Ken Saunders joined Bazaarvoice as chief financial officer. Before coming to Bazaarvoice, Mr. Saunders was chief financial officer of the software company Open Solutions. He held the same position at Peregrine Systems, where he helped turn the company around after a Chapter 11 filing; and at HNC Software, where he led the company through its acquisition by Fair Isaac Corp.
Linda Yaccarino was promoted from exec VP-general manager of Turner Entertainment ad sales to exec VP-chief operating officer of ad sales/marketing and acquisitions. Under Ms. Yaccarino's leadership, Turner announced an initiative at the 2008 upfront called TV in Context, which involves cataloging of thousands of scenes from Turner's film and TV library and placing ads adjacent to relevant scenes. Ms. Yaccarino was one of Advertising Age's Women to Watch in 2007.
Christoph Stadeler has been tapped to head the global automotive practice at Wunderman. Mr. Stadeler, who worked at Wunderman in the mid-90's, will be based in London and be responsible for managing Wunderman's Ford business and all of the automaker's other brands, which include Lincoln Mercury, Mazda, Volvo, Land Rover and Jaguar. Mr. Stadeler is leaving MRM in Germany, where he was CEO, running the GME/Opel/Saab business. While at Wunderman from 1994 to 1999, he ran the agency's German and Central European operation.
TBA Global appointed Michael Moroney exec VP-digital media. He comes to TBA Global from Polychrome, Los Angeles, where he was managing director, leading branding and new-media initiatives across multiple channels. Mr. Moroney has developed new-media services and integrated marketing strategies for clients such as Time Warner, Bank of America and Amnesty International. In 1997 he helped co-found and launch two of the first online music-download services, AWAL (Artists Without a Label) and Artistone.com.
Keith Bowen was promoted from executive VP-advertising sales and marketing for entertainment and lifestyle network TV One to chief revenue officer for TV One and Radio One. He brings onboard veteran marketing executive Peggy Byrd Mazard as VP-integrated marketing of One Solution to help develop and execute integrated marketing solutions for advertisers across all Radio One assets, including 53 radio stations, TV One and Interactive One, which offers advertisers the opportunity to reach more than 5 million African-Americans per month through targeted websites.
Nick Stuart was appointed president and CEO of Odyssey Networks, a nonprofit interfaith media organization. He will be charged with the development, production and distribution of commercially viable, faith-oriented programming to U.S. and international TV networks, as well as the launch of FaithStreams Network, an internet-based service for congregations. Mr. Stuart previously was CEO of the U.K.-based, nonprofit production company CTVC, where he introduced TrueTube, a teen-oriented website often referred to as "YouTube with a conscience."