Execs & Accounts for June 22, 2005

AOL International and Hispanic sales VP Peter Blacker has jumped to Telemundo Online, where he’ll help the company build its digital strategy. Replacing Blacker at AOL are Mark Lopez, who will hold the title of publisher of AOL Latino, and Bretland Moore, who will be publisher of AOL BlackVoices. Both report to Michael Barrett, executive vice president, global sales, AOL Media Networks. Both Lopez and Moore were promoted from within the company.

Carat Interactive built a new site for Vendare Media. The Web presence has new copy that presents Vendare as the “primary brand entity, subsuming its daughter brands,” the companies said.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation named Web entrepreneur Joe Kraus to its executive board. Kraus founded DigitalConsumer.org, which promotes the fair and open use of digital content, and he was a founder of Excite.com. Other board members include John Gilmore and Lawrence Lessig.

MIVA, formerly known as FindWhat, added Larry Weber to its board. Weber founded The Weber Group, which was later sold to Interpublic. Later, Weber led that holding company’s advanced marketing services group.

InfoSearch Media named Mike Rubin to its board. Rubin has held executive posts at Broadcom, Bounce Networks, AltaVista and Compaq.

BusinessWeek Online tapped 24/7 Real Media to handle online ad management via its Open AdStream platform. The Web site boasts approximately three million unique users monthly.

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