Tuesday, July 10, 2007

    Gearon Hoffman promoted SAMANTHA BARTFIELD to vice president / account supervisor, up from account supervisor.

    TripAdvisor hired JAMES MOORE as northwest sales manager. Moore joins TripAdvisor from HowStuffWorks, where he was sales director.

    MARC TANGUAY joined Lycos Canada as account executive.

    PIC-TV promoted JACKIE GARCIA from assistant account executive, to account executive. Garcia, who works with PIC-TV clients Kraft, Schering Plough, and KAO Brands, will have additional new business responsibilities in her new position, as well as develop deeper business relationships with existing clients.

    Critical Mass hired DAVID ARMANO as vice president, experience design. He previously served as a creative vice president for Digitas.

    FremantleMedia Enterprises promoted PAUL RIDLEY to senior vice president of sales, Asia Pacific, up from his current role of vice president of sales. GANESH RAJARAM, currently sales director, Asia, has been elevated to the newly created position of vice president, sales, Asia.

    JAMES YANCEY has been named managing director of 360i’s Atlanta office, and JEANINE BELSKY was promoted to vice president, retail strategy.

    MGH named EDWARD REPASKY as account director; BRONSON WAGNER as interactive art director; KIRSTEN ELLISON as interactive account manager; and VALERIE AMEY as traffic coordinator.

    TM Advertising hired BOB BRIHN as creative director. He joins the agency from The Richards Group where he served as group creative director on Hyundai, among other national accounts.

    CHRIS HILL and CHRIS JONES have joined Terralever as director of interactive development and creative strategist, respectively.

    Adamson Advertising appointed GEOFF PICKERING vice president, director of interactive services. He joins Adamson from Nicholson Kovac, where he was vice president of interactive communications services.

    Thomas Taber & Drazen named WIS HOLT as studio manager. In this new position, Holt will head up the agency’s studio department. Holt most recently served as studio manager for McClain Finlon Advertising.

    DANA FELLOWS joined Working Mother Media as eastern advertising director for Working Mother magazine. Previously, Fellows was regional sales manager for Entrepreneur magazine’s East Coast office.

    Turner Broadcasting System’s Business Development group has added KRIS NIELSEN-REFS and HAROLD GOINGS as directors to its staff. Both are charged with identifying and developing new business opportunities across wide-ranging consumer platforms.

    MICHAEL NEWQUIST joined Draftfcb as vice president, management director of business development for its Hall Event Group and 361° Sports and Event Marketing divisions. In this role, Newquist will oversee all new business efforts for the two units. Newquist joins the agency from MG Garden, where he most recently served as chief executive officer.

    BRENT R. ROSENGREN was promoted to director of client services at BrightWave Marketing, an email marketing services firm.

    JEFF GRAINGER joins NetWinner.com as director of marketing. He is responsible for overseeing Web site traffic development, custom game publisher networks and additional gaming sites.

    MARC HERNANDEZ joined Revver as vice president, advertising sales. He most recently served as director of entertainment at Tribal Fusion.

    JEFF CHAU, formerly of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, joined Entrepreneur Magazine as regional sales manager.

    Woods Witt & Sons changed its name to Woods Witt Dealy & Sons with the appointment of PHYLLIS DEALY as partner, director of account services. Dealy will be responsible for overseeing account development and strategic planning. Dealy comes to WWD&S from The Brand Plan where she was a partner.