Foote, Cone & Belding Direct in New York promoted Heather Higgins to executive creative director. Progressing from senior vice president and group creative director, Higgins has been on staff at FCB Direct since 1994.
Gay Holmes and Nigel Rahimpour joined Weiss, Whitten, Stagliano in New York as group account planning director and senior account planner, respectively.
DiMassimo Inc. in New York enlisted four new staff members: brand management director Marek Lis, brand director Kim Podmenik and brand managers Kristen Shuster and Matthew Low. Art directors J.R. Cope, Sean LaBounty and Bret Roedemeier and copywriters Jacqui Lynn, Jacquie Osman and John Heath were also hired by the agency.
Peter Cullinane, a 10-year veteran of Saatchi & Saatchi who most recently oversaw operations in Australia and New Zealand, was named executive vice president, worldwide at the New York agency.
The Wall Street Journal in New York appointed Mary Donahue Quinlan general manager of its new “Weekend Journal” section. Quinlan was formerly publisher of New Woman magazine.
Michael Dardano and Deborah Steiner became vice presidents of sales at Media Passage, a newspaper advertising planning, placement and payment service in New York. Previously, Dardano and Steiner were with the Los Angeles Times and Town & Country, respectively.
Ammirati Puris Lintas in New York designated Robert Quish executive vice president and worldwide account director for its Iridium business. As managing director of client services, Quish continues to supervise the Lego account throughout Central and North America.
Lucy Kneebone and Melissa Tardiff, founders and principals of Web site developer Indigo Information Designers, moved to Frankfurt Balkind Partners in New York as group account director and new media design director, respectively.
Publicis/Bloom in New York welcomed Chris Callas as senior principal and group account director and John Licardi as senior vice principal and management supervisor. Callas is a 17-year veteran of Young & Rubicam, where he most recently was senior vice president and account director, while Licardi served as advertising director at Sony.
Flair Communications Agency as-signed Fran Heller, founder and president of Heller & Cohen since 1987, to its New York office as management director.
Jeremy Koch, most recently vice president of People, was installed as senior vice president and head of consumer marketing at Time Inc. in New York. Koch succeeds John Squires, who was elected president of Entertainment Weekly.
Hachette Filipacchi Magazines in New York promoted Lucille Sitra and Marc Gordon to Eastern and Western advertising managers, respectively, of Family Life.
Mark Warfield, who previously served as director of print advertising at Miramax Films, joined Heitner Weiss in New York as art director.
Bon Appƒtit magazine in New York appointed Debra DeRoo Ballard watch, fine jewelry and home furnishings manager and Kathy Goodman Midwestern manager.
Patty Massaro advanced to senior vice president and director of national broadcast at Media Insight, Combe Inc.’s in-house advertising agency in White Plains.
Bristol-based ESPN named Marian Melcher Hanson vice president of special events marketing. At the company’s New York office, Paul Slagle moved up to vice president of integrated sales and marketing and Randy Gerstenblatt and Terrence Sekel were appointed directors of integrated sales and marketing.
Einson Freeman in Paramus recently promoted James Blystone and Lauren Porigow to senior account executives on its Reynolds Metals and Unilever pieces of business, respectively.
Christina Ealey progressed to account coordinator at Gianettino & Meredith while Jenna Zamelsky joined the Short Hills-based agency in the same capacity.
Chicago-based Ketchum Directory Advertising elevated Jeff Natale to senior vice president of information services at its Pittsburgh office.
Rick Harnish, formerly employed at Arbor Inc. in Philadelphia, arrived at Blattner/Brunner in Pittsburgh as market research manager.
Chilton Research Services in Radnor signed Doug Keith as research manager in its media and entertainment group and Lori Fein as print and broadcast media research consultant.
Kelly Hauptman joined Pat Burns & Co. in Haverford as marketing administrator.
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