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TROY, Mich.-Ron Buckhammer has joined McCann-Erickson Worldwide as senior VP-director of total communications for the Buick account.

He left the presidency at Chapin Faulkner Group, a Birmingham marketing consultancy, to take the new post. Mr. Buckhammer reports to Richard Hill, exec VP-general manager of the office.

Susan Kiltie, another outside hire, is taking over as senior VP-director of media services, from VP-media director at J. Walter Thompson USA, Detroit.

She succeeds Karen Ritchie, who left to become exec VP-managing director of the print unit at GM MediaWorks, Warren, the new Interpublic Group of Cos. agency handling General Motors Corp.'s consolidated media buying.

Other people moving:

David Dean Jacobs, 43, to executive director, Eight Sheet Outdoor Advertising Association, Blue Springs, Mo., from chairman. He succeeds Ron Waggener, now president, Waggener & Associates, Blue Springs, and Waggener Outdoor, Warrensburg.

Larry G. Chiagouris to exec VP-director of client and strategic services, a new post at Creamer Dickson Basford, New York, from exec VP-director of strategic planning and research, Backer Spielvogel Bates.

Donald Hurwitz to exec VP-director of account service, a new post at Pamet River Partners, Boston, from senior VP-management supervisor, Ingalls, Quinn & Johnson. He's the fourth senior-level Ingalls employee to defect to Pamet.

Stan Fields, 33, group account supervisor at D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., to senior VP from VP. Also: Erin Lacey, 29, to account supervisor, a new post, from account exec.

Joe Moscati to VP-creative director, Abramson Ehrlich Manes, Washington, from assistant creative director, Trahan, Burden & Charles, Baltimore. He succeeds Kathryn Linde, who left.

Brad Riddoch to acting creative director, MacLaren Lintas, Toronto, from VP-group creative director. He succeeds Bill Durnan, who left as national creative director to set up a consultancy.

Barton Landsman, 28, to associate creative director, Kirshenbaum & Bond, New York, from copywriter, BBDO Worldwide. He succeeds Craig Simpson, who left.

Peter Rabot to associate creative director, a new post at Burkhardt & Christy, New York, from free-lancer.

Ed Crayton, 35, to senior writer, a new post at Doyle Advertising & Design Group, Boston, from copywriter, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco.

Adding VP posts at Ross Roy Communications, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.: Jim Zimmer, 32, senior account exec; Mike Young, associate media director; and Suzanne Van Belkum, 36, account supervisor.


DES MOINES-William Kerr, 53, was elevated to president-chief operating officer of Meredith Corp. last week at the company's annual board meeting.

He had been a corporate exec VP and president of the magazine group that includes Better Homes & Gardens and Ladies' Home Journal. Mr. Kerr joined Meredith in September 1991, from president of The New York Times Co.'s magazine group.

Christopher Little, 53, succeeds Mr. Kerr as president of the magazine group, from exec VP.

In the moves, which had long been anticipated, Jack Rehm relinquishes the Meredith presidency but continues as chairman-CEO.

Other people moving:

Peggy Pollack to associate publisher, a new post at Mademoiselle, New York, from advertising director. John Messina succeeds Ms. Pollack, from advertising manager. Catherine Kruchko succeeds Mr. Messina, from consultant. Also: Warren Dixon to marketing director from marketing manager. He succeeds Nancy Harding, who left.

Bert Gould to senior VP-marketing, promotion and program strategy, a new post at Fox Children's Network, Beverly Hills, Calif., from VP-marketing, promotion and program strategy.

Andy Denemark, 37, to VP-programming, a new post at United Stations Radio Networks, New York, from programming director, Westwood One Radio Networks and the Source.

Janet Robinson, 43, to VP-director of advertising, The New York Times, from VP-advertising. Ms. Robinson will assume duties formerly held by Valerie Salembier, who also had the title of VP-advertising. Ms. Salembier recently took the company's buyout offer.

Brenda Seidner to director of retail marketing research, a new post at the Television Bureau of Advertising, New York, from category marketing associate, Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, N.Y.


NEW YORK-Harley Flaum, 48, founder, president and creative director of RadioBand, died May 8 of cancer at his Manhattan home.

Born in Miami Beach, Fla., Mr. Flaum began his career as a broadcast journalist before forming RadioBand in 1972; he moved the agency to New York a year later.

The creative shop, specializing in radio advertising, has won more than 30 Clios. Mr. Flaum founded RadioBand to meld his love for music and a quirky sense of humor.

Also:William Barlow, 76, former owner of Media Industry Newsletter, died May 10 of cancer in New York. Phillips Publishing, Potomac, Md., bought the magazine in 1991.

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