Essence named Jeremy Sigel as client director, mobile.
King Fish Media promoted Lauren Gawlik to account director and hired Alexis DeVilling as social media manager and Meredith Yoder as director, marketing analytics.
Phoenix Marketing International hired Dennis Syrkowski as president of the Phoenix Automotive Group.
Simply Hired tapped Beth Prunier as senior vice president of sales.
Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand has launched Live Creativity, a social and content creation hub designed to amplify the reach of Thai advertisers through the power of social networks. Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand hired Monta Neinberga as content director/editor, Puntakarn Wungpaisarn as social planner, Mark Clothier as associate creative director/screenwriter, Aitthipat Boonkumol as digital and content producer, and Orathai Maneechot as social journalist.
Ran Harnevo was promoted to president of AOL Video.
Blitz Media hired Heather Pidgeon as group account director. Most recently, she worked at Boston-based iProspect as vice president, services.
WNET promoted John Servidio to vice president, subsidiary stations; general manager, NJTV and Diane Masciale to general manager, WLIW21; executive producer, WLIW21 Productions.
The Software & Information Industry Association hired Eileen Bramlet as vice president of marketing.
Gyro hired Ian Lloyd Jones as planning director of gyro Manchester. He was previously strategy and insight director at McCann Manchester.