Tuesday, July 25, 2006

    IQ Interactive has appointed MICHAEL BEAVERS as director of strategy and JEFF MIKES as director of operations and finance.

    Vocus has named WILLIAM WAGNER as chief marketing officer.

    ANDREW MAIORANA has been named interactive sales manager at Popular Science. Maiorana will be responsible for coordinating the sales and marketing efforts of PopSci.com.

    COREY SCHOLIBO has been named arts and entertainment editor for The Advocate and Advocate.com. He joins the magazine from I/D Public Relations where Scholibo was a senior publicist.

    CAROL LEE has been named vice president, home entertainment, North America, at Granada International. She joins the company from DIC Entertainment.

    STEVE MARIUCCI has joined NFL Network as an analyst.

    STACEY LAKIND has been named account manager of the northwest region for National Geographic Adventure magazine. She will be responsible for sales in Oregon, Washington and northern California, with some accounts in southern California. Most recently, Lakind served as western territory manager for Rodale’s Backpacker magazine.

    Priority Public Relations has promoted MELISSA FORD to senior account executive. She is now responsible for developing, managing and executing client media plans.

    LEE PEELER, deputy director of the bureau of consumer protection, federal trade commission, has been named president and CEO of the National Advertising Review Council and executive vice president, national advertising self-regulation, Council of Better Business Bureaus, effective Sept. 11. He served as associate director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection's Division of Advertising Practices for 16 years before he was named deputy director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection in 2001.

    OLN has named BILL BERGOFIN as senior vice president of marketing and promotion. Bergofin will direct strategic marketing and positioning initiatives, which includes oversight of the network’s rebrand from OLN to its new name, Versus. Bergofin joins the network from agency Shepardson, Stern & Kaminsky.

    Carat Fusion has expanded its search marketing capabilities through the hiring of seven search marketing professionals. BILL MUNGOVAN was named west coast director of search marketing. He previously served as director, client relations at Looksmart. Additionally, VALERIE KRUK and RENEE ROBERTSON have been hired in the agency’s Boston office; LAURA KRUG and JOSHUA BOCK have been hired in the New York office, and LOGAN NEILSON and TIFFANY LEE have joined in Carat Fusion’s Los Angeles office. All were hired as SEM Associates.

    VICKY DE SOUSA has been promoted to vice president, client services at Telmar Information Services Corp.

    APRIL NELSON has been promoted to director of client strategy at MoreVisibility. Nelson joined the company in 2003 as an account manager.

    Macworld has promoted PAUL ZAMPITELLA to associate publisher. Previously he served as eastern advertising manager, where he managed both domestic and international sales efforts.

    Neo@Ogilvy has named GREG SMITH chief operating officer for North America. Smith will oversee day-to-day operations for Neo@Ogilvy in the North American region as well as NeoSearch@Ogilvy North America. He joins the agency from Carat Fusion where he was evp, media insights, planning & analysis.

    BRYAN BRICKLEY has been named senior director, general manager of Searchfeed.com.

    MARK WESTLAKE has joined HowStuffWorks.com as executive vice president of sales and content. Westlake will be responsible for overseeing domestic content and sales as well as global revenue. Most recently, Westlake served as the senior vice president of sales and marketing for About.com.

    Effective mid-September, Crain Communications will name Crain’s New York Business publisher ALAIR TOWNSEND publishing director and JILL KAPLAN publisher of CNYB. Kaplan joins Crain’s New York Business from The Wall Street Journal where she is general manager of The Weekend Edition, Weekend Journal, Personal Journal and The Journal Report.

    160over90 has named DAVID BURDEN director of client services.

    CAROLINE TAYLOR has been promoted to account supervisor within the Client Services department at nurun | ant farm interactive.

    JOHN CANTARELLA was named general manager of TIME.com. He joins the company from NYTimes.com, where he was the group director for marketing and operations.

    Venable LLP has added ALISA BERGMAN and STUART INGIS, attorneys who focus on privacy, marketing, and Internet law and policy, as partners in the firm's Washington, DC office.

    CURT VIEBRANZ, chief operating officer of TACODA since 2004, has been named the company’s CEO. DAVE MORGAN, who co-founded TACODA and has served as its chief executive officer, has been named chairman of the company, replacing co-founder, BRAD BURNHAM.

    ID Society has named PIERRE KREMER as project manager; JOANN KIM as strategy manager; and KEVIN YARASHEFSKI as account manager.

    JEFF BANDER has joined Exchange Place as senior vice president of sales.

    Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Company, promoted L. CLARK MOREHOUSE III to executive vice president/general manager of Tribune Entertainment Company and MARC S. SCHACHER to senior vice president/programming and development of Tribune Broadcasting.

    JENNY SUCOV, formerly executive editor of All You, has been named an executive editor at Real Simple.

    PAUL A. D’ANGELO, SETH A. FRIEDMAN and KRISTINE NASH-WONG have been named vice presidents at Campbell-Ewald. D’Angelo has been promoted to vice president, manager Advanced Communications Center. Friedman joins Campbell-Ewald as vice president, manager project management and lead project manager on the Alltel account. Nash-Wong joins Campbell-Ewald as vice president, account supervisor.