Execs & Accounts for July 19, 2006

Time hired John Cantarella as general manager of Time.com. He joins from NYTimes.com, where he was most recently group director for marketing and operations. Earlier he was director of strategic planning and biz dev.

Hearst-Argyle Television tapped Eric Koepele to lead its digital media sales. Koepele led ad sales at CNET Networks, organizing the sales team structure for CNET.com, Download.com and News.com. He started there in 1999 as an account executive.

Matt Moog has resigned as president and CEO of Q Interactive, formerly known as CoolSavings, after 10 years running the company. He’s leaving to launch a new venture. He’s replaced by Matt Wise, who joined just over a year ago after overseeing account services for Draft Worldwide.

Avenue A | Razorfish hired Julie Roth Novack as GM of its Chicago office. She joins from Agency.com, where she held various roles over the course of nine years, most recently as EVP of corporate strategy.

The Mobile Marketing Association added numerous members since June. They include Associated Press, Cellfire, National Public Radio, NBA Media Ventures, Nokia and Turner Broadcasting System.

Spur Digital recruited Moses Robles to manage account services. Robles was a partner at Beyond Interactive and launched the interactive division at Lopez Negrete Communications, where he stayed for only a year.

HowStuffWorks.com hired Mark Westlake as EVP of sales and content. He was previously SVP of sales and marketing for About.com. Earlier, he was chief revenue officer at Streetmail.com.

Freedom Communications hired Michael Mathieu as president of its just-formed Internet division. He was previously SVP of United Online.

Social networking site Bebo hired Rachel O’Connell as chief safety officer. She joined from the Cyberspace Research Centre in London, where she was director.

WebTrends hired Bryan LeBlanc as VP and CFO. He joins from Mercury Interactive, where he was VP of finance.

Intercept Interactive launched a full-service digital ad agency called Intercept and appointed Ed Kelly managing director. Kelly’s background includes stints at BBDO, Answerthink, McCann Worldgroup and EURO RSCG. Its first client is RedRoller, a Web-based shipping service.

YellowPages.com has implemented AdMission’s self-serve advertising platform. Small business advertisers will be able to create and pay for ads that have enhanced logos and links.

Searchfeed.com promoted Bryan Brickley to senior director and general manager of Searchfeed.com. He moves up from business development director.

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