Tuesday, November 16, 2004

    Turner Media Group hired ART COHEN as senior vice president of ad sales. Cohen is responsible for the introduction of Turner Media Group’s Integrated Transactional Media to the general market advertising community. Integrated Transactional Media takes advantage of new technologies, including interactive television and DVRs, to deliver an innovative opportunity for advertisers across multiple platforms. Most recently, Cohen was senior vice president at ACTV where he was responsible for sales of the SpotOn addressable advertising product.

    KEVIN MOORE has been named as East Coast account executive of PIC-TV. He will be responsible for generating new accounts for 10-second promotional spots and closed captioned sponsorships. Prior to joining PIC-TV, Moore was a senior media buyer on the Johnson & Johnson account at Universal McCann.

    RAUL CALVO has been named vice president/director of sales for Clear Channel Radio Sales (CCRS) Hispanic. In this newly created position, Calvo will manage and oversee CCRS Hispanic sales efforts to the media community. He has been with Katz for more than 12 years, holding sales and management positions with Banner Radio, Sentry Radio, and CCRS. Most recently he was vice president/sales for CCRS.

    The Weather Channel has promoted CHUCK HERRING to vice president/general manager of the all-local weather network, Weatherscan. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing all local weather products and for the continued development and deployment of Weatherscan. Most recently, Herring was vice president/general manager for The Weather Channel Radio Network. The Weather Channel also promoted Vicki Hamilton to general manager for The Weather Channel Radio Network, up from senior vice president of shared services and IT operations.

    JOHN MCNEIL has joined McCann Erickson San Francisco as executive vice president and co-chief creative officer. McNeil joins from Ogilvy & Mather, New York, where he was senior partner and creative director for the IBM, Kodak, DuPont, and Lycos accounts. He will partner and share the same title with current executive vice president and chief creative cfficer JEFF HUGGINS and work on the Microsoft account. McNeil joined Ogilvy & Mather in 1996, and worked on IBM’s e-business campaign, ThinkPad and Global Services business, and the “Linux Prodigy” campaign.

    Ripple Effects Interactive has added four people to its Pittsburgh office. GREG DIMEDIO has been named account supervisor; ERIN TRAYNOR was hired as account executive; ED SHIN joins as interactive designer; and JULIE YOUNG serves as proofreader.

    JANE GERAGHTY has been named partner/director of client services at Kirshenbaum Bond New York. Geraghty will be responsible for running KBNY’s account management department, including overall client service. She was most recently senior partner, executive group director at Ogilvy & Mather. During that time, she headed up the Sprite and Fanta accounts.

    Knight Ridder Digital (KRD) has promoted TOM MOHR to president. Mohr succeeds HILARY SCHNEIDER, who was promoted to senior vice president at Knight Ridder. Previously, Mohr held the joint positions of vice president at KRD and director of Knight Ridder classifieds. In his new role, he will oversee the day-to-day operations of KRD and the print and online classified businesses.

    NICHOLAS LONGANO has been named chief marketing officer at Massive Incorporated. Longano will be responsible for expanding Massive’s position in the in-game advertising market by building a network of publishers and titles into a legitimized media solution for advertisers. He most recently served as a group vice president at Vivendi Universal Games.

    TACODA has hired MARK R.E. PINNEY as chief financial officer. In addition to his duties as CFO, Pinney will also carry the title of chief privacy officer responsible for maintaining the company’s privacy standards. Pinney comes to Tacoda from Acorda Therapeutics, where he was CFO since 2001 and served as a founding director since 1995. Pinney founded Real Media with Tacoda CEO Dave Morgan in 1995.

    DEANN HARVEY has joined PointRoll as regional sales manager for the Midwest region. In her new role, Harvey will be responsible for PointRoll’s growth in the Midwest market. Harvey comes to PointRoll from Maxim/Maxim Online, where she developed and maintained client relationships within 21 states in the Midwest area.

    La Agencia de Orci and Asociados has opened a New York office. Leading the new operation is JAIME RAMIREZ, who was promoted to vice president, general manager of New York operations. His former position was vice president, director of client services. The agency's New York location will service the Johnson & Johnson/McNeil Nutritionals (Lactaid and Splenda brands), and Verizon accounts.

