More NewsExecs & Accounts for September 15, 2006

Execs & Accounts for September 15, 2006

AKQA names New York managing director; Revenue Science wins Japanese business.

AKQA appointed Guy Wieynk as managing director of its New York office. Previously, Wieynk worked out of the agency’s London and San Francisco offices, where he served as client services director in 2004.

Behavioral targeting firm Revenue Science will provide its technology to Japanese business site Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. Revenue Science offers its products in Japan through the Digital Advertising Consortium network.

Tribune Company’s Tribune Interactive has named Brigid Kenney to the SVP network operations position, and Dick Malone to the SVP local market operations position. Kenney will head up the publisher’s network businesses, including CareerBuilder.com, Apartments.com and Cars.com, in addition to overseeing early stage start-up operations of new ad and content networks. In her most recent role, Kenney worked as the firm’s SVP/GM. Malone, who was formerly SVP/GM for the Chicago Tribune Company, will handle Tribune Interactive’s current local business operations.

About.com bought weight loss and nutrition site Calorie-Count.com as part of its ongoing efforts to expand its health content. Calorie-Count founders Erik Fantasia and Igor Lebovic will join About.

EyeWonder has moved its Atlanta headquarters and will set up a new office in Chicago under the auspices of new regional sales head Kathleen Levin. In addition, the ad technology firm plans to increase its New York City-based sales staff twofold.

In-game ad firm Adscape Media, Inc. has hired Matthew Ackerman as CFO and VP of operations, and Greg Schaffer as VP of Sales. Ackerman is a 20-year veteran in the financial management and operations industry. Schaffer, who will head up Adscape’s ad sales strategy has sold interactive media for Knight Ridder Digital and PointRoll.

Local classifieds search engine Oodle has brought on Duncan Dunlop as its GM in the U.K. Dunlop will lead Oodle’s partnership activities there. He most recently headed up new product development at The Daily Mail and General Trust Group’s Associated New Media. In the UK, Oodle serves up listings to The Sun Newspaper site.

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