Primedia has recently promoted MICHAEL BEHRINGER, ANDREW LEVY and JASJA DE SMEDT. Behringer has been named Executive Vice President, Development and Financial Products Group for HPCi, the online division of the Consumer Guides Group. Levy joins Primedia International as Vice President and Managing Director after most recently serving as Assistant Vice President in the Strategy and Operations Department for Primedia. De Smedt takes over as Vice President Business Development for the Consumer Magazine and Media Group. She was previously Managing Director of Primedia International.
MICHELLE ALTMAN has been promoted to Project Specialist at The Goltz Seering Agency. In her new position, Altman will work with the agency's media, public relations, and traffic departments, and coordinate monthly agency mailings and assist with new business research.
JOE OSTROW, slated to step down as president and CEO of the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau on March 31st, has agreed to remain on for an additional two months at the request of CAB's Board of Directors. The extension will allow the Board of Directors to finalize a search for Ostrow's successor.
Eyeblaster announced that PAUL KADIN has been named Executive Vice President of Marketing and Strategy. Kadin will be responsible for leading Eyeblaster's marketing and new revenue initiatives including E-Commerce and CRM solutions. Prior to joining Eyeblaster, Kadin served as Executive Vice President for Viewpoint Corporation, where he was responsible for business development activities overseeing relationships with AOL/TW and other clients.
KEVIN GARRITY has been named President of Interep's subsidiary company, ABC Radio Sales. Garrity, formerly Senior Vice President and Director of National Sales for ABC, succeeds GEORGE PINE, who became President and COO of Interep. Garrity will be responsible for national sales and marketing of ABC's 27 radio stations in 10 markets, as well as all Radio Disney properties. Pine will oversee all of Interep's radio representation firms. He will also be responsible for client development, client service, and the achievement of new business development goals.
SANDY FERNANDEZ, has been named manager of The Sunday Source, a new feature from The Washington Post aiming to target young people. Previously, Fernandez was the editor of Teen People.
ADAM OCHS has been named Account Executive for MMT SALES Team C. Ochs joins MMT from AutoTrader, a company within the Cox organization, where he was an internet sales specialist. Prior to joining Cox, Ochs was a media buyer for regional print and radio at Levinson & Hill Advertising, and will relocate from Dallas to New York for his new position.
Turner Broadcasting System announced the promotions of Turner sales and sports head MARK LAZARUS and CNN president JIM WALTON to division chiefs. Also announced was the resignation of entertainment president BRAD SIEGEL. Lazarus has been named president of Turner Entertainment Group and Walton, who will keep his title as CNN News Group president, will oversee all of the company's news properties. DAVID LEVY, co-president of TBS International, will assume Lazarus' former role as president of Turner entertainment sales and marketing and sports sales.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has named LAURA AHERN to the position of director of corporate marketing. Ahern’s responsibilities will include market research, marketing analytics/database marketing, advertising, and events marketing and community affairs. Ahern previously worked as associate director of customer relationship marketing at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Prior to that, she was a senior vice president and director of market information and research at Summit Bank.
NETexponent, a New York-based interactive direct-response marketing firm, has named JASON LERMAN Account Manager for The New York Times and other clients. Lerman’s responsibilities include account management and strategic development. Lerman previously held the position of Account Supervisor at RappDigital Direct (Rapp Collins Worldwide).