CHERYL KOLL has been named director, affiliate marketing for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. Koll will work in tandem with the marketing and National Distribution & Services (ND&S) teams to design and implement strategic and creative affiliate marketing campaigns, including trade ads, direct mail pieces, and promotions.
RYAN O'HARA has been named president of TV Guide Channel. O'Hara will oversee all aspects of TV Guide Channel and TV Guide SPOT, the company's new on-demand network, including programming, marketing, advertising sales, operations, business affairs, and finance. Since early 2004, he has been president of TVG Network, Gemstar-TV Guide's interactive horse racing television network.
DAVID MCKILLOP has been promoted to vice president of production for Discovery Channel. A 20-year television veteran, McKillop most recently served as senior executive producer for Discovery Channel.
Stein Rogan + Partners returns to Chicago with an office focused on client service, business development and its burgeoning B2B search marketing, Web development and interactive marketing practice. The office will be led by JASON ABBATE, senior vice president of interactive services.
WENDY EAGLE has been promoted to senior vice president, commercial operations for Discovery Networks U.S. In her new role, Eagle oversees all commercial and iMedia advertising operations for Discovery, including the domestic networks, Discovery.com and Discovery on Demand. She was previously vice president, commercial operations. In addition, Discovery Networks has promoted JOE PAGLINO to vice president, advertising sales to overseeall advertising sales efforts in the Detroit region. Previously, Paglino served as director, advertising sales for the Detroit region. Lastly, LORI YOUNG has been promoted to vice president, commercial operations, Discovery Networks U.S. In her new role, she will …
ROBERT T. SCHNEIDER joins Davie-Brown Entertainment as executive vice president. Schneider will be responsible for overseeing some of the company's top accounts. Schneider joins DBE from Warner Bros., where he was senior vice president, corporate worldwide promotions.
BRUCE SILVERMAN has been tapped as chairman of Pocket Billboards.
WorldNow has promoted MANAVI MENON to senior vice president, network development and marketing. Menon will manage the execution of all content sponsorship initiatives at WorldNow and guide the development of WorldNow's Local Media Network.
MPG has named DAN RELTON as its new senior vice president, director of human resources. Relton was previously a senior vice president of human resources for GCI North America, part of Grey Worldwide, and served on the company’s North American leadership team.
LIZ PERL was named vice president, publisher of Rodale Books. Perl comes to Rodale from Penguin Group (USA), where she worked since 1994, most recently as vice president, associate publisher.