Hill, Holliday Hispanic has named SILVIA ORTUETA YLLERA as associate media director for the agency’s Miami office. Ortueta Yllera will lead media planning efforts for the agency’s Hispanic marketing group. Prior to joining Hill, Holliday Hispanic, Ortueta Yllera served as senior media planner for Bromley Communications/Publicis Sanchez & Levitan.
JEFF PRYOR has launched Priority, a worldwide marketing and public relations company. The company was formerly known as Pryor & Associates, LLC. Pryor will serve as chief executive officer of the agency.
Deutsch has made a slew of promotions. JASMINE DADLANI was promoted to senior vice president, account planner; JAMES BALDI was elevated to vice president, associate creative director; BRIAN MCMANUS was promoted to vice president, assistant controller; STACY SCHWARTZ was promoted to vice president, group director of traffic and residuals, broadcast business; KARIN PRIOR was upped to vice president, associate media director, media; ALAN SNITOW was elevated to vice president, account planner; and HEAWON YOO was promoted to vice president, account director.
SCRIPPS NETWORKS has promoted DAVE TUSSEY from director of human resources to vice president. Tussey, who joined Scripps Networks in 2001, will oversee benefits, training, employee relations, administrative and hiring processes, and audit/compliance requirements.
SFGT has hired JENNIFER OSTRICH as account director on Sunoco and on new business assignments, a new position. Previously, Ostrich was account director at Tierney Communications.
EILEEN O'NEILL has been promoted to executive vice president and general manager of Discovery Health Channel and assumes management of FitTV. VIVIAN SCHILLER has been promoted to executive vice president and general manager of Discovery Times Channel.
kirshenbaum bond + partners new york has named JOSEPH MAZZAFERRO as its creative director. Prior to joining kirshenbaum bond new york, Mazzaferro was creative director at TBWA/Chiat/Day, a role he held since 1999. In this position, Mazzaferro worked on creative campaigns for Absolut Vodka, Level Vodka, A&E Biography, Kenneth Cole, Joe Boxer and Martell Cognac.
In a move to better integrate its offering to clients, Siegel & Gale, an Omnicom company, has named chief brand strategy officer DAVID SRERE and chief creative officer HOWARD BELK co-managing directors of the firm's flagship New York City office. Former managing director LINDA CORNELIUS has left to pursue other interests.
Cartoon Network has expanded its promotions marketing team to key markets in Los Angeles and Chicago. TERRI TUTTLE will become senior director working in Chicago and SABINA SPIGEL will be upped to director in Los Angeles.
HOWARD MITTMAN has been promoted to National Advertising Manager from Northeast Sales Manager of Popular Science. In this newly created position, Mittman will oversee the sales effort nationally. Mittman joined Popular Science as an account manager in 2003. Also, CHRISTY ELLINGER has been promoted from senior manager, events and promotions to creative services director, overseeing all marketing, events, business development and promotions. Ellinger joined Popular Science in 2002 from World Publications, where she served as the promotion and merchandising manager for Saveur and Garden Design magazines.