AGENCY.COM promoted DON SCALES, president and COO, to President and CEO, responsible for all aspects of worldwide operations for the company. Scales has been with AGENCY.COM since February 2001. He joined AGENCY.COM as regional president in charge of managing the Dallas office, and was later promoted to lead the company's North American operations before taking over as president and COO in 2003. Co-founder CHAN SUH, currently chairman and CEO of AGENCY.COM, will remain active in his role as Chairman.
The Independent Film Channel (IFC) added three vice presidents to the company. LISA GAMBARANI, promoted to VP, event marketing from director, special events; ALAN KLEIN, promoted to VP, sponsorships & promotions from director, sponsorships & promotions; and JENNIFER CASERTA, who joins IFC as VP, marketing from her post as vice president, ad sales marketing at Court TV.
PHIL TALBOT has been promoted to CEO of the Asia Pacific region of ZenithOptimedia, up from his current position as International Division CEO in London. Talbot will take over the position vacated by ANTONY YOUNG, who moved to London following his appointment as CEO of ZenithOptimedia UK.
TIM SULLIVAN was named national media director for Domino's Pizza in Ann Arbor, Mich. Prior to joining that, Sullivan spent 12 years at Empower MediaMarketing in Cincinnati as senior vice president/partner leading the Janus Mutual Funds business and new business development.
ID Media, the largest direct response media services company in the country, has added five additions to its Los Angeles office. JAY KNOTT joined as account supervisor, responsible for helping manage the account teams housed in the Los Angeles office; ANDREW GARBER has also joined as an account supervisor; ALYSE LIVINGSTON was named senior account executive for Interactive, overseeing all of the Los Angeles office's interactive marketing efforts; DENNIS BARR was named senior project manager; and JEANETTE TRANG has joined as account executive.
National Geographic magazine has expanded and restructured its marketing department. CHRISTOPHER BUCZEK joins the marketing department as marketing services director. He will develop and manage custom advertising and cross-platform programs for National Geographic magazine. VANESSA AMPOLINI has been named marketing project manager. She will be responsible for the execution of special advertising projects. Lastly, ILEANA NORTON has been named strategic marketing manager. She will create advertising presentations and sales materials.
Beyond Interactive promoted SEAN BLACK to senior vice president, media director from vice president, interactive media director. In addition to managing activities for clients, including PBS Kids, Warner Bros. Theatrical, and Hasbro, Black will manage Beyond Entertainment (BE), an internal consultancy focused on creating marketing programs that utilize entertainment/gaming platforms.
NICHOLAS ASCHEIM has joined NYTimes.com as a product manager for the Movies and Theater verticals. He will be responsible for leading the product direction of these two areas of the site. CHRISTINE MOHAN was promoted to associate director of product development and industry relations for NYTimes.com. Mohan will manage the site's distribution, RSS, and wireless initiatives, as well as local search. She served as senior manager of public relations for The New York Times Company since 2000 and was the marketing director for Abuzz Technologies, which was acquired by the Times Company in 1999. Lastly, KRISTI REILLY has joined NYTimes.com as Information Architect. She is responsible for developing site maps, navigation flows, and wireframes to support new product development.
Rapp Collins Worldwide unveiled a new corporate structure and announced five executive management promotions. In the new structure, ROBERT HORVATH, formerly corporate chief financial officer, has been promoted to the new position of president, Direct Marketing, with all agency operations reporting into him. EDWARD R. MCNALLY, JR., formerly RCW president/chief operating officer, assumes a new role as president, diversified services, where he is responsible for the integration of, and role for, all current and future services and partnerships, as well as overseeing the agency's newly created Corporate Marketing & Communications department. CATHY CLIFT, formerly executive vice president, planning at RC-Dallas, assumes the role of RCW chief planning officer. MARTIN MACDONALD, executive vice president, chief creative officer at RC-Dallas, becomes RCW chief creative officer. Lastly, CAROLINE CHILVERS, who has served as team leader and senior vice president at Rapp Collins-New York, has been promoted to executive vice president of the agency's newly formed Corporate Marketing & Communications department.
Intermix Media named MARK PAPIA as vice president, sales, for the Intermix Media Network. Papia will be responsible for overseeing and expanding Intermix’s sales team and growing revenues across Intermix’s portfolio of sites. Prior to joining Intermix, Papia spent five years at Monster (Tickle.com) and Yahoo! in strategic alliances and sales, overseeing relationships with major consumer brands such as Pepsi, Kraft, Marriott, and others. Before joining Yahoo!, Papia was the group publisher at Reed Business Information, responsible for all business aspects of Variety’s Video Magazine Group and the Travel Age Magazine Group.
McKee Wallwork Henderson promoted JENNIFER MARNEY to media coordinator from administrative assistant. Marney will manage print and outdoor advertising on a statewide and national level.
Tocquigny Advertising, Interactive + Marketing has named VALERIE HAUSLADEN president of the agency. YVONNE TOCQUIGNY will remain as chief executive officer of the agency. Hausladen joined the company in 2001 from Dell where she served as a marketing director for the Public sector business. Prior to Dell, she served as vice-president of marketing for New York Stock Exchange-listed Storage Technology Corporation.
AdSpace Networks, creator of networked digital video advertising displays in malls and theaters, has named JOHN HENDERSON senior vice president of advertising sales and marketing. He will head up AdSpace's New York office, leading its team of national advertising sales professionals. Henderson served as vice president of integrated sales and marketing at Sony Music Entertainment where he worked with many of the company's entertainment assets to create non-traditional marketing opportunities.
MICHAEL HESS, formerly a senior vice-president at TNS-NFO, has been named director of global research and communication insights at OMD Worldwide. Hess will be responsible for guiding and shaping the development of OMD’s research resources on a global basis.
NORMA SAULINO BLATTO has been promoted to publisher of American Baby Group. Blatto most recently held the position of associate publisher/marketing for the American Baby Group, where she was responsible for custom publishing, strategic development, branding and sales support for 14 multi-media properties.
Scholastic announced that LINDA B. KEENE, a member of its Board of Directors will leave the board to join the company as EVP, marketing. She will succeed DICK SPAULDING. Keene has been an independent consultant on marketing and organizational issues. From 1994 to 2001, she was vice president of market development for American Express Financial Advisors, where she was responsible for marketing and business research, competitive analysis, advertising, brand development, consumer communications, and seminar event marketing.
RAZOR magazine announced that JASON STROOT, previously an account manager at Surface magazine, has been hired as account manager. He will work out of the magazine's New York City office. Stroot's core reasonability will be electronics, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, financial, gaming, and packaged goods.
JEFF BANDER has been named to vice president of sales at BROADWAY.COM. Bander be will be responsible for overseeing the company's advertising strategy, planning including management of all contracts, creation of sales materials, and coordination of all advertising sales for BROADWAY.COM and the new Broadway cable channel advertising sales.
CXO Media announced that STEPHEN TWOMBLY will assume the position as publisher for CMO magazine, a new magazine dedicated to the nation's chief marketing officers debuting as a monthly in September. Twombly joins CMO from Sensors magazine.