Roll Call: Digitas, Business Wire, David&Goliath and More

Digitas promoted Tony Weisman to North American CEO of the Publicis Groupe shop. Weisman replaces Colin Kinsella, who joined the company from sister shop Razorfish in early 2010 as president and took on the North American role in October 2011. Weisman spent the past six years as president of Digitas Northwest, leading the digital shop’s work—and growth—out of its Boston, Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco offices. (AdWeek)

Business Wire announced that Jill Connor has been promoted to vice president, Cleveland region. In this new role, Connor leads the sales, operations and media relations teams for Ohio, Indiana and Western Pennsylvania. She will also serve as the main liaison for Business Wire India, guiding its product and sales support. Connor started working at Business Wire as an editor in 1990; one year later she moved over to the sales department where she became regional manager in 2001. With her lead, the Cleveland office was working with the majority of Fortune 500 companies in the Western Pennsylvania area within only a few years of setting foot into the territory. (Release)

Independent creative agency David&Goliath has appointed Chris Robertson to the role of digital creative director. He will work across digital clients including Kia, California Lottery and Universal Studios Hollywood, reporting to Colin Jeffery, executive creative director at the California agency. Most recently, Robertson was based in Dubai working for JWT as creative director. (

Digital agency AvatarLabs has hired Anette Hughes as creative director. She comes to AvatarLabs after serving as vice president of interactive at The Cimarron Group and creative director at Crew, where she worked on a variety of theatrical campaigns including several for the Harry Potter franchise, Avatar, Wall-E, and more. Hughes also served as creative director at Warner Bros. Online for eight years. (

Town & Country magazine has made two hires, naming Hillary Koota Krevlin executive director of partnerships and brand development and William Gasperoni executive director of print and digital marketing. Krevlin joins from Condé Nast, Gasperoni from The Wall Street Journal. (Revolving Door)