September 12, 2013
Brian McAndrews has been named chief executive officer at the online radio company Pandora, replacing the departed Joe Kennedy. McAndrews has previously held positions at aQuantive, Microsoft and Madrona. The move comes as Pandora looks to increase revenue to offset growing royalty costs.
Mindshare has brought in Karina Doborro as managing director of multicultural marketing, reporting to GroupM Multicultural president Gonzalo Del Fa and Mindshare chief strategy officer Jordan Bitterman. Doborro was previously an account director at MEC.
Ian Wharton has joined the agency AKQA, becoming a creative director. Wharton was previously partner at Zolmo, a software publishing and development company.
Communications and marketing agency The Lippin Group has promoted Don Ciaramella, naming him president of corporate communications. Ciaramella, who was previously executive vice president, has been with the agency since 1988.
Sony Pictures Television has made two promotions, including moving Scott Landsman from vice president to senior vice president of comedy development. Lauren Moffat, who had been director of comedy development, will replace him as vice president.
“The Voice” and “Last Call” host Carson Daly is taking on even more responsibility at NBC. Daly is joining the network’s daily morning show “Today” as anchor for its new digital studio called the Orange Room. In his new role Daly will attempt to merge “Today’s” TV and digital platforms with features including extra live-streamed interviews with guests.
Actor David Hornsby has signed on to guest on Fox’s “Bones” next season, appearing as a priest on the wedding episode for Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz’s characters. Hornsby, who appears on FX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” is Deschanel’s real-life husband.
Marie Claire magazine has made a handful of moves, including hiring Julia Felsenthal as senior editor in charge of the Play section and Alexandra Brez as managing editor. Felsenthal joins from T: The New York Times Magazine, Brez from Inc. magazine. Marie Claire has also promoted Wanyi Jiang, moving her from associate art director to deputy art director.
Comcast has named Ed Brassel senior vice president of business intelligence, a new position at the company. Brassel had been senior vice president of marketing and business analytics at DirecTV.
Disney Channel has named Raini Rodriguez and Calum Worthy hosts of “Monstober,” a month-long Halloween programming stunt. Both Rodriguez and Worthy star on the network’s comedy “Austin & Ally.”
Fox News talking head Sean Hannity has signed a new multi-year radio deal with Premiere Networks, under which “The Sean Hannity Show” will expand to Clear Channel stations in additional markets. The new deal also means Hannity’s show will air live in some markets where it is currently delayed on Clear Channel stations.
Screenvision has named Lisa Virgoe sales director, working with the Southern region. Virgoe has previously held sales positions at ReachLocal and Belo Corp.
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