Execs & Accounts for January 18, 2006

Tribal DDB promoted Adam Good to MD of Greater China and head of new business for its Asia Pacific region. Previously managing director of Australia, Good will focus his China efforts on Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taiwan.

Earlier, he was an executive producer at News Corp.’s News Interactive.

Red Door Interactive hired Paul Bruemmer as director of search marketing. Bruemmer was principal business analyst at SEO firm Bruce Clay Inc., and has held executive posts with Web Ignite, TrademarkSEO and WebSpecialist.

360i hired John Ragals as SVP and managing director. Ragals was SVP and group account director at Beyond Interactive, prior to which he held senior posts with webloyalty.com and Modem Media.

Google hired Mark Howe as managing director of its U.K. operation. Howe was head of Flextech’s digital media sales, and he has 20 years experience in British TV.

Local online media buyer Centro hired Matthew Nelson as sales manager in its Northwest region. In a previous role as account manager with The Weather Channel, Nelson managed brands like Microsoft, Visa, and Clorox and worked with several interactive agencies.

Travel search engine SideStep named vertical search veteran Rob Solomon to lead the company as president and CEO. Solomon was VP and general manager of the Yahoo Shopping Group. He’ll also hold a seat on SideStep’s board.

Icon Advertising Solutions hired Jonathan DeRise as network sales director. During the final year of the dot-com boom, DeRise was a director of network and channel sales with L90.

Matt Jacobs has joined Digitas in the strategy and analytics group. Jacobs was an SVP at ZAAZ in Seattle.

The ONE Campaign, an AIDS awareness initiative, renewed its online advertising relationship with Viewpoint. Last year, the two worked together in the months leading up to the G8 Summit, drawing Web traffic through the use of donated interactive ad space.

Integrated agency Cliff Freeman & Partners picked up two Amerifit dietary supplement brands: Sootherbs and Vitaball. The agency won creative and media planning duties for both accounts.

Atomic Fusion launched a new corporate site for printing products company Prism. The new Web presence contains product literature, application videos and a distributor locator.

Eyeblaster has opened offices in China and Australia. Its China presence now includes locations in Beijing and Guangzhou, and the company will add one in Shanghai later this year. The company said it plans to open Korea and India offices in 2006.

Accipiter signed IT publisher 101communications to its AdManager ad serving platform. The assignment includes ad management within RSS feeds.

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