Amy Cohn has joined Turner Broadcasting System as VP-corporate communications. Ms. Cohn was previously executive director-corporate reputation management and public affairs for Cox Communications. Previously, as director of corporate communications and media relations for Cox, she served as the company spokesperson and led media relations efforts for major company and industry issues. Prior to her 16-year tenure with Cox Communications, she produced marketing communications programs for Southwire Company. Ms. Cohn was named among the "40 Under 40" by Multichannel News in 2009 and as a "Rising Star" by the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Atlanta Chapter in 2007.
Laura McGowan has been named senior VP-strategic planning at Doner. Ms. McGowan comes to the agency with more than 15 years of strategic planning and corporate research experience, working on brands such as Bank of America, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, DaimlerChrysler and Domino's. Ms. McGowan spent 10 years at Organic, Inc. in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., as the company's director of customer insights. She began her career at J. Walter Thompson, Detroit, where she held a variety of positions in the agency's digital group and Ford automotive operations department. Ms. McGowan has also taught university courses in advertising, business communications, copywriting and other industry subjects for over 18 years.
Carolyn Kremins, VP-publisher of Condé Nast Bridal Brands, has been promoted to assume additional business responsibilities for brides.com and 16 Brides local magazines. Ms. Kremins joined Brides as VP-publisher in 2009 directly from Cookie, where she also served as VP-publisher. She had been group publisher of The Week at Dennis Publishing since 2002, and began working at Dennis Publishing in 1996 as group publisher of Maxim, Maxim Online and Maxim Fashion as well as launch publisher of Stuff Magazine in 1998.
MarketShare has appointed Steve Tobias as senior VP-managing director. In this new role, he will be focused on helping the analytics company scale its client relationships and strategic offerings. Mr. Tobias joins MarketShare from Marketing Management Analytics (MMA), where he served as managing director and client officer. In this role, he managed a portfolio of clients including Avon, Citi, Discover Card, Disney, GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson. Prior to MMA, he was a senior manager at Bearingpoint and oversaw the company's digital content solution for media, entertainment and advertising.
Screenvision has hired two sales management executives, Al Connor and Tony McIlwain, as VPs of national and regional sales. Mr. Connor will head national and regional sales for the Central region, and Mr. McIlwain will be responsible for the Western region. Mr. Connor joins Screenvision with a strong TV background and more than 16 years of sales management experience. He most recently held sales-management positions with Akoo International and WBBM-TV, CBS 2 in Chicago. Mr. McIlwain, a longtime Telemundo employee, began his career in local sales at Telemundo's flagship station in Los Angeles, KVEA-TV, eventually landing as director-sales for Telemundo National Sales Organization in 2004. He also served as director-marketing and business development for the West Coast and Texas regions at NBC from 2002 through 2004.
Mojiva Inc., parent company to the Mojiva mobile ad network and Mocean Mobile ad platform, has tapped Tony Nethercutt for the newly created position of general manager, North America. As VP-sales for AdMob, Mr. Nethercutt is credited with creating the company's sales, account management, ad operations and creative services organizations. He remained with AdMob after Google acquired it in May 2010. Prior to his stint there, Mr. Nethercutt was responsible for YouTube's revenue strategy, was the top sales producer at Yahoo for four years and held sales and sales management roles at DoubleClick for four years.