Acxiom created a new role, global sales leader, for Shawn Donovan. Donovan spent 20 years at Electronic Data Systems, where he was a sales account management leader in a number of industries and worked in consulting solutions, digital services, and global accounts. In his new role he will be responsible for Acxiom’s sales initiatives to achieve revenue growth goals.
Don Scales was appointed CEO of iCrossing. The new responsibilities expand on Scales’ previous role as iCrossing’s COO. Jeffrey Herzog, iCrossing’s founder and CEO of iCrossing, will step down; he’ll serve as the board’s vice chairman.
Shematic promoted Andrew Solmssen to EVP and general manager of the Los Angeles office. Solmssen was previously executive vice president at the WPP Digital unit.
Lyris opened an office in San Jose, CA. The new office will offer local sales and support services to Silicon Valley customers and prospects.
James Smith was named VP, West Coast advertising sales, at Disney Online. Smith was previously at Nielsen Online, where he managed sales teams and developed new ad solutions and offerings.
Banks.com entered a strategic advertising partnership with Marchex’s IndustryBrains. IndustryBrains will provide contextual and search advertising on Banks.com.
TheStreet.com expanded with new sales team members and new offices. The media company opened a sales office in Los Angeles and Chicago. TheStreet.com hired Joe Damiano as director of the Southwest region. Damiano hails from RealCities, where he managed Southwest-area sales. Sally Zeman was hired in TheStreet.com’s Chicago office as Midwest director. She spent three years at Bankrate.com. John Tripp, senior account executive, and Jessica Cunningham, senior account executive, were brought in to the New York office to work with the East Coast territory team.
Coremetrics picked up SetFocus as a new account. Coremetrics replaces Web analytics services previously provided by Omniture.
LongJump hired industry veteran Jay Noble as VP, business development. Noble has experience with sales, marketing, and customer support at companies such as Apple, Sybase, and Hawaiian Telecom.
Chicago 2016 named Ogilvy Chicago its digital agency of record. Ogilvy Chicago, which includes Ogilvy & Mather Advertising and OgilvyOne, will work on preparing Chicago2016’s digital presence in advance of a competition to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games.
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