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Posts Tagged ‘Town & Country’

Roll Call: Digitas, Business Wire, David&Goliath and More

Digitas promoted Tony Weisman to North American CEO of the Publicis Groupe shop. Weisman replaces Colin Kinsella, who joined the company from sister shop Razorfish in early 2010 as president and took on the North American role in October 2011. Weisman spent the past six years as president of Digitas Northwest, leading the digital shop’s work—and growth—out of its Boston, Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco offices. (AdWeek)

Business Wire announced that Jill Connor has been promoted to vice president, Cleveland region. In this new role, Connor leads the sales, operations and media relations teams for Ohio, Indiana and Western Pennsylvania. She will also serve as the main liaison for Business Wire India, guiding its product and sales support. Connor started working at Business Wire as an editor in 1990; one year later she moved over to the sales department where she became regional manager in 2001. With her lead, the Cleveland office was working with the majority of Fortune 500 companies in the Western Pennsylvania area within only a few years of setting foot into the territory. (Release)

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Roll Call: Brunswick Group, VMS, ‘Town & Country,’ and More

Brunswick Group has hired Wall Street Journal reporter Stephen Power as director of the firm’s Washington D.C. office, effective August 15. Power had been with the Journal for 11 years, most recently covering the energy industry. Tripp Kyle has also joined the firm’s NY office as partner focusing on the financial services sector and alternative investment companies, like hedge funds. He was previously with Finsbury Group, where he helped build the NY practice and the alternative investment management practice.

Media intelligence company VMS has hired David Evans as SVP of news sales. He’ll be working with the company’s PR clients on sales management, business development, and other sales areas. He was previously VP and GM of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services.

Freeda Fawal-Farah has joined Town & Country as associate publisher of marketing, a position she most recently held at Harper’s Bazaar. She will be responsible for raising awareness of the magazine’s brand. [via Fishbowl NY]

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Revolving Door: Thrillist, AOL, News Corp, and More

Here are this week’s media highlights from Mediabistro’s Revolving Door Newsletter:

Richard Blakeley has been named managing editor of strategy & content at Thrillist. He had been editor-in-chief at Gawker.TV. (release)

Ting Wang has been named manager, corporate events at AOL Inc. She had been manager, event marketing at Fairchild Fashion Group (Conde Nast). (mb)

James Murdoch has been named deputy chief operating officer and chairman and CEO, International at News Corp. He had been chief executive and chairman of the international there. (FBNY)

David Lieberman has been named executive editor at Deadline.com. He had been business reporter at USA Today. (FBLA)

Alexandra Kotur has been named creative director at Town & Country. She had been style director at Vogue. (mb)

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Revolving Door: ‘Town & Country,’ Huffington Post, MarieClaire.com

Here are this week’s media highlights from Mediabistro’s Revolving Door Newsletter:

Stellene Volandes has been named jewelry & accessories director at Town & Country. She had been style editor at Departures. (mb)

John Montorio has been named culture & entertainment editor at Huffington Post. He had been editor-at-large at Entrepreneur Media. (TechCrunch)

Laurence Bret-Stern has been named marketing director for Europe, the Middle East and Asia at LinkedIn. He had been director of European marketing at AOL. (WebNewser)

Abby Gardner has been named site director at MarieClaire.com. She had been beauty editor at Glo.com. (The Daily)

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