Andy Sareyan was promoted to president-consumer brands at Meredith. Mr. Sareyan will assume oversight for the Ladies' Home Journal and Family Circle media brands, in addition to his current responsibilities for the Better Homes and Gardens, Parents and More media brands, digital media, newsstand and brand licensing. He will retain his role as exec VP-chief brand officer. Additionally, Michael Brownstein has been promoted to exec VP-chief revenue officer. Mr. Brownstein, who currently oversees corporate sales, will add responsibility for direct media and travel, and Fitness magazine's advertising activities. The company also promoted Nancy Weber to exec VP-chief marketing officer. Ms. Weber will now oversee Meredith's expanded work with clients targeting multicultural markets, in addition to her work leading Meredith's marketing and branding efforts.
The Digital Place-based Advertising Association (DPAA) has appointed Susan Danaher president of the organization, replacing Suzanne LaForgia, who will continue in the sector as exec VP-sales at Reach Media Group (a DPAA member company). Ms. Danaher sat on the board of the DPAA in 2007 through 2008 while she was president of Reactrix Systems, Inc., a former DPAA member company. Prior to Reactrix, she spent over 25 years in the media business, starting on the agency side at Y&R and Benton & Bowles and then in the ad-sales ranks at USA Network, Turner Broadcasting and MTV Networks.
Technorati Media has hired Scott Spaulding as senior VP-sales and TJ Stalzer as associate VP-ad operations. For the past five years, Mr. Spaulding held various sales-management positions within ValueClick Media, including overseeing Eastern and Western sales. Mr. Stalzer was previously at Monster, where he served as senior director-lead generation operations, director- advertising operations, Europe and director-product management.
Trilogy Marketing has added Robert Nagy as exec VP. Mr. Nagy brings to Trilogy a diverse background in sales and marketing as one of the original founders of Field Source, Inc. In his 20-plus-year career in the industry, he has developed domestic- and international-marketing initiatives for brands such as Pepsi, Starbucks, Nestle and MasterCard.
Jack Morton Worldwide has named Daryl Butler senior VP-managing director of its Los Angeles office. Mr. Butler was formerly director-global consumer experience at Nike for the Jordan brand, and before that was marketing director at Nike from 2007-2009 and at Boost Mobile from 2004-2007. He also spent a decade at Nextel in various marketing, finance, sales and sales-management roles. Jack Morton is a global brand-experience agency whose clients include Intel and Hyundai.
Julie Vallese has been appointed to the newly created role of VP-public affairs and strategic communications for Dorel Juvenile Group USA, a division of juvenile products and bicycle company Dorel Industries. From 2005-2009, Ms. Vallese was director-public affairs for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Prior to that, as a correspondent and editor for CNN for more than a decade, she helped educate consumers about news related to the automotive industry, product safety, traffic safety and child safety, among other topics.
Collective, a provider of audience-driven media and technology solutions, has tapped Christopher Alan Smith as VP-video and Kris Thoren as VP-strategic account sales. Mr. Smith was most recently at Adap.tv, where he led the growth of the online video-monetization platform OneSource. Mr. Thoren joins Collective from Yahoo, where he was responsible for building out the Americas division of the global sales team and growing the sales channel for the Yahoo Sports.