September 11, 2013
Actress Carly Pope has joined the cast of CW’s upcoming drama “The Tomorrow People” in a recurring role, according to TVLine, playing a woman with paranormal abilities who is able to keep them a secret. Pope most recently made a guest appearance on “Motive,” and she also previously starred in WB’s “Popular.”
Viacom International Media Networks has named Chris Shaw executive vice president and managing director of ad sales, working with sales division Be Viacom. Shaw joins from NBCUniversal International Television, where he was senior vice president and global head of advertising sales.
NBC News has made two moves, including hiring Ali Zelenko as senior vice president of communications. She had been at Time magazine. The network has also promoted Nicolina O’Rorke to chief financial officer of the news division, after she previously served in the same role for MSNBC and NBC Newsgathering.
Peter Charles has been named sales director at Digital Vision, which handles color grading, finishing and mastering for TV, movies and commercials. Charles was most recently head of sales at Asia Pacific.
ABC has added celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson to the cast of its reality competition “The Taste,” where he will serve as a mentor. Samuelsson joins Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Ludo Lefebvre on the series.
Publicis has named Britt Peterson Fero executive vice president and head of strategy, working in the agency’s Seattle office. Fero was previously partner and director of growth strategy at Cole & Weber.
Ad agency Barker DZP has made two promotions, naming Yimeng Bai and Jennifer Schwartz senior art directors. Both were previously art directors, Bai since 2010, Schwartz since 2008.
Out-of-home agency C2C Outdoor has named Brittany Sutton social media director, a newly created position. Sutton was previously senior social media manager at Sircle Media.
MPA, the Association of Magazine Media, has named Linda Mason executive vice president of marketing, reporting to president and chief executive Mary Berner. Mason was previously vice president of integrated marketing at Condé Nast.
Business publication Quartz has named Jason Karaian senior European correspondent, based in London. Karaian had been a senior editor at Economist Group’s research arm, Economist Intelligence Unit.
Starz has added Caitriona Balfe to the cast of its upcoming drama “Outlander,” based on the books by Diana Gabaldon. Balfe will play a married nurse who somehow travels back in time from 1945 to 1743. The Irish actress recently appeared in “Now You See Me.”
NBC’s ‘Sound of Music’ hits a high note
Whoa: No. 1 show in 18-34s is on cable
Twitter takes a shot at retargeting
Media scrambles to cover Mandela’s death
Rethinking media’s compensation model
Want higher ratings? Program holiday music.
‘Bonnie & Clyde,’ shoot-em-up lovers
Rachel, I try so hard. It’s never enough.
‘Modern Family’ gains in syndication
Real-time buying: Media’s next revolution
Netflix scores another awards first
Best tube bets this weekend
NBC Christmas special soars to seven-year high
- Deirdre Finnegan becomes publisher at EatingWell magazine
- Sam Rosen becomes VP of marketing at The Atlantic
- Eric Schurenberg rises to president at Inc. Magazine
- Nicoletta Santoro becomes creative director at Town&Country
- Claudia Foghini rises to SVP of production strategy at Telemundo
- Leslie Scott rises to digital program director at Entercom
- Todd Porch becomes VP and GM at Comcast Wholesale AdDelivery
- Todd Taplin becomes EVP of global sales at Celtra
- Four join branding firm The Sound Research
- Rick Allen becomes lead race announcer at NBC Sports
- 'Early Start' anchor Zoraida Sambolin exiting CNN
- Ana Jurka becomes on-air personality at Deportes Telemundo
This week’s cable ratings
This week’s broadcast ratings
This week’s daypart ratings
This month’s new media traffic data
This week’s top movies, songs and books
This week’s younger viewer ratings
Senior media planner in Midtown Manhattan
Media operations coordinator job in New York
Media planner opening in Brooklyn
Media planner/buyer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Media buyer position in Hartford, Conn.