Tuesday, August 16, 2005

    In addition, GM Planworks has also named KATHY MCCAULEY as a senior vice president/managing director. She will be responsible for all local broadcast investment activities on behalf of the client. McCauley joins the agency from Mindshare in Chicago. Since 1995, she served the agency as a client service director, with primary responsibility for the Ford Dealers Association’s local broadcast investment activities.

    ED GILLESPIE joins VogtGoldstein as executive vice president, account director. Prior to joining the agency, Gillespie was co-founder and executive vice president of FSA Communications.

    LINDSEY HIMSTEAD has joined The VIA Group as a senior client strategist.

    JANET KALANDRANIS joins Gearon Hoffman as an assistant account executive. Prior to joining Gearon Hoffman, Kalandranis spent two years in account management with Bishoff Communications.

    BILL DREW has been named partner at Kelliher Samets Volk.

    Bravo Group has formed a new West Coast Division, BravoWest. The management team will be led by ZULEMA ARROYO and CHRISTINE HAHN.

    Undertone Networks has named ERIC BINGHAM to the position of chief operating officer. He will be responsible for the company’s overall financial and operational management. Most recently, Bingham served as COO and CFO at Overpeer Inc., a peer-to-peer anti-piracy, content distribution firm. Prior to joining Overpeer, he was a co-founder and corporate officer at About.com.

    Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve (FPBR) has hired NATHAN COYLE and TODD A. MYERS as members of the company’s senior team. Coyle will focus on consumer packaged goods, lead FPBR's practice in new product development, and play a role in creating strategies for a range of engagements. Myers will serve as a key client contact, run day-to-day consulting assignments, manage internal teams of strategic and creative talent, and develop new business. Coyle joins the company from BBDO, where he led strategic planning for Gillette.

    CHERYL KOLL has been named director, affiliate marketing for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. Most recently, she was the director of business development for Technicolor Creative Services where she was instrumental in launching digital assessment management service applications.

    MAURO ALENCAR has joined AKQA as creative director, San Francisco. He will be leading the creative strategy for Xbox. Prior to joining AKQA, Alencar was the executive creative director at Blast Radius, in Vancouver, B.C. While there, he developed Web sites, mobile interfaces, interactive TV, films, print, and interactive advertising campaigns for clients such as Nike, Nintendo, DIRECTV, Heineken, BMW Canada, and Electronic Arts.

    Wunderman New York named KEREN PERRY-SHAMIR as senior planner, and LAURA CROW as project manager supervisor. In addition, BRYAN LEHNER joins as information architect on Microsoft. Lastly, Wunderman Chicago has added BRETT MCCALL as creative director.

    MARY KAY MODAFFARI has been promoted to executive vice president, retaining her title of director of client services at Blattner Brunner. JEFF BURKEL, senior vice president and chief financial officer, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer.

    MICHAEL BISIGNANO rejoined the Horizon Media team as an account executive. He comes to Horizon from Zenith Media where he was a national broadcast buying supervisor on the Nestle Account. In addition, JOSEPH SHARP joins Horizon Media as a media planning supervisor. He joins Horizon from Universal McCann where he was a media planning supervisor on the Motorola and Bacardi non-rums accounts.

    GM Planworks, the full-service media agency within Starcom MediaVest Group dedicated to automaker General Motors, has named PATTY DUGAN, LEAH HERBERT, and MOLLY MARCHESE vice presidents of the agency. Media Directors Dugan and Marchese are responsible for leading the development of media campaigns and integrated sponsorships; Training Director Herbert initiates and manages agency personnel training programs.

    CHRISTINA KELLY, executive editor at ELLEgirl since August 2004, has been named editor-in-chief of the magazine.

    Roberts & Tarlow, a New York-based agency, has appointed GRAHAM BIBBY as its chief operating officer. In the newly created position, Bibby will oversee the agency's financial operations as well as its production, traffic, IT, and office services. For the past 17 years, Bibby has worked for the Interpublic Group of Companies. Most recently, he served as chief financial officer, partner at Gotham Inc. While there, he implemented new financial reporting procedures, reorganized the IT department, and oversaw the traffic, production, and studio departments.

    Draft New York has added JEFF LINDER as vice president, creative director. Linder was previously a partner and creative director at JWT, working on Reckitt Benckiser and Pfizer.

    American Express Publishing Corporation has named CHIP SCHENCK director of Northeast corporate sales. Schenck is responsible for managing the luxury account base in New York and Boston. He joins American Express Publishing after serving as associate publisher at In Touch Weekly.

    BILLY WRIGHT has been named vice president, Worldwide Wireless, Warner Bros. Online. Wright will lead the company’s Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific (APAC) strategic mobile teams as they develop, produce, publish, and market content based on the studio’s brands to mobile subscribers around the world. Wright joins Warner Bros. Online from Orange, a telecommunications company.

    Reuters has appointed EMILY CHURCH as U.S. editor of its digital media outlets, including Reuters.com and the company’s mobile and interactive TV services in the United States. She joins Reuters after a seven-year stint with MarketWatch, most recently as bureau chief in London covering European markets and general news.

    Turner Broadcasting Systems has named LAURA DEL GRECO to vice president, sales programming strategy for Turner Entertainment Ad Sales and Marketing.

    Meredith Corporation has named BRENDA SAGET DARLING as publisher, More magazine; LAUREN BUERGER as publisher of Fitness magazine; RICH BERENSON has been named publisher of Child magazine; PAMELA DANIELS has been promoted to publisher, Traditional Home magazine; and CAREY WITMER has been promoted to publisher, Country Home magazine.

    TOM KARLYA has been appointed vice president of development for the dLife multi media network. Karlya is responsible for developing partnerships, alliances, and also serves as executive producer of dLifeTV, a weekly lifestyle talk show about diabetes.

    Hill, Holliday named TIM CAWLEY (pictured) as senior vice president and group creative director for the agency's Boston office. Cawley will partner with TIM FOLEY, executive vice president and group creative director on the Dunkin' Donuts and Anheuser-Busch business. Prior to joining Hill, Holliday, Cawley served as senior vice president and group creative director at Mullen Advertising overseeing work on XM Satellite Radio, Department of Defense, and The Ad Council.