New Bonnier Corp. CEO Dave Freygang has promoted David Ritchie to chief content officer, a newly created position for the company. He will be responsible for how Bonnier's content teams create, package, execute and optimize content to reinforce its brands and build its audience across channels. Mr. Ritchie had been director of editorial operations for the company's Active Interest division for the past year. Under this new structure, all editorial, digital, television, audience development and web development teams will report to Mr. Ritchie. His tenure with the company began with Marlin in 1988. He served as editor from 1992 to 2002, leading a successful redesign and taking on the editorship of a second magazine, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, along with various book publishing projects. In 2002, he became marketing director for Hatteras Yachts before returning to Bonnier in 2008 as editorial director for the marine titles.
Charlie Anderson has joined Independent agency network Project: WorldWide as senior VP-shopper marketing. Mr. Anderson, formerly the North America CEO at shopper-marketing agency Saatchi & Saatchi X, will spearhead growth across Project's family of agencies across the globe. Mr. Anderson has more than 15 years of shopper-marketing experience working with brands including Procter & Gamble, LG Electronics, Pepsico, Wendy's, Elizabeth Arden, Diageo, Kroger and Walmart. He had been with Saatchi & Saatchi X since 1999 in increasingly senior management positions. Project: WorldWide has added a steady stream of new talent recently and just acquired Motive, a digital and experiential agency, in November 2012. Mr. Anderson will be based in Fayetteville, AR and will work with Project offices around the globe.
The Financial Times has elevated Tas Viglatzis to chief financial officer and board member, effective from the beginning of February. Mr. Viglatzis has been with the FT for six years, previously as director of strategy and in other finance roles. He was also part of Pearson's finance division before that. Additionally, the FT has appointed Gio Stoppiello, previously the FT's UK finance director, as chief operating officer (COO). Messrs. Viglatzis and Gio take over from Scott Henderson, who leaves to pursue new opportunities in North America after six years as FT CFO, three with the additional responsibility of COO.
Meredith Xcelerated Marketing, Meredith Corp.'s global customer-engagement agency, has named Lisa Clune to the new role of senior VP and general manager of MXM's health practice, BIG Communications. BIG focuses on two areas within health-care relationship management, consumer and professional, with clients including Allergan, Novartis, and Bausch and Lomb. Prior to joining MXM, Ms. Clune served as the president of UL EduNeering, which provides online training solutions to the health-sciences industry, since 2009. Before that, she served as chief technology officer and senior VP-operations at Kaplan EduNeering, and before that was director of corporate applications at Tyco International. She has also held positions at General Electric Healthcare, Amersham Health and Hoffmann-LaRoche.
IFC has promoted Colin Moore from director to VP-digital media and alternative content. Based in the network's New York office, Mr. Moore will oversee original content creation for IFC.com, including web series such as "Reggie Makes Music." Additionally, he oversees the development and implementation of IFC's social-media strategy to engage viewers around its original comedies. During his tenure as director of digital media, Mr. Moore helped redesign IFC.com, including efforts in content creation, syndication and social media. He led the launch of the network's first second-screen experience, "Sync," a Portlandia "More Likes, More Portlandia" Facebook campaign and the recent "Kumail Nanjiani Tours Portlandia" web series. Previously, Mr. Moore served as director of programming for Lifeskool/Sportskool. Before joining AMC Networks, he worked in television production for various networks including VH1, MTV and Travel Channel.
WellPoint has named Patrick Blair senior VP and chief marketing officer of the health-benefits company. Mr. Blair most recently served as chief marketing and development officer for Amerigroup Corporation, which was recently acquired by WellPoint, where he was responsible for identifying, evaluating and directing the company's growth investments as well as formulating and implementing strategic business-development initiatives. He has held several senior leadership positions at Amerigroup and has extensive consulting experience with the country's top health insurers in the areas of business unit strategy, growth strategy and product development.