The Brand Union Americas named Toby Southgate managing director of The Brand Union New York. Southgate joins the New York team from the Dubai office where as managing director for The Middle East.
The Martin Agency hired Ian Davidson as worldwide account director. Most recently, he was worldwide account director for UPS at McCann Erickson in London.
SWIRE hired Chris Palmisano as vice president of client solutions. Most recently, he served as a senior vice president at Young & Rubicam where he managed several of Dannon's largest brands.
Dennis Camlek joined Turner Broadcasting System as vice president of strategic media planning for Turner Media Group. Previously, Camlek was senior vice president and group account director for PHD in New York.
Gospel Music Channel promoted Melissa Ingram to counsel, business affairs, up from contracts manager.
AccuScore hired Shannon Diem as director of marketing and business development.
The Richards Group named Shane Altman, Mike Bales, Danny Bryan and Todd McArtor creative group heads.
NCM Media Networks promoted Ken Venturi to chief creative officer and executive vice president of interactive media. In addition, Ian Owen-Ward joined NCM Media Networks as vice president, online and mobile sales with the NCM Interactive Network division.
BLITZ hired Greg Morrell as senior vice president of strategy and client services, and Aaron Wahle as vice president.
Media director Nancy Roth was promoted to senior vice president at Spark Communications. In addition, video investment director Miraj Parikh was named vice president.