TBWA Worldwide launched a new global unit that will blend the basics of good planning with a grasp of communication channels to determine how best to connect brands with consumers. TBWA\Connect, which starts in the U.S. with a core team of 20, will be led by Nick McLean, former executive media director at TBWA\Chiat\Day in New York. Assuming McLean's former duties is Serena Duff, a co-media director who becomes media director. Separately, North American media director Monica Karo has assumed a new post: worldwide chief media officer.
Avrett Free Ginsberg in New York hired Chris Kampf as account director for the Bacardi business. For the past seven years he was vice president, account supervisor for Cliff Freeman and Partners in New York.
Bozell Kamstra in New York tapped Niland Mortimer as global account director for Fujitsu business computers. He was formerly global brand director at Euro RSCG in New York.
Alan Sternfeld was appointed senior vice president, planning, scheduling and acquisitions for Lifetime Entertainment Services in New York. He previously worked at companies such as NBC Entertainment and ABC Entertainment.
West Glen Communications named Mark Dembo chief operating officer/executive vice president, effective immediately. He joined the New York-based company in 1992.
Milwaukee-based GMR Marketing appointed independent producer Elizabeth Gold director of event design and production. She is based in the company's New York office.
Interep in New York promoted two staffers. Shari Kantor and David Morganlander were elevated to vice president posts in the unwired network and specialized agency division. Most recently, they were both account executives.
Display Technologies promoted four staffers in its TechStoc division. Sherry Kleven rose to manager of TechStoc sales; she has been with the College Point- based company for four years. Kathy Cetta, Brenda Fothergill and Kathleen Reiter were elevated to TechStoc account executives; they previously served as sales repre sentatives.
USA Weekend magazine hired four new staffers in the publication's advertising sales division in New York. Brenden Delaney was named a new sales development manager/retail; he formerly served as national sales manager at NFL Insider. Linda Rich was appointed an account executive in the Consumer Direct Group; she previously worked at publications such as Woman's Day and Cosmopolitan. Suzanne Lucido arrives as an account executive; she formerly worked at companies such as Sesame Workshop and Johnson & Johnson. Emily Grote was hired as creative services manager in the magazine's creative services department; she most recently worked at GBGM in New York.
Smith & Jones named John Bolster interactivator, responsible for the dev elopment and execution of online interactive media. Prior to joining the West Sand Lake-based agency, he was a partner with Pipeline Multimedia in Sara toga Springs.
Connors Communications promoted Scott Allison to president. He previously served as general manager of the New York-based agency.
Ryan Communications in Syracuse named Kevin Paine client services coordinator, a new position. He formerly worked as communications coordinator at New York Compensation Managers in Cicero. In addition, Ryan hired Amy Supparits as public relations assistant. She previously was marketing and development coordinator at the Jewish Home of Central New York in Syracuse.
Raegen Carr was promoted to national sales manager, color products group for the office systems sales and marketing division of Minolta Corp. in Ramsey. He joined the company in 1990.
Earle Palmer Brown's Philadelphia office promoted Carl Teitelman to managing partner and named him to the executive board of the agency. He joined EPB in 1999 as managing director. His prior agency experience includes account-management positions at New York-based shops McCann-Erickson, SSC&B Lintas and Bozell.
John Miller and Shawn Smith were promoted to junior art director posts at MARC USA/Pittsburgh. They previously worked as assistant graphic designers.
RealTime Media in Wynnewood named John Hopper president and CEO. He succeeds Janet Paroo, who had been interim CEO and now becomes chairman of the board. Hopper previously was managing partner with Einson Freeman and EinsonHealth.
IntelliMedia—DBC, the media-services division of Diccicco Battista Communications, promoted Karen Levine to consumer group director. She joined the Horsham-based agency last year.
MayoSeitz Media in Blue Bell hired Mary Tyrrell as an assistant media planner. She is a recent graduate of Syracuse University.