Entertainment and marketing studio Smashing Ideas has named Brian Burke managing director of corporate development. In his new role, Burke will oversee the company's corporate and business development efforts, with a focus on strategic partnerships in media, mobile, consumer products and emerging technologies. Previously, Burke was vice president of syndication at AtomShockwave, a digital entertainment marketing and distribution corporation he helped launch in 2001. He has also held positions at rich-media and tech firms including Zango, Vendaria and Imation Publishing Software. Based in Seattle, Smashing Ideas develops Web-based brand-building experiences, games and content for clients including Nickelodeon, Yahoo!, AOL and Mattel.