Tuesday, November 25, 2008

    Upshot promoted SCOTT FUJII from vice president, production to senior vice president, production; BRIAN PRIEST from vice president, creative services to senior vice president, creative services; and MARY VAN DE WALLE from senior planning director to vice president, planning.

    DDB Canada hired COLIN HART as art director.

    TYRONE JOHNSON was named senior director, multicultural sales and development at Gospel Music Channel.

    ContextWeb has hired JOE KUTCHERA as director of Spanish-language markets.

    Tremor Media added RICHARD KNOPKE, MIKE RENFRO, MOLLY SEITEL, LINDSAY KLEIN and JASON CANGE to its national advertising sales force.

    Wolff Olins tapped GAVIN BECKER as director of new business and marketing.

    MediaCom promoted MARK S. PIAZZA to the newly created position of chief financial officer, North America and Latin America.

    BBH New York named ROBERT RASMUSSEN as executive creative director of innovation. He was formerly the executive creative director at R/GA.

    WONGDOODY appointed MICHAEL POLLEY as its new chief financial officer. Polley was previously CFO, west region, at McCann Worldgroup’s MRM Worldwide in San Francisco.

    Oxygen Media named GERRY LOGUE vice president, creative director and BARBARA SHORNICK vice president of sales and marketing.

    MediaCom Worldwide tapped DAVID KYFFIN as global chief ROI & direct marketing officer; MICK MERNAGH as chief insight officer; JEREMY GRIFFITHS as global business science officer; JULIAN NEUBURGER as global chief client services officer; SIMON TRAY as chief financial officer; and IDA HEMMINGSSON-HOLL as global marketing director.

    Kelliher Samets Volk named JAMES NOBLE as creative director.

    SCOTT KEMPER joined DDB Chicago as senior producer.

    HC&B Healthcare Communications hired MANDY BUHLER as media director.

    JAMES FOX, formerly chief strategic officer at Taxi, New York, joined BBDO North America as executive vice president, planning director on the AT&T business.

    SARAH PATTERSON joined DDB Chicago as senior vice president, group strategy director in charge of the newly acquired AT&T business. Prior to joining DDB, Patterson was senior vice president, director of account planning and research at Burrell Communications.

    Digitas promoted TAMY HARMS to senior vice president, leading Digitas Detroit. In addition, MONIK SANGHVI was promoted to senior vice president, strategy & analysis.

    Hearst Magazines promoted CHUCK CORDRAY to senior vice president; CHRIS WILKES to vice president; and DEBRA ROBINSON to senior vice president and CIO, Hearst Magazines. CAMERON CONNORS was hired as director of marketing services for Hearst Magazines Digital Media.

    ML Rogers New York hired CASEY CONWAY as senior brand planner on the Scotts Miracle-Gro and Roundup accounts.

    Brunner hired SHAUN QUIGLEY in the newly created role of interactive practice director.

    LevLane Philadelphia hired SONYA COOPER as account director, responsible for the agency’s Sunoco and Beneficial clients.

    Optimedia US named FRANK FRIEDMAN as managing director and head of operations for Optimedia's New York office. TIFFANY KIRK, based out of the agency's Seattle office, will replace Friedman in his previously capacity as head of local broadcast and be responsible for managing the Local Broadcast department. Additionally, Optimedia US tapped JAMES SHORELAND as communications planning director for Optimedia Inside.

    Cannella Response Television promoted SUSAN KREMINSKI to media buyer and LOUIS TASSO to media coordinator.

    Magnani Caruso Dutton promoted CHRIS VALLEY to production director and JAMES WARREN to technology director.

    LUCY SWITHENBY was promoted from senior producer to director of client strategy at Firstborn.

    Mother New York hired MARK AVER as art director for Mother Design.