People on the Move: Clear Channel Outdoor Promotes William Eccleshare to CEO

Also on the Move: Adam Hirsch, Philip R. Wiser, Jennifer Tarsitano, Bob Hammond, Mark Pollard, Jean Batthany

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William Eccleshare
William Eccleshare

William Eccleshare, CEO of the international division of Clear Channel Outdoor, has been promoted to CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, overseeing Clear Channel Outdoor Americas and Clear Channel International. Before joining Clear Channel, Mr. Eccleshare was in leadership roles at a number of major advertising agencies, including chairman-CEO at BBDO for Europe, Middle East and Africa; chairman of Young & Rubicam/Wunderman EMEA; chairman-CEO of Ammirati Puris Lintas, Northern Europe; global strategic planning director of JWT Worldwide; and CEO, PPGH/JWT Amsterdam. He was also a partner and leader of the marketing practice at McKinsey & Co. Mr. Eccleshare will be based in the U.K. for an interim period and then relocate to New York.

Adam Hirsch, chief operating officer of Mashable and one of its early employees, has been named chief digital officer at Mr. Hirsch will oversee all member engagement for the teen social-change group, including social media, product development and mobile. While at Mashable, Mr. Hirsch created and produced the Social Good Summit in partnership with the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation. He will continue to serve as an adviser to Mashable.

Hearst Corp. has appointed Philip R. Wiser to the new position of chief technology officer. Mr. Wiser was most recently chairman and president of Sezmi Corp., a provider of broadband-broadcast hybrid TV solutions that he co-founded in 2006. Sezmi was recently sold to Prague-based KIT Digital. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Wiser was CTO at Sony America. He formed the digital-business group at Sony Music and was its CTO and senior VP from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Wiser also built the first online music-distribution platform as a founder of Liquid Audio, an early pioneer in online music distribution. He was CTO and a board director there from 1996 to 2001.

E+M Advertising has named Jennifer Tarsitano VP-business development. Before joining the brand-response and digital firm, Ms. Tarsitano was VP-marketing director at Digitas, where she has spent the past 12 years in executive positions. Her experience extends across several industries; she has worked with clients such as JP Morgan Chase, American Express, AOL, Citigroup, Jefferies & Co., Merrill Lynch and AT&T.

Bob Hammond has joined Jumptap as chief technology officer. He will oversee engineering and technology efforts, with a focus on enhancing the company's mobile-audience targeting expertise. Mr. Hammond comes to Jumptap from Vibrant Media, a New York-based online ad network, where he was senior VP-technology. Before that , he served as VP-engineering at Yahoo after the company acquired Maven, a video-ad network where Mr. Hammond had been senior VP-engineering for three years. At Yahoo, he managed and oversaw engineering for video platform and syndication group.

Big Spaceship has brought on Mark Pollard as VP-brand strategy. Mr. Pollard comes to the agency from Saatchi & Saatchi, New York, where he was most recently senior VP-director of planning innovation. An Australia native, he moved to New York from McCann, Sydney, and previously held positions at Leo Burnett, TribalDDB and Ogilvy. At 20, he founded the first full-color hip-hop magazine in the Southern Hemisphere, Stealth, which was distributed by Tower Records worldwide.

Jean Batthany has joined DDB, Chicago, as senior VP-group creative director. She will lead all creative endeavors for Safeway. Ms. Batthany was most recently creative group head at Merkley & Partners, where she managed Arby's , AXA Equitable, Dave & Busters and several projects for the Ad Council. Prior to Merkley + Partners, she worked at BBDO, New York, and Saatchi, New York, and has done award-winning work for PepsiCo and British Airways.

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