MPG (Media Planning Group) has promoted JORGE PERCOVICH to executive vice president, managing director for MPG International and MPG Diversity, the firm’s multicultural unit. He is responsible for the management of these groups, as well as developing the scope of work for both divisions. Percovich joined MPG in 1999 as general manager of the firm’s Miami office.
MediaCom and Beyond Interactive have promoted NICK PAHADE to executive vice president, managing director of Beyond Interactive US. Pahade was previously chief strategic officer for the agency.
PAT DIGNAN has joined Forbes.com as East Coast sales director, based in New York. GREGORY MYRICK has also joined the company as regional sales manager based in Detroit. Dignan joins Forbes.com from Saveur Magazine where he was the publisher since Feb. 2002. Myrick was most recently at chemistri (formerly D’Arcy Worldwide), supporting numerous Cadillac lines in senior account management and supervisory positions.
MEA Digital has hired LEE MILLS (pictured) to head up its new Search Engine Marketing division. Mills will serve as media director. ANDY CREIGHTON will work in the SEM division as media planner.
Starmark International has named TODD TAMCSIN executive vice president, client services. Prior to re-joining Starmark, Tamcsin served as director of sales & marketing for Ehlert Publishing Group.
LAURA SCHOOLER has been named associate director of marketing for PricewaterhouseCoopers' Entertainment & Media Practice. Schooler will play a role in marketing and public relations activities of the Entertainment & Media Practice, and also serve as managing editor of the annual PwC Global Entertainment & Media Outlook.
Enpocket, a mobile marketing solution provider, has appointed PAUL RUCK as vice president of sales. Ruck joins Enpocket from Bluestreak where he served as executive director of sales.
PGR Media has hired STEPHANIE NORRIS, formerly of MPG in Boston, as associate media director. Her primary focus will be managing the Bertucci's account.
Cooking Light has hired ELLEN KAMHI, KIMBERLY RIGNEY and OZZIE JACOBS as account managers in its New York office. Prior to joining Cooking Light, Kamhi worked for Working Mother, Allure, New Woman, Fortune and Ladies' Home Journal magazines. Rigney joins the magazine after spending two years at Ski and Skiing magazines.
Advertising.com has hired LAUREN WEINBERG as marketing research manager. Weinberg most recently was a media analyst at Nielsen//NetRatings in New York. WILLIAM MASTERSON, who previously held the role of research manager, has joined the company's New York sales team as account executive.