Palisades Media Installs Powell as GM

SAN FRANCISCO Media veteran Doug Powell has joined Palisades Media Group as general manager and evp of its office here, a company representative said.

Powell, 45, will manage several existing San Francisco Bay Area accounts and be responsible for Virgin Mobile USA.

Roger Schaffner, president and CEO of PMG, said Powell is well known and highly respected in the San Francisco advertising community.

“His extensive media expertise and stellar reputation will be great assets to Palisades Media Group, both in San Francisco and company-wide,” Schaffner said.

Before joining PMG, Powell was media director at WPP Group’s J. Walter Thompson in San Francisco. He has 17 years experience in media at Interpublic Group’s Foote Cone & Belding in Chicago and San Francisco. During his career, he has worked on accounts such as Clorox, Taco Bell, Levi’s, Sun Microsystems and Excite.

PMG is based in Santa Monica, Calif., and has more than 60 employees.