New York Post Publisher KEN CHANDLER is leaving the newspaper after three years at the helm and 29 years with its parent News Corp., according to Editor & Publisher. Chandler will become CEO of the Natural Energy Solutions Corp., a multimedia company specializing in health-related information. News Corp. Deputy Chief Operating Officer Lachlan Murdoch will become the Post's publisher, sharing operational oversight with the paper's general manager, Geoff Booth, the paper said. During Chandler's tenure in the top business-side position, the Post has seen dramatic circulation increases, due in part to single-copy sales prices that dropped the daily newsstand rate …
Intermedia Marketing Solutions, Inc., an integrated multimedia marketing-solutions company, today announced it has promoted DOUGLAS CAMPBELL to the position of President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Campbell, one of the company's original founders, has served as President of one of Intermedia Marketing's marketing divisions for the last three years.
CABLE NEUHAUS has been named editor in chief of Folio magazine. He last served as general editor of Entertainment Weekly magazine, writing a weekly column and editing digital media coverage. He joined the publication in 1990.
MediaCom, one of the world's leading independent strategic media planning and buying companies, announced today that DUANE BRUNER has been named Regional Director of MediaCom's Latin America division, beginning July, 2002. He was previously Regional Director of MediaCom Europe. Bruner began his career with MediaCom in New York in 1986, working on accounts such as P&G and Kraft and General Foods.
The New York American Marketing Association has elected its new Board of Directors for fiscal year 2003. They are: President: JAMES MCDOWELL, VP of Marketing BMW of North America, LLC.; President Elect: EUGENE DUNKIN, President of Godiva International; First Vice-President: LEE ANN DALY, SVP, Marketing of ESPN, Inc.; Re-elected directors are: Bruce Meyers, Marketing and Advertising Consultant and Bruce Zanca, Independent Communications and Marketing Consultant.
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 leading 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 immensely popular personal navigation application, which for $24.95 per year helps subscribers to find places to eat, shop, and play in over 25 major cities.
TrafficMarketplace, a subsidiary of Vivendi Universal, has recently named KRISTIAN WILSON to the role of Marketing Director. In this role, Wilson will be accountable for new product development as well as management of major web publisher relationships. Wilson previously held similar media roles with Seattle based Avenue A, as well as Publicis-Seattle, and THINK Seattle.
Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States under the Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres and Edwards Theatres brands, has appointed former ESPN/ABC Sports Executive CLIFFORD MARKS, President, Marketing and Sales of Regal CineMedia. Marks, who is based in New York, will oversee the development and expansion of Regal CineMedia’s advertising, sales, promotion and marketing business. Marks has spent the last 13 years at ESPN/ABC Sports, most recently as Senior Vice President overseeing its $2.0 billion sales organization.
One day after claiming victory in the end-of-season ratings race, NBC on Wednesday reshuffled its executive ranks, expanding the role of its programming chief, JEFF ZUCKER, and reassigning West Coast President SCOTT SASSA. Zucker, who was executive producer of NBC's "Today" show before being named NBC entertainment president 18 months ago, will assume the responsibilities previously handled by Sassa, including the company's production house, NBC Studios, and its licensing and syndication arm, NBC Enterprises. Sassa will remain with NBC, a unit of General Electric Co., "working on strategic projects" and exploring "ways to extend the corporate brand." He will report …
Omnicom Group elected four directors Tuesday at its annual meeting of shareholders in New York. Leonard S. Coleman Jr., Peter Foy and Gary Roubos were re-elected, and Robert Clark, dean of Harvard University Law School, became a new member. Their new terms expire in 2005. At the same time, two longtime directors, Allen Rosenshine, worldwide chairman and CEO of BBDO, and Keith Reinhard, worldwide chairman of DDB, resigned their seats, while five others - James Cannon, Bernard Brochand, Tom Harrison, Michael Greenlees and Jean-Marie Dru - did not stand for re-election. That leaves a board with 11 members -- down …