March 23, 2016
Digital agency Essence has promoted Jesse Cahill to North America head of media, replacing Rob Reifenheiser, who has moved up to chief executive officer of the Americas. Cahill had been head of planning for North America.
Viacom has named Kareem Chin vice president of investor relations, reporting to senior vice president Jim Bombassei. Chin was previously senior vice president of investment banking for the media and technology group at Jefferies & Company.
Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate and governor of Alaska, has signed with production company Warm Springs to star in a “Judge Judy”-like daytime court show pilot. The company plans to shoot a pilot and then shop it to networks.
The Atlantic has named Michael Monroe vice president of marketing and head of Re:think, the company’s creative marketing group. Monroe was previously vice president of marketing at Forbes.
Bob Pilon has been named executive vice president of social impact at Participant Media, the parent company of the cable network Pivot. Pilon was previously chief development officer at The ONE Campaign.
BBC America has added Elijah Wood to the cast of “Dirk Gently,” playing the assistant of an eccentric detective. Wood’s most recent TV role was on “Wilfred.”
James Paxton and Gil Bellows have joined the cast of USA’s upcoming drama “Eyewitness,” both as recurring guest stars. Paxton previously appeared in “Texas Rising,” while most recently Bellows appeared in the miniseries “Ascension.”
Michael Twomey has been named senior vice president and managing director of people-based marketing at Signal, a marketing technology company. Twomey was most recently at the Australian retailer Coles.
S4M, an advertising technology company, has promoted Frederic Joseph to chief executive officer for its U.S. operations. Joseph joined the company last year as global chief operating officer.
ABC and CBS tie for first on Friday night
Michelle Obama boosts NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’
Richard Beckman hops to a new media venture
Hacker hijinks: Station stuck with anti-Trump song
Trump inauguration draws 30.6 million viewers
CBS takes Thursday night with ‘Big Bang Theory’
Puzzling out Carlos Slim’s bold U.S. ambitions
New York leads the Ellie nominations, once again
CBS’s ‘Hunted’: Little hope of sustaining its big bow
Best of the week: On the origins of fake news
In this digital age, the allure of alternative OOH
Digital radio: A primer for media planners and buyers
Weekend TV: ‘Beaches’ for a new generation
- John Deschner becomes chief innovation officer at TBWA
- Tiffany Egan becomes Australia managing director at DWA
- Robert Langer becomes EVP and CFO at Disney|ABC Television
- Jim Fielding becomes president of consumer products at Fox
- Betty Chen and Tyler Massey join IM Global Television
- Nadine Santos rises to director of programming at Music Choice
- Jane Lynch joins the cast of Discovery Channel's 'Manifesto'
- Kristen Stewart hosting NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'
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