the largest cable company in the United States. His appointment fills the vacancy created by the term expiration of Mark N. Kaplan. Prior to his election to vice chairman of Comcast, Brodsky served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Comcast.

  • TBWA Worldwide appointed TIM LOVE to the new position of president, global clients. Love will be based in Tokyo, and oversee TBWA's relationship with its largest global client, Nissan. He will also serve as co-Chairman of G1 Worldwide, the unique joint venture established between TBWA and Hakuhodo in 1999 to service Nissan. Love was previously vice chairman international of Saatchi & Saatchi and a member of the agency's worldwide executive board.

  • EyeWonder has hired CHARLIE BRAGG as executive vice president of global sales, replacing MICHAEL GRIFFIN who has been named executive vice president of strategic business development. Bragg will oversee EyeWonder’s sales organization and strategy both domestically and internationally. Griffin is now charged with EyeWonder’s broadband media and ad insertion relationships with the company’s advertising and publishing clients. Griffin will spearhead the company’s broadband media initiatives including in-stream ads delivered via EyeWonder’s Video On Demand (VOD) products.

  • UNreal Marketing Solutions has added WILL FENTON to its team. Before joining UNreal Marketing as an account coordinator, Fenton was an assistant information center manager of Department Housing and Conference Services for The University of Pennsylvania.

  • EUGENE MORRIS, chairman and CEO of E. Morris Communications in Chicago, has been appointed to serve on the National Board of Directors of the American Association of Advertising Agencies. He will serve as secretary/treasurer of the Central Region Board of Governors. As one of 24 Directors, Morris will help shape policy affecting the advertising industry.

  • Crispin Porter + Bogusky has hired STEVE ERICH as a management supervisor on the Burger King account. Erich joins the Miami office from Vitro Robertson in San Diego where he managed the Baskin Robbins account for four years. Prior to that, he was at the Martin Agency, where he managed the Timberland account.

  • RICHARD "CHIP" BERRY has joined NewsStand, Inc., as director of magazine sales for North America responsible for expanding the company's inventory of magazine titles for digital delivery. Prior to joining NewsStand, Berry served as president of Summit Media Group, a diversified consulting company based in New Jersey.

  • Time4 Media’s Marine Group has grouped its three sales teams for Yachting, MotorBoating and Salt Water Sportsman into one sales team. With these changes, GARY DE SANCTIS has been promoted to vice president of sales, charged with overseeing all sales staff and initiatives for the three marine titles. SEAN O’LEARY was promoted to Eastern advertising director for the Time4 Marine Group. Additionally, ANDREA FAHY, formerly West coast manager for Yachting and MotorBoating, was appointed Western advertising director, a new position. Lastly, Rip Cunningham, publisher and editor-in-chief of Salt Water Sportsman, is retiring after 33 years at the helm of the magazine.

  • Meredith Corporation has promoted GARY WENSTRUP to Midwest sales director of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Wenstrup joined the magazine in 2001.

  • BRIAN WALDRON has joined Roska Direct as director of media services after leading direct marketing strategy and analysis for Xlibris Corporation in Philadelphia. Previously, he was assistant vice president of Credit Suisse First Boston, where he lead direct marketing customer acquisition efforts for their online brokerage unit, CSFBdirect.

  • The Anne McBride Company, Inc, an international financial communications firm, named BRANDI PIACENTE as managing director of account management and business development. Prior to joining Anne McBride, Piacente worked as a senior account executive for Financial Relations Board. She has also served as corporate development manager for Ambassadors Enterprise Services (formerly Bluedot Software) and as investor relations manager for Evolve Software.

  • Cultivator Advertising & Design has recruited BECKY MCBRIDE as client project manager, a new position. She will handle account management for clients including Storage Technology Corp. and the Prostate Cancer Education Council of Englewood. McBride was previously project manager at The Communiqué Group, a marketer of luxury real estate.