Bonnier Corp. announced that it is placing five of its brands (Skim Skiing, Snow, Saveur and Garden Design) under a new publishing unit, and Merri Lee Kingsly will head the group as VP-publishing. Ms. Kingsly has served as Saveur's publisher for nearly three years, and has also held positions at Men's Journal, Outside and Four Seasons magazines, as well as at Golf Digest, where she was national corporate sales director.
Deborah K. Bradley has joined Turner Broadcasting System as senior VP-program acquisitions. Ms. Bradley will manage non-sports program acquisitions for domestic Turner Entertainment Networks, including TNT, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), truTV and Peachtree TV, as well as studio acquisitions and licensing for Turner's Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media (AYAKM) division, including Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. She comes to Turner after serving as senior VP-cable sales manager for CBS Television Distribution.
Interactive research and technology company Vision Critical has appointed Steevan Glover as senior VP-sales and marketing director, Europe, to accommodate its expanding European presence, including newly relocated offices in Paris and London. In 2003, Mr. Glover created creative consultancy and marketing service Biglove. He later joined London-based Blueprint Partners, an independent channel-marketing and communications agency, where he created integrated campaigns with clients including Porsche, Canon, Orange, BlackBerry, VW and Samsung.
John Sexton has joined Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness as VP-associate creative director from Medicus Life Brands, where he was director-interactive design for the past two years. He previously held interactive creative roles at several Ominicom agencies and digital marketing companies. In his new role at SSW, he will work across the creative and planning groups in the development of multimedia marketing solutions for the agency's clients.
NBC Local Media announced two additions to its digital organization. Anil Podduturi joins as VP-product strategy, and Pranav Kamkhalia has been promoted to VP-product development. Mr. Podduturi joins NBCU from Daylife, where he led the development of web publishing solutions for newspaper and magazine publishers. His previous experience also includes positions with Microsoft, where he managed MSN's sports sites, and MTV Networks, where he oversaw the company's social-media efforts. Mr. Kamkhalia joined NBCU in 2005 as an enterprise architect on projects including Hulu, and most recently served as director-development, software engineering, digital products and services group.