Interchange Corporation, a developer of local paid search technology, announced the appointment of SCOTT WESSLER as director of product development. Prior to joining Interchange, Wessler was the director of product development for the Walt Disney Internet Group. Wessler first joined Disney in 1996 and was actively involved in the development of the company’s Internet division.
KAREN COLEMAN, senior vice president of StarLink Worldwide will take on the newly created position of national broadcast investment director for the company. Coleman's responsibilities will include internal management of StarLink's Investment Group, leading new national broadcasting opportunities and representing StarLink in broadcast initiatives in both the marketplace and throughout Starcom MediaVest Group. Coleman will also continue to expand StarLink's reputation among broadcast sales operations and will represent StarLink at industry boards and conferences.
The Weather Channel Interactive has named MATTHEW DE GANON as its vice president of desktop applications. De Ganon is charged with leading the company's rapidly expanding efforts in the desktop space. De Ganon comes to The Weather Channel from Arcavista Corporation, a desktop applications development company, where he served as president and chief marketing officer.
Range Online Media has named PHILIP STELTER as the director of business development and LYNN ATCHISON as a member of the company's advisory board. Stelter will be responsible for developing and managing the company's relationships with clients and partners. He comes to Range Online Media from BizRate.com, where he served as marketing manager. Atchison is currently the chief financial officer of Infoglide Software Corporation, Austin, Tex., a prominent provider of business intelligence software.
ANTHONY D'ARRIGO has been promoted to vice president of advertising sales at Fuse. In his new role, he will focus on developing integrated marketing strategies for the Fuse client roster. D'Arrigo will continue to bring aboard clients that fit with the network's demographic, as he has done with such noteworthy names as X-Box, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Sony PlayStation, and most recently Pepsi. Prior to joining the music network, D'Arrigo was the director of sales operations at the A & E Television Networks for seven years.
Univision Communications Inc. has promoted ANDREW W. HOBSON to senior executive vice president and chief strategic officer. In this role, Hobson will be principally responsible for leading the company's long-term strategic direction and planning efforts across its four business units: television, radio, music and Internet. Hobson has been an executive vice president of Univision Communications Inc. since 1993. From 1990 through 1993, he was a principal at Chartwell Partners, Univision's controlling shareholder.
Starmark International has expanded its research services naming LUIZ G. DUARTE, PH.D., to the newly created position of vice president, market intelligence. Prior to joining Starmark, Duarte served as director, marketing & research within the ad sales division of Sony Pictures Television International, Miami. In this capacity, he implemented a wide range of research initiatives to better position network sales efforts throughout Latin America.
Tacoda Systems has elevated CHARLES C. SMITH from VP-operations, to the newly created position of VP of publisher sales. Smith will take over the duties of ROBERT TAS, who is leaving the behavioral targeting company. Prior to joining Tacoda in April 2002, Smith was EVP for corporate development at Real Media, where he coordinated global business planning, business development, and merger & acquisition activities.
TEN Magazines has hired TRACY TEUSCHER in the role of director of business development and promotions. Teuscher joins the company from Crowl, Montgomery & Clark, a marketing and communications firm.
Nielsen Entertainment, a provider of entertainment information, has named JASON KRAMER to the position of executive vice president, research and analysis and general manager, home entertainment for Nielsen NRG. In this role, Kramer will oversee all home entertainment research for Nielsen NRG. Prior to joining Nielsen Entertainment, Kramer was assistant general manager of the entertainment & media division of Lieberman Research Worldwide.