The Music & Media Group of Vivendi Universal Net USA today announced the appointment of ALLISON CORSON MELLON as Vice President of Western Sales. She is responsible for managing the group’s West Coast advertising sales teams and maximizing advertising and sponsorship revenue from VUNet USA’s popular network of music and media websites: MP3.com, RollingStone.com, GetMusic.com, MP4.com and EMusic.com. Based in Los Angeles, Mellon reports directly to Terry Ash, the group’s executive vice president of national sales. Mellon joins VUNet USA from ValueClick, Inc. where she was Vice President of Western Region Sales. While at ValueClick, she provided the foundation for …
KELLY O'DEA, President of Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide, is leaving the agency to take a position within its parent, Interpublic Group. The position is believed to be at IPG's Advanced Marketing Services group, which provides strategic advice, consulting services and specialized services for IPG clients. The unit is led by CEO Larry Weber. O'Dea joined FCB as President, Worldwide in 2000 from Bozell, where he had been Vice Chairman, International Operations and Global Client Development. Before that, he had spent his entire career at Ogilvy & Mather, including a role as President, Worldwide Client Service.
Forbes.com has today announced that JANETT KENNEDY HAAS has joined its New York sales team as an account manager, with responsibility for New York area accounts. Prior to joining Forbes.com, Kennedy Haas worked at Ziff Davis Media for more than five years, most recently as Eastern Associate Publisher of Interactive Week. Previously she held positions at IDG and CMP publications. Also, NANCY STERLING has been appointed Forbes.com Midwest Manager, in Chicago, IL. Her sales territory covers the Midwest. Sterling joined Forbes in May 1997 where she was the Washington, D.C. advertising manager for Forbes magazine. Previously she was regional manager …
The publishing side at Newsweek has undergone several high-level changes. In January 2001, publisher CAROLYN WALL was reassigned to the post of Director of Marketing and Communications as part of a restructuring. Wall left Newsweek last May. MARK UPDEGROVE, Newsweek's U.S. publisher for less than a year, has also left the company. Updegrove, a longtime Time Inc. exec, had been president of Time Canada prior to joining the Washington Post Co. title last June.
World Publications CEO Terry Snow announced that TY SAWYER, the editor of Primedia's Skin Diver, has been named editor of World's Sport Diver. Pierce Hoover, Sport Diver's editor since the magazine's inception in 1993, will be promoted to editor-in-chief. Sawyer, set to join the team in June, will work on all editorial aspects of Sport Diver. In addition, he will serve as the magazine's dive travel expert and industry liaison.
Modem Media, an interactive marketing firm, this week announced the addition of 3 new leadership positions in its San Francisco office. DAN SPRINGER has been appointed as Managing Director, KAMAL NABIJEE as Vice President of Technology, and MELISSA EISENBERG as Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Services. Springer joined Modem Media from Telleo, a Silicon Valley firm providing targeted direct marketing services, where he served as Chief Executive Officer. Nabijee joins Modem Media from Organic, Inc. His background includes technology leadership roles in iXL's Digital Media and Broadband Solutions Group, and as a Principal with Lante. Eisenberg came to Modem …
The Yellow Pages Integrated Media Association has announced the election of three members to its Board of Directors. They are SUSAN SNOWDEN, Senior Vice President of Telecom Marketing at R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., GERARD DIPIPPO, President of DataNational/Volt Directory Systems; and PETER BROADBENT, Chief Operating Officer of Wahlstrom Group.
The Broadcast Pioneers of Colorado announced today that TOM MULVEY, Columnist at Advertising & Marketing Review magazine, was elected Chairman of the Board for 2002-2003. Mulvey has served on the Board since May of 2000. Meanwhile, FRED HOBBS, Head of Public Relations Associates, was reelected President of the Broadcast Pioneers for another year.
CrownPeak Technology, the premier content management ASP, announced the appointment of e-business sales and marketing veteran ROB ROSE as Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Rose joins CrownPeak from Ignited Minds, where he was Vice President of Strategic Planning, managing the agency's strategic direction, business development and new service offerings, and contributing to development of the firm's creative, results-oriented Internet strategies.
BILL WHITEHEAD, regional president of the Americas for Bates, has resigned. David Hearn, 46, who joined in March as chairman and CEO of Bates Worldwide, will assume Whitehead's responsibilities. Hearn, formerly chief executive of Australian-owned food company Goodman Fielder, was tapped by Cordiant Communications Group CEO Michael Bungey to build the profile of Bates North America and win global business. Whitehead's resignation follows the loss of the agency's $160 million Hyundai creative and media account.