In January 2010, Steve J. Lanzano will become president of the Television Bureau of Advertising. Mr. Lanzano currently serves as chief operating officer at MPG U.S., where he has spent five-and-a-half years working on accounts, including Reckitt Benckiser, Volvo and Sears. Prior to MPG, he worked at Mediaedge:cia/North America, eventually becoming CEO-North America. Mr. Lanzano was also a founder of MEC's TheDigitalEdge internet/ITV and interactive unit.
The Huffington Post appointed Greg Coleman as president and chief revenue officer. Mr. Coleman came from AOL's Platform A, where he was president. Prior to AOL, he served as president and CEO of NetSeer, a start-up company focused on next-generation search and ad targeting. He has also held executive positions at Yahoo and U.S. Magazine Publishing.
In October, Dr. Joachim Schmidt, currently head of sales for Central/Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia at Mercedes-Benz Cars, will become of head of sales and marketing, which will include responsibility for sales companies around the world. Dr. Schmidt has more than 20 years of experience in sales, and he previously served as VP-sales and marketing at Mercedes-Benz in Germany.
Glam Media promoted Jack Rotolo to president-general manager of North America. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for North American sales and operations. Mr. Rotolo previously built and led Glam Media's advertising sales organization as exec VP. Prior to joining Glam, he had more than 20 years of sales and management experience with leading consumer and media technology brands, including PepsiCo and Apple.
Real Time Content has named Tom Quinn as CEO. Mr. Quinn was previously exec VP-marketing services at Blast Radius, and he played a significant role in the growth of Avenue A prior to its consolidation with Razorfish, where he served as VP-sales and consumer insights.
PromaxBDA, the global association for entertainment marketing, promotion and design professionals, has expanded President Jonathan Block-Verk's role to include the duties of CEO. He has served as president of the association since 2007.
Town Sports International named J. Russell Findlay to the new position of VP-sales and marketing. Mr. Finlay spent the past eight years in various high-ranking positions at PepsiCo, most recently serving as director-marketing for all soft-drink innovation. Prior to that, he was director of marketing on brand Pepsi and was responsible for launching Diet Pepsi Max. Mr. Findlay began his career at Unilever.
Draftfcb, New York, has added Gena Stanglein to its customer intelligence team as VP-media analytics. Ms. Stanglein has more than 10 years of experience in media analytics, having worked for agencies including OgilvyOne Worldwide and McCann Worldgroup on accounts such as Yahoo, Microsoft and American Express.