Red Door Interactive was selected by Barney & Barney. Red Door will develop the San Diego-based insurance broker’s 2009 online strategy.
IVillage Network named two new executives. Jodi Kahn, executive vice president, was most recently president of global digital media for Readers Digest, where she was credited with building digital business across the company. She previously worked at Time Inc., where she led Time for Kids and was VP of Time Inc Interactive, where she led the integration of Time Inc. Web properties and AOL. Kahn is taking over a position vacated by Deborah Fine in August when she became president of digital strategy for the Universal Television Group. Rebecca Miskin, general manager, has worked at iVillage U.K., which she joined in October 2007, after working at a handful of media businesses such as Reed Telemedia, IPC Media, and Excite U.K.
Hachette Filipacchi made several appointments within its integrated sales and marketing group. Nancy McEntegart, currently South East account director for Woman’s Day and Woman’s Day Special Interest publications assumes additional corporate sales responsibility for non-endemic accounts in the Southeast. Janis Crowley, currently Western sales director for Woman’s Day Special Interest publications, is now corporate account director, responsible for all non-endemic business in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
Pontiflex added a number of cost-per-lead advertising campaign clients. New clients include Reynolds Handi-Vac, Designer Linen Outlet, Travel Nevada, New Egg, Lumineers, iGuard, and IO USA. Additional new clients include advertising agencies True North, Mullen, and RUF.
Rackspace’s Mailtrust hired the “Exchange Ranger.” David Bjurman-Birr, known as “Exchange Ranger,” was retained as senior manager of engineering at Mailtrust. Bjurman-Birr’s history includes leading the Microsoft Infrastructure Consulting Practice for Dell.
Blogher named Debbie Wogan senior vice president of advertising sales. Wogan hailed from NBC Universal’s iVillage. At Blogher she will oversee national advertising sales efforts including opportunities with iVillage as part of the company’s strategic partnership with NBC Universal.
George Stewart was named executive vice president of advertising sales at Demand Media. Stewart was most recently SVP of advertising sales at Next New Networks. He began his career as a brand manager at GoodMark Foods, where he worked with the Slim Jim brand. He moved to digital at the online music start-up Launch.com, where he was VP of advertising sales.
Preston Junger joined Yelp as East Coast brand sales account executive. Junger was previously at IAC InterActiveCorp.
Association of National Advertisers elected eight new marketing industry members to its board of directors. Lisa Cochrane, VP of integrated marketing communications at Allstate Insurance; Catherine Coughlin, senior executive vice president and global marketing officer at AT&T; Richard Gerstein, SVP of marketing at Sears Holding Corp.; Neil Golden, SVP and CMO of McDonald’s U.S.A.; John Harrobin, SVP of marketing and digital media at Verizon; Edgar Sandoval, GM of marketing and multicultural business, North America of Proctor & Gamble; Steven Smith, VP and CMO of Enterprise Rent-A-Car; and John Travis, VP of brand marketing at Adobe Systems.
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