JEAN-BRIAC (J.B.) PERRETTE has been promoted to president, digital distribution at NBC Universal Digital Distribution. Perrette will be responsible for the distribution of television content across multiple digital platforms, including interactive television, wireless, on-demand and IPTV. Previously, Perrette served as senior vice president, new media distribution, where he led the company's development of new content distribution businesses with a focus on on-demand and interactive television.
Mansueto Ventures announced that KAREN DORST has been hired as account development director of Inc.com and FastCompany.com to oversee the planning of all integrated advertising campaigns for the Web sites. Dorst was formerly a senior partner and operations director for RMGConnect, a division of J. Walter Thompson.
ADRIANA VILA has joined Zumba Fitness as marketing manager from Accentmarketing where she worked in advertising, PR & event marketing for clients such as Chevy, Pontiac, GMC, U.S. Navy, Farmers Insurance and Kaiser Permanente.
JAMES (JIM) SMITH will join The Huffington Post in January as chief revenue officer. Most recently he was chief of publisher services at AOL's Advertising.com, heading up the group that manages business partnerships with the company's network of web publishers.
Publicis West has named JENNIFER BLANK as account supervisor; JASON SULLIVAN as VP, account director; GERARD SEIFERT as senior copywriter; and JEFF LIMON as art director.
COURTNEY BUECHERT has joined Eleven as president and partner. Buechert joins the agency from McCann Erickson San Francisco where he was executive vice president and general manager since 2001.
BRIAN GRAZIANO has joined LM&O Advertising as senior account executive. He will lead interactive media strategies for the National Guard and Chevy Chase Bank accounts.
BOB SITRICK has been promoted to senior vice president, live production & special projects for Discovery Networks, U.S. Sitrick oversees the strategic planning and operational aspects of all Discovery Networks’ live events, and provides technical oversight and guidance for special network event productions.
TOM BLESSINGTON was named managing director, and JELLY HELM and STEVE LUKER were named creative directors for Wieden+Kennedy’s Portland office.
JENNIFER GEISSER has been named vice president, corporate communications for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.