May 15, 2014
Former “Grey’s Anatomy” actor T.R. Knight has been added to Amazon’s drama pilot “Hysteria,” according to Deadline, joining Mena Suvari in the cast. The project is about an epidemic affecting high school girls that may be spreading through technology.
Programmatic and content marketing company PulsePoint has brought in Darline Jean, naming her chief operating officer. Jean joins from About.com, where she was chief executive officer and president.
BrightTag, a cloud-based marketing technology company, has named Warren Billington managing director for the Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia regions. Billington was previously at Acxiom, and before that he co-founded the mobile marketing company 5th Finger.
Jenny Gadd has joined Ogilvy & Mather’s New York office, becoming executive director of content production. Gadd had been head of integrated production at Johannes Leonardo.
BBH has named Carey Head head of integrated production and technology in its New York office, beginning May 30. Head previously held a similar role at Barton F. Graf 9000.
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners has named Paul Caiozzo executive creative director, replacing the departed Christian Haas. Caiozzo most recently worked as a freelance creative director, and he’s also previously worked at Twofifteen McCann and Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
AirMedia Group, which handles out-of-home ad platforms in China, has named Richard Peidong Wu chief financial officer, taking over for the departing Henry Ho. Wu was previously at Nokia Solutions and Networks.
Ad sales firm NCC Media has launched a new automotive marketing group, to be led by senior vice president of marketing and business development Andrew Capone. The company has also made a handful of promotions and hires to fill out the group, naming Ed Collins director of automotive marketing and business development, Lisa Pilzner director of automotive strategy and business development, Brian Prebut senior planner for auto marketing, and Scott Robertson, Rich Attardi, Deanna Stromback and Dan Dilloway account managers.
Craig Boswell has been named a correspondent at CBS Newspath, the newsgathering service for CBS stations. Boswell was most recently a correspondent at Fox NewsEdge and fill-in overnight anchor at Fox News Channel.
VH1 has signed Alexandra Shipp to star in its upcoming sequel to the Nick Cannon movie “Drumline,” titled “Drumline: A New Beat.” Also joining the TV movie’s cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter, are Jeff Pierre, Jordan Calloway, Leonard Roberts, Letoya Luckett, Jasmine Burke and Scott Shilstone.
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Final tally: 190 new magazines launched in 2014
No duPont Awards for broadcast networks
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Our OOH outlook: More connectivity
Our newspaper outlook: Not good
Our magazine outlook: More upheaval
The ad outlook for 2015: Pretty decent
- Helen Prokos becomes group creative director at Publicis Hawkeye
- James Florez becomes Dallas GM at Allison+Partners
- Robyn Hurd, Michael Oesterlin and Lorenzo Bertolotti join A+E
- Nate Lanxon becomes senior editor at Bloomberg Media
- Marian Bull becomes associate digital editor at Saveur
- Byron Pitts becomes co-anchor at ABC's 'Nightline'
- Annie Wersching joins CW's 'The Vampire Diaries'
- Daniel Wu joins the cast of AMC's 'Badlands'
- Ashley Tisdale guesting on ABC Family's 'Young & Hungry'
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