HEADLINERS THIS WEEK:
CHRISTOPHER MANNING has joined 24/7 Media, Inc. as Senior Vice President of National Media Sales. Most recently, Manning was employed at Gemstar-TV Guide where he led the sales effort for the TV Guide Channel, TV Guide Online and TV Guide Interactive.
DINESH WADHAWAN has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer at Paramark Inc., a developer of real-time optimization technology for online marketing campaigns. Prior to joining Paramark, Wadhawan served as Chief Operating Officer at Zembu, a company specializing in distributed application platform computing.
TOM SVOBODA has joined Interactive Edge, a division of Cordiant Communications Group, Incorporated, as VP of business development. Svoboda comes to Interactive Edge following 16 years in the consumer products industry at Bristol-Myers Squibb and, most recently, as head of his own sales and marketing strategy-consulting firm.
CATHERINE (CAT) LUKAS has been appointed sales manager at Forbes.com. Lukas joins Forbes.com from the Forbes San Francisco office, where she was a member of the sales organization. Previously she was district sales manager for CMP Media's NetGuide and HomePC.
ANNEMARIE IVERSON has been named Editor-In-Chief of PRIMEDIA's Seventeen magazine and Editorial Director of Primedia's Teen Magazine Publishing Unit. Iverson joins Primedia from Gruner + Jahr's YM, where she was the Editor-In-Chief.
SANDIE MILBERG has been promoted from Marketing Manager of Winstar Interactive Media company to Director of Marketing for Interep Interactive at Interep Interactive Inc. the online division of Interep National Radio Sales.
BRUCE BRANDFON has been named Publisher of Scientific American magazine. Most recently he was the Advertising Director of Newsweek.
JOHN GILBERT has been named chief marketing officer Tricon Global Restaurants' KFC Corp. He had been senior VP-marketing and research and development for Carlson Restaurants Worldwide.
RICHARD C. SIMMONS has been appointed Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Actio Corporation. Simmons comes to Actio from EMC Corporation, as the company's global account executive.
BRUCE MAGGIN, former exec at Capital Cities/ABC's MultiMedia Group, has been appointed to the MindArrow 's Board of Directors.
Santa Monica, California-based Lunch Advertising has expanded their media planning and buying department since taking over all planning and buying needs for Red Bull North America, effective at the start of the 2002 buying calendar year. The six joining Lunch are NAN VAUGHN PATURZO, JUDY THOMAS, TERRI FOY GRAY, KATE HEYDLAUFF KIRKMAN, BELINDA SUE, and MATT BOUYEA. Nan Vaughn Paturzo, Associate Media Director, comes to Lunch with 17 years of experience in advertising including Media Director at neoBrands. Judy Thomas, Director of National Broadcast, joins Lunch with 20 years of advertising agency background including Focus Media- Sr. VP, Director of National Broadcast. Terri Foy Gray, Director of Local Broadcast, comes to Lunch from TBS Media Management where she was Vice President, Broadcast Director, Los Angeles. Kate Heydlauff Kirkman, Media Strategist, worked at Citron Haligman Bedecarre-as Media Supervision-Palm, Inc. Belinda Sue, Media Planner, comes to Lunch from Ground Zero, and Matt Bouyea, Media Planner, comes to Lunch from WongDoody.
DANIEL RILEY has been named Detroit advertising director at People magazine. He had been a senior account manager & Canadian advertising manager for the publications at The National Geographic Society.
MERRICK MUSOLF has been appointed West Coast advertising manager at Technology Review. He had been Northwest sales manager at Expedia Travel Magazines.
LANA CORBI has been appointed president and Chief Executive Officer for Crown Media. She was last Chief Operating Officer of Odyssey Holdings.
THOMAS F. BURCHILL has been named chairman and Chief Executive Officer of broadcast advertising software provider MITRA Technologies. Burchill had been chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Petry Media.
The American Advertising Federation has chosen LINDA THOMAS BROOKS of GM Mediaworks and GM Cyberworks, KAREN EDWARDS at Yahoo, JACK GRIFFIN at Parade Publications, CHAN SU at Agency.com, DEBORAH WAHL of Lincoln Mercury, TONY WRIGHT at Ogilvy & Mather and ANNE KALLIN ZEHREN at Teen People as the seven new members of its Advertising Hall of Achievement.
SHANE ANKENEY has been named media director and senior partner at Carmichael Lynch. He had been director of media strategy at TBWA/Chiat/Day L.A.