Real Cities Network has named PATRICIA MITCHELL, general manager of TwinCities.com, to vice president, a new position. Mitchell will direct overall sales positioning and strategy, manage a nationwide sales organization, and supervise the team that develops and maintains affiliate relationships for Real Cities.
Wilkins Media Company has promoted ROB FIGA to executive vice president and managing director. Figa joined the company in December of 1996 when he opened its first New York office.
MARY PAT KALETH has joined Archaeology magazine as the sales manager for the Detroit market. Previously, Kaleth founded her own consulting firm specializing in media.
Tacoda Systems has named JOSEPH PASCAL director, product management and ANASTASIA CONTOS product manager. Pascal will be responsible for developing product roadmaps for upcoming releases of AMS and new ad products now in development. Contos will focus on the launch of new ad products under development.
SurfNet Media Group, an Internet broadcast media company, announced that BENJAMIN BASSI has joined the organization as a consultant and business advisory board member.
Beyond Interactive, MediaCom's digital arm, has named ADAM HERMAN senior vice president, integrated media director. A newly created position, Herman will direct the integrated strategies for online, offline, and direct response media planning and buying for Beyond Interactive's client, CheapTickets. Prior to joining Beyond Interactive, Herman was the managing editor of MEDIA magazine (People on the Move’s sister publication), where he directed all editorial content for two monthly editions. He has also held several senior media management positions including vice president of operations and marketing director of MediaPost Communications; vice president, media director of The Romann Group; and senior vice …
FirstFireworks Group has promoted RENE SANTAELLA to senior vice president, adding to his current role as chief operating officer. Santaella is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations. In addition, FFG has hired SARA BORDO as account manager. Bordo joins the company from DDB, Chicago where she served as account supervisor on the Johnson and Johnson, Aveeno and RoC Skincare accounts.
CINDY JONES (pictured) has been promoted to vice president of consumer marketing at The Weather Channel. She was the director of strategy and development. In a lateral move, EILEEN LICHTENFELD becomes director of affiliate marketing. She was director of consumer marketing at The Weather Channel.
Traditional Home magazine has promoted PAMELA DANIELS to associate publisher. Daniels, who previously held the title of advertising director for the magazine, joined Meredith in 2000.
ePrize has named JOHN SALTNES as vice president of business development. Saltnes replaces IVAN FRANK, who was recently promoted to senior vice president of strategic services.