Execs & Accounts for September 14, 2007

Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group promoted Jason Root to senior vice president, Digital, Nick.com and Nickatnite.com. Root was previously vice president, Nick.com.

SEMDirector hired Anthony Risicato as VP of display and analytics and general manager of international. Previously Risicato was senior vice president and general manager at Innovation Interactive.

Shop.org, an association for retailers online, elected Bazaarvoice CEO Brett Hurt to its board of directors.

Active Athlete Media hired Marti Funk as vice president, client solutions and insights. The online media company hired Funk from Real Branding where she was vice president, digital distribution and partner strategy.

WebAdvantage.net conducted pro-bono work for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)’s “Save the Whales” campaign. The search marketing and online advertising agency created online display and e-mail newsletter ads to protest commercial whale meat.

StrongMail Systems opened a U.K. office. The e-mail infrastructure software company named Paul Bates as regional managing director.

MeMedia hired Ned Newhouse as SVP of sales & business development. The online advertising technology company hired Newhouse from a position as VP of business development for CreditCards.com.

The Lance Armstrong Foundation partnered with BrightSpot Media for contributions. Consumers are invited to donate up to $5 each month to the cancer foundation by viewing video ads at www.BrightSpot.tv.

Ad Infuse selected Volantis for personalized ad delivery to mobile devices. Ad Infuse will use Volantis’ Framework deliver device-independent mobile advertising.

ZenZui appointed Michael Vernon as CFO. Vernon was previously chief financial officer of aQuantive before joining the telecom start up.

Oversee.net nameed Stacey Peterson as chief financial officer. The online marketing solutions company hired Peterson from a position as chief financial officer of Internet Brands.

Kiptronic named Bill Loewenthal president and CEO. The technology platform for downloadable media also appointed Loewenthal to its board of directors, while founder and current CEO Jonathan Cobb will remain with the company as chief technology officer.

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