Tuesday, December 12, 2006

    BBC Worldwide has appointed CLARA FON-SING as vice president America East Coast and Latin America to its Motion Gallery business.

    JULIANNE COULTON has joined WestWayne as SVP/media director. She will lead media planning on the Southeast Toyota Distributors account. She most recently served as vice president of advertising for online real estate resource HouseValues.

    ICrossing has named IAN BAER managing director; CHRISTOPHER MARQUARDT as vice president client services; and LANCE WILLIAMS as business development director.

    GRACE BRISCOE joined Centro as an account executive. She previously worked at OnMilwaukee.com as both head of sales strategy and senior account manager.

    MRM Worldwide has named TIM CUNNINGHAM executive vice president, director of customer and digital strategy for North America. Cunningham joined the agency from Digitas/Modem Media, where he led the Strategy and Analytics practice on the West Coast.

    DEPELSHA THOMAS MCGRUDER has been promoted to senior vice president, business operations and strategy at MTV. McGruder was previously vice president of business operations and strategy for the network.

    Siegel+Gale promoted JASON CIESLAK to managing director of the Los Angeles office. He will also continue to serve as executive director of interactive media. He joined the agency in 1996.

    JENNIFER STEELE has been named digital services director at Renegade Marketing Group. Most recently, she was vice president of content, strategy and production at IVT, a video technology company.

    Tribal DDB has named GEOFFREY GOUGION managing director of the Los Angeles office. Prior to joining the agency, Gougion worked in brand management for Nestlé, where he oversaw relationship marketing programs for the company’s infant formula business.

    QUENTIN GEORGE, currently SVP and managing director of Organic’s San Francisco and Los Angeles offices will take on a new company-wide role as SVP and chief of corporate development. BILL CAMP, who currently serves as SVP and managing director of Organic’s Detroit office, will move to San Francisco as the general manager of the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

    KELLY PATEK and ROBYN JETER have joined Empower MediaMarketing Cincinnati as media planner/buyer and account manager, respectively. Patek joins Empower from Freedman, Gibson & White, where she was a media planner/buyer since 2003. Jeter joins Empower from Western & Southern Financial Group, where she was a marketing associate.

    GREG DIAZ was named director of sales for Spanish Broadcasting System’s new media division, SBS Interactive.

    JAIME MORENO, previously regional president and director for RealMedia Latin America, has accepted a position at Global Payments.

    MAGGIE KNOLL was named print director of MindShare Chicago's new Print Group. Previously, she served as group planning director, responsible for leading the media planning team on the Sears account.

    VERONICA SMILEY has been named the vice president of marketing for Radar Magazine and Radar Online. Smiley joins the company from Procter & Gamble.

    JEFFREY R. MCCANN has joined dentsuAmerica as account executive on the Toyota Motor North America business, a new position. McCann most recently was an account executive on the Dodge & Lincoln Mercury Dealer Accounts at King Group.

    JEFF CHI has been named chief executive officer at Media Mayhem Corp. Chi previously worked at Gorilla Nation Media as vice president of ad operations. In addition, SOPHIA MARTIN was named national sales director.

    DAVID SIGEL has been named director of account management at Fallon, succeeding MIKE BUCHNER. Sigel has been at Fallon for 16 years and has been leading the financial services accounts for the agency.

    PAUL SCHOLES has joined Moser Builders as vice president of operations.

    JEFF VINICK has joined Renegade Marketing Group as creative director. Vinick was previously associate creative director at Merkley where he spearheaded campaigns for Mercedes, Forbes, Smith Barney, Fila, and E-loan.

    MICHAEL WOLFE has been named publisher of Best Life magazine. He most recently served as associate publisher of GQ.

    The Africa Channel has named DARRELL SMITH vice president of community development and marketing. Previously, Smith served as executive director of the Pan African Children's Fund, where he was responsible for overseeing fundraising operations and management.

    JOEY HYCHE joined Horizon Interactive as director of campaign management and technology; RANDAE MCKENNEY and TAYLOR VALENTINE joined the agency as account managers; and MARY CHEN was appointed campaign manager.

    BARBARA BLANGIARDI has been appointed to senior vice president, strategic marketing for NBC Universal. Blangiardi joined NBC Universal in 1999 as vice president of account services; in 2001 she was named vice president of marketing and special projects.

    Concrete Pictures has hired SAM SCHOEMANN as vice president client development. Most recently, Schoemann was head of branded content and entertainment marketing for ka-chew!

    ERIK SCHROEDER joined PUSH as director of marketing, from Lowe Worldwide.