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Executive Announcements From the Past Week

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Alan Cohen, exec VP-managing director, innovations and entertainment for North America at Interpublic Group of Cos.' Initiative media network, was promoted to managing director of Initiative West with responsibility for the Los Angeles and San Diego offices. Mr. Cohen, 50, is a 20-year veteran of the entertainment industry who has held positions at 20th Century Fox, NBC and ABC.
Bill Tucker
Bill Tucker Credit: David M. Russell

MediaCom, part of WPP's Group M, hired Barbara Cipolla as president-chief strategic services officer. Ms. Cipolla shifts from sister Group M agency Mediaedge:cia, where she was managing partner-marketing and business development director.

Matthew Pollock became creative director of Sapient's experience-marketing division. Mr. Pollock heads to the Cambridge, Mass.-based agency from Digitas, Boston, where he held the role of VP-creative director.

Stacey Gross was named marketing director at music-news magazine Billboard. Ms. Gross, who previously worked as a marketing exec at National CineMedia, will also work with Billboard's parent, Nielsen Business Media.

Bill Tucker was boosted to CEO of MediaVest USA, New York. He previously served as the shop's president-client service and agency operations.

Michael Winter joined the New York office of as media director. Mr. Winter, 34, was previously VP-media director at Beyond Interactive.

New York-based Ogilvy North America, the largest unit in WPP Group's Ogilvy Group agency network, promoted three executives. Andy Berndt, 40, and Michelle Bottomley, 42, were named co-president. Mr. Brandt was previously managing director, Ogilvy & Mather, New York; Ms. Bottomley served as co-managing director at OgilvyOne, New York. In addition, Harvey Kipnis, 52, became chief growth officer. Like Ms. Bottomley, he was previously co-managing director at OgilvyOne.
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