Tuesday, May 1, 2007

    Draftfcb New York hired JACKSON YOUNG to fill the newly created position of svp/director of user experience architecture. He will be responsible for leading the digital practice’s user experience team to define consumer experiences across multiple platforms. Young most recently served as director of user experience design for MTV Networks’ digital division.

    Carat Fusion hired ROB HOLLANDER as senior vice president, content strategy. Most recently, he was a senior partner/worldwide group creative director for Ogilvy & Mather where he headed up integrated marketing programs for such clients as Mattel, Disney and Freemantle Media.

    PointRoll promoted CRISTINA ROIG to director of west coast operations, up from manager of campaign services. In addition, the company added GARLIN SMITH, JENNIFER DAWSON and ANDREW BERMAN to its sales team.

    LISA DIMARZIO joined TV Guide as senior vice president, partner marketing and JODI A. GUSEK, PH.D. was named senior vice president for corporate research. DiMarzio most recently served as president of Link Entertainment Marketing and Gusek joined the company from Frank N. Magid Associates, where she served as vice president, entertainment research and new media consulting.

    ROCKELLE GRENÉE was named senior advertising sales manager of RadarOnline.com. She most recently served as a national account executive at DiversityInc magazine.

    Draftfcb New York hired MIKE ZEIGLER as chief financial officer. Zeigler most recently served as evp/chief financial officer at Young & Rubicam New York.

    ELIZABETH (LIBBY) MURAD-PATEL joined Jumpstart Automotive Media as product manager for contextual marketing.

    CELIA BARBOUR has been appointed food editor of O, The Oprah Magazine. Barbour will be responsible for the editing of all food-related articles, as well as cookbook and product reviews. Barbour joins Hearst Magazines after freelancing for two years for publications including O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, and Gourmet.

    GSD&M named DAVE RUSSELL as director of digital and interactive media and LJ KOBE as interactive associate media director. Both join the agency from TM Advertising.

    JASON WURTZEL joined Renegade Marketing Group in the new position of director of technology.

    TODD RIDDLE was promoted to creative director at Fallon Minneapolis. Riddle served as a group creative director since 2002 and succeeds KERRY FEUERMAN who recently resigned.

    kirshenbaum bond + partners named ISIDORO DEBELLIS as partner, creative director. Prior to joining kbp, DeBellis served as founding partner and creative director at Berlin Cameron/United, where his clients included General Motors, Reebok Coca-Cola, Dasani Water, Tidy Cat and Silk Soymilk.

    OMD Latino added ANDRE JEAN, formerly at Carat USA, as associate director of strategy.

    Agency.com chairman CHAN SUH will reassume the role of CEO and DAVID EASTMAN, Agency.com’s current CEO, will take on the new role of president-international.

    ANN JESSE joined NetShelter as sales manager for the West and Central territories. She joins the company from CMP Technology, where she was national sales director of emerging accounts and markets, Electronics Group.

    ROBERT LEIBOWITZ joined PARADE magazine's New York sales department as an account executive. Leibowitz joins PARADE from the Meredith Corporation, where he was most recently New York manager for Midwest Living.

    Eyeblaster appointed CAROL PARUCH as sales manager of its Detroit office. Paruch previously served as account director, advertising and business development east for Kelley Blue Book.

    Reuters hired HOLLY LERNER and ROBERT PERLSTEIN as account managers for advertising sales.

    RON GREENBERG joined TouchTunes Music Corporation in the newly created positions of chief marketing officer and senior vice president for digital media. Previously, Greenberg was general manager for global marketing within Microsoft’s Enterprise and Partner Group.

    McKee Wallwork Cleveland added art director PATRICK FEEHERY and copywriter ALEX AUGUSTINOS to its creative department. Most recently, Feehery and Augustinos worked together at the Brainstorm Group in Denver.

    CoActive Marketing Group named BRUCE GINSBERG as senior vice-president of business development and MELISSA LANDER as vice president and group account director.

    MARC USA named BRYAN HADLOCK its first agency-wide chief creative officer and DAN ALBERT its first agency-wide media director.

    IVillage named JENNIE BAIRD senior vice president, editor-in-chief, responsible for the direction of the site's lifestyle editorial content and for managing a staff of writers and producers. She joins iVillage from AOL, where she most recently served as executive director for women's and lifestyle programming.

    StarLink Worldwide promoted new business director, NANCY ROTH, to vice president of the agency. She first joined SMG’s Starcom in 1999 as an associate media director, working on the Toys “R” Us account.

    Optiem tapped MEGAN HAUER as its director of digital media and content. Hauer will manage all aspects of Optiem’s search marketing, online content and media services. She joins Optiem from CareerBoard, where she served as director of marketing.

    ERIC GREENWALD joined Whyville.com as executive vice president of advertising sales and business development. Greenwald joins from DIC Entertainment where he served as senior vice president of new media sales & marketing, responsible for developing the company’s online and new media initiatives.

    U.S.News & World Report promoted MARGARET MANNIX and TIM SMART, both previously assistant managing editors, to managing editors; and KAREN CHEVALIER, formerly executive director of news administration, was promoted to executive director.

    MOM Magazine named LINDIE MINDEN to the newly created position of development director for the northwest advertising division targeting the Portland Metro market.

    STEVEN BAUER joined Resolution Media as product director of sponsored listings & ads. He recently served as manager of learning services at Atlas Search.

    WebVisible hired BRAD COOPER as vice president of media operations.

    AARON GALLAGHER and GAVIN WOODWARD have each been promoted to regional vice president of sales for CNNMoney.com. In addition, ANNE TOAL was promoted the role of New York sales director.

    LION New Media named JEFF POTEET as senior marketing consultant.

    ExpoTV named DAVID BECKER chief marketing officer. Becker will oversee marketing, product management, strategy development and execution. Most recently, he served as president and chief operating officer for Beliefnet.com.

    CRISPIN JAMESON was named worldwide chief strategy officer for Enterprise IG.

    Spin Magazine named MICHAEL ENDELMAN as staff editor. Endelman will oversee the Noise section as well as write and edit features for the magazine and Spin.com. Endelman joins the magazine from Entertainment Weekly, where he most recently served as a staff writer.