Digitas has promoted TORRENCE BOONE and ANNE DRAPEAU to executive vice presidents. Boone has served as managing director of the Digitas Chicago office since 2003. Drapeau is the chief people officer of Digitas Inc., serving both the Digitas and Modem Media agencies. Boone is responsible for driving the strategy and execution of Digitas services across the Chicago client base. Drapeau leads the Digitas Human Resource capability and is responsible for compensation, benefits and systems, employee relations and policy, and professional development.
According to the Wall Street Journal, J. Walter Thompson has hired TY MONTAGUE, who most recently was co-creative director at Wieden + Kennedy.
AGENCY.COM announced that TOM AJELLO has been named vice president, group creative director for itraffic, the company’s interactive marketing group. Previously, Ajello worked for Modem Media. At itraffic, Ajello will work on brands such as Discovery Channel, Discovery Kids, TLC, Travel Channel, British Airways, BrownCo, and JPMorgan Invest.
The Weather Channel Interactive promoted LOUIS GUMP to vice president of mobile. Formerly director of mobile products and services, Gump joined The Weather Channel Interactive in 2001.
Range Online Media has named ANDREA WILSON to the position of team leader. Wilson will be responsible for managing a portfolio of Range’s luxury retail brands, which includes designing and tracking online marketing campaigns, online brand building, search marketing, maintaining vendor relationships, and leading a team of account executives. Wilson most recently served as an assistant merchandise planner and buyer at Neiman Marcus.
Quris has promoted KATIE COLE to vice president of analytics and research. She will be responsible for leading customer and program analysis for clients.
JOANNE MODLIN has been named vice president, research, of Twentieth Television. Modlin will be responsible for assisting JOANNE BURNS in overseeing the day-to-day activities of Twentieth Television’s distribution, cable and network research activities, including such programs as “Ambush Makeover,” “Design Invasion,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” and “Yes, Dear.” Most recently, Modlin was vice president, program research for the SciFi Channel in New York.
PATRICK J. O’DONNELL and DIANE RING have joined NNN as senior sales executives. O’Donnell will help lead NNN’s pharmaceutical sales initiative and is based in New York. Most recently, O’Donnell was Eastern sales manager for Better Homes & Gardens magazine. Ring joins NNN, Los Angeles, and most recently served as senior vice president, media director for Campbell-Ewald.
Horizon Media has named KENDRA MCCANN as a research supervisor. McCann comes to Horizon from MediaVest where she spent the past five years, most recently as a senior research analyst, in the buying and research departments. While there, she worked on numerous prominent accounts such as Coca-Cola, Paramount Pictures, and Procter & Gamble.
AUDREY STEELE has been promoted to senior vice president, sales research and marketing for Fox Broadcasting Company. Formerly vice president of the department, Steele will continue to be responsible for marketing Fox’s sales and programming strategy to the advertising community through development of sales positioning, materials, and primary research. Prior to joining Fox in 1999, she served as senior vice president of strategic media resources at ZenithOptimedia.
ALYSE FOX RAMER has been named manager of affiliate sales at The Weather Channel with responsibility for affiliate sales, management and distribution to Comcast Communications and Insight Cable. Previously, she was senior manager for affiliate relations and local ad sales, Southern region, for Court TV.
ANGELA LEE has joined National Geographic Kids magazine as its Western advertising sales manager. Lee will be responsible for all media sales accounts on the West Coast. Prior to joining the National Geographic Kids, Lee was the Western sales manager for NationalGeographic.com.
MOLLY WYTHES has been named senior vice president/managing director of the marketing business development - advertiser team for Clear Channel Katz Advantage (CCKA). Wythes will lead CCKA's spot radio business development efforts as well as grow new revenue streams from potential customers. Most recently Wythes was vice president, marketing manager for Katz Dimensions.
Fathom Online has promoted ROB MIDDLETON, who has been with Fathom Online since its inception in 2002, to executive vice president, chief strategy officer from executive vice president new business. TOM O’GRADY assumes the new post of director of client services and is launching a new office in Chicago. He will be responsible for client-related activities, including account management, and strategic planning. O’Grady comes from OMD Digital in Chicago, where he was an associate director of strategy.
Sawyer Riley Compton named LEAH B. SELBY as an account coordinator. Selby works on the James Hardie Siding Products account and is responsible for keeping the day-to-day operations of the account.
White Horse, an interactive marketing agency based in Portland, Ore., has opened a new office in Chicago. TONY BAGDY, who most recently was director of marketing for DigitalWork in Chicago, will be responsible for the office's daily operations, business development, and strategic growth, and will serve as lead account strategist in the region.
The Marketing and Advertising Global Network (MAGNET) elected DAN ST. JOHN, chairman and CEO of St. John & Partners Advertising & Public Relations, to its seven-member board of directors. He will serve as vice president of membership for a one-year term.
Reprise Media named VINCENT RUSSO as chief technology officer (CTO). Russo will lead the continued development of tools that will streamline and automate Reprise Media’s SEM campaigns. Russo will also help in the ongoing assessment of technology partners.
UniqueScreen Media, a cinema advertising company, has named ROBERT E. MARTIN as president. Martin joins UniqueScreen Media after serving as chief operating officer of Movie Tunes Inc. and former president of National Cinema Network.
ContextWeb, a provider of a contextual advertising solutions, has named ANDREW JACOBSON and JAY SEARS to the company’s senior management team. Jacobson has joined ContextWeb as senior vice president of sales and business development and most recently was the vice president of sales for DoubleClick Media, launching inside sales, the Sonar Network, and DoubleClick E-mail. Sears joins as vice president of business development/publisher relations and was senior vice president of business and strategy development for EDGAR Online.
RedDot Solutions has named DANIEL KRAFT as the new vice president of corporate development. Kraft will build out and structure global sales and technology partnerships. Most recently, Kraft spent five years as associate director for Commerzbank Securities where he headed a global advisory focused on software companies.
IAN BYRNE has been named manager of the Continental Television Sales (CTS) Silver Team in Chicago. Byrne joined CTS in 1996 as a sales assistant in the Seattle office. In 2002, Byrne was promoted to vice president, sales manager in Boston, his most recent position.
Ipsos announced that MIKE WEISBERGER has been promoted to senior vice president and will succeed LYNNE ARMSTRONG as head of the Ipsos-Insight Behavioral Tracking Division. Weisberger joined Ipsos in March from Information Resources Inc. where he held a variety of managerial positions since 1987.
NewsStand Inc. has added PAM CLARK to serve as account manager for newspapers and magazines. She will act as the main liaison to publisher clients, managing all digital circulation marketing programs using NewsStand e-Editions. Clark served in several advertising and marketing roles including positions with Brody Inc. and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.