Crispin Porter + Bogusky announced that they have promoted CARTER NANCE to Management Supervisor. He will be responsible for the Molson and Compass Bank accounts. Nance joined CP+B in 1999 as an Account Supervisor.
TOM SZCZEPANSKI will be joining MediaVest LA as Senior Vice President, Managing Director. He succeeds RON VAZZANO who left MediaVest LA after 19 years to pursue other interests. Szczepanski has most recently served as General Manager of Universal McCann Los Angeles for the last 5 years. MediaVest LA is a division of Starcom MediaVest Group, one of the largest brand communications groups in the world.
RealNetworks, a company specializing in Internet media delivery, announced that MARC PODELL has joined the company as Regional Account Manager for ad sales, covering the Northeast, New York and Detroit. Podell will be responsible for managing and developing new business, as well as creating integrated sponsorship and promotional opportunities. Most recently, he was National Account Manager at Ticketmaster Media Group, and before that at Ask Jeeves, covering the Midwest region for both companies. RealNetworks also announced that SANDRA GABOUR is joining the ad sales team as an Account Manager. She will be responsible for developing sales in New York and …
Carat Affiliates, a division of Carat North America, has expanded its operations to the West Coast. COLE HARTMAN is joining the company as Vice President, Director of West Coast Operations where he will be responsible for business development and client strategy. Carat Affiliates West will be based out of Carat's Los Angeles office.
MediaRevolution has announced that CATHRYN STILL has stepped up to Director of Marketing and Solution Development. In her new role, Still will work to integrate brand interactivity and actionable data capture into the company's products to create marketing solutions that offer brand immersion and ROI optimization.
Playboy has named TATIANA VERENICIN to the position of Fashion Manager and MARIE GRAVES to the position of Senior Account Executive-New Business. Both will be based in Playboy Enterprises, Inc.'s Publishing Group headquarters in New York and report to eastern advertising director Jeff Kimmel. Verenicin will manage all style-related business including fashion, footwear and watches/jewelry. She joins Playboy from RAMP Media, where she was the associate publisher/co-founder of RAMP magazine. Prior to RAMP Media, Verenicin served as a senior account manager for Dennis Publishing's STUFF magazine handling a variety of categories including packaged goods, food and beverage, and consumer electronics. …
The Board of Directors of the Yellow Pages Integrated Media Association announced the selection of NEGLEY NORTON as its new President. Norton will lead the Association's member publishers, national marketing agencies and supplier organizations to further raise the value of the Yellow Pages and the Yellow Pages industry. He joins the Association from Loyaltyworks where he served as Vice President-Business Development. Previously he was Vice President-Strategic Accounts for Telephia.
BROOKE D. REISS has been hired as Regional Sales Manager of the Entrepreneur Media Inc. New York office. She replaces SHAUN McKENNA who left Entrepreneur to pursue other interests.
Empower MediaMarketing has announced that LYNN CORTELEZZI has been promoted to Director of Local Media from her previous post of Associate Media Director. Cortelezzi joined Empower in 1993 as a market manager. Following a stint as market manager at Foote Cone & Belding in Chicago from 1995-96, she rejoined Empower as local media team supervisor and senior market manager. She was named associate media director in 2000.
SIOBHAN LESLEY has joined Walz Tetrick Advertising as its Director of Client Services. Lesley, the former president of Valentine Radford Advertising, will lead the account service and new business efforts for the growing agency.