MICHAEL SAKIN has been named senior vice president of advertising sales of Game Show Network (GSN). Sakin has spent the past seven and a half years at Fox Cable Networks in the advertising sales division.
DAVID JACOBS has been named Media Buyer Keoppel Direct (buying out of Chicago). He last held the same position at Venture Media.
IRIT SPITALNIK has been named Vice President of Sales for Ampira Media and the FortuneCity Network. Previously she served as Regional VP/Eastern Sales for CMGI-owned Engage Media.
SARAH SCHUPBACH has been named the new advertiser training specialist for Advertiser Marketing Services at Arbitron Inc. Schupbach joins Arbitron from Scarborough Research where she served for the last nine months as a trainer/account manager for 14 markets for television stations, professional sports teams and newspapers.
JOHN BRINE has been named to the position of Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications at Stonepath Group. Brine joined Stonepath Group in 1999 as Vice President and has been responsible for marketing, branding and public relations/investor relations.
STEPHANIE VAUGHAN has been named to the new position of Vice-President, head of sales and marketing, for bicoastal Dogmatic, the creative media company and parent of Treat, its commercial production division. Vaughan was most recently a new media strategist for PanAmSat in Wilton, Conn.
AMY LEE TU has been named Marketing Manager for 7 BLUE SEAS. Prior to 7 BLUE SEAS, Tu was a Manger of Business Development and Marketing for Express.com.
WILLIAM J. FLATLEY has been appointed to the position of vice president, chief advertising officer at Forbes.com, with responsibility for all of Forbes.com’s advertising sales and sales marketing activities. Flatley was most recently a consultant to Forbes.com, and was formerly executive vice president at Ziff Davis Media from June 2000 – December 2000.
MICHAEL SAKIN has joined the Game Show network as senior vice president and head of the ad sales group. He most recently had the same position at FX and Fox Movie Classics.
BRIAN SWETTE is stepping down from his position as CEO at eBay, but will stay on at as a senior advisor to chief executive Meg Whitman and as head of corporate development.