John Paulson to Head G2 Interactive in the U.S.

Also on the Move: Gregor Angus, Joe DiMuro, Leslie Butterfield

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G2 Worldwide elevated John Paulson to CEO-G2 U.S. Formerly head of G2 Interactive, Mr. Paulson will now be responsible for G2's 10 U.S. offices, which offer services in direct, interactive, shopper, design, promotional marketing and data consulting. In a concurrent move, Wendy Lurrie joined G2 from DraftFCB, as president-G2 Direct & Digital, reporting to Mr. Paulson. Ms. Lurrie previously held executive positions at Grey Direct, which happens to be the predecessor to G2 Direct & Digital.
John Paulson
John Paulson

Gregor Angus was promoted from exec VP to chief operating officer-UK Group at Cossette Communication Group. He first joined the communications network in 1990, then returned as a member of the executive team in 2005 after a stint as president of BBDO Montréal.

Joe DiMuro became exec VP-music and entertainment at Momentum Worldwide. He was previously exec VP and general manager at Sony BMG Entertainment. At Momentum, Mr. DiMuro may find himself engaging in "Phygitalism," a term the marketing agency uses to describe the combination of physical and digital experiences it employs.

Interbrand named Leslie Butterfield group chief strategy officer. Mr. Butterfield is widely regarded as one of the leading minds in the marketing industry in the U.K. In his 30-year career, he has been head of planning at Abbott Mead Vickers (now BBDO London), founded Partners BDDH and consultancy Butterfield8, and has written books such as "Understanding the Financial Value of Brands" and "AdValue: 20 Ways Advertising Works for Business." He was even awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honors List in 2007.

Phyllis Ehrlich was appointed to the newly created position of senior VP-business development at BrightLine iTV. Ms. Ehrlich spent 11 years at Turner Broadcasting System, where she oversaw strategic ad sales promotions and marketing for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, and created and executed award-winning campaigns for advertisers such as Kellogg's, Honda, Johnson & Johnson and Hasbro.

Award-winning adman Chris Berger joins Publicis, New York, as VP-integrated production director. He was most recently experience director at JWT and has also logged time at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Organic and Avenue A/ Razorfish.

Turner Broadcasting system tapped veteran research strategist Lanie Richberger as VP-research for its Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media (AYAKM) group. In this role, she will be responsible for organizing, analyzing and reporting on audience ratings, delivery and user information supporting Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. Ms. Richberger is changing addresses from "Sesame Street," where she headed Sesame Workshop's strategic trends and audience research department.
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