More NewsExecs & Accounts for May 16, 2007

Execs & Accounts for May 16, 2007

Yahoo gets a CFO; Avenue A/Razorfish promotes Darin Brown to chief strategy officer; Michael Winter leaves Beyond Interactive to join Agency.com in New York.

Yahoo appointed Blake Jorgensen as chief financial officer. Jorgensen will replace Susan Decker, who has moved into a new role as head of the advertiser and publisher group. Jorgensen was the co-founder of publicly traded investment bank Thomas Weisel Partners, and officially starts with Yahoo in early June.

Avenue A/Razorfish promoted Darin Brown to chief strategy officer, a newly created role. Brown has held many operational roles at the aQuantive-owned agency, including president of the West region. In the new post, he’ll oversee the agency’s discipline areas, its partnership alliance program and its marketing efforts.

Agency.com hired Michael Winter as media director in its New York office. He joins from Beyond Interactive, where he was VP media director working on accounts including 3M, NetBank, Bayer, Playtex and Allergan.

Scripps Networks launched social media initiatives for two of its Web sites. The DIY Network and Fine Living Web sites will both have social networking portals instituted, following the model of Scripps Networks’s HGTV “Rate My Space” social networking portal which encourages generated 10 million page views in six weeks.

SellingSource.com CEO Derek LaFavor assumed the additional role of chairman. The technology-driven marketing systems provider also has 11 affiliate marketing companies.

LBI International AB, a digital agency network, has acquired Atlanta-based Creative Digital Group LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Turner New Products Group named Guhan Selvaretnam vice president, new products group lead. Selvaretnam comes to Turner Broadcasting from Reuters Group, where he was vice president of media strategy.

CoActive Marketing Group added two execs. The firm named Bruce Ginsberg as SVP of business development and Melissa Lander as vice president and group account director.

AdOn Network promoted Steve Armstrong to president and CEO. Armstrong replaced Chad Little at the keyword-targeted advertising provider. He was promoted from VP of operations and finance.

Enpocket hired Srinivasan Venkatesh as vice president of technical operations for the Asia-Pacific region. The mobile marketing company hired Venkatesh from Hewlett-Packard, where he was practice director and managed Hewlett-Packard Consulting’s Mobile Solutions Suite for Asia-Pacific customers.

Coupons, Inc., acquired Consumer Networks LLC. The provider of printable coupon marketing and technology systems acquired the privately owned venture of Gannett Co. Inc., Tribune Company, and the Copley Press, for an undisclosed sum.

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