Berg moves to Wenner Media

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John Berg, 37, BBDO Worldwide, New York, exec VP-managing director, will become VP-group publisher at Wenner Media. That post has been vacant since former VP-group publisher Dana Fields left last August. Mr. Berg handled key accounts for BBDO, including Pizza Hut, Bayer and Dell Computer Corp. The move is unusual for both Mr. Berg and Wenner Media, which searched beyond the publishing world to fill the position. ``We thought someone who has been a top manager of an ad agency in account work would have the same administrative skills we were seeking, as well as a real deep knowledge of what clients want, and how to sell to them,'' said Mr. Wenner in an April 8 interview with Advertising Age. Mr. Berg said he was drawn to the post by the opportunity to work at a company ``where creativity and the product are paramount.''

Copyright April 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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