Mark Netter joined BLITZ as vice president of business development. Netter was formerly COO at Urgent Content Inc.
Deutsch LA has hired Brett Craig as executive vice president and group creative director for Dr Pepper and Snapple. Craig was most recently TBWA/Chiat/Day’s group creative director for Call of Duty, Tostitos and Pepsi.
Engauge hired Tony Sharpe as executive creative director in Columbus and Pat Harris as creative director in Pittsburgh.
Media Storm hired Joshua Kornblit as director, digital, a new position. Previously, Kornblit was the director, digital at Moxie Interactive, where he oversaw digital strategy, social media, SEM, and media planning and buying for 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight.
Traffiq promoted Ammon Brown to vice president of operations.
CP+B hired Rich Tlapek as creative director on the Best Buy account. Tlapek is a former vice president/group creative director at GSD&M Advertising.
AudienceScience hired Tamara Santiago-Downes as international marketing manager and Rob Gratchner as vice president, privacy.
Michael Baer joined Starcom USA as executive vice president/managing director, overseeing the agency’s Hallmark, LEGO, Luxottica and Walgreens businesses.
LUXUS hired Rick Corteville as chief executive officer.
James O'Connor joined Medialets as commercial director of EMEA.
Roger Tremblay has been named executive vice president of Throne Media.
Deutsch NY hired Suzanne Molinaro as senior vice president, director of digital production.
Optimal hired Anthony Green as regional vice president, business development.
Precision Health Media named Mark Magnani as vice president, advertising sales, and Tim Hanlon as an advisor.
Nelson Schmidt hired Jordon Frauen and Alysha Witwicki as copywriters and Brandon Tushkowski as a creative director in the Milwaukee office.
Venables Bell & Partners hired Paul Birks-Hay as director of client service.
Blue Hive hired Karin Onsager-Birch as executive creative director.
City Films added director James Wahlberg to its directorial roster.
Locksmith Content hired Vince Genovese as partner and executive producer.
Ryan Partnership hired Thomas E. Smith as senior vice president and managing director of its Albany office, which specializes in relationship marketing and data-management.