Lindsay Weedon has been named CEO of Maxus U.K., a new position. Maxus is one of four global WPP media-agency networks within Group M, along with MediaCom, Mediaedge:cia and Mindshare. Ms. Weedon joins Maxus from PHD, where she is managing partner, responsible for several of the Omnicom agency's largest clients, including Sainsbury's, the AA, Simple and Cadbury. Before joining PHD in 2003, Ms. Weedon ran a design and marketing agency in New Zealand and also worked on the client side of the business as a marketing manager for Ericsson Consumer Products. At Ericsson, she was responsible for the marketer's advertising, media, public relations, research and sports sponsorships in the U.K. She began her career as a media planner for Young & Rubicam.
Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness tapped Ned Russell as exec VP-director of client services, a new position at the agency. Mr. Russell joins SSW after working on both the client and agency sides of the marketing business. Most recently he was VP-brand marketing for Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Prior to Las Vegas Sands, Mr. Russell worked at Arnold and DDB on accounts including McDonald's, Hershey and Johnson & Johnson. He also started the Anderson DDB direct-to-consumer agency, and worked in Asia for three years on Coca-Cola, Unilever and J&J while at Lintas. SSW handles integrated marketing for clients including Nexium, Ambien CR, Plavix and Durex.
Molly Battin is taking on new responsibilities within Turner Broadcasting System as senior VP of Turner Media Group. Ms. Battin is moving from her role as a branding strategist and digital head for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies to lead TBS's internal group responsible for media buying and placement, print resources, and the company's electronic billboards. She joined TBS in 2000 from EZGov, an e-government internet company, and has worked at Coca-Cola Co.
Pandora Media hired Sean Duggan as the company's eastern regional VP-advertising sales. Mr. Duggan comes to Pandora directly from MySpace, where he was director of East Coast sales. Before that he spent two years at Comcast, where, as national interactive sales manager, he forged advertising partnerships with E-Trade, American Express and Monster.
Richrelevance named online-retail veteran Jake Bailey as head of advertising. Mr. Bailey comes to Richrelevance from Overstock.com, where he was director of international business and director of marketing. Richrelevance provides next-generation personalization and product-recommendation tools for e-commerce sites including Sears.com and Walmart.com.
BrightLine iTV Marketing Specialists appointed Meg Meurer Brossy senior VP-business development. Ms. Brossy has worked in the communications industry for more than 27 years, in sectors including marketing, advertising and PR. Her previous experience includes heading 24/7 Media Inc. as chief marketing officer and serving as managing director-new business development and communications for the League of American Theatres and Producers. As president-performance strategies, she is credited with leading the "Pepsi Stuff" consumer-loyalty program.
Victoria Gold joined TheWrap, a news organization covering the entertainment and media business, as VP-advertising sales. Ms. Gold has served as director-ad sales for companies including Netflix, Variety, A&E, The Hollywood Reporter and, most recently, Apptera.