Element 79 promoted four senior executives. Joe Burke was named executive vice president; he will continue to serve as group creative director, a position held since 2001. Kim Noles was also named EVP and will remain group account director, a role she’s held since the agency launched in 2001. Chris Miller, chief digital officer, will be the key spokesperson and integrator of all thingsdigital. Todd Chrisman was named SVP and group creative director of interactive.
Interactive marketing agency BGT Partners hired David Vano and Arad Usha as business strategists. Vano previously worked as a senior group marketing specialist at Zimmerman advertising. Usha comes to BGT from his former position as a strategic data analyst at Yahoo. Both will work in the Miami office.
FTI Consulting expands its digital media capabilities with the acquisition of Kinesis Marketing. Kinesis, a strategic online communications firm, handles strategic, creative, and tactical implementation of branding; marketing; and internal, external, and corporate communications initiatives on the Internet and other digital channels. The acquired agency will be known as FT Kinesis.
Dialogue Media hired Penny Kim in its digital media practice.
Kim, digital media specialist, was previously media manager at iCrossing. Dialogue Media is a division of MWW Group.
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