Acquity Group announced the appointment of Rich Houle as vice president of talent development for technology services at its Chicago headquarters.
AOL's Advertising.com Group announced the appointment of Allie Savarino Kline to the role of chief marketing officer.
Celtra released its quarterly "Mobile Rich Media Monitor Report," which shows that engagement rates for location-based features in rich media mobile ads nearly doubled in Q3 2012.
Dailybreak announced the expansion of its executive team by hiring Wayne Silverman as chief revenue officer.
EachScape announced it was selected by The Jones Group to power and manage its internal app for the Nine West brand.
IAB and its Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence released "The IAB Mobile Phone Video Diaries," research that shows that 63 percent of digital video screening on mobile phones does not happen on-the-go, but rather at home.
Knotice released a mobile email opens report for Cyber Week (Nov. 20 to Nov. 26). The report shows retail mobile email opens during that time period and the same time period in 2011 and also has data on opens by time of day and device.
Machinima announced the appointment of Debbie Menin to serve as vice president of partner development, working with major broadcast and cable networks.
Mediasmith announced the promotion of Griselda Fernandez to the role of vice president, media director to expand her leadership of the media department, client relations, and company culture.
SLI Systems conducted a survey of nearly 500 retailers and found site search, SEO, and mobile commerce strategies as top priorities in 2013. The survey also reveals improving conversions (63 percent) and attracting more customers to their websites (61 percent) continue to be their biggest challenges.
Spyglass Brand Marketing named Jeff Busch the new chief executive officer/managing director.
YP announced that Tyler Best has joined the company in a newly created enterprise chief information officer position.
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