The Kodak Entertainment Imaging Division has named MICHAEL P. BROWN as strategic product group manager of the Americas region. Brown replaces JOHANNA GRAVELLE who was named country manager for Kodak Canada.
JEFFREY NEUMAN has been promoted to chief operating officer of Entertainment Services Group, a TNS Media Intelligence company.
TAP.TV has named TIM DORGAN as its first president, chief operating officer. Dorgan joins TAP.TV from J. Brown where he served as chief executive officer.
SFGT has hired DAVID GERITY as group account director, responsible for logistics provider IFCO North America's Pallet, Crating, and Container System divisions, their marketing integration with European headquarters, and for new business development. Previously, Gerity was senior vice president/management representative on Verizon Wireless at McCann-Erickson, New York.
JUSTIN LOEBER has joined 5W Public Relations as senior vice president/media relations executive.
TIM SKENNION has joined Email Data Source as vice president of sales. Most recently, he led sales and strategic partnership efforts for the Customer Acquisitions Group at Return Path.
GREGORY C. ROGERS, formerly director, strategy & insights for mediaedge:CIA, has been named vice president, strategic sales for TACODA, a new position.
New Media Strategies has hired JACK MACLEOD as vice president of sales. In this role, Macleod will oversee NMS’ global sales efforts.
CHRISTIAN DROBNYK has been named senior vice president, programming and development for The Learning Channel. Most recently, Drobnyk served as vice president of programming for TLC, developing strategy and implementing programming initiatives for all of the network’s dayparts.
Initiative Worldwide has launched an entertainment department to house the CBS and Showtime business. Dubbed Initiative Entertainment, it will be overseen by ALAN COHEN, executive vice president, managing director, Innovations and Entertainment. Cohen will continue to manage the Initiative Innovations group based in Los Angeles. In addition, JOHN NUZZI and GREG CASTRONUOVO have been named as senior vice president, group account director, and vice president, group account director, respectively.
Arnold has named MARY MAROUN as president and managing director of its New York office. Maroun replaces FRAN KELLY, who was promoted to president and CEO, Arnold Worldwide US. Maroun joins Arnold from Y&R New York, where she was a managing partner of North America.
WhitePages.com has promoted DEREK NETELENBOS to vice president, online advertising sales and operations. Netelenbos will oversee the day-to-day operations, as well as the long-term strategy and success of advertising sales, account management and media strategy for WhitePages.com.
Thomas Taber & Drazen has named PAUL IZENSTARK as senior vice president group account director and HEATHER ARKELL as account supervisor. Izenstark will head up the agency’s Einstein Bros Bagels, Great-West Healthcare and Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance accounts while Arkell will work on the Einstein account and Hach Homeland Security Technologies.
OTSO HUOVINEN has joined R/GA Helsinki as account director on the Nokia account. Huovinen will be primarily responsible for managing the Nokia account locally, acting as the day-to-day contact for the client and agency partners. Huovinen joined R/GA from Satama Interactive Oyj, an interactive marketing communications agency in Finland, where he was a client manager for the agency's Nokia account.
Universal McCann has named GRAEME HUTTON as senior vice president, director of consumer insights and research for the US. Most recently, Hutton was integrated communications director at the Media Kitchen in New York, where he managed and oversaw all agency research initiatives for clients such as Limited Brands (Victoria’s Secret), Liberty Mutual and Panasonic. Prior to that, Hutton spent three years in San Francisco at ZenithOptimedia as senior vice president, strategic resources.
Vital Marketing has opened an Atlanta office where RITA BROOKS will serve as senior vice president/director of business development.
MICHAEL GRECO, senior vice president, research and planning for MTV, will take on the added responsibility of overseeing the qualitative programming and branding side of the network's research and planning department. Greco will be charged with the primary research insights for MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV.com, and MTV Overdrive. He joined MTV Networks in 2000 to manage ratings responsibilities for MTV. Prior to that, he worked at BBDO/OMD and GM Mediaworks.
Women's Health magazine has named LIESA GOINS beauty and health editor and JENNY EVERETT fitness editor. In addition, VICKY MCGARRY has joined the magazine full-time as fashion director. Goins joins Rodale from Allure magazine, where she served as senior editor. Previously, Everett spent five years in various editorial positions at Popular Science.
DAVID VAN NOSTRAND joined Focalyst as senior vice president and chief research officer. Van Nostrand most recently served as head of the Global Consumer Research Group of John Deere's Worldwide Commercial and Consumer Division.
CARTER P. MAGUIRE, JR., has been named senior vice president of distribution for The Weather Channel. Maguire will be responsible for overseeing and directing the sales of all The Weather Channel branded products and for all aspects of the affiliate relationships including contractual agreements, local advertising sales, affiliate marketing and promotions. Previously, Maguire was vice president of sales for Digeo.
JACK SIMMONS has joined WorldNow Cars as a vice president of automotive classified advertising sales. Simmons will manage WorldNow Cars sales efforts and work with existing clients and dealers. He previously worked for AutoTrader.com.
DENNIS CAMLEK has been promoted to vice president, brand group director, up from associate group head, at Horizon Media. Camlek continues to oversee the planning, buying and account management for The History Channel. He joined Horizon in 2002 as an account supervisor from Independent Media Services. ELIZABETH GEELAN joins Horizon Interactive as an interactive media planner. She joins the agency from mediaedge:CIA, where she was an emerging communications strategist. KAREN EDWARDS has been promoted to director of traffic services, up from traffic manager. She joined Horizon in 2000 as the founding member of Horizon’s Traffic Department. Lastly, JOHN FINGER has been promoted to account executive, up from junior account executive.
Music and sound design company RIDE has hired TIFFANEY MCCANNON as sales director. Prior to joining RIDE, McCannon was an independent sales representative at R2.
BRENDA JONES has joined ImpreMedia's El Diario La Prensa in New York as senior national account executive and FABRIZIO DANOVA has joined as senior national category manager with ImpreMedia's La Opinión in Los Angeles. In addition, DAVID PASTORE joined ImpreMedia as director of marketing services / national advertising.
MarketPro has named DENISE GREY as senior vice president and general manager. Grey joins MarketPro from Interland, where she served as vice president of marketing, sales and business development.
Time4 Media has formed Time4 Entertainment and named PAUL SPEAKER, a former president of RKO Pictures, as its president.
TargetCast tcm has named WENDI DUNLAP as senior vice president, director of digital marketing.
Mediaedge:cia has named BETH MAYRY to lead the Mercury account out of its Dearborn, MI office. Mayry joins MEC from PHD Detroit where as senior vice president, she was responsible for media operations and account services for clients including Chrysler Division, Daimler Chrysler Corporate, Dodge Division, and Chrysler Financial.
JANICE KAPLAN has been named executive editor of PARADE magazine. Kaplan has served as a consultant to PARADE since January. Before joining the company, she was deputy editor of TV Guide magazine and executive producer of the TV Guide Television Group.
WONGDOODY has hired CHRIS RIBEIRO as creative director to lead the creative efforts of the company’s Los Angeles office, and support new and existing clients. Ribeiro previously worked for Secret Weapon Marketing in Los Angeles.
RON FURMAN has been named senior vice president of media/advertising sales for NFL Network. Furman will lead the advertising sales for NFL Network and its VOD, HD and wireless extensions, the NFL Internet Network and NFL Films. Furman joins the NFL Network from MTV where he was senior vice president of sales.
CRYSTAL HARRIS has been named as director of interactive creative services for Palisades MediaGroup. Harris previously served as executive producer at Heavy.com, where she was responsible for leading a team of producers, designers, developers and video technicians in developing and maintaining the site.