Execs & Accounts for February 17, 2006

Following the departure of interactive head Kate Everett-Thorpe and her replacement by Andrew O’Dell, AKQA has made two additional promotions. Former client services director Stuart Sproule moves up to managing director of San Francisco, and Guy Wieynk replaces him. Wienyk had been global head of the Microsoft Xbox account.

Avenue A | Razorfish redesigned racetickets.com, a destination for International Speedway Corporation race tickets and travel planning. The site serves racing series including NASCAR’s Top Series, Indy Racing League, Grand-American and others.

JibJab Media hired Aaron Simpson as VP of animation production and development. Simpson is an Emmy nominee for his work on “Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island,” a Flash series that aired on Kids’WB.

Yesmail has incorporated the customer acquisition team from sister company Walter Karl Interactive. The group will be led by Sarah Barber, VP of acquisition services for Yesmail. Both Yesmail and Walter Karl are subsidiaries of Donnelly Group.

Four European local directory services are using click-to-call features from eStara. Clients include PagesJaunes, QDQ.com, PaginasAmarillas.es and Solostocks.

Viewpoint’s board of directors elected Don Weatherson, recently retired from Hewlett-Packard, to be its chair. Weatherson was HP’s VP of North America operations and strategy.

Atomic Fusion produced a Web site for AVYVE, an audio visual systems integrator that recently rebranded itself. The new online presence has photos of the company’s installations.

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