KGA Advertising has hired graphic artist Adam Pacio and promoted accounting coordinator Brenda Wiknik to media buyer. Pacio, formerly of Copywise Quick Printing in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., will be responsible for the Bob's Stores account.
Mason & Madison Public Relations of New Haven has appointed Marie Ruzzo as an account executive in its Boston office. Ruzzo will manage clients Boston Communications Group and Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America.
Interactive shop BrainBug has made five additions to its staff in its Farmington office: Daniel Weingrod, senior account strategist; Julie Blake, account executive; Sherri Norton, account assistant; Joy Bianchi, marketing associate; and Anya-Anyielle Reed, administrative assistant. Weingrod was a communications consultant with MossWarner Communications in Hartford. As account executive, Blake will manage accounts such as eRomance. Formerly a paralegal with Day, Berry & Howard, Blake is a licensed attorney. Norton was formerly marketing coordinator with Heritage Marketing & Incentives in Norwood, Mass.
Arnold Communications has promoted Lucy Herzog and Jen McGuiggin from assistant producers to associate producers. Herzog works on the Fleet, Stop & Shop and MacDonald's accounts, among others. McGuiggin handles the Volkswagen account. The Boston shop also has brought on Darren Seely as an assistant producer of traffic to work on the Stop & Shop, Toysmart.com, Titleist and FootJoy accounts. Seely was a studio manager with One Such Films and an assistant producer with Grey Advertising, both in New York.
Gearon Hoffman has hired Jane Roper as a copywriter. Prior to joining the Boston firm, Roper was a copywriter at Partners & Simons, Boston, and also worked as a member of the fund-raising team at Cambridge-based nonprofit ACCION International.
Partners & Simons has tapped Todd Baird as an account director. Baird was director of client services at Spire, Boston, and spent six years at Devine & Pearson, Quincy, most recently as an account supervisor.
Manuel Alvarez has joined Veduccio & Partners' multicultural division as an account supervisor. Alvarez previously worked as a marketing and advertising specialist at RAF Mildenhall in the United Kingdom and as an assistant to the foreign trade advisor at the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Miami.
ARRCO Medical Advertising hires
Tricia Enos as marketing communications manager and Deena Russo as office manager and traffic coordinator. Enos was an account executive at Red Brick Design in North Chelmsford, Mass., and at Renfer Mayr Advertising in Lowell. Russo was office manager and account manager at Nu-Print in Brockton, Mass.
Dickinson Direct has added two account managers: Diana Fitzgerald and Stacey Kelley. The Braintree firm also has promoted Brenda Malca from mail services to billing clerk.