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.