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Hookers Get an Unexpected Boost from Time Magazine

NortonSubHedHow can there be, at press time, only five reader comments to the time.com op-ed “In Defense of Johns.” While we essentially agree with comedian Jim Norton‘s take on prostitution, there are no doubt a bunch on the Henry Luce side of the fence who would be outraged by such a published pronouncement. Time Inc. spinoff notwithstanding.

Norton angles into the essay with, as you would expect, one-liner style. He explains that when he first heard about an August 5 law enforcement round-up, he misunderstood the effort to be a celebratory “National Day of Johns:”

I envisioned myself being carted down New York City’s Fifth Avenue on the back of a flatbed truck, waving to cheering fans as confetti rained down on me and my disappointed parents hid behind a mailbox. A silly (yet understandable) mistake on my part, as the National Day of Johns was a celebration of the arrests of hundreds of men in a series of sex stings in 15 states.

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AOL Advertising Names CMO

Erika Nardini has been promoted from AOL’s VP of marketing solutions to chief marketing officer of AOL Advertising. With the move, Nardini becomes AOL Advertising’s first CMO.

Jim Norton, senior VP of AOL Advertising, wrote in a post announcing the promotion that Nardini now “takes on AOL’s entire Marketing Solutions operation, spanning creative services, product marketing, co-creation and program development.”

Nardini joined AOL in January. She came to the company from Demand Media, where she most recently served as its senior VP of sales and marketing.

AOL Brings Erika Nardini Aboard as VP, Head of Marketing Solutions

AOL has named Erika Nardini vice president, head of marketing solutions, for AOL Advertising. Nardini was most recently with Demand Media, where she served as senior vice president of sales and marketing since 2010. Prior to that, she was vice president of packaging and solutions with Yahoo.

“Erika is an industry leader having worked at major digital brands in key marketing roles,” said Jim Norton, senior vice president of AOL Advertising, in a statement. “I am excited to have her join the advertising leadership team as we continue to deliver high value solutions to our advertising and agency partners. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this critical role.”

Nardini will be based in New York and report to Norton.

After Claiming His Shorty Award, SoCal Comedian Discovers It Was Actually a Tie*

FishbowlLA hates to be the bearer of bad news. Then again, the information we passed on earlier today to local stand-up Matt Walker fits perfectly with his blogged sentiments about traveling to New York to accept on Monday the Shorty Award for Best Comedian:

In the same category as me were Jim Norton, one of the best comedians working today, and Smosh, the Sacramento based couple that make funny videos that have many orders of magnitude greater views than anything I’ve ever done online… If the award was for the best comedian that uses Twitter of this crop of finalists, then there is a clear winner, and that’s Norton. But if the award is for the comedian that uses Twitter the best of these finalists (and that’s how I believe the award is intended to be viewed), then yeah, I guess I did deserve to win.

Turns out Norton was also a winner, just not at the big NYC ceremony co-hosted by The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee and Jason Jones. When we got in touch with Walker to ask why he was listed on the Shorty Awards website as a co-winner with Norton, it was the first he’d heard about it.

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AOL Promotes Jim Norton to Head of Sales

Jim Norton has been named AOL’s new Head of Sales, effective immediately. Norton joined AOL in 2009, and during his tenure has worn a number of hats, including Senior Vice President of AOL Advertising’s Advance Sales team, Vice President of Product Sales and manger of AOL’s Search and Sponsored Listings service.

According to a memo obtained by All Things D, Norton’s new role will see him leading sales for AOL’s major properties, including The Huffington Post, Engadget and more.

Ned Brody, Chief Revenue Officer of AOL, said Norton has clearly shown he can handle the job. “Jim has proven himself within AOL to be a fantastic leader,” said Brody in the memo. “He not only has deep knowledge and incredible expertise in the marketplace, but a real ability to effect change.”