Playboy Enterprises Inc. promoted RANDY A. NICOLAU to President of Playboy.com Inc., replacing Lawrence R. Lux. Nicolau has been with Playboy.com since last year as Senior Vice President responsible for marketing, e-commerce and subscription services. Prior to joining Playboy, Nicolau served as Senior Vice President of Small World Media Inc., an online fantasy sports company.
Former Cartoon Network President BETTY COHEN said Friday that she is leaving AOL Time Warner in one month to talk to investors about financing a project that she has been developing at the company for about a year. AOL Time Warner could no longer pursue the project, which Cohen described as multimedia programming for young adults.
Convenience store chain 7-Eleven is looking for a new vice president of advertising and marketing, a position that has been vacant since the departure of BOB MERZ one week ago. Merz left "to pursue other options," according to 7-Eleven representative Dana Manley.
Time veteran MARK GLATZHOFER has moved to Media Networks, where he will be the new Vice President/General Manager. Glatzhofer had been at Time since 1988, working most recently with the Fortune Group (including Fortune, Business 2.0 and FSB). Glatzhofer has also worked for Money and Life.
CBS has promoted Manager of Broadcast Television Research MARIANNE O'LEARY to Director of Media Research. She will be headquartered in New York and report to Greg Kasparian, Vice President of Television Audience Measurement.
It was announced this week that CHRIS ROHRS, President of the Television Bureau of Advertising will serve a second three-year term at the nonprofit group.
Yahoo Inc.'s Chief Product Officer TIM BRADY plans to retire from the company at the end of August. Brady's retirement marks the departure of another member of the company's original management team. A company spokeswoman said Geoff Ralston, who heads up the company's communications group, will assume many of Mr. Brady's responsibilities.
Euro RSCG MVBMS Partners has hired MARC BLANCHARD as an Interactive Director/Creative Director. Assigned to New York, Blanchard will lead an interactive team in the development of integrated online ad concepts and campaigns, primarily for the Intel account. Blanchard comes to the agency from Zendo Studios, a Bay Area-based online entertainment company that he co-founded in 1999.
BILL HUMPHREY has been named President, Liberty Livewire Media Group. In his new role, Humphrey will have oversight of the company's extensive Media Group businesses.
Razorfish, Inc., the digital solutions provider, announced the appointment of CESAR BREA to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Razorfish, Brea was Vice President of Business Development at ArsDigita Corporation, an open-source enterprise application software firm.