March 31, 2015
In the first major move since Meredith Corp. took over business operations of Martha Stewart Living, Daren Mazzucca has been promoted to vice president and publisher of the title, after previously serving as publisher of Better Homes and Gardens. Meredith has also promoted Tracy Hadel to associate publisher at Better Homes and Gardens, up from advertising sales director for Every Day with Rachael Ray.
David&Goliath has named Mike Geiger managing partner and chief digital officer, reporting to founder and chairman David Angelo. Geiger was most recently president and North American chief integration officer at JWT.
Anomaly has made a pair of promotions, naming Eric Segal and Gareth Goodall managing partners. Goodall will also continue as chief strategy officer, while Segal will remain executive creative director.
Rafael Rizuto and Eduardo Marques have joined 180LA, becoming executive creative directors. Both were previously creative directors at Pereira & O’Dell in San Francisco.
Havas Media Group has named Damien Marchi global head of content, effective immediately. Marchi was previously on the executive committee at Euronews, where he was in charge of innovation and products.
Kevin Garrity has been named chief executive officer at Gen Media Partners, a new integrated media sales rep firm combining the operations of McGavren Guild Media, Local Focus, Commercial Media Sales, HRN Radio Network and MG Malls. Garrity had been president and CEO of McGavren Guild Media and Local Focus.
Chris Ackerman, vice president at the media research firm Coleman Insights, has retired after 22 years with the company and 40 years in broadcasting overall. In a release Coleman president and chief operating officer Warren Kurtzman said, “Our clients will miss his advice and counsel. We will miss his presence as a fabulous mentor to employees at every level of our organization. Most of all, however, I am going to miss having my good friend for the last 20 years down the hall.”
Discovery Channel has named Nick Gilhool vice president of casting, effective April 6. Gilhool was previously in charge of development at Brownstone Entertainment, and before that he was at Magical Elves.
The Washington Post has named Alex Treadway vice president of leadership sales, working with accounts that target the leadership market. Treadway was previously chief operating officer and senior vice president of sales at The Daily Caller.
Fashion and style web site Refinery29 has made two moves, hiring Paula Goldstein Di Principe as fashion director and promoting Connie Wang to fashion features director. Di Principe joins from Purple.fr, while Wang was previously style director.
Andrew Dumont has become vice president of marketing at Bitly, the online link-shortening service. Dumont joins from Betaworks, where he was entrepreneur in residence for a year.
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- Mike Geiger becomes chief digital officer at David&Goliath
- Eric Segal and Gareth Goodall rise to managing partners at Anomaly
- Rafael Rizuto and Eduardo Marques become ECDs at 180LA
- Damien Marchi becomes global head of content at Havas Media
- Kevin Garrity becomes CEO at Gen Media Partners
- Nick Gilhool becomes VP of casting at Discovery Channel
- Alex Treadway becomes VP of leadership sales at The Washington Post
- Paula Goldstein Di Principe becomes fashion director at Refinery29
- Andrew Dumont becomes VP of marketing at Bitly
- Coleman Insights VP Chris Ackerman retires
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