• JOHN BOHAN: Apollo
    Interactive Agency Apollo recently announced the appointment of JOHN BOHAN to lead the company’s Media and Marketing Department. Bohan, former CEO and President of Max Worldwide, will focus on developing Internet Marketing strategies for Apollo’s extensive list of blue-chip clients.
  • new company: Uncle
    Taking a leap from the traditional production company model, the newly formed Uncle, aims to redefine commercial production with unprecedented creative vision and talent resources. Founded by industry veteran ERIC BONNIOT (pictured) and Director JASON FARRAND, the Uncle family boasts a talented team of directors and creative designers. Dodonna Bicknell joins as Executive Producer, contributing over 18 years of production and advertising experience to the company’s strong portfolio. The company roster also includes directors Kerry Shaw Brown, Rick Rabe, Ash Beck and Jason Farrand. Upon launch, the company is completing two projects — a 4-spot campaign for SBC via Merkley …
  • JAMES HARENCHAR: Alcott Routon
    Alcott Routon has named JAMES HARENCHAR Director of Sales for the national direct-marketing agency. He will be responsible for new client development and sales and marketing initiatives for the Nashville, Tenn.-based firm. He most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for Ambience Inc., a developer of web-enabled virtual reality marketing technology.
  • MARC KIVEN: LiquidGeneration, Inc.
    LiquidGeneration, Inc., an entertainment and research company, has announced the addition of MARC KIVEN to its executive team as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Kiven joins the company after 4 1/2 years in a leading sales role for Avenue A, where he sold to leading consumer products companies and ad agencies.
  • THOMAS J. MCSWEENEY: Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation
    Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation recently announced that THOMAS J. MCSWEENEY, General Sales Manager for HBC San Diego, Inc., was promoted to Regional Director of Sales for the HBC Western Region. McSweeney's duties will be to help each West Region market hire and train top sales people and sales management personnel, direct West Regional sales calls to maximize effective advertising campaigns for HBC advertisers and maximize revenues for the Western Region.
  • TONY WEISMAN: DraftWorldwide Chicago
    DraftWorldwide Chicago this week announced that TONY WEISMAN was named Chief Marketing Officer. Weisman joined DraftWorldwide Chicago in mid-2002 to work on new business development. He has also overseen Draft's strategic planning group, which includes consumer research and market planning. Previously, Weisman worked in account management at Leo Burnett U.S.A. in Chicago, leaving his post as Senior Vice President and Account Director.
    Also at AOL, TINA SHARKEY was appointed Senior Vice President, Lifestyle and Community Programming. Sharkey brings 15 years of consumer-driven media expertise to AOL. Most recently she was a Principal at Majestic Partners, a Media and Technology consulting firm in New York, where her clients included the New York Times Digital and Cisneros Television Group. Prior to her work with Majestic Partners, Sharkey was Group President of Sesame Workshop's Online Services, where she created the award-winning Sesame Street interactive media business, from 1997-1999. She was also a co-founder of iVillage, and served as its SVP of Programming and Chief Community …
  • many: Horizon Media
    Horizon Media announced that it has hired several new faces, in both the New York and Los Angeles offices: JILL WEINER has joined the firm’s New York office as an account executive from Grey Worldwide where she spent the last two years as a media planner. TANZA BOVE, JASON GROSZ and LAKESHA BREEDING have also signed on as account executives in the Los Angeles office. Bove joins Horizon’s Los Angeles office from the Giorgio Armani Corporation in New York where she was most recently Advertising Manager. Bove was a media planner at DDB Worldwide working on the Chanel account and …
    JILL ENRIQUEZ has joined HMH, a 25-year-old full service marketing communications firm, as Associate Media Director. Enriquez has more than 10 years of media experience and previously worked as Media Supervisor at Hill Holliday in San Francisco.
  • BRUCE JOHANSEN: National Association of Television Program Executives
    After ten years of service, BRUCE JOHANSEN, President and CEO of the National Association of Television Program Executives, will step down as the association's top executive. Johansen, who joined NATPE in 1993, will remain in his current role until a Search Committee that has been created by NATPE's Board of Directors to find his replacement names a successor. Further, he will serve as a long- term advisor to NATPE and its Board of Directors following his successor's appointment. Prior to joining NATPE, Johansen held numerous executive positions with television, radio and distribution companies, including Multimedia Entertainment, Golden West Television, Cross …
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