Headline on May 23 press release: "JetBlue Woos Highly Acclaimed Internet Executive," announcing that Kel Kelly had joined the upstart airline as exec VP-marketing and sales. In the release, JetBlue CEO David Neeleman lauded Kelly as among those "Internet savvy marketing executives who successfully built high-profile brands on a short runway." Kelly's highly acclaimed previous gig? Chief marketing officer at Disney-backed Toysmart.com--which announced May 22 it was folding.
Dadmag.com launches June 1 with content of interest to fathers plus features on guy topics such as sports, cars, sex, fitness and gadgets. Editor Jonathan Black knows something about those topics: In his day job, he is a managing editor of Playboy.
We received an e-mail pitch for "Chastity & Testimonial Rings," promoting Jesus Christ or the Messiah in your choice of Greek, Hebrew and Latin. We're accustomed to getting porn spam. How nice to see savers can spam as well as sinners.
EZiba.com, a handcrafted goods site, named Bill Miller, former exec VP at FAO Schwarz, its CEO. He will be based in North Adams, Mass.
NetGrocer.com, which delivers groceries and other products ordered online to homes and offices, named Lisa Kent VP-consumer marketing. Ms. Kent formerly served as executive director-worldwide E-ventures for the Baby and Kids division of the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Co. She will be based in North Brunswick, N.J.
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