Meredith Corporation has named KATHRYN ROSS Managing Director for Meredith Integrated Marketing. Prior to joining Meredith, Ross was as Associate Director for The Reader's Digest working in integrated marketing. Previously, Ross held several sales positions at companies such as USA Weekend magazine, and Market Place Media.
DraftWorldwide Chicago has hired MATTHEW WISE (left) and PHILIP LOFTUS as senior vice president, group account directors. Wise will work on the Brite Smile account, and Loftus will be in charge of the Masterfoods account. Prior to joining DraftWorldwide, Wise was general manager at Delphion, where he directed activities in sales, customer service and product management while overseeing marketing, software development and finance. Loftus comes to DraftWorldwide from 141 Worldwide, Chicago, where he was senior vice president, director of account service since 1995.
Also at DraftWorldwide Chicago, JANET BARKER has been promoted to executive vice president, group creative director from senior vice president, group creative director. Barker will lead core accounts that cross various marketing services including promotion, direct and digital.
Thinkbig Media has appointed BRIAN COE as their Director of Business Development. Most recently, Coe was a national account supervisor for new business development at Kelston International Advertising. Prior to that, he worked for Alcone Marketing Group as a senior account executive.
DIA STEIN has been named Director of Programming for LAUNCH Radio Networks (LRN). As Director of Programming, Stein will oversee the creation and development of all of LRN's programming services. Prior to joining Launch Radio Networks, Stein served as Senior Director of Programming for Westwood One.
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has appointed MARK D. ABRAMS Corporate Branding Officer. In this newly created position, Abrams will oversee all external and internal communications functions, including advertising, public relations, executive and employee communications, collateral development, and all branding related initiatives. Most recently, Abrams was a strategic marketing and communications consultant, serving as a Partner with the Artustry Partnership.
Also at Horizon Media, NICOLE ACCORDINO has been appointed group-planning supervisor and will head up one of their two planning department groups. Accordino joins Horizon from MindShare where she was an associate planning director on the Kodak Consumer Imaging business.
CAROL KOLHOUSE recently resigned her managerial post with TMP to join Cramer-Krasselt Co.'s Yellow Pages Division. Kolhouse will head an account service team that will handle new business accounts that resulted from Cramer-Krasselt's recent acquisition of a California-based Yellow Pages agency.
JENNIFER FABER, formerly with Clear Channel Outdoor Chicago, is the new Regional Sales Manager at JCDecaux Chicago. Faber's responsibilities include managing and selling customized bus shelters, which are installed throughout the Chicago area, along with selling mallscape advertising.
CMD promoted THERESA TRELSTAD from account manager to account director. Trelstad will manage the strategic direction of several of the agency’s largest accounts. She has been with CMD for seven years, and prior to joining the company worked as a media supervisor with the Evans Group.