Star Group Hires John

David John, 45, has joined the Star Group in Cherry Hill, N.J., as partner, senior vice president of direct marketing. He is based at the agency’s Philadelphia office and will report to Tom Conti, president. In recent years, John served as president of DMMS, Philadelphia, and held management positions at Cesari Response Television, DMW, the Franklin Mint and Colonial Penn. He authors a periodic series of articles on DRTV strategies called “Air Time,” published in Response magazine. Christian Kamper has also joined Star as associate media director, direct marketing. Previously, he was senior vice president of DMMS. Kamper has 10 years of experience in strategic media planning in both agency and client settings. Founded in 1985, the Star Group offers a full range of marketing and communications disciplines. It also maintains an office in Las Vegas.