The newly formed strategic-branding firm Powell hired Jeffrey Kenyon as strategy director to head up its strategy- planning function. Kenyon was at Fallon since 1996, including a stint as dedicated design planner at Fallon unit Duffy Worldwide in New York, before joining the New York-based Powell. During his tenure there and with Fallon, he has worked on accounts such as TIME magazine, MTV, Miller Lite, Nikon and Allied Domecq.
Goodspeed & Associates promoted Patrick Bennett to the newly created position of design director. He previously served as a designer with the New York-based agency.
Burson-Marsteller in New York named Theodore Lowen, managing director in the company’s Corporate/Financial Practice, head of its U.S. Financial and Investor Relations Group. He will be responsible for directing analyst and shareholder communications, as well as communications pertaining to ongoing investor and financial media relations, corporate governance, public offerings and restructurings, among other duties.
Julian Bleecker was named senior vice president, chief technology officer at Sterling Group, a new position. Before joining the New York-based brand consultancy, he served as chief technology architect at Digital Channel Partners.
Ziccardi & Partners in New York hired three new staffers. Don Andrews was named media supervisor; he joins the agency from Retail Media, where he was a media consultant for retail industries, including jewelry, furniture, computers and apparel. Vanessa Braccini was hired as account supervisor; she previously served at O’Leary Clarke & Partners/Wolf Group New York, where she was an account director. Jackie Terrebonne was appointed copywriter; she most recently freelanced for JesseJames Creative.
Susan Jurevics was named senior director, marketing at Sony Corp. of America in New York. She will be responsible for creating and supporting corporate strategic-marketing initiatives, and working closely with the marketing divisions of Sony’s U.S.-based major operating units, such as Sony Electronics, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment, among other duties. She joins the company from 100% Girls Brand, where she worked as vice president, brand development.
Rabasca + Co. in Melville appointed Joseph Benty vice president/new business development director. He most recently worked as director of business development at www.videonetservices.com, a streaming-media-solution provider for Fortune 500 companies, ad agencies and dot-coms.
Paul Jowdy was named advertising manager of Condé Nast Traveler in New York. He joins the publication from Golf for Women magazine, where he most recently was advertising director. Jowdy succeeds Marcia Kline, who was recently promoted to advertising director.
CooperDirect Advertising in New York appointed Mark Galliher vice president, marketing and business development; he previously served as account supervisor on new business and helped establish the agency’s account-services division. In addition, the shop promoted Josephine Bosco to account executive; she will work on direct marketing campaigns for clients that include The Economist, The San Francisco Chronicle and Register.com.
Media Central, a partnership between Primedia and Brill Media Holdings in New York, hired Jody Daly as publisher of Cable World magazine. She was formerly the publisher of Cablevision magazine.
Tricia Keating joined Entertainment Weekly’s EW.com in New York as director of advertising sales. She arrives at the company from Omnipod, where she served as vice president of sales.
Amicada, a company that provides online permission-based advertising via full-motion, full-frame video, named E. Ted Prince president and CEO. Before joining the Fort Lee-based company, he was chairman and CEO of INSCI Corp. for the past five years.
R&J Group in Parsippany hired two new staffers. Shana Stodolak was appointed a public relations account executive; she previously served as an account executive at another New Jersey public relations firm. Nicole Bellina was named a public relations account coordinator; prior to interning at R&J, which resulted in this full-time position, she interned at the Sherry Group, also in Parsippany.
MARC USA in Pittsburgh expanded its IT team with three new staffers. Michelle Matta was appointed IT specialist; she previously provided systems administration for esgear, an Internet startup in Pittsburgh. Travis Pile joined the agency as archivist and Macintosh support specialist; he arrives from MacOutfitters in Cran berry, where he was a sales representative. Michael Hennigan was hired as software developer; he most recently served as a software developer for Allin Corp. in Pittsburgh.
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