Heidi Diamond is out at Ameritech, seven months after moving from VP-marketing at Nickelodeon, London, to VP-marketing and advertising, Ameritech New Media Enterprises, Chicago. Observers have anticipated culture clashes as the Baby Bells turn to traditional marketing and media executives to develop new-media services. Ameritech said a search is under way for a replacement for Ms. Diamond, 34.
Prodigy said it will begin phasing in its P2 upgrade for Windows users with 4-megabyte computers within 60 days. P2 is based on hyper-text markup language, or HTML, allowing for simpler navigation between Prodigy and the Internet.... Brookstone will open a store on the World Wide Web with netplaza (http://netplaza.com/plaza)....Jan Gullett was named senior VP-sales and marketing at Broderbund Software, Novato, Calif., from VP-marketing at KFC, Louisville, Ky.... Thomas F. Mandel, a futurist and new-media consultant, died last week of lung cancer at a hospital near his home in Mountain View, Calif. Mr. Mandel, who helped develop electronic editions of Time Inc. magazines and managed the Time Online message boards, was 49.