Kanoodle has promoted LANCE PODELL, currently president, to chief executive officer. Podell takes over the position of CEO from the company's founder, KENT KEATING, who will now serve as Kanoodle's chairman. Podell joined the company in December of 2003 to help launch its content division.
Intagio has hired PAUL WEINRIB as senior account director in the New York City office.
Media Marketing Solutions (MMS), part of WPP’s media investment management company GroupM, has named three industry veterans to its New York team: PHYLLIS TOSS will lead all client television and radio purchases as senior vice president and director of national broadcast; GEORGE COPPOLA will head marketing efforts as vice president and director of strategic communications for several accounts, including El Pollo Loco and the CommonHealth accounts Provigil and Aldara; and DAN MCGILLICK will work on the NovoNordisk and various CommonHealth accounts as manager of direct marketing.
MICHAEL CLEMENTE has been named executive producer of ABC News Now. Clemente will oversee production of the 24/7 news channel, including the editorial and creative aspects of ABC News Now. Clemente was the senior broadcast producer of “20/20” in January 2002 prior to the launch of ABC News Now in July 2004.
Mullen has promoted DRAYTON MARTIN from vice president, account director to senior vice president, account director. Currently, she manages the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Progress Energy, Eastern Bank and Ocean Development Group businesses.
Mercury Media, a media buying firm within the direct response industry, has named STEVE NOBER president and COO. Nober joins Mercury Media from inQ, an Internet services and marketing company focused primarily on servicing the direct marketing industry, where he was the president and CEO for the past three years.
KATHRYN KOEGEL, the former research and industry development director at DoubleClick is now the vice president of marketing for TV Guide Television, which includes the TV Guide Channel, interactive program guides, and a new video on demand launch.
LLKFB announced several key executive management changes. LOREEN BABCOCK, one of the agency’s founding partners and president, has been named chairman and CEO. In addition, DAVID FINKEL, previously chairman and CEO at Brann Worldwide, has joined the agency in the newly created position of president and chief operating officer (COO). HARRY KOENIG, the current COO and one of the agency’s founders, is leaving the company.
Fathom Online has named SCOTT WADE chief technology officer. Wade will oversee all aspects of Fathom's strategic technology initiatives. Prior to joining Fathom, Wade was CTO and vice president of technology for AOL Time Warner -- Warner Music Group.
AMY CHERNOFF has been appointed to the new post of national advertising director at American Profile. Chernoff joined the magazine in 1999 and has been a regional sales director since then. Before joining the company, she was vice president of sales for Satellite Direct and Satellite Orbit at CommTek Communications.