WARREN SMITH has been named director of sales, international on-demand licensing for NBC Universal Television International Distribution. Smith will handle on-demand licensing for NBC Universal's product outside of the U.S. and Canada, primarily European territories. Previously, Smith served as a senior legal & business affairs executive at FremantleMedia.
EMILIANNE SLAYDON has partnered with New York-based editorial boutique Northern Lights and design and VFX company Mr. Wonderful to handle new business development.
ALAN MAY has joined the Time Inc. Business & Finance Network as a senior sales development manager.
Photobucket has named KAREN KATZ as senior vice president of media development and PETER FOSTER as vice president of sales.
ZenithOptimedia has formed a multicultural unit called ZO Multicultural. ILIA LEON has been tapped as director, multicultural media, charged with leading strategic planning to penetrate ethnic segments within the US. Leon was most recently vp/managing director at WPP’s MosaicaMD.
Fallon Minneapolis has hired HANS HANSEN and rehired ERIC SORENSEN, both as creative directors. The creative team joins Fallon from Carmichael Lynch.
DRÉ LABRE has been promoted to creative director at Tribal DDB Canada.
CARRIE HART was named vicepresident, research of the Television Bureau of Advertising. Hart joins TVB from WCBS-TV in New York, where she was director of research since 2004. She previously served in the same capacity in Dallas-Fort Worth, first at KXAS-TV, NBC's owned-and-operated station, and then at KTVT-TV/KTXA-TV, CBS/UPN O&O.
The VIA Group has promoted CHRIS COTE, IAN DUNN and STEVE LACHANCE to associate creative directors.
Gearon Hoffman has named KATE LAPCHICK as an account executive. Lapchick will work on the Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Sandwich Shop accounts.