People on the Move: Scott Ballantyne Joins Fab as Global CMO

Also on the Move: James Lou, Meredith Kopit Levien, Mark Howard, Christopher McLoughlin, Shirin Peykar, Julie S. Washington

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Scott Ballantyne
Scott Ballantyne

Scott Ballantyne has joined as global chief marketing officer. He comes to the design site from Vonage, where he was CMO and launched Vonage on iPhone and Android. Mr. Ballantyne also built 3,000 retail points of purchase through deals with Best Buy, K-Mart and Sears. Previous positions include senior VP-marketing at clean-energy startup Tendril; VP and general manager-consumer direct at Hewlett-Packard; senior director-marketing at Dell ; and senior VP-marketing at T-Mobile, where he drove the highest volume of RIM BlackBerry sales of any wireless carrier in the world.

James Lou has been named exec VP-chief strategy officer of Euro RSCG, Chicago, and co-chief strategy officer of Euro RSCG North America. He had been with DDB Chicago as managing director, then U.S. chief strategic officer and co-chairman, Worldwide Planning Group, of the DDB network. Before that , Mr. Lou was worldwide director-account planning on the Microsoft account at McCann Worldgroup. He has won many effectiveness and creativity awards for brands such as Microsoft, McDonald's, Michelin, Anheuser-Busch InBev, General Motors, State Farm and Mars/Wrigley.

Forbes Media has promoted Meredith Kopit Levien to chief revenue officer and Mark Howard to senior VP-digital advertising strategy, a newly created position. Ms. Levien, who joined Forbes four years ago, was most recently senior VP-group publisher. In her new role, she will oversee the entire U.S. and European digital- and print-sales organization. Mr. Howard will head digital ad strategy, with a focus on leading the ad-product introductions. He was previously senior VP-digital ad sales.

Christopher McLoughlin has been named publisher of Men's Journal. He was most recently associate publisher of Redbook and, leading the title to top performer within Hearst in 2009. Mr. McLoughlin was previously at Conde Nast, where he served as executive director-sales and marketing of; publisher of Golf for Women; associate publisher of Conde Nast Traveler; and associate publisher of Golf Digest. Before that , he was at Time Inc. as New York advertising director of Sports Illustrated. Mr. McLoughlin has also held positions at the New York Times Co., Walt Disney Co.and Rodale.

Shirin Peykar has been appointed VP-direct response at Univision Communications. She had been with Viacom for seven years, most recently as director-advertising sales responsible for direct-response ad sales for Nickelodeon, [email protected], TeenNick and Nicktoons. In previous roles, Ms. Peykar oversaw all direct response sales and campaign placements on MTV , Vh1, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, MTVU, MTV Tres, Palladia and Vh1 Classic; she was also an account executive for Spike, MTV , Vh1 and CMT. Ms. Peykar started her career at USA Networks as a sales coordinator and eventually became an account executive for USA, Sci Fi, Trio and NWI.

Jamba Juice has promoted Julie S. Washington, formerly senior VP-general manager of consumer products, to the new position of senior VP-chief brand officer. Ms. Washington joined Jamba Juice as VP and general manager-consumer products in 2010. She had been VP-marketing at Luxottica Retail from 2008 to 2010 and North America director-shopper marketing at Procter & Gamble from 2005 to 2007.

John McNamara has joined ESPN as VP-multimedia sales. He will be based in Chicago and will be charged with leading national advertising-sales strategies across ESPN media assets for Midwest-based clients and agencies. Most recently, Mr. McNamara served as VP-business development at IMG Worldwide, where he worked on multiplatform, integrated sponsorships for multiple IMG properties. Prior to his work with IMG, he led Turner Broadcasting's four national sales offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Detroit, joining the company as a VP in 1995 and rising to senior VP in 2006.

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