CARTER NICHOLAS has been named Director of Business Development at CheckM8. Previously, Nicholas served as VP of International Media at DoubleClick. Prior to that, Nicholas was responsible for business and product development at AdOne Classified Network, where he developed new revenue streams from classified advertising for the company's 500 newspaper clients.
Horizon Media announced that Christie Calahan has been promoted to media planning supervisor and Maxine Harris and Susana Alonso have been promoted to media planners. Calahan advances to media planning supervisor, from senior media planner. She began her career at Horizon in December 2000. Prior to joining Horizon, Calahan was an account manager at Initiative Media. Harris was promoted to media planner from assistant media planner. Prior to joining Horizon, Harris was a group assistant in account management at J. Walter Thompson in New York. Alonso also advances to media planner from assistant media planner, and prior to joining Horizon, …
ERIN PILLER has been named Research Manager at Entrepreneur Media. Piller joins Entrepreneur from FCB Southern California, where she worked as a Senior Media Planner since 1999. At Entrepreneur, Piller will support management, sales, and marketing in their efforts to build the client-base for the various EMI brand platforms.
BRYAN EVERETT has been named Vice President of West Coast Sales for Twelve Horses North America, a provider of email and web-based marketing and business automation solutions. Most recently, Everett was Vice President of West Coast Sales for 24/7 Real Media, a position he held for the past 3 years.
BARRY DILLER, the chairman of Vivendi Universal's entertainment division, announced that he would resign from his post, but continue to run USA Interactive.
Viacom president and chief operating officer MEL KARMAZIN has signed a three-year contract to remain with the company. Chairman and chief executive SUMNER M. REDSTONE also received a new contract.
LISA BANSAVAGE has been named Marketing Communications Director for CramSession.com. Bansavage comes from StreamingMedia.com where she ran the marketing operations for online research. Prior to her position with Streaming Media, she was Marketing Director for DirectNet Advertising, where she led the marketing efforts for online and direct response marketing.
ANTHONY GRASSO and PATRICK G. BOEGEL have joined The Scheer Advertising Group/ Norman J. Stevens Advertising Agency as Production/Traffic Manager and Media Supervisor respectively. Prior to joining the company, Grasso worked for the Cendant Corporation and DKB & Partners, where his clients included Blue Cross Blue Shield, Subaru of America, Ramada, and Days Inn. Boegel joins the company from Kirshenbaum Bond and Partners where he spent more than three years as Media Supervisor.
Another new hire at The Scheer Advertising Group/ Norman J. Stevens Advertising Agency is BETH A. DOWNEY as Media Director. Downey will be responsible for the creation, implementation and management of strategic media plans for the agency's clients. Most recently, Downey worked at DKB & Partners where she served as Media Supervisor.
JIM FERGUSON has resigned from his post as chief creative officer of Young & Rubicam, a position he has held since 1999. Ferguson is returning to DDB, becoming evp, creative consultant. Ferguson previously served as creative director for the agency.