Crispin Porter + Bogusky named Julie Smith senior account planner in its Venice office. She will work on Pony, AeroMexico and Bucca Di Beppo. Previously, Smith was at Fallon in Minneapolis, where she worked on the Lee and BMW accounts.

Filmcore, a Santa Monica company that provides editing services for commercials, promoted Tiffany Burchard to editor. She had been an assistant to editor Paul Norling for five years and also has worked as an editor for the past four years with Green, Filmcore’s boutique for emerging editorial talent. Burchard has worked on spots for Mitsubishi, Taco Bell, Dodge and Hibernia.


Christopher Morrill was elevated to vice president, multimedia at The Hartford Courant. In addition to his duties as general manager of the newspaper’s Web site,, he will be responsible for optimizing the Tribune Co.’s Connecticut multimedia assets across print, broadcast and online media. Morrill also will develop new opportunities with non-Tribune media.


TBS Superstation installed Tricia Garrett Melton as senior vice president of marketing. She is responsible for strategic and creative development of marketing for the Atlanta company. Before joining TBS, Melton was vice president of marketing at Lifetime Television in New York. Her résumé also includes stops at Oxygen Media in New York, where she was vice president of marketing, and Channel One Network in New York, where she was vice president of marketing and promotions.

Fletcher Martin Ewing in Atlanta hired Donna Fleishman as executive vice president of its public relations group. She comes to the shop from Edelman Public Relations in Atlanta, where she was general manager. Prior to joining Edelman, Fleishman was senior vice president at Cohn & Wolfe Public Relations, also in Atlanta.


Draft in Chicago named Reed Roussel director of digital marketing, a new post. Roussel will be responsible for the shop’s digital marketing initiatives, including micro-sites, promotional search engines and e-mail campaigns. Roussel is a 15-year veteran of the digital marketing arena, having worked at Leo Burnett’s interactive iLeo, Capps Digital and Chemistri. At those agencies, Roussel was responsible for interactive development and production for clients including the U.S. Army, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Philip Morris.

DDB in Chicago promoted two account directors on its Anheuser-Busch account to senior vice president posts. Account director Marty Kohr leads the agency’s efforts for the Budweiser brand, A-B’s consumer education and awareness responsibility initiatives and the Illinois Lottery. J.T. Mapel oversees DDB’s work on A-B brands Bud Light, Busch Beer, Busch Entertainment and Michelob Ultra. He also recently assumed leadership of the agency’s account.


Gareth Kay joined Boston independent Modernista! as an account planning manager. He moves over from Interpublic Group’s Lowe in London, where he worked as a planner on accounts such as Reebok, Unilever and Vauxhall. Modernista! works for General Motors’ Hummer, Converse and Veryfine, among others.

Ross Kramer was named research director for Viacom sister stations WSBK-TV in Boston and WLWC-TV in Providence, R.I., both affiliates of UPN. Kramer will oversee ratings and market research and assist the sales departments in developing presentations for current and potential advertisers. He joins from the Viacom Television Stations Group in New York, where he served as vice president of research.


Veteran media planner Francis Anderson, most recently a connections director at Omnicom Group’s TBWA\ Chiat\Day in New York, is joining Publicis Groupe’s Fallon in New York as its top media executive. Anderson, who starts today in the role of connections planning director, fills the void left by the departure of media director Mary Gerzema in March. He reports to North American media director Lisa Seward. In his four years at TBWA\C\D, Anderson worked on brands such as Cadbury, Kmart and A&E. Earlier in his career, he was a media group head at London shop Pattison Horswell Durden.

Intermedia Advertising Group, which monitors the effectiveness of TV ads, hired Mark Cooper as director of marketing. Cooper, who has more than 10 years of experience in marketing management, will be responsible for driving product awareness of IAG’s syndicated data and research services among marketing and media companies, in addition to marketing Reward TV, the New York firm’s proprietary survey site for TV viewers. Previously, Cooper helped found Sitebridge Corp., a developer of real-time sales and service software, and held marketing management positions at Apple and Nike. In addition, he worked at Leo Burnett in Hong Kong and Saatchi & Saatchi in New York for clients such as Reebok, General Mills and Nomura Securities.


McKinney + Silver appointed David Griffith associate director of account planning. He will work with Andrew Delbridge, director of account planning, and Jeremy Holden, associate director, on the Raleigh shop’s Audi of America, Nasdaq, Lands’ End and First Citizens Bank accounts. Previously, Griffith was senior vice president and director of brand planning at Y&R Co. in Irvine, Calif. His résumé also includes stops at TBWA\Chiat\Day in New York, Rubin Postaer in Santa Monica, Calif., and The Brookings Institution in Washington, where he worked with clients such as Sony, Taco Bell, Jaguar, Land Rover and Nissan.


Rives Carlberg hired Mike Hulsey as director of broadcast and senior producer. Prior to joining the Houston-based shop, Hulsey completed two TV pilots for production company Green Living. Rives also added Leigh Lowery as a broadcast production coordinator. Lowery joins the shop from Miami’s WFOR, where she worked as an account executive.

The Point Group in Dallas named Debra Retoff senior vice president in its strategic services group. During her career, Retoff has served in various positions, including as a partner and director of account planning and research at Ogilvy & Mather’s Dallas office.

Tocquigny hired Jennifer Walker as account supervisor. Walker joins the Austin shop from The Lambesis Agency in San Diego, where she held the same position. Tocquigny also hired Brian Penrod and Meg Burton as account executive and branding and research assistant, respectively. Prior to joining the shop, Penrod worked as an interactive account executive at Temerlin McClain in Irving. Burton is a recent graduate of St. Edward’s University. In addition, Tocquigny hired Lacey Luckett, Seth Moran, Elizabeth Nitz, Reese Orraca, Sarah Reynolds and Sara Selken as account coordinators.