Interep Interactive has named KRISTEN GLYNN as account manager in its San Francisco office. Glynn comes to Interep Interactive from Kintera, where she had been a sales consultant since earlier this year. Before that, she was manager, collegiate marketing and promotions for Virgin Mobile USA.
NIGEL GILBERT (pictured), currently the worldwide account director on HSBC at Lowe & Partners Worldwide in London, has been promoted to regional president of Lowe’s Asia-Pacific network. Gilbert will succeed IAN CREASEY in Singapore, who is relocating to London to assume his new position as regional president for Europe/Middle East/Africa. PETER ZILLIG will become the new worldwide account director on HSBC.
Carat Interactive announced the appointment of RON BELANGER to vice president of search engine marketing. Prior to joining the agency, Belanger was vice president of account development at Inceptor, where he led the consulting group responsible for developing search marketing campaigns.
Advertising.com has made account executive hires across several office locations. MIKE KAWULA and ALEXANDRA VON STAUDICH work in the New York office; JASON HUNT serves in California; JILL AMBROSE and EMILY KWASS are in the Baltimore office; and COLLEEN CRILLY and PETER HOFFMAN work in Chicago.
Wayne "Mitch" Mitchell has returned to TribalDDB, NY as director of strategic planning. His last role at the agency was as a group account director on the BestBuy and Sony accounts. Since leaving TribalDDB in 2001, Mitchell served in a similar capacity at RappDigital.
The Anderson Group announced that DONNA I. HARRIS has joined the agency as account executive. She will work with National Penn Bank, as well as new clients from a variety of industries. Harris was previously senior account executive at Niemczyk Hoffmann Group, where she managed more than 30 clients. Prior to that, she was director and vice president of marketing at Leesport Bank, and was responsible for advertising, marketing, new product development, and sales training.
CHRIS GAGEN, director of strategic media initiatives-worldwide media and alliances at Coca-Cola, is leaving the company to take a senior management position at Carat North America.
MICHAEL MELLON has been promoted to senior vice president of research for the ABC Television Network from executive vice president for Paramount Worldwide Television Distribution.
Traffic Vendors has promoted senior account executive LINDA MONTOYA to west coast director of sales. LOURDES GARCIA has been promoted from director to vice president of operations and CHRIS KARANASTASIS has been promoted from director of marketing to vice president of business development.
William C. Weiss, chairman, CEO and founder of The Promar Group, has been appointed a senior fellow of The Media Center at the American Press Institute. Weiss will assist The Media Center in strategic planning, industry outreach, and leveraging the intersection of media and technology.