Digitas Health opened offices in London and Boston. June Dawson, previous head of London operations for Ogilvy Healthworld, was named to lead the U.K. outpost. Boston will be headed up by Kirk Williamson, SVP marketing, and Michael Tiedemann, SVP creative.
San Diego-based Digitaria opened an office in Dallas. The new location follows the opening of a New York outpost in TriBeCa in the spring. The company named Tony Yi to lead the Manhattan office, and Gilbert Salazar to lead Dallas.
Terry Kent was promoted to GM of TNS Media North America. He replaces departing exec Dean DeBiase. Kent joined the company in January 2008 as the digital development director and was named to head corporate business development.
Convenience store chain ampm is sponsoring a Texas Hold’em poker app on Myspace and the iPhone. The campaign spans five poker tournaments running over the next two months. Appssavvy brokered the deal and Mindshare executed.
EyeWonder and Moxie Interactive are supporting in-banner tweets for the DVD release of “Dollhouse” season one. The display ads allow Internet users to roll over and see tweets from the show’s star, Eliza Dushku. They can also sign in to their Twitter accounts and share thoughts on the show.
Lyris promoted J.D. Peterson to VP, product. The role has oversight of the Lyris HQ flagship software suite. He’ll also handle product marketing, user experience, and design.
Rise Interactive named a former Leo Burnett COO to its advisory board. Jack Kraft helped found Two-Way Communications and held an executive and advisory role at Modem Media.
Elias/Savion Interactive completed a number of Web development projects. The agency launched sites for Amachi Pittsburgh, a mentoring organization; The Event Group, an event management firm; Galliker’s Dairy Company; SRS Energy; and Velocity Broadcasting.
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