Razorfish announced three executive promotions in its New York office: Pete Stein was elevated from senior VP-general manager to president-general manager for the Northeast region; and Domenic Venuto and Barbara Ward Thall were both promoted from VP to senior VP. The agency's Boston office also announced two promotions: Former VPs Ryan Alderman and Patrick Frend were named senior VPs.
The Martin Agency has selected Mark Pavia, former president of the agency's media arm, Ingenuity Media Group, to serve as the agency's first director-innovation. Mr. Pavia joined The Martin Agency in 2001 as media director and in 2006 led the rebranding of the media arm of The Martin Agency as Ingenuity Media Group. Linda Thomas Brooks, managing director of General Motors Mediaworks and General Motors Cyberworks from 1994 to 2005, will become Ingenuity Media's new president, replacing Mr. Pavia. Ms. Brooks, who most recently worked at Trilogy in Detroit, was named one of Crain's Detroit Business' Most Influential Women and is a member of the American Advertising Federation's Advertising Hall of Achievement.
Following his role in the pitch to win the consolidated media business of MillerCoors, Initiative has promoted Kevin Collins to senior VP-director of national broadcast. Previously VP-associate director of national broadcast, Mr. Collins will lead buying duties for the MillerCoors business, operating under the new stand-alone MC Media agency umbrella. He will also take a larger role for all Initiative sports TV negotiations. Mr. Collins is known for engineering the 52-week Thursday Night "SportsCenter" integration, "Cold Hard Facts."
Allen & Gerritsen hired Michael Schneider as VP-director, Contributions Group. Formerly head of Hill Holliday's Analytics, Database and Technology group, Mr. Schneider will develop strategies to help clients adapt to the evolving analytics and technology space. Part of the company's Digital Incubator, led by Graham Nelson, the Contributions Group is responsible for driving strategic thinking and analytical insight.
Time Inc. announced that Charlie Kammerer was named publisher of This Old House Ventures, and Peter Medwid became publisher of Sunset. Mr. Kammerer was previously the publisher of Golf, and Mr. Medwid was most recently associate publisher of People.
Natanya Anderson was promoted from executive creative director to VP-content strategy and delivery at Powered, a leading provider of social-marketing programs. Ms. Anderson is the author of more than a dozen books on web technology and has over 15 years of experience in education, web technology, account management and creative delivery.