Execs & Accounts for July 18, 2007

Google hired Tim Castelli as sales director in New York. Castelli was the publisher of Rolling Stone magazine.

MTV Networks promoted Greg Clayman to EVP of digital distribution & business development. Clayman was formerly SVP, MTVN Mobile Media. The entertainment network also promoted Alice Kim to SVP, digital distribution and partner relations from VP of carrier relations and wireless distribution, and Jeremiah Zinn as SVP, syndication & operations from VP of mobile operations and product development.

Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive has extended its search and contextual ad agreement with Google for washingtonpost.com.

Wikia tapped LookSmart Ad Serving Platform for management of display and text-based advertising. The provider of community resources for building and organizing free information on every topic will use the ad technology for managing and serving CPM-based display advertising.

CitizenHawk named Bill Demas to its board of directors. Demas is currently the CEO of moka5, a virtual computing company, and former SVP and GM of Yahoo Publisher Network Group. CitizenHawk provides digital brand management solutions.

Epsilon hired Martin White as EVP of the company’s agency and direct services group. White joined the provider of multi-channel, data-driven marketing technologies and services from a position as SVP of marketing for United Airlines.

In Demand Networks named Daniel Sachar as director, digital media. The entertainment network created the position for Sachar, and tasked him with expansion into new digital content platforms.

Opt-Intelligence appointed Andrew Van Etten to its board of directors. Van Etten is a managing director at World Technology Corp.

Whittmanhart Interactive hired Kevin French as group account director of the Whittmanhart Wellness division. The digital communications and online marketing firm hired French from a position as director of marketing and e-commerce at Smooth Fitness.

Fisher Communications acquired Pegasus News. The communications company that owns and manages 19 television stations and eight radio stations in the Pacific Northwest purchased the Dallas based online start-up and hyper-local media firm for an undisclosed sum.

StupidVideos.com tapped Quattro Wireless to mobilize its Web site. The online video site will use Quattro to provide either streaming or downloaded video clips directly to phones.

Broadband Enterprises signed a programming production deal with Ironbound Films. The online video network tasked Ironbound Films with producing three original online programs including “Fantastic Two,” “Hollywood Fast Track” and “The Quad-Squad.”

Audi Financial Services selected ChannelNet to develop a microsite. The car manufacturer tasked ChannelNet with developing a personalized experience for their end-of-lease consumers.

A21 picked iProspect for search engine marketing. The firm will manage keyword research/selection, tracking, and billings for A21’s ArtSelect and SuperStock’s online e-commerce Web portals.

Primedia Automotive Digital named Scott Cuzzo as regional sales manager for dealer ad sales. Primedia’s portfolio of approximately 60 automotive Web sites hired Cuzzo from a position as national accounts manager for Who’s Calling.

The Booyah Agency picked up three clients. The online marketing division of Booyah Networks added Vitamin Shoppe, Hubbuzz and New Global Telecom to its client list.

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