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 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 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.
Touch DDB hired Scott Walker as deputy creative director and Andrew Godley as business director.
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 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.
Craig Daitch joined Converseon as senior vice president of Activation. He previously worked at Measure 2X, the joint venture between Rapp Collins and Alcone Marketing.
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 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 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.
Nexage hired Jon Phenix as vice president of sales and marketing. Phenix comes to Nexage from gamerDNA, where he served as vice president of sales and advertising operations.
Federated Media hired Bryon LaBumbard as director of sales for its Manhattan office. Previously, LaBumbard was national sales director at BuzzLogic.
Draftfcb Chicago hired Kevin Drew Davis as senior vice president, group creative director, digital and Emily Brennan as director of the agency's Search Engine Marketing practice.
Catherine Heath was named chief strategy officer for Modernista! Heath was most recently vice president, planning director at McCann Worldgroup's T.A.G. San Francisco working on Microsoft.
Appssavvy hired Todd Bowman as senior vice president of sales. Bowman joins the company from Condé Nast Digital Media.
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.
Organic named Lezlie Grossman as general manager of its Toronto office. Prior to joining Organic, Grossman was a managing director at Capital C Communications.
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.
Tremor Media hired Carrie Hamerslag as a regional sales manager based in New York. Previously, Hamerslag was an account executive at Nabbr.com.