The Communications Group named Lela Delgado account planner and Hispanic marketing coordinator. She will be responsible for managing several of the agency’s financial-services accounts, as well as coordinating the shop’s Hispanic outreach and educational efforts. Prior to joining the Little Rock agency, Delgado was a creative team leader at Acxiom, also in Little Rock.
Editing company FilmCore elevated Jon Ettinger from executive producer to senior vice president of business development in its San Francisco office and Doug Walker from senior editor to senior vice president of talent relations. They are charged with leading an expansion aimed at growing the talent pool at FilmCore’s offices in Santa Monica and San Francisco and launching additional offices in New York and other markets.
Interactive agency Media Revolution in Los Angeles tapped Bob Kasunic as director of online marketing and campaign strategy. Previously, Kasunic was vice president and director of interactive services at Upshot, where he helped integrate interactive strategies and opportunities with overall business objectives for clients such as Discover Card, Morgan Stanley, Disney and Microsoft.
Crispin Porter + Bogusky promoted Reed Carlson to associate media director. He joined the Miami shop in 1998 as media supervisor. Reed has worked on the agency’s And 1, Molson and Mini accounts, among others.
Discovery Networks Latin America/Iberia appointed Jorge Gutierrez director of research. He will be responsible for research, marketing, programming and sales at the media and entertainment company’s Miami office. Prior to joining Discovery, Gutierrez was senior manager of trade research at MTV Networks Latin America, also in Miami.
Arnold in Boston elevated Kelli Sotnik from management supervisor to vice president, management supervisor. She works mainly on the Citizens Bank business. Sotnik arrived at Arnold three years ago following stints with Wenham-based Mullen and Foote Cone & Belding in New York.
Fleishman-Hillard’s Lois Paul & Partners added Paul Cisternelli as senior vice president of business development. He will oversee new-business activities for the agency’s offices in Woburn and in Austin, Texas. Cisternelli brings 20 years of marketing and sales experience to the public relations agency, having held senior posts with MRO Software, Clinsoft Corp. and Phase Forward.
NKH&W promoted Brad Lang to senior vice president of client ser- vices. In his new position at the Kansas City shop, Lang will continue to manage his current accounts while assuming a broader role in agency management. Also, the shop elevated Thom Ludke to management supervisor. Previously, Ludke was an account supervisor.
Ann Marie Dumais was named vice president of marketing at Nielsen Ventures in New York, a division of VNU Media Measurement & Information. (VNU MMI is part of VNU, which publishes Adweek.) In the new post, Dumais, 34, will focus on marketing new products and services that are being developed by Nielsen Ventures. She reports to Ron Schneier, senior vice president and general manager of Nielsen Ventures. During the past four years, Dumais had been vice president of integrated marketing at VNU MMI.
Wray Ward Laseter appointed John Roberts vice president and creative director. He will oversee daily creative operations at the Charlotte shop and work on accounts such as Springs Industries, the Charlotte Bobcats and Irwin Industrial Tools. Roberts has more than 14 years of experience in the advertising industry, including stops at Young & Rubicam in New York and TBWA\Chiat\Day in St. Louis. His portfolio encompasses work for clients such as ESPN, First Union and Samsung.
Donna Harris joined The Anderson Group in Sinking Spring as account executive. She will manage day-to- day client relationships, develop and implement marketing plans, and promote the firm’s strategic brand services to clients, as well as work on the National Penn Bank account. Previously, Harris was a senior account executive at Niemczyk Hoffmann Group in Shillington, where she managed more than 30 accounts.
Kolar Advertising and Marketing in Austin appointed Lynn Dobson chief financial officer. She will replace the shop’s former CFO, Jerry Moffitt, who was promoted to chief of staff. In addition to serving as vice president and controller at Austin agencies such as Neal Spelce Communications and U.S. Creative, Dobson spent the last 10 years as an independent consultant. Kolar also hired Drew Holmgreen as senior account executive and new-business manager. He joins Kolar from McCann-Erickson’s satellite office in Austin, where he was an account executive. Additionally, Kolar added Elsa Simcik, Justin Esquivel and Sean Hayden as account executive, junior art director and senior studio artist, respectively.
Bruce E. Hicks arrived at The Alliant Group as senior director and general manager of the firm’s new Houston office. Hicks previously founded and served as president of Darcy Communications/Houston, a public relations practice specializing in crisis management. Alliant offers public relations and marketing services at five offices, including Dallas and Austin.
Cole & Weber/Red Cell in Seattle hired Cynarah Alacantara as an account executive on its Microsoft business, Caroline Johnston as account supervisor on Microsoft and Kimberly Koskenmaki as an account executive on the University of Phoenix and Texas Instruments Digital Light Processing accounts. Alacantara most recently was with Leo Paper. Johnston’s background includes serving as a senior branding consultant at Landor and a vice president, management representative at Bates in New York. Koskenmaki formerly was a marketing manager at PetroCard.
David Dugan joined Stir as a group account director. His duties will include management, day-to-day client relations and facilitating business development for the Milwaukee agency. Dugan most recently was a vice president and account director at Hoffman York in Milwaukee. During his nine years at the shop, Dugan helped manage a number of business-to-business and consumer accounts, including Weather Shield Windows, Merillat Cabinetry and Grainger.