Dotglu has named ARIC CHESTON as associate creative director, interactive. In this role, Cheston will oversee online creative development at Dotglu, a kirshenbaum bond partner company. Cheston will also lead Dotglu's new media concepting team, The Superfriends.
Discovery Networks has promoted AMY BAKER to senior vice president, Discovery Solutions, the division dedicated to large-scale, cross-platform advertising sales partnerships. Baker previously served as vice president for the division.
Media Planning Group (MPG) has appointed MARK CRAZE to work alongside current UK CEO MARC MENDOZA in an effort to propel the agency’s growth in the UK. Each will take on the newly created title of managing partner. Mendoza will concentrate on operations, client services, and existing clients, while Craze will focus on strategy, implementing the development plan, and new business and services.
davidandgoliath (dng) has hired JILL POOL as its creative services manager. She joins dng from Y&R’s Irvine, CA office, where she held the same post.
ipsh!, a mobile marketing provider, has hired LISA FIELDS as vice president of sales. Fields will be responsible for managing the Southwest region. Most recently, she was the director of sales for go2 Directory Systems.
The Médi Group, Ltd. has named J.T. HARDING as vice president of marketing.
R/GA has named MAT ZUCKER as its newest creative director. Most recently, Zucker was senior partner and group creative director at OgilvyOne in New York. While there, Zucker led all interactive and direct marketing creative for Cisco Systems and Enfamil and interactive-focused creative for Ameritrade and American Express.
Modem Media has promoted TIM CUNNINGHAM, JODI MANNING and RICH MCCARTHY to senior vice presidents and ALEC BOKMAN, NORMAN DE GREVE, and JEFF FLEMMINGS have been promoted to senior vice presidents at Digitas.
TNS has named DR. PAT PELLEGRINI as senior vice president of TNS Media Research. Dr. Pellegrini will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of TNS Media Research's methods and procedures, as well as the development of new applications in the field of audience measurement.
Meredith Corporation has named NANCY WEBER, vice president, group marketing director for the Meredith Magazine Group, a new position. She will be responsible for the marketing of Better Homes and Gardens, Meredith Corporate Sales, Direct Response and Travel.
Mediamark Research has formed a new division, MRI Market Solutions, and has hired SHARON POLANSKY to run the division. As vice president, MRI Market Solutions (which incorporates MRI’s Custom Division), Polansky is charged with leading the new business venture. Before joining MRI, Polansky was vice president, corporate marketing research, at Rodale.
Active International, a corporate trading firm, has named MIKE STONE as vice president, associate director of Children’s Broadcast. In this role, Stone will oversee all media buying for Active’s children’s media group.
CHARLES NORDLANDER has been named vice president, primetime programming development for the Food Network. Nordlander will oversee Food Network’s primetime pilot development and will executive produce certain specials and projects. Nordlander joins Food Network from A&E, where he served as director of lifestyle.
JILL S. DAVISON has joined American Express Publishing Corporation as vice president/corporate communications. She oversees the public relations strategy and execution for American Express Publishing, whose titles include Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Departures, Travel + Leisure Golf, Travel + Leisure Family, and Executive Travel. Most recently, Davison was senior director, corporate communications at Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a national law and consulting firm, has named LISA C. ROVINSKY as a partner. Previously, Rovinsky was a partner at Alston & Bird, where she served as the leader of that firm's Integrated Marketing and Advertising Practice. She advises clients about the execution of advertising, marketing, and promotion campaigns, as well as in connection with brand management and intellectual property acquisition and protection.
Rainbow Media has named THEANO APOSTOLOU the vice president of public relations for the AMC and WE: Women's Entertainment networks. Apostolou previously served as vice president of media relations for the company's music network, Fuse. She will manage the consumer publicity staffs and talent relations at both networks.
MAURIZIO VILLARREAL has joined Studiocom as a creative director. Before joining Studiocom, Villarreal founded and managed his own design firm, specializing in brand development, design, and communications with multi-lingual capabilities.
DEBRA GOODMAN has joined Horizon Media in the newly created role of vice president, group head in the new business account group. Prior to joining Horizon, Goodman was senior vice president, media director at Carrafiello, Diehl and Associates, where she led the media department. Also at Horizon: REKHA YADAV joined the New York media planning department as a media planner. She comes to Horizon from Mediaedge:cia where she was a media planner on the Colgate and Hills Science Diet account. KAMEKA WAUGH has joined Horizon's New York planning department as an assistant media planner. Waugh comes to Horizon from Saatchi & Saatchi where she was an assistant media buyer. Lastly, NICOLE SCARIANO has been promoted to media planner, elevated from assistant media planner.
NATALIE SIVE has joined PARADE magazine as an account executive. Sive comes to PARADE from Starcom Worldwide where she was associate media director since 2001.
Music Choice has promoted JESSICA SIRACUSA to senior manager, promotions.
Troika Design Group has named ROBERT E. BLATCHFORD director of business development. Most recently he served as an executive producer at broadcast design firm Charlie Company, where he worked with MTV, Sony, and Disney.
DAVID LAMB has been named executive vice president, director of multinational clients at JWT.
CHARLES W. MAST has been named to the senior executive position of consumer marketing director at Dennis Publishing. He will oversee the circulation for three of Dennis’ publications -- Maxim, Stuff, and Blender.
Turner Media Group has elevated LARRY RUBIN to executive vice president, business and legal affairs. In addition to managing day-to-day legal matters, Rubin is responsible for strategic partnerships, investment analysis, and affiliate relations.
DIEGO CANTÚ has been appointed senior vice president, executive creative director at Accentmarketing. Prior to joining Accentmarketing, Cantú was vice president managing creative director at Mendoza Dillon where he led a creative team in both California and New York.
Starcom MediaVest Group has named VALERIE MCMORRAN senior vice president/broadcast investment director for its Canadian operations. McMorran will be responsible for managing all television investment activities on behalf of the agency’s entire client roster. Previously, McMorran served as an svp/media director at Initiative, where she helped design a joint venture with Draft to create a DRTV specialist unit.