Jim Consolantis was named chief integration officer at Ogilvy & Mather, New York. He was most recently worldwide managing creative director on IBM at the agency.
BBDO, New York, added Mike Gold as executive vice president responsible for agency network relations, a new position. He joined the agency from Packard Bell, where he was senior vice president, advertising and corporate communications.
Keith Reinhard, chairman and chief executive at DDB Needham Worldwide, was named jury president for the 1999 Cannes International Advertising Festival. Nina DiSesa, chairman, chief creative officer at McCann-Erickson Worldwide in New York, was appointed to the film jury and Bill Ludwig, vice chairman, chief creative officer at Campbell-Ewald, joined the press and poster jury.
Green Team Advertising, New York, hired Arianna Rinaldo as an account manager. She joins the firm from Zak Advertising.
In a contest sponsored by Screenvision Cinema Network and Judy Wald Partners, Fallon McElligott’s Dawn McCarthy and Xenia Rutherford bested more than 100 creative teams to win a trip to the International Advertising Festival in Cannes, where they will represent the U.S. in a young creative competition involving 30 countries. Paul Coyle and Susan Rosenzweig of Ogilvy & Mather took second place; Leo Burnett’s Per Jacobson and Desmond LaValle placed third.
At the American Advertising Federation’s June 16-19 American Advertising Conference in Washington, D.C., TBWA/ Chiat/Day president and chief executive Bob Kuperman will discuss the agency’s Taco Bell campaign; Saatchi & Saatchi chairman emeritus Ed Wax will speak about the pros and cons of making advertising a career; and Gruner + Jahr USA director of research Barbara Zack will present case studies on the effectiveness of a media mix.
Media Logic, Albany, promoted Suzanne Anslow-Gunther to vice president, business development. She spent nine years as director of business development at the firm.
Jim Santoro joined Sage Marketing, Syracuse, as an associate account executive. He had previously been an account executive and copywriter at another agency in central New York state.
Harrison Leifer Miller & Speyer, Rockville Center, added four staffers and promoted four in its creative services division. Three were promoted to the new position of assistant creative director: Barbara Berg, formerly a senior copywriter, and John Decker and Terrence Mortell, both previously senior art directors. Christine Gillow also advanced to senior art director from art director. Paula Sands was hired as a copywriter, Frank St. John joined the firm as designer/production artist, Hilda Griffiths was appointed production specialist and Isabel Prisciandaro was named media assistant.
Cohn & Wolfe Healthcare hired Kathryn Metcalfe as senior vice president and director of the New York healthcare practice. She was previously managing director at Noonan/Russo Communications.
Gavin Anderson & Company, New York, hired Scott Tagliarino as managing director. He most recently headed the New York office of Hill & Knowlton.
Wendell Wooten joined entertainment marketing firm Pittard Sullivan, New York, as head of production. He was most recently supervising producer, Universal creative, film and video department at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
The Direct Marketing Association, New York, tapped Shawn Donnelley as chairman of its political action advisory committee. He is political affairs manager at printer R. R. Donnelley & Sons.
United Stations Radio Networks, New York, hired Rita Deas as an account executive, ad sales. She joined the team from the network’s affiliate relations division, where she was a manager.
Blaze, New York, named Mimi Vald s editor in chief. She had been managing editor at the magazine.
Wenner Media, New York, named Lawrence Burstein vice president. He was previously publisher of Us.
Men’s Health, New York, named Karen Dukess director of marketing. She had been at Independent Media in Russia.
Vince Soren joined Winning Strategies, Mount Laurel, as associate creative director. He had been creative director at record company HNH, where he designed covers for the Grammy-nominated CDs Les Mis rables, Titanic and Miss Saigon.
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