Mother New York Mother New York hired Gabriel Blido as art director. Blido's career in advertising began in New York City working for Iris NY on projects for Sony Ericsson and Monster.com. He then returned to Stockholm to pursue a master's degree in Advertising and Visual Communications at Beckmans College of Design.
Dentsu Holdings Dentsu Holdings USA named David Cameron to the newly created post of chief of strategic development. Previously, Cameron was managing partner of mcgarrybowen's New York office, where he led the Marriott account. Dentsu acquired mcgarrybowen in 2008.
David&Goliath David&Goliath appointed Israel Diaz as executive creative director of its newly founded Toronto office. Diaz will be responsible for heading up creative duties for Kia's Canadian advertising. Diaz joins D&G Toronto from Leo Burnett Toronto where he spent five years as senior vice president, creative director and managing partner.
Draftfcb San Francisco Michael Knott has rejoined Draftfcb San Francisco as senior vice president, media director. Knott joins the agency from Venables Bell & Partners, where he served as director of communications strategy.
Mediaedge:cia China Mediaedge:cia China named Michelle Ko as president. Ko joins the agency from the GroupM Regional Aspire team responsible for the training and development of the GroupM agencies in Greater China. In addition, Tommy Au was named general manager of MEC Shanghai. Au joins from OMD Shanghai where he was business director.
OLSON Marty Barry joined OLSON as associate account director, interactive, from Ratchet, where he served as account director. He will be working on interactive marketing campaigns with United Health Group and other OLSON clients.
MediaCom MediaCom hired Jennifer Marino as senior partner, director of consumer insights for its U.S. operation. Prior to joining MediaCom, Marino was associate director, global strategic insights and new ventures marketing, Johnson & Johnson/Neutrogena Cosmetics.
MySpace MySpace has appointed Shari Friedman to the role of senior vice president advertising sales, west. Prior to joining MySpace, Shari spent 6 years at AOL, most recently as regional sales director overseeing all movie and television business.
DDB and Tribal DDB DDB and Tribal DDB promoted Cathy Carl to vice president, U.S. communications director. Carl has been with DDB for seven years, most recently as vice president, associate director, U.S. communications.
KSL Media KSL Media hired Jane Anne Campbell as vice president, account director in its Chicago office. Campbell joins the company from Starcom MediaVest Group, where she was most recently a media director.