Tuesday, October 21, 2008
  • G2 Worldwide promoted JOHN PAULSON to CEO of G2 US. In addition, WENDY LURRIE was named president of the agency's relationship marketing unit, G2 Direct & Digital. She joins the company from DraftFCB.

  • Risdall Marketing Group promoted JOSH DAHMES to president of the Risdall Online Marketing Group.

  • Demand Media hired GEORGE STEWART as executive vice president, advertising sales.

  • New Balance named SAVANIA DAVIES-KEILLER and ROBERTO CRIVELLO, founders and designers of DDCLAB, as creative directors.

  • Stein Rogan + Partners promoted MICHAEL RUBY to associate creative director.

  • Hanger Network hired CHRIS FRAZIER as vice president of channel marketing.

  • MTV Networks International promoted GIDEON BIERER to executive vice president of digital media.

  • OMD hired ROBERT RAKOWITZ as group account director for the Visa media business in the U.S.

  • McKinney hired TREVOR O’BRIEN as interactive technology director. O’Brien joins McKinney from John Ryan International where he served as director of technology.

  • BBDO New York launched DesignWorks, a stand-alone, full-service branding and design studio, to be helmed by design director CRAIG DUFFNEY.

  • The Magnet Global Network of independent advertising agencies has elected JIM NASH as its new president, to serve a two-year term, succeeding JIM COPACINO. Nash is managing partner of Marcus Thomas.

  • DOUG CHECKERIS, CEO of MediaCom US, has recently been named to the expanded role of CEO, MediaCom North America.

  • Draftfcb Chicago elevated DEAN FERENAC and JOHN KENNY to senior vice presidents of the agency.

  • LinkedIn hired JEFF MAYO as director of advertising operations. Most recently Mayo worked at YouTube as senior director of advertising operations.

  • ELENA TURNER joined Dieste as account director leading Hispanic direct mail and interactive teams for AT&T and Nationwide.

  • AOL's Platform A hired PETER KOO, DEBRA MCCORMICK and ROOPAM CHOWDHURY as strategy development managers.

  • Anthem Marketing Solutions added CHRISTOPHER CARROLL as partner and chief operating officer.

  • richrelevance hired DARREN VENGROFF as chief scientist. Vengroff previously served as principal engineer at Amazon.com.

  • Real Time Matrix hired ED TROST as vice president of business development.

  • MIKE THOMAS joined Empower MediaMarketing as director of information technology. Thomas joins the company from The Nielsen Company, where he served as vice president, business process improvement.

  • Range Online Media promoted DUSTIN ENGEL to vice president of strategy and media, up from director of consumer strategy and research.

  • Heavy.com hired MATTHEW PENNINGTON as managing director of its UK office. He was formerly the sales director for talkSPORT.

  • TIM HANLON was named executive vice president/managing director of VivaKi Ventures. He previously served as executive vice president of Denuo.