24/7 Real Media Inc., announced that DAVID HILLS has joined as President-Media Solutions where he will be responsible for all of the company's domestic media operations. Hills joins 24/7 Real Media from About Inc., where he was COO and president, sales, supervising total Company revenue and operations for About's three divisions, including About.com, the eighth largest Web property, and Sprinks, a search and contextual marketing network.
The Chicago office of Draft Inc., a premier global integrated marketing services agency, has named KAREN WOLZ as its Vice President, Director of Print Production. Wolz’s mandate is to unify the pre-press and print production areas of the agency. A former president of the Chicago Advertising Federation and a well-known executive in the print production community, Wolz brings more than 20 of experience to her new post to Draft.
BBDO West has hired LILI WEIGERT as Senior Account Planner. Weigert will primarily serve on the agency’s Air New Zealand, Cesar's Dog Food business and Pioneer Car Electronics. Weigert joins the agency from Butler, Shine & Stern in Sausalito, where she served as account planner on Anchor Blue (formerly Miller’s Outpost), Il Fornaio Restaurants, Libida.com, Noah’s Bagels and Weider Nutrition, among others.
Empower MediaMarketing, a media/marketing planning, buying, research, and consulting agency, announced that ALISON LANG and LORNE LAMBERT have joined the agency as Media Planning Supervisor and Senior Media Buyer, respectively. Lang joins the agency from Northlich in Cincinnati, where she was vice president, group media director. During her tenure at Northlich, Lang’s consumer accounts included The Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Foundation, TriHealth Hospitals, various brands of Procter & Gamble, International Home Foods, Morningstar Farms, Velamints and Cincinnati Bell. Her business to business accounts included Procter & Gamble, Cintas and Ashland Distribution Co. Lambert joins Empower from Sheehy & …
TMX, a leader in optimized digital communication, announced that STAN RAPP has joined its Advisory Board. For the past seven years Rapp has served as CEO and then Chairman of the rapidly growing CRM Partners unit of McCann Erickson Worldwide, with 60 offices in 35 countries.
PointRoll has announced that longtime VP for North American Technology Sales at 24/7 Real Media, ELLEN FARNUM, has joined their team as Vice President, Channel Development, MSN. As such, Farnum will be responsible for the strategic management of the relationship that PointRoll enjoys with MSN. She will be based in PointRoll’s Ft. Washington headquarters.
BRIAN DECKER has been named Vice President of West Coast Affiliate Sales for NFL Network, the new NFL television programming service launching on November 4. Decker joins Shaw and Arturo Marquez in the burgeoning affiliate relations department being assembled as NFL Network begins carriage discussions with cable and satellite operators. Decker, reporting to Shaw, will help establish and manage carriage agreements with cable and satellite operators in the United States. NFL Network also announced the hiring of CHRIS FULLER as Vice President of Media Sales. Fuller will be responsible for all NFL media sales, including NFL Network, NFL Sunday Ticket, …
Underscore Marketing LLC, a cross-platform media consulting firm, announced the departure of company CEO TIM McHALE, who will create a new sell-side venture. The new venture, Madison Avenue Consultants LLC, will offer insight to publishers on how to better address buy-side marketer/agency needs in the age of consolidation. McHale’s responsibilities will be absorbed by the existing Underscore management team. Terms of the separation are confidential, but amicable to both parties.
Anti-spam attorney ANNE P. MITCHELL has left Habeas, the email deliverability company which she helped to found, and has stepped into a leadership role at the Institute for Spam and Internet Public Policy. Mitchell, who provides advice to both state and Federal legislators on anti-spam policy and legislation, has taken the lead as President and CEO of the Institute for Spam and Internet Public Policy, a privately funded think-tank and consultancy firm. ISIPP provides policy and procedure analysis and advice to both the public and private sectors, including legislators, regulatory agencies, email marketers, and ISPs.
After defining the creative vision for Rapp Collins Worldwide’s Dallas office and providing creative strategy and creative direction for brands including Sony Playstation, Hyatt Hotels and Allstate, KRIS NIBLETT will now lead creative efforts for Alcott Routon, a national direct marketing agency based in Nashville, Tennesse. During her tenure, Niblett’s client list also included Dell Computers, Adobe Systems, Continental Airlines, Pizza Hut, Disney, American Express, Buick and Jaguar.