Euro RSCG named Kristin LaRonca director of marketing services, a post vacated in May by Margaret Wagner, who became director of integrated client services. In her new position, LaRonca is charged with supporting the network’s 75 marketing agencies, integration and business development. She is assigned to Euro RSCG’s New York headquarters, where she will report to Iain Ferguson, CEO of Euro RSCG marketing services. LaRonca hails from Impiric (now Wunderman), where she was vice president of worldwide promotions.
Mel Korn, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi’s Collaborative Mar keting unit, was named CEO of Publicis Groupe SA’s Collaborative Marketing Worldwide. He is based in the shop’s New York office. Margaret Sum mers, who was executive vice president at Saat chi & Saat chi’s Collaborative Marketing, succeeds Korn in his prior post.
The Advertising Club of New York tapped its 2001-02 board of directors. At the members-only annual meeting, Carla Loffredo, senior partner of strategic planning at MindShare, passed the presidential baton to Bob Mate, vice president/publishing director at Meredith Corp. Loffredo becomes chairman of the board. Other inductees to the 2001-02 board of directors include senior vice president Renee Simons, senior vice president, marketing and communications, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; vice president Paul Cappelli, founder/ president, The Ad Store; vice president Stephen Block, corporate vice president, AT&T; and treasurer Ronald Fierman, executive vice president/managing director, Digital Pulp. Sixteen directors were also named.
Kang & Lee Advertising promoted seven staffers. Cynthia Park was elevated to executive vice president of client services/managing partner; she previously was senior vice president of client services/ account director at the New York-based agency. Saul Gitlin rose to executive vice president of strategic services/new business; he previously was vice president of strategic services/new business. Yuri Makarov was named vice president of creative services; he was formerly creative director. Dennis Chang was elevated to creative director; his prior post was associate creative director. Yoosoon Kim was named director of creative services; she previously worked as senior art director. Martina Lee and Tessa Rosario were promoted to account director posts; they previously served as account supervisors.
Playboy Enterprises promoted James Dimonekas to vice president, publisher of Playboy magazine. He will con tinue to be based in New York. Dimonekas previously served as associate publisher for the magazine.
Ryan Communications in Syracuse hired Philip Manro as manager of strategic development, technology division; he most recently was business alliance manager at NetMorf. In addition, the agency promoted Jill Swenson to program manager for the HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) division; she joined the shop last year as an account executive.
Sharpe Partners in New York hired two new staffers. Nicole Busby was named client strategist, a newly created position; she formerly worked at Prophet. Jamison Lowell Jones was named art director, also a newly created post; he formerly served as a freelance art director.
DJM Post Production appointed Barbara Lamon vice president of sales. Before joining the New York-based company, she served as a sales representative at Rhinoceros.
Laurie Mikes was promoted to chief operating officer of Second Wind. She formerly was director of ADstein, an extranet site for Second Wind agency members and their staffers.
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