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The Digital Dispatch: Believe Entertainment Group, AOL, and The Weather Channel

The Digital Dispatch: Believe Entertainment Group, AOL, and The Weather Channel iMedia Editors

AOL announced that Advertising.com Group has officially been renamed AOL Networks.

Affiliate Window announced the U.S. online travel market has grown exponentially in the last 12 to 24 months, with the WTCC reporting that it reached $313 billion in 2012.

Believe Entertainment Group announced Danny Fishman will join the company as partner.

Buzzi announced that it is becoming an international company operating out of three centers: London, Silicon Valley, and Tel Aviv.

Dailybreak announced the expansion of the company by hiring Mike Jensen to spearhead sales for the West Coast.

Datonics partnered with MediaMath to integrate Datonics data within the MediaMath TerminalOne platform.

Definition 6 announced the launch of its Unified Communications Group.

G2 announced the appointment of Christopher Cooper to the role of group director, digital strategy, out of G2 New York.

Gradient X named Stephan Cunningham as the VP of marketplace operations.

HMG Creative is "Sharing the Love" today by donating to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the spirit of Valentine's Day.

Integral Ad Science announced that it has appointed Niall Hogan as its new U.K. managing director to lead the expansion of its business in the U.K. and across Europe.

iPerceptions announced the new iPerceptions' Active Research Platform, which raises the bar in Voice of Customer (VOC) Analytics.

JiWire received the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for the JiWire Location Graph.

NextMark announced it has hired Chris O'Hara as chief revenue officer.

Nutrisystem announced that Keira Krausz has joined the company as EVP and CMO.

RAYMOND WEIL announced that on Feb. 4, in honor of Facebook's ninth birthday, it redirected all of its corporate website traffic to its Facebook page.

Rightster announced the acquisition of Preview Networks and the appointment of Scott Leishman as global VP of talent and resourcing. Also, The Australian Football League (AFL) selected Rightster to launch live AFLTV, a subscription service providing access to live and on-demand AFL games to fans outside of Australia and New Zealand.

ROKKAN announced its expansion into two new markets, Chicago and Los Angeles, in addition to the arrival of industry veteran Brian Carley, who has rejoined the organization as executive creative director.

Spark announced that the Chicago-based agency has hired Stephen Paez as its new director of multicultural.

SupersonicAds announced its U.S. expansion, opening offices in both New York City and Los Angeles.

Tapad announced the appointment of two key hires, Nick Jordan as SVP of product and strategy and Michael Moss as SVP of engineering.

TapSense announced the launch of M3 Cloud, a marketing platform for retail apps, which optimizes mobile ad campaigns to revenue through cohort analysis.

TargetSpot announced that it will deliver in-stream audio ads for six new partners: Songza, Radionomy, just hear !t, Thefuture.fm, Soundtracker, and HulkShare.

Tealium announced that it has moved to a new multi-CDN (content delivery network) architecture.

The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) released its 2012 Annual Compliance Report, which provides a comprehensive view of how the organization's members, comprised of nearly 100 third-party digital advertising companies, are complying with the NAI Code.

The Weather Channel named Denise Chudy to the newly created position of VP of local platform sales strategy.

uTest unveiled Applause, a mobile app analytics product.

Vibrant Media announced that James Coraci has joined the company as VP of sales for the Detroit region.

Viralheat launched its new unified Smart Stream to its social media marketing suite.

Vision Critical released its Brand Equity Relationship Assessment (BERA) platform by teaming with MicroStrategy Incorporated.

Waller Capital Partners announced that Sundeep Chanana has joined the firm to cover digital media and technology.

WWE announced the appointment of Monty Sarhan as general counsel and SVP.

Yahoo JAPAN began deploying DG MediaMind's ad serving technology platform for rich media ads on its GyaO! video streaming site.

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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