AKQA has named KATE EVERETT-THORP as president, interactive advertising. She will oversee AKQA's online advertising operations across all offices. Most recently, Everett-Thorp served as chairman and chief marketing officer for Carat Interactive where she was charged with the integration of three companies: Carat Interactive, Vizium and a company she founded in 1998, Lot21. Prior to that, she was CEO of Lot21.
Boston-based ISM, which specializes in advertising and marketing for the travel and leisure industries, has hired HEATHER KOLASCH as director of business development. Kolasch will run the firm’s worldwide sales and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining ISM she was senior director of alliance marketing for Dimension Data in New York City.
Imaginova, a multimedia company that deals with space, science, and technological innovation, announced today the hiring of three senior executives and the promotion of another. Joining the company are MARA GARDNER as vice president, marketing; CRAIG BESNOY as vice president, business development; and SETH MEYERS who was appointed earlier this year as vice president, product development, consumer products and experiences. JASON HOCH, with the company since 2000, has been promoted to vice president, Internet operations. Gardner joins Imaginova from Warner Bros. Entertainment UK where she was vice president, marketing. Besnoy joins the company from Artist Direct, an online destination for …
RANDY SIEGEL has been named president of PARADE Publications. Siegel, who will retain the title of publisher of PARADE magazine, is responsible for the magazine's day-to-day operations as well as its overall business strategy. He was named associate publisher of PARADE in 2003. He joined the magazine in July 2001 as senior vice president of planning and development.
KEVIN R. CONVEY has been named managing editor of the Boston Herald. Convey will be responsible for the editorial operation of the Herald, and began his career there in 1981 as a business reporter. In 1984, he was appointed assistant managing editor, responsible for the news department. Convey left the paper for a brief period, and returned in 1990 as editor of the Sunday Boston Herald. He was promoted to managing editor for features and Sunday in 1994. Since February of 2001, he has served as editor-in-chief of Herald Media's Community Newspaper Company.
VALERIE WILLIAMSON was named vice president, marketing for OSTG, where she oversees all strategic marketing and business development. Prior to joining OSTG, Williamson led numerous business strategy, marketing strategy, sales strategy and brand transformations for media companies including: Ziff Davis Events/Key3Media, GamePro/IDG Entertainment, Orion Pictures and The George P. Johnson Company.
TEN Magazines has hired DUANE ELLIOTT as group publisher. Most recently, Elliott worked at TruckWorld.com, one of the first online magazines. Elliott created TruckWorld.com after spending 10 years as editor-in-chief of Off-Road magazine and two years as a staff member of Four Wheeler magazine.
MarketWatch.com announced that managing editor NEIL CHASE has been given the additional title of vice president of news. Chase joined MarketWatch in January of 2000 as managing editor. As part of the upcoming launch of the MarketWatch institutional news service for customers of Thomson Financial, he is charged with doubling the size of MarketWatch’s reporting staff in less than six months.
KEVIN DONOHUE is opening his own marketing firm, KFD Media, a Maryland company offering underwriting marketing, sales consulting and client representation to area public radio stations. He leaves 88.1 FM WYPR-Baltimore in August after completing 10 years there as underwriting sales manager.
Findwhat.com, a developer and provider of performance-based marketing and commerce enabling services, announced that PETE NEUMANN has moved to the position of vice president, corporate development. Neumann’s expanded role includes identifying and executing mergers, acquisitions, and business development opportunities.