Tuesday, February 7, 2006

    Setanta Sports promoted KELLY BUTLER from CEO of the Setanta Sports TV network in North America to head of programming, Setanta Sports worldwide. Butler will oversee programming operations, acquisitions, on-air promotions and the on-air look for all the Setanta Sports television properties.

    MICHELLE A. DAPOLITO joins TACODA as director, marketing replacing DAVID MARKOWITZ who left the company. In addition, ERIK KIRK has been named director, advertising operations, a newly created position. Most recently, DaPolito was senior manager, online marketing and advertising at LendingTree. Kirk was McCann Worldgroup's Manager of online advertising operations where he managed the online advertising assets and operations for such clients as Microsoft and MSN.

    CHERYL BRINK has joined the Scripps Networks research department as vice president, interactive research and analytics. Brink will lead all aspects of Scripps Networks interactive research. Brink comes to Scripps after eight years as vice president of research and market intelligence for CNET.

    24/7 Real Media has made a bevy of hires and promotions. New hires include: DEEPAK SRINIVASAN as vice president, product management; DWIGHT GREEN as director, data & direct marketing; ROB WILSON as managing director of 24/7 Real Media UK; and ALISSA KAPLAN as vice president and associate general counsel. Employees promoted include: ARI BLUMAN, senior vice president, US sales and operations; MATT KAIN, senior vice president, business development; JOHN PICCONE, vice president, east coast sales; ROBERT HESS, vice president midwest/west coast sales; RON ROCCUZZO, vice president, US ad operations; NOAH SCHANKLER, vice president, corporate development and investor relations; and CHRIS PAUL, senior director client services.

    JOHN MAGEE was promoted to senior vice president, director of integrated analytics at Mullen. Prior to joining Mullen in 2004 as vice president, director of integrated analytics, Magee led marketing analytics for Euro RSCG and Circle.com for brands such as Verizon, Campbell’s Soup, MINI USA/BMW and Harrah’s Entertainment.

    BooneOakley has hired BRIAN FINK as art director on the Bloom, NASCAR and HBO accounts. Previously, Fink was art director at Wray Ward Lasseter, Charlotte.

    Mediaedge:cia (MEC) has named JOANNA G. HAVLIN as associate director of print communications.  She will be handling the Chevron, Accenture, Xerox and ABB accounts. Havlin joins MEC from MediaVest where she was responsible for overseeing all print buying duties for Coca-Cola. Prior to that, she handled print planning and buying for Pfizer at Carat, USA.

    Postini has named DON BECK, former vice president of North American solution sales at Adobe Software, as its executive vice president of worldwide sales.

    Iconoculture has appointed JIM RIESTERER as vice president of marketing and STEVE VON BEVERN as the vice president of research.

    BRAD FELDMAN has joined Runner's World as sales development director. He joins Runner's World from The Golf Digest Companies, where since 2004 he served as senior manager of integrated marketing.

    MARK DEVLIN has been named editorial director for Industrial Equipment News.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine has named LANSDALE FRANKLIN as its creative and editorial director. In her new role, Franklin will oversee creative and editorial elements of the magazine. Franklin served as the magazine’s creative director since its 2005 launch. She joined Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine from Justine magazine, where she was creative director.

    CORINNA KRAUSKOPF has joined Bader Rutter & Associates as an account executive. Prior to joining the agency, Krauskopf was a marketing director for Equine Quality Alliance.

    comScore Networks has named SAMANTHA VOISIN vice president of media/ entertainment solutions in Los Angeles. Voisin joins comScore from iVillage.com.

    JAMES SCHWARTZ has been named executive editor of Coastal Living magazine. Schwartz joins Coastal Living from Cottage Living, where he served as senior editor.

    Advertising.com has named DAVID CARBERRY director of search marketing; RICHARD KOCHMAN director of direct-response marketing and LEE FELDMANN senior manager of brand marketing. All three are members of the company's newly formed product marketing team.

    CurtCo Media named KEITH FLETCHER to the newly created position of chief information officer. Fletcher joins CurtCo after eight years as senior vice president and CIO at real estate developer Lowe Enterprises.

    JODY FENNELL has been named vice president, broadband products and distribution at The Weather Channel Interactive. In her new role, Fennell will oversee a team that will grow and develop new, non-linear platforms for the company’s video content. Fennell joined The Weather Channel in1990.

    JIM AXELROD, a CBS News correspondent since 1996, has been named Chief White House Correspondent; LARA LOGAN (pictured), who joined CBS News in 2002, has been elevated to Chief Foreign Correspondent; and BYRON PITTS, who was the lead reporter for CBS News’ coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, will become National Correspondent.

    CAMILLE BIDERMANN-ROIZEN, executive director of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, has taken on additional responsibilities of senior vice president. In her new position Bidermann-Roizen will oversee all Academy activities and staff that will now report directly to her.

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM) has named JEFF PRYOR to the newly created post of executive vice president, corporate communications. Pryor will be charged with directing communication and public relations strategies for all of MGM operating divisions. Pryor joined MGM from public relations agency Priority Public Relations, which he founded as Pryor & Associates in 1990. Pryor will remain as a consultant to Priority Public Relations.

    Mass Appeal magazine has promoted MACLEAN JACKSON to executive editor and has appointed MARK HARRISON and KEITH ABRAMS as advertising account executives.

    Tribune Media Net named JEFF PIPER as the group’s director/direct response sales, responsible for the creation and management of programs that maximize the value of “stand-by” ROP/Display advertising inventory for Tribune’s 11 newspapers. Most recently, Piper served as vice president and general manager at Carat Press, a division of Carat USA. In that position he was responsible for all newspaper planning and buying.