NBC Universal tapped Deborah Fine to lead its iVillage properties as president. She’ll report to NBCU’s digital head Beth Comstock. Fine, who was most recently CEO of Victoria’s Secret PINK, will have control of iVillage.com, Healthology.com, Gardenweb.com, Astrology.com, and Gurl.com, among others. NBCU agreed to acquire the women’s portal four months ago.
Mediaedge:CIA hired Julian Smith as director of digital insight and research in its U.K. offices. Smith was an analyst with JupiterResearch.
OnForce made Stein Rogan + Partners its integrated agency of record. The client offers a Web-based service for locating and securing on-site technology assistance.
W2 Group formed a strategic alliance with independent agency Partners+simons. W2’s Larry Weber will join the integrated agency as non-executive chairman.
MusicNet hired Ted Casey as SVP of business development and partner relations. Casey was most recently head of mobile music at Verizon Wireless.
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