J. SCOTT OMELIANUK was named editor of This Old House magazine. Omelianuk succeeds DAVID SLOAN. Omelianuk is the former executive editor of Esquire, an editor at GQ, and has written several books on matters of style. More recently, he scripted and hosted a program for Cablevision, and was a contributor to Details magazine.
Atlanta-based Studiocom has hired MARK KESSLER to serve as director of operations. Kessler will oversee production of Studiocom interactive solutions and online branding initiatives. Most recently, Kessler was the interactive design manager for Philips Design in the U.S. He has also worked for Sapient Corporation and OgilvyOne/ Ogilvy Mather in Sydney, Australia.
Time4 Media's Marine Group named DAVID DIBENEDETTO as the editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine. Formerly deputy editor of Field & Stream magazine, DiBenedetto succeeds BARRY GIBSON. DiBenedetto joined Time4 Media in March 2003 as articles editor at Field & Stream, and was promoted to deputy editor in June 2004. Previously, he was senior editor at Men's Journal.
Business 2.0 magazine has made several promotions, including ADAM HOROWITZ, from executive to deputy editor; AMY BERNSTEIN from senior to executive editor; DAMON DARLIN, from senior to web editor; NANCY EINHART, from associate to senior editor; and PAUL SLOAN, from senior writer to co-editor-at-large.
LAUREN CASSIDY joined UnREAL Marketing Solutions as a copywriter in the creative department. She works with clients such as Speedo, Eastbay and Dermablend.
SFGT, Philadelphia, has promoted DAVID BURDEN to account director, from account supervisor. Additionally, the agency has hired BRIAN SIM as assistant account executive. Burrden will continue to manage the Timberlane and IFCO accounts. Burden had previously managed the launch effort for the National Constitution Center and special projects for Tylenol, Metro Newspapers and Coca-Cola.
SCI FI Channel has named ADAM STOTSKY, senior vice president, marketing & creative. Stotsky will create and implement the channel's brand and marketing strategy, and oversee strategic marketing, on-air and off-air promotional activities. Formerly vice president, brand marketing for SCI FI, Stotsky has been with the channel since 2001. Before joining SCI FI, Stotsky founded the Entertainment Practice at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide and served as the division's senior vice president and director.
icrossing announced that NANU RAMAMRUTHAM joined the company as director of product development. Ramamrutham will lead icrossing's product development team. He joins the firm after spending the past eleven years with Lucent Technologies.
ELLEN ELLIOTT has joined Cramer-Krasselt's Orlando office as vice president and media director and will oversee the media planning services and buying for the Florida office. Elliott held the position of vice president/media director for ten years at Barber Martin Advertising in Richmond, VA. Most recently, Elliott managed Elliott Advertising, her own consulting firm. Elliott has overseen media efforts for clients including Wachovia Health Management, Nextel Wireless, Arby's Restaurants, Verizon Wireless, and Wendy's.
KEN THURLBECK has been named creative director for Philadelphia-based interactive agency, i-FRONTIER. He previously held the position of international creative director with Grey Advertising in Europe and vice president creative director at Digitas (New York). In addition, he was a partner in Café Media, a film and radical media production company.