Saatchi & Saatchi in New York is restructuring its media department to underscore its core strength: media planning. This month, Jack Irving will vacate his post as media director. In his place, Saatchi will promote four executives to the new title of strategic communications director: Cathy Goodin, for administration and operations; Bob McKinnon, for research and development; Scott Tegethoff, for global planning; and Al Reid, for integrated communications. Previously, Goodin, McKinnon, and Tegethoff were group media directors in New York, and Reid was an account director in San Francisco. Irving, who has spent 31 years at the agency, is leaving to work as a media consultant and will be available to Saatchi through the end of the year.
FCB CEO Brendan Ryan and DDB president and CEO Ken Kaess were nominated by the advisory council of the American Association of Advertising Agencies to serve as chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the 4A’s board of directors for 2001-02. The 4A’s is based in New York.
McCann-Erickson in New York appointed four senior vice presidents. Senior vice president/management supervisor Ana Ceppi initially joined the agency in 1996 as an account supervisor on Marriott and Motorola; her current responsibilities include three of the shop’s international accounts: ExxonMobil, Gillette and Duracell. Senior vice president/senior creative director Katherine Glasson joined McCann in 1997 from Estée Lauder, where she was copy director, responsible for naming new products and developing launch creative; her current responsibilities include L’Oréal. Senior vice president/management representative James Ward joined the shop in 1991 and has worked on Nabisco, Johnson & Johnson, Ferrero, Powerade, and Coca-Cola Classic; his current responsibilities include Kohl’s. Senior vice president/management representative Cecily West joined the shop in 1998 to work on Lipton Foods; she is currently responsible for Avis Car Rental and Ferrero.
Ellenson Group in New York hired Vic Noble as senior vice president, account director. That capacity was previously filled solely by Carol Chun; due to agency growth, the position will now be shared equally between Noble and Chun. Noble will be responsible for accounts such as Rémy Amerique and Trellix Web Express. She was previously senior vice president/managing director, account services at Stein Rogan + Partners.
Centra Marketing and Communications appointed two executives to senior vice president posts: Randi Nathanson-Berger, who joined the Westbury-based pro motion-marketing shop in 1999 as a management director; and Sharyn O’Mara, who has worked for Centra for the past two years as a management director, supervising account-specific and national programs for The Purdue Frederick Co. for its Betadine brand and Senokot products. In addition, Laura Quinn joined Centra as an account executive, working on the Binney & Smith, Children’s Place and Rose Bowl Fanfest Museum accounts. Previously, she worked at companies such as Quinn Fable Advertising in New York.
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