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The new marketing face of the new America Online? Meet Michael J. Kelly, president of network sales and solutions, as attendees at last week's DeSilva & Phillips "Managing For Recovery" conference did. The former head of Time Warner's Global Marketing Solutions group and Time Inc. vet made a deft and wry public debut in his second day on the job, hitting all the key talking points: part mea-culpa-for-AOL-tactics-of-yore; part the-adults-are-in-charge and, of course, part hey-guys-we're-huge. "With AOL," he offered, "we're not talking about here." As additional proof of the kinder, gentler AOL, Mr. Kelly hastened to add, he meant no dis to the former surgeon general.

Al Silvestri, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.'s director-corporate marketing and creative services, arrived for work at Hachette's offices Feb. 2. This is notable only in that less than a month earlier Mr. Silvestri departed Hachette to become Conde Nast Publications' executive director of integrated marketing, where he reported to Conde's Chief Marketing Officer Richard Beckman. Beyond the basics, even insiders are mum, though some insist "it was not a Beckman issue" but rather a cultural clash-and that running Hachette's small corporate-concepts shop was a damn sight different than working in Conde Nast's more sprawling equivalent. Mr. Silvestri did not return calls. Mr. Beckman declined to comment.

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