Tuesday, June 1, 2004

    Deutsch LA has named PETER GOODWIN as executive vice president, group account director on its Mitsubishi account. Most recently, Goodwin had been general manager, corporate planning department at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Japan.


    Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. named JASON WILBERDING as director of sales of the SBS radio cluster in Los Angeles, California. Wilberding will be responsible for maximizing sales revenue of all four SBS FM stations in LA, including KLAX-FM, KXOL-FM and KZAB-FM/KZBA-FM. Since 1998, he has held a number of management positions with Viacom/Infinity’s KTWV-FM including national sales manager, local sales manager, and most recently general sales manager.


    Arbitron Inc. strengthened its Portable People Meter (PPM) marketing team by naming JAY GUYTHER as senior vice president of PPM marketing for the U.S. and internationally; and BRAD BEDFORD as vice president, International PPM marketing. Guyther will focus on identifying and prioritizing customer needs with respect to all ratings applications for the PPM worldwide and developing programs and initiatives to address these needs. In addition, he will act as a liaison between radio industry groups – including the Radio Advisory Council and Radio Advertising Bureau. Bedford has spent the last two decades in sales at Arbitron for radio stations and Internet Broadcasting. In 2003, he became a member of Arbitron’s international PPM team.


    PAT SWINDLE has joined Draft Chicago, as senior vice president and group strategy director. She will be working on such clients as DeVry University, PACCAR, and the United States Postal Service, while aiding business development.


    Nissan North America (NNA) has named JAN THOMPSON, currently president and CEO of The Designory, Inc., a marketing communications company owned by the Omnicom Group, as vice president, marketing, NNA. Thompson succeeds STEVE WILHITE, who will become vice president, global marketing for Nissan effective July 1.


    The Advertising Educational Foundation has promoted PAULA ALEX, formerly managing director, to the new position of chief executive officer. Alex joined the AEF in 1985, shortly after the non-profit organization was established, and has been responsible for developing and implementing AEF activities.


    THOMAS CAPATO, former Real Media and 24/7 Real Media senior vice president of sales, has joined icrossing as its senior vice president of sales. icrossing’s Board of Directors recently announced plans to expand, with sales representation anticipated in California, Texas, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, and New England. Capato will be responsible for building this team and managing icrossing’s revenue growth nationwide, and eventually taking it overseas.


    NINA LAWRENCE has been named vice president and publisher of the Fairchild Bridal Group. Lawrence will oversee all of the bridal properties in the newly formed Fairchild Bridal Group which includes Bride’s, Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, Modern Bride Connection (17 regional magazines), Your Prom, and their corresponding websites. Since 2002, Lawrence has served as vice president and publisher of Bride’s and Modern Bride and all of its related businesses at Condé Nast.


    Meredith Corporation announced that CAROL CAMPBELL has been named director of strategic alliances for More magazine, a new position. Campbell, who has been More’s publisher since 2001, will be responsible for developing and extending the More franchise into new platforms, including events and other media. Additionally, Meredith Corporation named JOHN S. ZIESER vice president/corporate development. Zieser will lead a newly-created area focused on growing the company’s footprint in and adjacent to its current media business. Zieser is currently Meredith’s general counsel and vice president/corporate services with responsibilities for the Legal, Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Government Relations functions. He will retain oversight of those areas in addition to his new duties.


    Cottage Living has made two new West Coast appointments - LORETTE (LORI) HESS as San Francisco manager and TODD HENRICKS as Los Angeles manager. Hess will oversee the Pacific Northwest and Henricks the Southern California markets for the new lifestyle magazine. Most recently, Hess served as the Northwest advertising manager for GQ. Henricks joins the magazine from DETAILS, where he worked as Los Angeles director.


    Digital View Group has named STUART ARMSTRONG as chief operating officer for the company’s U.S. operations. In his new role, Armstrong will accelerate efforts to expand Digital View’s large-scale digital media network programs with retailers, brands and agencies. Armstrong joins Digital View from retail management consulting firm Euro RSCG Meridian, where he served as vice president responsible for new business development.


    JOSH COHEN has joined Reuters.com as director, business development. Cohen's primary responsibility will be to build Reuters.com's audience through existing and new co-branded partnerships. Most recently, Cohen spent nearly five years at SmartMoney.com.


    Di Zinno Thompson, a full-service advertising agency, promoted TAMMY HAUGHEY from general manager to president. Haughey will be responsible for the overall management of the agency's day-to-day operations and resources. In addition, she will focus on client planning and development, new business initiatives and cultivating strategic community relationships.


    Air Age Media, a multimedia publisher of information for radio-control enthusiasts, has named DAVID B. COOPER director of advertising. In his role, Cooper assumes responsibility for all endemic and non-endemic sales efforts, including integrated sponsorship packages. Most recently, Cooper was with Primedia, where he served as vice president and publisher of NFL Insider Magazine and worked on such titles as Hot Rod, Super Street and SkateBoarder.


    BRAD SULEWSKI has joined Transcendigital LTD, a full-service digital marketing agency, as internet developer and project manager. He will work with the agency's top-tier clients to accomplish their digital marketing objectives and will further the development of Transcendigital's proprietary software applications SiteHawkT and RedOwlT.


    Studiocom announced that MINSOO PAK will be joining the firm as creative director. Pak previously worked for Sawyer Riley Compton, where he was director, brand experience.