Execs & Accounts for September 14, 2005

CNN named Joe Dugan SVP of digital ad sales. Dugan was previously VP and sales manager for CNN ad sales, which he joined in 1993 as a sales planner.

Carat Fusion won Napster as a client. The agency will handle media planning and buying for interactive, broadcast, cable, print and outdoor channels. Initial work will include strategy for the holiday season.

WhenU hired Ken Evans as EVP of ad sales. Evans was most recently with Advertising.com as EVP of sales and marketing. Earlier he led sales at ZDNet/CNET Networks.

IndustryBrains was tapped by travel information publisher Fodor’s to provide PPC listings on Fodors.com. IndustryBrains’ other publisher partners include Travelandleisure.com, Foodandwine.com and USATODAY.com.

Samsung Electronics tapped Bigfoot Interactive to handle its email campaigns. The email company recently announced an agreement to be acquired by Epsilon.

Feedster CEO Scott Rafer has stepped down to become chairman of Wireless Ink. VP of sales and marketing Chris Redlitz is filling in while a replacement is sought.

Forbes.com handed its search engine optimization business to 360i. The work was not previously assigned to an agency.

TheLadders.com hired DeWayne Martin as VP of strategic partnerships. He was the founding general manager of Forbes.com.

Accipiter Solutions added several new ad management clients in the past quarter. They include SendTec and Backfence.com.

Socketware, an email marketing firm, made several executive appointments. Mitzie Upshaw joined as COO, Spencer Kollas as director of deliverability, and Lesley Cortright as strategic services account executive.

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