TARIK SEDKY has joined Atmosphere BBDO as managing director, client services.  In this role, Sedky will oversee account management service and work directly with clients to develop powerful marketing campaigns and programs. He joins the agency from mcgarrybowen where he was director of client services and then group managing director.
    PAUL J. CONLEY has joined American Greetings Properties (AGP) as vice president, digital media. Conley will manage outbound licensing for interactive categories such as mobile, video games and other digital platforms. Most recently, Conley served as vice president, online advertising for AG Interactive, the new media subsidiary of American Greetings.
    DIC Entertainment (DIC) has named CYNTHIA MODDERS to the position of senior vice president of worldwide consumer products. Modders will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of licensing and merchandising programs for the company's entertainment and lifestyle brands. Additionally, NANCY FOWLER was promoted to senior vice president of business development, consumer products. She will oversee new initiatives and continue to manage the McDonald's brand licensing business.
    Discovery Networks has promoted MICHAEL WEBER to vice president, advertising sales, to oversee all advertising efforts in the Western region. Prior to joining Discovery, Weber was account executive at CBS in Los Angeles.
    GRETCHEN BEIDL has been named executive vice president, affiliate sales and marketing, Sundance Channel. Beidl will oversee all distribution and affiliate marketing activities. Most recently, Beidl was senior vice president affiliate sales for Oxygen Media.
    Wunderman New York has named SAPNA MEHTA senior planner on the Strategy & Insights; ERIC SALKIN was named associate planning director, working on Microsoft; JIHYUN “JI” CARTMAN joined the agency full-time as a senior art director, working on Pfizer and new business in the Interactive Department; Lastly, ERIC SCHULTE was named senior developer, working on AICPA.
    BILL DUGAN was named vice president and general manager of Fuel Publishing, a new business unit at Pohly Company.
    Best Lifemagazine has named LEN COSTA senior financial editor and STUART KEATING consumer products director. Costa will oversee the “Money + Success” section of the magazine. Keating will be responsible for serving the financial category.
    LEN WEINER has been named program director for 890 ESPN Boston and 1400 ESPN Lowell. Most recently, Weiner was program director for WGN-AM.
    JOHN MICKLETHWAIT has been named editor of The Economist. His roles at The Economist have included editing the business section, setting up The Economist's office in Los Angeles, media correspondent, New York bureau chief and London-based US editor.
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