MARIE WOLPERT and PETER ZUCKERMAN have been named ad directors at The New Yorker. Wolpert previously served as advertising manager. She joined the publication in 1994 as associate marketing director. Zuckerman formerly worked as national sales development manager. He came to the magazine in 1998 from Hearst Publications where he was an account manager at Cosmopolitan.
ERIK HARBISON has been upped from senior media consultant to media director at 360i. He has been with the digital marketing agency since joining in September 2000 as senior media consultant. Prior to that he was director of media operations for Atlanta-based clickandmove.com
Search123, a performance-based search engine technology company, announced today that TONY WINDERS has joined its management team as Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining Search123, Winders was President of iAgency, one of the world's first online marketing services agencies, which he co-founded in 1995. As a pioneer of several Internet marketing practices, he was responsible for devising campaigns for Coca-Cola, DIRECTV, eToys, F/X Networks, NBC, Paramount, Qualcomm, SegaSoft, Symantec, Universal, Warner Bros., and several other technology, media and entertainment clients.
Amazing Media today announced that it has bolstered its already experienced management team with the addition of two key members. MELISSA BOASBERG, formerly of Disney Online, and JENNIFER JOHNSON, formerly of ReturnBuy, Inc., have joined the company as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Sales, respectively. Boasberg brings over a decade's worth of experience in online marketing, media and technology to Amazing Media. As COO, she will play an integral role in overseeing the overall direction of the company, its operating objectives, and its technology. Johnson's sales experience runs the gamut of the e-commerce world and spans over 12 …
JOHN WEISGERBER has joined Forbes magazine as vice president of custom media sales. He will oversee all advertising sales for Forbes Custom Communications Partners magazines. Weisgerber last served as associate publisher of Yahoo Internet Life. Also at Forbes, DAVE PINKERTON has been promoted to manager in Forbes' Washington, D.C., sales office. He replaces Nancy Sterling, who has moved to Forbes.com sales as Midwest manager. Pinkerton served as ad sales representative in Washington, D.C., since September 2000. Prior to this he was ad sales manager for the Southeastern region at U.S. News & World.
CHARLES OLIVA, former Director of Product Marketing & Business Development with At Road, Inc., has accepted the position of Vice President of Marketing at Vindigo, the developer of location-based applications for wireless and mobile devices. Oliva will focus on customer acquisition and retention for Vindigo 2.0, the company's personal navigation application.
JUNE BLOCKLIN, former co-president of Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos in Boston, has returned to Young & Rubicam in the role of Vice Chairman. Blocklin will steer management of the New York shop's AT&T account, one of its largest in terms of billings. She will work on key corporate accounts and new business efforts. Blocklin, who starts this week, reports to worldwide CEO Mike Dolan. Blocklin performed similar duties during her first tour of duty at Y&R, in the mid- to late-1990s. Back then, she held several titles, including client services director and director of new business. In 1998, she joined …
ANN HAYDEN, a managing partner of Young & Rubicam in New York, is the new chairperson of BPA International, the media auditing firm. Hayden was elected to serve as chairman during 2002-2003. Prior to joining Y&R, Hayden was chief executive officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Business Communications.
DIANE FRANK has been named Senior Vice President/Marketing and Promotion for Magazine Publishers of America. Frank had most recently been a Marketing Consultant with a wide range of clients since 1994. She will report to Ellen Oppenheim, and be responsible for marketing and promoting magazines to various constituencies, including the advertising and media communities.
Epsilon, a Relizon company, has announced that senior vice president of creative services, TOM GAFFNY, has been voted Marketer of the Year by the New England Direct Marketing Association. Gaffny was chosen for his significant marketing accomplishments and his contributions to direct marketing both locally and nationally. Since 1980, Gaffny has been a member and leader of the Epsilon team directing strategy, concept and copy for many of Epsilon's not-for-profit clients. In this role, Gaffny specializes in crafting powerful and emotional stories that elicit strong responses and developing innovative package formats for clients.