DAVID LAMB is leaving JWT after ten years to join one of JWT’s clients, Diamond Trading Company, as worldwide marketing director. Lamb, most recently executive vice president, director of multinational clients at JWT, will assume his new role in 2006. Before taking on his current post at JWT, Lamb had been the Worldwide director of account planning at the agency for four years, and before that, global business director on DTC (formerly DeBeers) for five years.
AlmondNet has hired TOM BULLOCK as senior director of business development. Bullock previously served as national advertising sales manager at Infospace, Inc., where he managed the Switchboard.com national display advertising program, selling local search ad inventory within vertical industries such as real estate, automotive, financial services, and travel.
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has promoted BARBARA BACCI MIRQUE to executive vice president; MICHAEL PALMER to executive vice president; and BILL ZENGEL to senior vice president. The promotions were approved by the ANA Board of Directors.
Discovery Networks U.S. Advertising Sales has realigned its advertising sales New York headquarters. To lead the new network sales teams, Discovery has promoted JOHN BARRY, SCOTT FELENSTEIN, LISA FISCHER, and HAROLD MORGENSTERN from vice presidents to senior vice presidents for advertising sales.
JIM CHABIN, chief executive officer for Promax/BDA, has agreed to remain with the organization until 2010. Chabin originally served as president of the Promax/BDA from 1992 to 1999, leaving the organization in 1999 to join the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He rejoined the company in November 2002.
The TV Guide Publishing Group has named SUSAN ALLYN vice president, circulation marketing. Allyn will oversee all subscription activity within the group. Allyn joins TV Guide fromEmap-Metro, LLC where, ultimately, she was responsible for the circulation launch of FHM, where she oversaw all consumer public relations and distribution.
The Africa Channel has named MARK WALTON as executive vice president of sponsorship and corporate development. Walton will be responsible for all advertising sales and sponsorship activities, along with developing relationships with key organizations operating in the African arena. Prior to joining The Africa Channel, Walton was president and CEO of Onyx Media Group International, Inc.
Zoic Studios has promoted ELEXIS STEARN to head of sales for commercials. Stearn was previously the west coast sales rep.
AKQA has named GARY KRIVIN as director of client services for AKQA’s New York office. Krivin, previously account director at R/GA, oversaw the Bank of America business.
GOLFONLINE has appointed ROBERT STEWART as senior producer. Stewart will update and maintain GOLFONLINE’s news coverage, related links and images from GOLF MAGAZINE and other content partners, and direct ongoing projects for the site such as overall design, marketing initiatives, and audio and video links. Stewart joins GOLFONLINE from Philly.com, where he served as the night news/sports producer.