Montes Rises at MPG’s Media Contacts

BOSTON MPG interactive buying and planning unit Media Contacts said it has named Edward Montes managing director, responsible for all accounts and operations in its office here.

He had been svp, group account director, overseeing the Havas-owned agency’s Fidelity Investments business.

Montes, 33, takes over some duties from the company’s U.S. executive vice president and managing director Louis Jones, who is shifting to Media Contacts’ New York office and will continue to oversee the company’s domestic operations.

“Ed is a quick study with a wealth of knowledge in the interactive space,” Jones said, in a statement “He has made a great impact on our Boston operations. We look forward to his greater contribution, as he takes the lead role in the Boston office and further contributes to the development of Media Contacts U.S. and worldwide.”

Prior to joining Media Contacts last summer, Montes was a director of special projects at Yahoo and general manager overseeing Yahoo’s directing marketing product, Yahoo Delivers. A graduate of the Boston University School of Law, Montes also has served as a prosecutor in the Middlesex District Attorney’s office in Massachusetts.

—Adweek staff report