DAVID BERKOWITZ has departed Unicast/Viewpoint and joined 360i as director of strategic planning, working to further develop 360i's strategy within emerging fields such as Video Search, Mobile Search, RSS, Podcasting and Pay-Per-Call.
Discovery Communications has promoted STEVE SIDEL to president of Discovery Education. Sidel joined Discovery Communications in 1997 in the Legal Affairs department, becoming senior vice president, deputy counsel in 2001 and in 2004, Sidel was named executive vice president, Discovery Education.
JIM HOURAN has been named eastern region advertising director for PARADE magazine. He is responsible for ad sales activities in New York. Houran joins PARADE from Sports Illustrated where he most recently served as New York advertising director.
Draft Chicago has promoted JONATHAN SACKETT to SVP, director of digital operations. Sackett is responsible for growing the agency's digital capabilities.
Carat Fusion has named ERIC BEACOM as creative director for the agency’s Boston office. Beacom will manage creative strategy and resources for the office’s clients. Beacom previously served as a senior principal design consultant at netNumina Solutions.
AARP Publications has named BERNARD OHANIAN as editorial director of AARP Publications to oversee AARP The Magazine, the AARP Bulletin, AARP Segunda Juventud, and their respective online sites. Ohanian was previously associate editor at National Geographic.
The Dallas Morning News has named BERNIE HELLER as vice president of advertising.
OHare + Associates named DIANA M. WOOD to head its newly formed Internet Media Staffing Unit.
DOROTHY ECKERT has been promoted to associate director of direct response buying, up from direct response senior buyer, at Horizon. In addition, JON KATZ has joined the Direct Response Buying team as a direct response buying supervisor; SUSAN DEMPSEY joined the direct response buying team as a senior buyer; TOM HILDEBRAND joined Horizon as an account executive; ERIN COHEN was tapped as a direct response planner; and ERICA MORON was named an assistant planner.
LEONG WAI FOONG has joined BBDO Shanghai as executive creative director. In addition, TOM KAO will be leaving BBDO Asia as deputy chairman. CHRIS THOMAS, the new Chairman and CEO of BBDO Asia, will assume Kao’s responsibilities.