SCS Group, an agency in Scottsdale that specializes in relationship marketing, installed Bill Ford as vice president of business development. Ford was formerly an agency consultant in the Southwest, and has also worked as creative director at shops such as Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy & Mather and McCann-Erickson.
FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide appointed David Luner director of brand licensing, North America. Luner, 35, previously was at Moon Mesa Media, where he was vice president of licensing and new business development. In his new role, he will be based in Los Angeles and will report to Olivier Gers, senior vice president of FLW’s North American licensing division. Luner will be responsible for managing the brand- licensing program for American Idol, Canadian Idol, American Juniors and FremantleMedia’s new CBS show, Cupid. He will also manage brand-development activities for programs ranging from U.S. game shows such as The Price Is Right and Family Feud to international TV hits such as Baywatch.
Kieran Angelini was named partner of bryantBrown communications. He becomes one of three partners at the Pacific Palisades company; the others are Sam Bryant and Bob Brown. Previously, Angelini was vice president and creative director of the Southern California healthcare division of Omnicom Group. Angelini has worked in healthcare-communications sectors that include pharmaceuticals, biotech, diagnostics, devices and managed care, with clients such as Amgen, ATL Ultrasound, Genentech and Starr Surgical.
Comedy director James Tooley signed with The Mine in Los Angeles for exclusive commercial representation. Tooley previously was at Venice-based production house Minefield, where he recently directed a campaign for the Reign of Fire videogame. Initial work at The Mine includes a five-spot campaign for Fantastic Sam’s through O’Leary & Partners.
DesRosiers Advertising in Boulder hired Kimberly Bickel as art director and Kyle Duffy as account executive. Bickel, 35, previously was project manager and art director at Page Design in Sacramento, Calif. In her new role, she is responsible for creating strategic designs and managing the work flow of projects from inception through production. Duffy, 26, formerly handled sales development, account management and product marketing for Moguls Mountain Travel in Boulder.
Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown and Russell hired Royal Riedinger as administrative creative director. Prior to joining the Orlando shop, he was office manager of Walt Disney Feature Animation, Buena Vista Theatrical Group and Walt Disney Television Animation, also in Orlando. Riedinger has more than 10 years of film, TV and theater production experience and has worked on Disney animation projects such as Brother Bear, Lilo and Stitch and The Lion King.
Starmark International promoted Lisa Levy to account manager. She joined the Fort Lauderdale shop as an art director in 2001. Chrisanne Dagit was hired as an account manager. Previously, she worked at Clarity Design in Miami as a graphic designer and art director. Both Levy and Dagit will work in Starmark’s hospitality group on accounts such as Norwegian Cruise Line and Orient Lines.
Dy Phung joined Milici Valenti Ng Pack as an account coordinator. At MVNP in Honolulu, Phung, 23, will work on the First Hawaiian Bank and Princeville accounts. She most recently worked at Oerther Foods as a marketing consultant for McDonald’s restaurants.
The Delta Queen Steamboat Co. of New Orleans hired Karen Hales as director of media and public relations. For the past three years, Hales managed the media relations program for Yosemite Concession Services Corp., a contracted vendor in Yosemite National Park.
Beth Allan was named director of research and analytics at independent agency Via in Portland. In her new role, Allan oversees development and delivery of the agency’s brand- and advertising-management products and services. She comes to Via from Veridiem in Maynard, Mass., where she was director of research, and has also held similar positions at Interpublic Group’s Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos and FleetBoston, both in Boston.
Arnold promoted Jamie Tedford to vice president, group account director at its Boston headquarters. Tedford oversees the Havas agency’s Volkswagen, Puma and Southern Comfort accounts. For the past two years, he was vice president, management supervisor in Arnold’s brand-promotions division, most recently heading the launch of an Apple Computer/Volkswagen promotion that involved the iPod digital music player and the 2003 hardtop Beetle car. Before joining Arnold, Tedford spent eight years in marketing at Student Advantage in Boston.
Four employees joined the health and medical practice of Ogilvy Public Relations’ Washington office. Matthew Hutchison, 32, was hired as a vice president; in this job, Hutchison will work closely with client GlaxoSmithKline. He previously served as director of corporate communications for Sony Electronics’ business-to-business and professional-services divisions in Park Ridge, N.J. Jennifer Levine, 35, rejoins Ogilvy PR as a vice president after leaving nine years ago to head her own marketing and communications consultancy. Levine will provide public affairs support for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and pharmaceutical accounts. During her career, she has also served as communications director at the National Breast Cancer Coalition and was director of communications at the International Bottled Water Association. Jennifer Patterson, 31, joins Ogilvy PR as an account director. In this new post, she will serve as a partnership manager for the company’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute contracts and for pharmaceutical accounts. She previously was an account manager and marketing coordinator at Share Our Strength. Kay Campbell, 32, was hired as an account supervisor at Ogilvy PR. She will manage projects for the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Campbell previously was a health communications specialist on National Cancer Institute accounts at NOVA Research Co. and as an administrative analyst and project coordinator at Richmond Human Services. Ogilvy PR is based in New York.
James White joined SBC Advertising in Columbus as national media supervisor. White was a national television account executive for CTV Media, also in Columbus.