Execs & Accounts for October 30, 2006

Web analytics provider WebSideStory has named Jim MacIntyre as president and CEO, replacing long-time chairman and CEO Jeff Lunsford. MacIntyre was the co-founder and CEO of Visual Sciences, which merged with WebSideStory in February 2006. Bill Harris, former CEO of Intuit and PayPal, takes over as chairman of the board of directors. Lunsford will become CEO of a privately-held company in a different industry, and will remain on WebSideStory’s board.

Wieden and Kennedy has named Leslie Stone head of strategic planning in its New York office. Stone was formerly a senior partner and worldwide planning director at WPP Group’s Ogilvy and Mather.

Interactive ad agency henderson bas has hired Dr. Luli Radfahrer as executive creative director. Radfahrer, a native of Brazil, will take creative responsibility for the agency and oversee expansion from its New York office into London and Brazil.

Digitas was named interactive agency of record for Whirlpool Corp.’s U.S. brands, which include KitchenAid, Maytag, Jenn-Air and Amana.

Search marketing firm Fathom Online tapped Douglas Dicconson to lead its client services group. Dicconson has more than 10 years of experience working with full-service advertising agencies, including Cowboy Advertising, FCB and Grey Healthcare Group.

Primedia has picked Greg Goff for the new president of Primedia Enthusiast Media (PEM), Digital position. Goff will oversee digital strategy for PEM’s portfolio of automotive, outdoor and action sports brands, including Automotive.com and Equine.com. Goff most recently served as general manager at Knight Ridder, where he led its targeted publishing division.

Interactive agency R/GA has named Agency.com vet Yuri Salnikoff to fill a new position as managing director, client services. Earlier this year, Salnikoff left Agency.com, where he was a managing partner in its New York office. He also has client-side experience, having served as a brand manager at Colgate-Palmolive.

Full-service interactive shop Schematic tapped Flash guru Joey Lott as a senior software architect for its multimedia platforms group. Lott, author of several Flash how-to books, will lead Schematic’s newly-opened Boston office.

Jumpstart Automotive Media has promoted Jim Irving to VP of strategic media development. Irving joined the company last year as VP of marketing and product management. Before joining Jumpstart, Irving was a marketing manager at Critical Mass where he was responsible for the Mercedes Benz online account. Prior to that, he spent six years with agencies, including J. Walter Thompson, Carat North America and RPA, where he worked on the Honda/Acura account.

Toronto-based brand protection and market intelligence provider Brandimensions has named former AOL Canada chief Craig Wallace as its new CEO. Wallace served as president and CEO of AOL Canada from 2003 to 2006. The company also spun out its business lines into two new operating companies, BrandProtect and BrandIntel.

Global interactive marketing agency nurun/ant farm interactive hired Ted Rooke as director of search engine marketing. Rooke will oversee the company’s North American SEM efforts and collaborate with its offices in Europe and China. Rooke previously held SEM management duties as a VP at Modem Media.

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