TROY LERNER has joined The Booyah Agency, most recently working at Avenue A / Razorfish Search.
American Express Publishing Corporation has named BARBARA VENTURELLI consumer marketing director of finance and planning. Venturelli is responsible for managing the circulation financials and publisher's statements for all American Express Publishing magazines. Most recently, she worked at Gruner & Jahr as director of group operations.
Ziff Davis has promoted ELAINE EBNER to vice president of corporate sales. Ebner will continue to be responsible for managing a group of designated accounts. Most recently, she served as corporate sales director at Ziff Davis.
Meredith Corporation’s Traditional Home has promoted BLAIRE RZEMPOLUCH to advertising director, elevated from New York advertising manager. Most recently she served as eastern advertising manager for the Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications.
Forensic scientist DR. HENRY LEE has become a Court TV News analyst. Lee will provide opinion and insider knowledge for a variety of daytime programs, including Catherine Crier Live.
CAROL DITTBRENNER has been promoted to deputy features director of TV Guide magazine where she will work on planning upcoming features and cover stories for the magazine. Dittbrenner served as senior editor of TV Guide for the past six years.
imc² has named JOEL GEHMAN vice president and managing director of its Philadelphia office. Gehman will oversee all business operations, client relationships and new business development for the region.
LANCE MALD is joining Time Inc. as vice president, creative director for Time Inc. corporate sales and marketing. In addition, RICK KING has been named vice president, strategic marketing for Time Inc. corporate sales and marketing; SARAH KATE ELLIS will become a director, integrated marketing; and LIZ GREENBURG was named director, sales strategy.
The AIM Tell-A-Vision Group has named SCOTT BASILOTTA as east coast distribution director. Basilotta will be responsible for managing AIM TV’s distribution on broadcast television for its library of syndicated properties.
Vital Marketing has created an Alcohol and Spirits Division. EFRAIN OLIVA will lead the division as project manager.