Digitas has named MARK BEECHING, currently executive creative director, Digitas New York, to the position of global executive creative director for Digitas. In his new assignment, Beeching will spearhead a network-wide Digitas creative approach and lead all executive creative directors.
EyeWonder has named JOHN ZATERKA as its West Coast director of sales. He will be focused on meeting the increasing demand for EyeWonder’s online video advertising products, specifically from movie and TV studios, and from interactive advertising agencies. He was most recently sales manager for MediaOne Services/ ITN SignalStream, Inc.
comScore Networks has recently added four executives to the company. As vice president, comScore Media Metrix, LESLIE DARLING is responsible for developing and managing relationships with media and agency clients. Prior to joining comScore, Darling was director of sales for the agency/media group at Nielsen//NetRatings. Named vice president, comScore Survey Research, LYNNE GILLIS is responsible for developing and managing key client relationships in the consumer packaged goods, retail and travel industries. Prior to joining comScore, Gillis served as vice president at Ipsos-Insight and at Synovate. PAMELA MCHUGH joins comScore Networks as vice president, comScore Survey Research, and is responsible for identifying and delivering survey research solutions for key comScore clients in the telecommunications, auto and financial services industries. Prior to joining comScore, McHugh served as vice president of primary research at Claritas. Lastly, ALISTAIR SUTCLIFFE was named vice president, comScore Networks, and is responsible for the development of advanced analytical applications. Most recently, Sutcliffe was vice president at ACNielsen where he managed product marketing and innovation in the analytics group.
Eyeblaster has named CHARLES RUDERMAN as director of strategic relationships. In this newly created role, Ruderman will manage the rich media provider’s relationships with the portals as well as oversee the company’s growth efforts targeted at direct response advertisers and agencies. Most recently, Ruderman was serving as a strategist/consultant to rich media provider Klipmart.
MayoSeitz Media announced the promotion of BETH HAUFLER to broadcast director. Haufler joined MayoSeitz Media from Earle Palmer Brown/Philadelphia in 2000 where she was regional broadcast director for six years. She was previously a buying supervisor at Ketchum Communications and FCB/Philadelphia.
The Walt Disney Internet Group has named JOSHUA PALAU as account manager for Disney Online and Movies.com. Palau was most recently associate product director at Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey. Prior to that, he was regional manager at About.com.
Rapp Collins Worldwide has named CINDY DAVIS to the new position of managing director for its Dallas office. She will be responsible for all aspects of the office's client programs, operations and growth. Davis comes to from YUM! Brands, where she served as vice president, brand marketing for Pizza Hut. Davis replaces JOHN JASTREM, former chairman/CEO, became president of promotions agency, The Marketing Arm, in May.
GREG NEAL has been appointed vice president of creative services for Shop At Home Network. Responsible for on-air promotion and overall creative design for the electronic retailer, Neal previously held posts at Scripps’ Home & Garden Television and, most recently, Fine Living. In his most recent assignment, Neal was vice president of creative services for Fine Living.
Life & Style Weekly has named ROSANNA GIACALONE, formerly of Glamour, Elle, and Rolling Stone magazines, to the position of associate publisher. Giacalone was most recently the advertising director for Seventeen.
CHRIS RUPPEL has joined both the Washingtonpost.com online team for Automotive Advertising as well as the National GM business on the Washington Post. Most recently, Ruppel was a regional sales manager for American Media Incorporated, responsible for automotive sales for Country Weekly, Country Music Magazine, and Auto World Magazine.
Agentsmith, a developer of optimization and management solutions for the broadcast media industry, named MARK KOLIBAS as executive vice president. Prior to joining Agentsmith, Kolibas was founder and president of Trident Management Consulting L.L.C., a New Jersey-based marketing consulting firm.
Kelly, Scott & Madison (KSM) has hired KATHY RETTKE as senior broadcast negotiator for Chicago market TV and CABLE. Rettke will be responsible for managing client and station relations, CPP development and post-buy analysis. Rettke most recently served as media buyer at LCI, Universal McCann’s national spot buying unit.
Jay Advertising has named EVAN BROWN as the agency's new media director. Brown's prior media experience has been with MARC USA and Fahlgren.
Search engine marketing consultancy Acronym Media hired STEPHANIE HART as a project manager. She will develop and manage custom search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click keyword advertising campaigns for Acronym's clients. Prior to joining Acronym Media, Hart was a marketing manager with the corporate eBusiness group of AIG.
REBECCA ROSS ALBERS has been named editor of the Newspaper Association of America's monthly flagship magazine, Presstime. Albers has worked at Presstime since 1992 serving as staff writer, associate editor, assistant managing editor, and most recently, managing editor. As editor, she will oversee all magazine content, layout and design.
SkyTV has opened a Los Angeles sales and production office where JEFF VAUGHAN will be tasked with leading the sales efforts for their in-flight automotive show, Test Drive and for other SkyTV shows.
Profile Media Concepts has named TARA CLARK director of marketing and sales. She will be heading business development and the promotion of Practice Profiles, a reality show about local medical and legal professionals. Clark joined the company in November of 2003.
CMD has hired ERIC HOLLSTEIN as an account executive. Hollstein’s primary responsibility will be to manage client relationships, develop and implement strategies and support business development. For the past three years, Hollstein was employed as an account executive at XP Software where he developed existing client relationships and new business opportunities.