Epic Advertising-owned AzoogleAds has expanded its New York office. The midtown Manhattan office will support about 50 employees in several departments, including network distribution and operations, advertising sales and account management, and members of the executive team. AzoogleAds also has offices in San Francisco and Toronto. AzoogleAds officially became Epic Advertising in April, but the company retained the old name for its performance-based online ad network.
Mobile search and advertising firm JumpTap opened a New York office. The office will be led by Evan Krauss, global senior VP of advertising sales and business development, and Paran Johar, chief marketing officer. JumpTap is based in Boston.
Ikea Seattle enlisted bCODE and Valassis Interactive to build “Ikea Mobile.” The custom mobile-based loyalty program serves Ikea Seattle, and sends members personalized offers through SMS text messages, which are redeemed in the store.
Relationship marketing firm ClickSquared recruited Dana Hayman as SVP of strategy and analysis. Hayman was previously senior vice president of strategic consulting at Epsilon.
Atlanta-based Response Media promoted Angela Stanhope to creative services director. Stanhope will direct the creative strategy for Response, and work to design and produce promotions, online media, and e-mail marketing for the firm’s clients.
Skyfire Labs hired marketing exec Adam Sexton as chief marketing officer. Sexton was CMO at Groove Mobile, and has held VP of marketing positions in Macrovision’s entertainment technology group and in product management at Arista Records. Skyfire makes a mobile Web browser.
Former OgilvyOne creative director moves to Connecticut-based Colangelo. Lino Ribolla joined Colangelo as chief creative director. Lino was previously senior partner and creative director at OgilvyOne in New York and executive creative director of OgilvyOne in the U.K. He was also executive creative director of Modem Media in the London and Paris offices, as well as creative director at Modem Media in the Norwalk, CT, office from 1995 to 2001.
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