Execs & Accounts for September 15, 2004

FindWhat.com added Espotting Media co-founder Seb Bishop to its board of directors. Bishop is currently senior VP at Espotting, which merged with FindWhat.com on July 1. He now oversees all marketing and communication activity for the global FindWhat.com group.

Earlier, he was a senior art director at a number of ad agencies, including Rainey Kelly Campbell Rolfe/Y&R and Publicis. He created campaigns for Coca-Cola, Virgin, HP, Renault and Nintendo.

The Body Shop tapped AKQA to redesign its Web site and online store, both of which launched this week. AKQA worked in conjunction with ATG (Art Technology Group) on the project.

Avenue A/Razorfish launched a microsite celebrating client Ann Taylor’s 50th Anniversary. IamAnnTaylor.com contains interactive features revolving around the “50” concept: They include 50 photo portraits by Annie Liebowitz and a sweepstakes offering clothing valued at $50,000.

Tacoda hired Art Dolimpio as senior VP of operations and service, a new post. Dolimpio joins from 24/7 Real Media, where he had been VP of technical operations for four years. Earlier, he was director of enterprise support for Bell Atlantic.

Mindshare Interactive Campaigns tapped Bethany Little to head its new office in Austin. Little previously worked for Mindshare’s D.C. operation, and before that was a client advisor specializing in grassroots campaigns with Legislative Demographic Services.

Online video player EyeWonder hired Sue Nolan as director of agency sales in its New York office. Nolan was senior VP of sales and strategic development at National Cable Communications and more recently was a senior consultant at Portin Parker Consulting.

“She has an extremely loyal agency base thanks to her record of delivering solutions that generate quantifiable results for their clients,” said Charlie Bragg, EVP of global sales at EyeWonder.

ExactTarget hired five executives. They include VP of Marketing Jill Snyder, who held positions with Aprimo, Tivoli Systems and Software Artistry; Bill Boncosky, general counsel, who was general counsel for HPS and senior attorney for Qwest Communications; Karen Jung, director of product marketing, who held marketing posts with Aprimo and Made2Manage; Joel Book, director of agency partner management; and Craig Herman, Eastern sales director.

ExactTarget also promoted founding partner Chris Baggott to chief marketing officer.

The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG), an anti-spam consortium of tech and communications companies, appointed three new subcommittee chairs. Tripp Cox, chief technology officer for EarthLink, will co-chair a technological subcommittee. Cox will guide the agenda for MAAWG constituents on authentication protocols, reputation frameworks and best practices. Dale Malik, director of product management at BellSouth, will chair a public policy subcommittee. Omar Tellez, director of market development for Openwave, will chair an outreach subcommittee geared toward collaboration with other organizations.

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