    MARTIN CLARKE has been named editor of GOLF MAGAZINE. Clarke was the editor-in-chief of Golf World in the United Kingdom and succeeds KEVIN COOK, who is leaving the company.

    Bartle Bogle Hegarty has hired group account director TAMMY HOCKENSTEIN, CLAY MILLS as account director, and ALLISON BELMORE as retail account director. Hockenstein joins BBH from TBWA/Chiat/Day, New York, where she spent four years working on Orbitz and Cunard Cruise Lines. Mills is formerly of J. Walter Thompson, and has worked on brands such as Guinness, Bailey’s, Malibu, and Smirnoff Ice.

    Cronin and Company has promoted two employees and hired two new ones. PAMELA SOISSON has advanced from account supervisor to senior account supervisor; TAMI SANTUCCI has been promoted from senior account executive to account supervisor; AMBER CHRISTIANSEN has joined the agency as an account executive; and DOAK CALLOWAY has also joined the agency as an account executive.

    Insight Interactive Group has named BOB GEAR as senior vice president of business development. Gear will forge relationships and build business in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Additionally, he will provide the agency and its clients with insights on market trends and health care industry issues.

    Sedgwick Rd. has named DAVID JENKINS executive creative director and senior vice president. Jenkins began his career at Ogilvy’s Houston, San Francisco, and New York offices, working with Shell Oil, Gallo Winery, American Express, Blitz-Weinhard Brewery, Paco Rabanne, and other accounts. Recently Jenkins has run his own creative consulting firm where he led efforts creating IBM’s national and international e-commerce print campaign.

    Badger & Partners appointed ANDREW BEAVER as chief marketing officer and senior partner. Beaver will direct agency operations, new business development, and oversee delivery of the agency's range of branding and creative services to its clients. Prior to joining Badger & Partners, Beaver served as director of client services and managing partner at TBWA/Chiat/Day, New York, where managed clients including Seagram's Spirits, K-Mart, and Orbitz.com. Prior to that, Beaver was executive vice president at Deutsch Inc., managing Tanqueray, Snapple, and Prudential Securities brands.

    SFGT has recruited DOUG HILL as creative director/group head, responsible for Sunoco, De'Longhi, American Education Services, and The Philadelphia International Auto Show accounts. Previously, Hill was senior creative director at McCann-Erickson, New York, working on Sprint, Lowe's, Rubbermaid, and Partnership for a Drug-Free America accounts.

    RALPH TERKOWITZ has joined WhenU's board of directors. He is presently a general partner at ABS Capital Partners, focusing on companies within the media and communication as well as technology sectors. He also serves on TRUSTe’s board, and was formerly CIO/CTO of the Washington Post Company.

    Bauer Publishing USA has named former New York Daily News managing editor/features JANE FREIMAN to the position of deputy editor of the recently launched Life & Style Weekly.

    Northlight Advertising hired CHRISTINE WESTERMANN to establish the agency's new PR business. Westermann will generate increased awareness for clients through public relations programs.

    JENNIFER LEVENE BRUNO has been appointed national advertising director of Organic Style. Bruno will be responsible for all U.S. advertising sales efforts and is based in New York City. Most recently, Levene Bruno was Eastern advertising director of This Old House Ventures.

    NORMA ORCI has retired as chief creative officer of La Agencia de Orci & Asociados. JUAN JOSE QUINTANA, senior vice president, executive creative director, will absorb her responsibilities. She will continue to serve as co-chair with her husband, Hector, who also serves as CEO.

    CYNTHIA ASHWORTH, Kirshenbaum New York's director of client services, has been promoted to general manager. Ashworth has held the position of director of client services since July 2002 and has been with KBP since 1997.

    CHRISTOPHER CASHDOLLAR has been named associate creative director at TMX Communications. Most recently, Cashdollar served as the company’s art director.

    Renegade Marketing Group has hired ALAN IRIKURA and MARIA ELENA IBARRA-JAMES as associate creative directors. Irikura and Ibarra-James will oversee online and offline creative direction for the agency's clients, including Panasonic and HSBC. Prior to working independently, Irikura was a designer at Sports Media, where he developed yearbooks for the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and Major League Baseball. Prior to joining Renegade, Ibarra-James spent five years as associate creative director at Vidal Partnership in New York.