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360i Recruits Beyond Exec

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NEW YORK Search and performance marketing agency 360i has hired former Beyond Interactive executive John Ragals as a managing director.

Ragals, 41, will be a senior vice president and oversee day-to-day operations at 360i's offices in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco and explore international expansion. He will report to 360i President Bryan Wiener.

He is the second executive in the past month to leave Beyond Interactive, part of WPP Group's Mediacom. Managing director and agency founder Nick Pahade left the shop in December to take a position with a new venture formed by Publicis Groupe.

At Beyond Interactive, Ragals was an account director for clients including Cendant, Nokia, 3M and Western Union. Prior to joining Beyond in 2004, he was an executive at webloyalty.com, an Internet promotions agency, for a year. Ragals worked at Modem Media from 1995-2000 and for Internet voice company Net2Phone from 2000-2003.

360i provides search marketing and lead generation services for clients such as Office Depot, Scripps Networks and UPS.