Digitas Inc. has named LAURA LANG to the position president, Digitas Inc. Lang will provide single-lane leadership for Digitas' entire client-facing organization and the company's new business endeavors.
TNS, the second largest marketing information company in the world, has announced the appointment of JOEL GOREN as their senior vice president in charge of strategic brand consulting at the TNS Center for Strategic Services. Having most recently served as managing director at Interbrand, Goren's role at TNS will be to work with clients on strategic branding issues to help them improve their return on investment and realize their business objectives.
BBDO West has hired JOAKIM (‘KIM”) WIJKSTRÖM to head up its Gallo wine business as senior vice president, account director. The Swedish native joined the agency from TBWA/Chiat/Day in New York, where since 1996 he served in various capacities on accounts ranging from Seagram's, Cunard Lines, Apple Computer (Latin America), and Nextel.
RAZOR has undertaken a major reorganization of its editorial management. At the top of the new masthead, RICHARD BOTTO will assume the role of editor-in-chief, replacing CRAIG KNIGHT. ALLISON YOUNG, previously managing editor, has been promoted to the position of executive editor and creative director.
MILLIE CHIAVELLI has been named Eastern sales director for PARADE magazine. Prior to joining PARADE, Chiavelli was Eastern sales director for VNU's The Hollywood Reporter, where she was responsible for a wide range of categories including entertainment, finance, media, fashion, and technology.
I/PRO Corp. announced the appointments of ALLAN KAPLAN as president and CEO, and DAVID BARLIN as vice president of marketing. Kaplan has served on the Boards of public and private companies, including PaperSpace, Inc., LoanCity.com, Inc., Site Technologies, Inc., Dahlgren Control Systems, Inc., and Service Manufacturing Co. Barlin first joined I/PRO in 1995 just after its founding as one of the first ten employees. During his original employment at I/PRO, he introduced several of the company's current auditing services, including services for email subscription and demographics auditing, and opened I/PRO's European offices.
The Walt Disney Internet Group has appointed SCOTT THOMPSON, manager, northwest account sales. Thompson will work in WDIG's San Francisco offices and handle all client and agency sales efforts for the Disney Online properties in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining WDIG, Scott served as advertising director for Jupiter Media.
JERRY BEILINSON has been named to the newly created position of deputy editor of Popular Mechanics magazine. Beilinson was formerly a senior editor at National Geographic Adventure since 2000. His position marks a return to Popular Mechanics, where he was copy chief from 1998 to 2000, as well as an occasional contributor.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. announced the appointment of FRANK FLORES as vice president/director of sales of the SBS radio cluster in New York. Flores will be responsible for all the day-to-day operations and managerial control of the sales departments of both WSKQ-FM and WPAT-FM. Flores has spent the last 23 years with Infinity Radio in New York City. In the 1980’s, he was General Manager of WJIT-AM and for the past 14 years has served in several sales management positions with WXRK-FM, most recently as general sales manager.
Paul Schultz announced the appointment of ADAM ROCK as senior account executive. Rock assumes responsibility for agency clients the Greater Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jewish Hospital, Clark Memorial Hospital, Owensboro Medical, Louisville Regional Airport Authority, and Brightside.
Univision Communications has named SARA HASSON to the position of vice president, Automotive Marketing for Univision Television Group. Hasson will work exclusively with national and regional automotive clients and agency personnel providing research, insight and creating marketing solutions.
Recommend magazine has a new sales team in New York. KEVIN PHILLIPS and JEFF FOLEY will both represent Recommend sales efforts in New York, as well as oversee the Northeast region. Phillips served as the ad director for Travel Agent for four years and also worked for Tour & Travel News. He then rolled out the local network for AOL Time Warner in the Northwest U.S., focusing on the travel category and expanding representation opportunities for the network. Most recently, he managed West Coast sales for Recommend magazine. Foley has more than 20 years experience. He started his career as a media planner at Foote Cone & Belding in Los Angeles and later worked as a Midwest manager (Chicago) and European manager (London) at The New Yorker and as an advertising director at Victoria Magazine in New York.
CarsDirect.com announced the appointment of KATHY BENIGO to the position of account executive, Western Region. Prior to joining CarsDirect.com, Benigo was an advertising account executive at CondeNet. She also spent four years as a member of the DoubleClick Automotive Ad Sales Group, where CarsDirect.com was one of her clients.
KIM FOGEL has been appointed director of client services for ProAd, a full-service advertising agency located in Northern Virginia. Most recently, Fogel served as director of marketing for Ventera Corporation, where she was director of marketing and a senior member of Ventera’s launch team.
Webclients.net, an online direct marketing and Internet technology company specializing in performance-based advertising, promoted MARK HENDERSON, MBA from senior sales representative to vice president of sales. Henderson will oversee the internal and external sales staff. The company also named LEROY BRICKER vice president of online media. In his new position Bricker will guide the media buying and affiliate marketing staff as they work toward establishing new publishers and building upon existing relationships.
24/7 Real Media is reactivating its media joint venture for US Hispanic and Latin America. XAVIER MANTILLA has joined as executive vice president at RealMedia Latin America's Miami offices. Mantilla headed 24/7 Media Latin America from its inception in 1997 moving on to run Engage Latin America in 2000. After Engage ended its international business, he ran business development with Planning Group International in Miami, and then consulted with a San Diego-based ad serving technology firm.