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The Digital Dispatch: News you missed

The Digital Dispatch: News you missed iMedia Editors

33Across announced it has secured $13.1 million in new equity financing. In addition, the company appointed industry veteran Michael Agostino as its new CTO.

Acsys Interactive announced that it has named Melissa Tait, former VP and director at Digitas, as its vice president of technology.

adtivity by appssavvy announced Peter Wang as senior vice president of engineering. Additionally, the company hired Jeffrey Yang as analytics architect, Bryan Valentini as analytics engineer, Eli Daiches as senior platform engineer, and Michael Kim as quality assurance engineer.

Digitas appointed Matt Jacobs to lead strategy for its San Francisco office. Digitas Atlanta added two new hires to its leadership team: Alyse Schwartz, vice president, group director of account planning; and Jamie Christner, vice president, group director of strategy and analysis. In addition, Digitas New York hired Doug Speidel as senior vice president, creative; and Fritz Desir as vice president, group director, head of experience design.

F+W Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of Aspire Media LLC, parent company of Interweave, from private equity firms Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors, and several members of the Interweave management team.
GoldSpot Media launched the AdSite Mobile Marketing Program, which enables advertisers to reach users via mobile apps and web, Facebook Sponsored Stories, Twitter Sponsored Tweets, search AdWords, SMS, and other channels with a single rich media click destination.

Hearst Digital Media has promoted Jennifer Barrett to general manager of the unit's Women and Teen Network. Paulo Lemgruber has joined as vice president of business development and strategy. Zachary Abbell was hired as the director of ecommerce. And Eric Goeres has joined as the general manager of the Men's Network.

JiWire announced its Q2 Mobile Audience Insights Report. Key highlights include: Wi-Fi usage has grown by 240 percent on smartphones, laptops, and tablets since Q2 2011; 52 percent of on-the-go moms own a tablet; 62 percent of consumers location-tag their social sharing posts; and Android continues to gain momentum in the U.K. with a 7.6 percent gain in market share for the second consecutive quarter.

Lippincott appoints veteran digital marketing and brand strategist Tim Cunningham as senior partner and head of its San Francisco office.

PK4 Media hired Mark Chu and Meredith McBride, who will join the team as regional sales directors. Also, the company unveiled a new brand identity and positioning in the marketplace. PK4's focus is to unify the interests of brand advertisers, publishers, and content creators for maximum benefit and return on digital advertising programs.

Plink announced that it has closed a $3 million Series A round of funding from Grotech Ventures.

PulsePoint appointed Monica Seebohm to the position of VP of western sales to manage and build new opportunities throughout the region.

R/GA announced the return of Tim Allen to lead the experience design department and revealed a series of shifts to its creative leadership team in New York. Nick Law, chief creative officer, North America, will now assume the role of global chief creative officer. In addition, executive creative directors Chloe Gottlieb and Taras Wayner will be managing creative in New York.

Shiny Ads launched a new self-serve advertising platform designed for direct sales teams at premium digital publishers, empowering them to easily create and manage premium ad insertion orders.

Simulmedia revealed that it has entered into a data partnership with FourthWall Media to improve Simulmedia's ability to increase CPMs on under-yielding cable network and cable operator inventory.

Sprinklr announced the addition of Hearst Digital Media, a unit of Hearst Magazines, to its client roster.

Velti announced the addition of Harry Patz as chief revenue officer. Patz joins Velti after 20 years of experience at Microsoft Corporation.

Vibrant Media announced Tom Iler as chief technology officer to lead the company's technology strategy and execution with a specific focus on innovation, automation, data optimization, and product management and development.

WebCollage Inc. announced offering E-Tale's "Where to Buy" technology. Additionally, the company announced a new program that will make online manufacturer's product information for more than 50,000 SKUs accessible through major mobile platforms.

[x+1], enterprise data management platform (DMP) provider, announced that it has hired Peter Moritz as senior vice president of sales, reporting to president and COO Peter Massey

YuMe has introduced the next generation of advertising on mobile devices -- a full-screen, interactive, mobile video ad unit called YuMe Mobile Flip.

Editor's note: We list the companies and people alphabetically. Our bimonthly column is always looking for announcements, so please email them to [email protected]

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