Wunderman New York has named ELLEN RYAN EVP, Director of Integrated Services. Ryan has developed and managed business-to-business and business-to-consumer programs including DTC, Customer Experience Management, and agent training for clients including AT&T, Citibank, Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Showtime, and Xerox. Ryan joined Wunderman in 1990, and was previously EVP Managing Director of Customer Dialog Group.
O2ideas, Inc., has announced a restructuring plan, including a number of management shifts, aimed at strengthening its operations to meet an expanding client base. The multicultural agency announced that SHELLEY STEWART, formerly vice-chairman and chief consulting officer, has been named chairman and chief executive officer of the agency. JOHN ZIMMERMAN, formerly chairman and chief creative officer, becomes president and chief creative officer and RAY DONNELLY, formerly chief executive officer, becomes executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
TBS Superstation and TNT are being consolidated under STEVE KOONIN, who will head both businesses as executive vice president and chief operating officer of TBS Superstation and TNT. DENNIS QUINN, executive vice president and general manager of TBS Superstation since 1999, will now serve as executive vice president for the company’s Operations & Strategy unit. Koonin, who joined TBS, Inc. in 2000 as executive vice president and general manager of TNT, spent 14 years at The Coca-Cola Company, ultimately serving as vice president of consumer marketing.
BILL MATTHEWS has returned to I/PRO to become President of the company. Matthews spent 16 years at A.C. Nielsen and was one of the original architects of I/PRO who joined the company in 1996 and built, managed, and developed their Account Management and Sales organizations up through 2000.
Intermedia Advertising Group, a research company that monitors and rates the effectiveness of television ads on a daily basis, announced that PHILLIP H. GEIER JR. (pictured) is joining IAG's Board of Directors, ROBERT A. LANE, has been named Chief Financial Officer, JEFFREY S. TODDER has been appointed Vice President, Director of Research, and KATE PASCASIO has joined the company as Director of Client Services, Eastern Region. Most recently, Lane served as CFO to Telephia, Inc. and serves on its Board of Directors. Previously, Todder was Vice President, Client Services for NFO's Brand Performance and Strategy Group. Before joing IAG, Pascasio …
Hill, Holliday has announced the appointment of KEVIN COX as VP, Group Account Director in the agency's San Francisco office. Cox will manage Hill, Holliday's technology accounts including Sybase and VERITAS, and will play a key role in attracting new technology business to the agency's West Coast office. He replaces PATRICK GODFREY, who left to pursue other interests. Prior to joining Hill, Holliday, Cox was VP, Director of Strategy & Integrated Marketing at Doremus & Company, San Francisco.
Deutsch Inc. has announced four promotions across two coasts. PATRICK BENSON, GEORGE DECKER and KIRSTEN WARD have recently been named Vice Presidents at Deutsch NY. At Deutsch LA, CATHRYN PROVINE has been promoted to Vice President, Director of Broadcast Business Affairs. Previously Associate Interactive Media Director, Benson is responsible for developing integrated online and offline media planning and buying solutions on behalf of clients such as Bank of America, MCI, Revlon, Snapple and Starwood. Promoted from Associate Creative Director, Decker joined iDeutsch in 2002 and currently works on MCI, Novartis, Snapple and Starwood. Promoted from Vice President, Group Director of …
Entrepreneur Media Inc. has promoted BRIAN KENNEDY to the newly created position of Eastern Advertising Director. Kennedy moves to Entrepreneur's New York office from the Irvine office, where he worked as the Los Angeles Manager since July 2001. He will be responsible for all of the print and online sales generated out of the New York office.
Starcom MediaVest Group, New York, has named ADAM GERBER to the post of senior vice president and group director for strategy and innovation. Gerber comes to the company from The Digital Edge, New York, where he was senior vice president and director of media strategy. Gerber will work on the Procter & Gamble Co. brands and explore new media advertising opportunities, interactive advertising and other emerging platforms for the brand.
Interep announced that GEORGE PINE and ARNOLD SHEIFFER have been named to its Board of Directors. Prior to assuming the position of President/COO of Interep, Pine was President of ABC Radio Sales. In that position, he was accountable for ABC's national radio sales and marketing. Sheiffer is the Chairman of Petry Media Corporation, and previously served as Managing Director of Sandler Capital Management.