Publicis Healthcare Communications Group promoted Alexandra von Plato its Group to President for North America. She will oversee all North American operations for Digitas Health LifeBrands, Publics LifeBrands Medicus and Heartbeat Ideas. Ms. von Plato served as co-president for Digitas Health LifeBrands and Publicis LifeBrands as well as Global Chief Creative Officer.
Unified tapped Young Jin as Senior Vice President of its Business Development. A former Google employee who was responsible for DoubleClick's global business partnership, he will be responsible for overseeing Unified's strategic partnership as the company expands its marketing automation and big data platform. He has more than 10 years of experience in product, sales and marketing at companies like Microsoft, TubeMogul and Tumri.
Marchex has hired Steve Russell as a National Business Development Director to help identify and develop partnerships with key clients. Prior to Marchex, Mr. Russell spent more than five years as a as a sales executive at Microsoft.
The Whistle Sports Network is welcoming Laura Fortner as executive vice president, marketing and business development. Ms. Fortner worked at startups such as CafeMom and held executive positions in sales and business development at CNN, CNN.com CNNmoney.com and Cartoon Network.
Nectar Omnichannel Marketing named Bryon Morrison as the company's President. Mr. Morrison will be focusing on managing the company's growth engine and client engagement strategies. Mr. Morrison has more than 20 years of experience in digital marketing at companies such as the Digital Practice and The Marketing Arm. He also launched companies, including BrandOps, Springbow, WieseMorr.Interactive and LSMM.
Octagon hired Colin Glaum as Executive Creative Director. Mr. Glaum will oversee Octagon Marketing's US-based creative, design and digital marketing team. Mr. Glaum has held a number of creative positions at companies such as Stashbox, AFG, OgilvyAction, WPP Shopper and Y&R. He also founded his own consultancy, Benevolent Mercenaries, specializing in helping non-profits and start-ups.