Meredith Corporation announced that SUSAN UEDELHOFEN was promoted to Art Director of Country Home magazine. Uedelhofen most recently served as Associate Art Director of Country Home. Previously, she served as Associate Design Director for Meredith Integrated Marketing and Assistant Art Director for Better Homes and Gardens.
Bob Schmetterer, Chairman and CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide, announced a new management team for Euro RSCG France. As part of this evolution, FRANCOIS TIGER, after having served as President of Euro RSCG France for three years, and overseeing the group's successful evolution and restructuring, has been named Senior Vice President of Euro RSCG Worldwide. He will report directly to Schmetterer and will be responsible for a variety of high-level strategic initiatives. STEPHANE FOUKS has been named CEO of Euro RSCG France. He will remain President of Euro RSCG C&O, and will continue to work closely with his current clients. …
ERIN LOOP will be leaving Valueclick, Inc. and is moving to Vivendi's online unit in media sales. She was an Account Executive at Valueclick, Inc. and will be a Senior Account Executive at Vivendi.
Grokster.com, a provider of peer-to-peer file sharing programs has named SCOTT R. MOORE Vice President of New Media. Moore will oversee multiple initiatives that include launching a new department to develop an online sales strategy for online products, improving the design and delivery processes for interactive services, and implementing new methods that maximize Grokster's business goals and user experience. He will also be responsible for new product development. Prior to joining Grokster.com, Moore was Sales Director, New Media for Interplay Entertainment, a US video game publisher.
Pharma U.S. announced the appointment of MARK SALYER as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Salyer will be responsible for new product launches, market development, and strategic planning for the company as it brings its pipeline of respiratory and gastrointestinal products to market. Salyer comes to ALTANA Pharma U.S. after a 17-year career at GlaxoSmithKline, where he most recently served as Global Commercial Strategy Vice President for the company's respiratory products based in London.
In his first major moves since joining Tribal DDB three months ago as General Manager of its New York headquarters, Robert Palmer has promoted Creative Director STEVE HICKS to Managing Director/CD, and elevated Group Account Director KRISTY GRIMES to Strategic Director. In his expanded role, Hicks will continue to oversee the eight-person creative department and will now help run the 26-staffer office with Palmer, to whom he reports. Grimes, a three-year Tribal DDB hand, will focus on how to best use the resources of DDB and other Omnicom companies. The i-shop has also brought on LAURA USER as an Account …
Colby & Partners announced that CARMEN DORR has joined the agency as Associate Creative Director. Carmen was brought in primarily to creatively manage the Suzuki Automotive Account. Carmen was most recently at Bates USA West where she was Associate Creative Director, S.V.P. She led the creative team for the National Hyundai Dealer Association advertising and directed collateral, interactive, and retail efforts for the brand. Earlier she was at Foote, Cone & Belding, where she worked on Mazda Motor of America.
Allrecipes.com, a leading online meal-planning resource announced the addition of seasoned advertising veteran CARL TRAUTMANN to its executive team. Based in New York, Trautmann will be responsible for expanding Allrecipes' marketing and sponsorship revenues. Prior to joining Allrecipes, Trautmann was Associate Publisher with Brill Media Ventures, where he played a key role in increasing Brill's Content ad sales revenue and managed the launch of Contentville.com. Most recently, Trautmann was with the Meredith Corporation, where he produced the largest ad page issue for Ladies Home Journal in the publication's last three years.
Mercedes-Benz USA, Inc. announced the appointment of CHUCK JOHNSEN to the newly created position of Department Manager, Consumer Events and Sports Marketing at the company's Montvale, N.J., headquarters. Since joining MBUSA in 1991, Johnsen was the Regional Communications Manager in MBUSA's Chicago regional office, responsible for managing the public relations, events and RDA advertising programs for the region. His professional experience includes an extensive background in sports marketing, including serving as Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for MTI Racing, Inc. and Director of Marketing for the Chicago White Sox.
EILEEN DISKIN is the new Director of Communications at Comcast Cable. She comes from E! Entertainment Television, where she was the Director of Affiliate Marketing.