ANDY SERWER has been named managing editor of Fortune. Serwer succeeds ERIC POOLEY, who will now be working with JOHN HUEY and Time Inc. managing editor JIM KELLY on investigative projects.
JOHN JAKUBOWSKI has been named creative director for the San Francisco office of AKQA. Most recently he served as creative lead for HP North America at Digitas.
MPG, the global media network of Havas Media, is increasing its presence across Asia Pacific and will be fully operational across the region beginning January 1, 2007. MPG currently operates in three APAC markets: Australia, India and Japan, and from 2007 the media network will also have a presence in all remaining key markets: China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea and Taiwan. VISHNU MOHAN, CEO of MPG in Asia Pacific, will lead the expansion and the new network from the MPG regional headquarters in Singapore.
GSD&M has promoted JEFFREY BOND to executive producer of the agency's Interactive Group. Bond will help manage a team to bridge the gap between alternative and traditional media forms.
Ruckus Network has named ALLEN BAUM as chief revenue officer.
Connelly Partners has named JIM BELL as copywriter; HEATHER JUTCAWITZ as senior brand manager; BONGWOOK LEE as lead developer; KYLE SILVERNAIL as brand supervisor; and KEVIN ZELECHOSKI as interactive brand supervisor.
JOHN MILES has joined MediaCom as director of investments, overseeing the agency’s media buying and leading the total integration of MediaCom’s media investment strategy across all client brands and buying units. Miles joins MediaCom from GM Mediaworks, which he joined at its inception in 1994 and most recently served as acting president.
ROBERT (CHIP) LEGRAND has joined PARADE magazine’s Chicago sales department as an account executive. LeGrand joins the company from Gannett Inc., where he was an account executive at USA Weekend.
JIM IRVING has been promoted to vice president, strategic media development, up from vice president, marketing & product management, at Jumpstart Automotive Media.
WENDY CONNELLY has been promoted to media planner/buyer at DMW Worldwide. She is now also responsible for client exchange program management and results tracking report development and has assumed an expanded role in list research for clients in public broadcasting.