Tuesday, March 27, 2007

    ROBERT REIF was promoted to president of both Media Networks and Targeted Media. Prior to joining MNI, Reif had a 14-year career at The New York Times, where he held various sales and senior sales management positions.

    CATHY TANKOSIC joined Magna Global Entertainment as executive vice president.

    LEIGH GALLAGHER was named senior editor of FORTUNE Magazine. Gallagher was previously a senior editor at Smart Money.

    PSM: Independent PlayStation Magazine named ROB SMITH as editor in chief. He was most recently associate publisher of Future US publications PC Gamer and Maximum PC.

    The McRae Agency promoted BRIDGET PALITZ to vice president.

    WILL ZNIDARIC was promoted to editor from assistant editor at Mad River Post.

    Dow Jones Online promoted MARINELLE CARINO to account manager and EMILY FITZGERALD to account executive.

    JOHN PATERSON was named New York account director at Meredith Interactive. He previously served as director, marketing innovation at Meredith Corporate Sales.

    U.S. News & World Report editor BRIAN DUFFY is stepping down to complete a book and to pursue other writing projects. BRIAN KELLY, executive editor of U.S. News, will now manage all editorial functions.

    Ad Infuse named BRIAN COWLEY as president and chief executive officer. Cowley will replace founder IAN JOHNSON, who will now serve as executive vice president, business development. Most recently, Cowley served as vice president of mobile advertising at Infospace.

    NOMI ERNST LEIDNER was named director of development at Sundance Channel. Most recently she was supervising producer on Style Network’s “Try My Life.”

    Program Partners promoted DAVID HUTCHINSON to senior vice president, program operations and new media, and CHAD MACDONALD to executive director, TV research, regional sales manager.

    Draftfcb New York named TERRY MARTIN as senior vice president/director of business development. Martin most recently served as svp/segment leader at Omnicom Group, leading multiple Omnicom agencies in the delivery of integrated marketing communications for Bank of America.

    Rainbow Media named HAROLD GRONENTHAL as senior vice president, program acquisitions and international development. In his new role, Gronenthal will be responsible for the international management of Rainbow’s AMC, IFC, WE tv, and fuse cable networks, as well as the on-demand networks, LIFESKOOL and SPORTSKOOL.

    Genex hired PETER BRINE as client partner for the Toyota, Lexus, and Scion accounts. Most recently, Brine worked as director of Internet marketing at 21st Century Insurance.

    Avenue A | Razorfish promoted COLIN KINSELLA to president of the west region where he will be responsible for leading all operations in the Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. Kinsella served as general manager of the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices since 2004.

    JAY LEVIN, the former publisher and founder of LA Weekly, has launched a new media company, RealTalk Media Group. Levin will serve as CEO and creative director, spearheading the spring launch of RealTalk LA magazine and its Web component Realtalkla.com. In addition, KAREN FUND was named executive vice president and publisher of the company.

    BCF named ROBERT FLAMMOND as an account group director. Prior to joining BCF, Flammond held senior management positions at agencies such as Moroch - Leo Burnett and Keyes Martin Advertising.

    Eastwick Communications named JOEL POSTMAN as executive vice president of emerging media.

    PAUL MARTINEZ was named creative director of Men's Journal. He joins the magazine from Marie Claire, where he served as creative director.

    McKee Wallwork Cleveland named LINDSEY GLOETZNER as media buyer.

    JULIO VARGAS joined Wunderman as a senior flash developer. Vargas was most recently a flash developer at TBWA/Chiat/Day.

    Loyalty Lab added GEORGE WIEDEMANN, most recently managing director of Harte-Hanks Partners, to its board of directors.

    MARIE STENBERG was named vice president of public relations at LIFESKOOL and SPORTSKOOL. Prior to joining Rainbow Media, Stenberg served as vice president of the corporate technology practice for Cohn & Wolfe.

    Erwin-Penland named KARL DUNN as associate creative director. Dunn will be responsible for creative strategy and execution for Verizon Wireless, as well as Fatz Café and the Greenville Drive baseball team. He joins the agency from Everet Studios, where he served as creative director and producer for Heineken and Pepsi International.

    CHRISTINE ROSA was named executive director, event marketing and athlete relations at Sports Illustrated. Rosa will direct the event marketing and athlete relations functions for the entire SI franchise, including Sports Illustrated, SI.com, GOLF Magazine, GOLF.com, SI Kids and SIKids.com.

    AOL named SCOTT ROBSON as editor-in-chief for its Moviefone and AOL Television brands. Most recently, Robson served as executive producer at Tribune Interactive and the Los Angeles Times.

    Nielsen Business Media named LINDA MCCUTCHEON as senior vice president, eMedia strategy & technology. Most recently a consultant, McCutcheon was previously the publications director at AARP.

    Mediaedge:cia named LEE DOYLE as chief executive officer North America and RINO SCANZONI as chairman North America. Doyle joined MEC in 2000 as account director working for clients AT&T and AT&T Wireless. He was promoted to managing partner head of client service in 2002. Scanzoni joined MEC in 2002 as head of national broadcast buying and was named chief investment officer in 2004.

    MICHELE MARQUIS joined North Jersey Media Group as vice president of consumer sales & circulation. Most recently, Marquis worked for The Hartford Courant as new business development manager with the Courant’s general advertising department.

    PETAR BOZINOVSKI joined Geosign as director, media sales and NANCY BELL joined as an account executive.

    Eric Mower and Associates promoted CHRISTINE DOUGHERTY to account supervisor in the marketing communication agency’s brand promotion practice. In her new role, she will lead an agency team that provides strategic counsel, creative development and retail execution for several clients, including Fisher-Price, Mattel, Lactalis USA and Applebee’s.

    Moxie Interactive launched Moxie West, a new office in San Francisco, and hired JOE VAN REMORTEL as managing director and senior vice president to lead the new office. Van Remortel joins Moxie from Wirestone, where he served as managing director.

    AMY J. MOLINERO was promoted to associate publisher for Guideposts magazine. Molinero has worked at Guideposts for six years, most recently serving as east coast sales manager.

    Captivate Network hired PAUL DEAN as vice president of sales, Midwest region and SHERI TAYLOR GILCHRIST as vice president of marketing and programming.

    Fallon promoted GAIL JOECKS to the newly created position of creative recruiter. Joecks will be responsible for seeking out creative talent at all levels for the agency's Minneapolis office. Joecks joined Fallon in 2000 as a project manager.