People on the Move: Time Warner Taps Michael Benson and Kristen O'Hara to Lead Global Marketing Group

Also on the Move: Tom Hartman, Ian W. Bailey, Darlan Monterisi, Greg Joumas, David Rayner

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Michael Benson
Michael Benson
Time Warner Inc. has hired Michael Benson as chief creative officer and promoted Kristen O' Hara to chief marketing officer of its Global Media Group. Mr. Benson and Ms. O' Hara will co-lead the in-house, creative marketing and advertising group, succeeding Mark D'Arcy. Mr. Benson was most recently co-chief of ABC Marketing. He joined ABC in 1998 as senior VP-advertising and promotion and exec VP-marketing of ABC Entertainment Group in June 2009. Mr. Benson received ABC's first marketing Emmy Award in 2009 and was named an Entertainment Marketer of the Year in 2008, 2007 and 2005 by Ad Age and in 2000 by Brandweek Magazine. He was responsible for the launch of and marketing around ABC's "Modern Family," "V," "Desperate Housewives," "Lost" and "Grey 's Anatomy," among other series.

Kristen O' Hara, who has been with the Global Media Group since 2004, most recently held the title of senior VP-managing director. She has led campaigns for key Time Warner advertisers including Unilever, L'Oreal and Johnson & Johnson. Prior to joining Time Warner , Ms. O' Hara was VP-corporate marketing and sales strategy at Time Inc., where she forged a strategic partnership with American Express Publishing. She also held numerous strategic and business development roles at Y&R.

Tom Hartman has been promoted to senior VP-corporate sales for Conde Nast. Mr. Hartman joined the Conde Nast Media Group in May 2008 as VP-corporate sales after spending five years at Gourmet, where he held the role of publisher during his final year. He originally joined the company in 1993 as advertising manager of Vogue, where he was eventually promoted to advertising director. Earlier in his career he held senior roles at and DoubleClick.

Hill & Knowlton has appointed Ian W. Bailey exec VP-general manager of its New York office, the firm's global headquarters. Most recently, Mr. Bailey was managing partner and co-founder of Capital C Partners, a strategic communications consultancy. Prior to founding Capital C, he was exec VP- managing director of U.S. and U.K. financial communications and investor relations at Weber Shandwick, and also led the company's U.K. and New York financial-services marketing activities.

Darlan Monterisi has joined Porter Novelli as exec VP, managing the global HP business as client relationship leader. Prior to joining Porter Novelli, Ms. Monterisi was the global PR director for Rockstar Games, conceiving, developing and executing integrated communications programs for such brands as Grand Theft Auto IV and Midnight Club: Los Angeles. Before that , she was an account director with Mullen, working on clients including the Department of Defense, BBN Technologies, H&R Block, Embarq and Wachovia. Prior to that , Monterisi served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, working as a public-affairs officer providing strategic public affairs guidance to top Marine commanders and serving as a spokesperson for the First Marine Expeditionary Force in Fallujah, Iraq during Operation Vigilant Resolve in 2004.

Greg Joumas has been named senior VP-advertising and director of client services at integrated-marketing agency Bailey Gardiner. Mr. Joumas spent 11 years as VP-advertising and marketing communications at Jack in the Box, where he won 12 Effies and two Cannes Gold Lions for his work on the brand. He was later recruited to The Martin Agency as senior VP-group account director and helped win the national Pizza Hut account. Earlier in his career, Mr. Joumas led the development of Intel's global strategic positioning and advertising as VP-global account director at Euro RSCG, San Francisco.

IdeaWork Studios has tapped David Rayner as VP-strategy and development. Mr. Rayner joins IdeaWork with over a decade in corporate marketing experience at Kimpton Hotels, Morgans Hotel Group and Crunch Fitness. His most recent position at Crunch Fitness, where he was internal marketing strategist and director-customer relations management and interactive marketing, led him to the transition to IdeaWork Studios. Mr. Rayner worked with the agency on their award-winning campaigns for the gym and aided efforts to help build the Crunch brand through online contests, mobile apps and engaging websites.

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