The1stMovement has appointed Hugh Graham to the position of director of user experience.
AdGent 007 has launched The Skinny, a widget tab that allows users to display site updates with Twitter.
AiMatch will now provide its ad serving platform to Photobucket.
Allen & Gerritsen announced that Joel Idelson has joined the agency as SVP, creator of opportunities. He had formerly worked for Digitas and Razorfish.
Bazaarvoice announced that Stephen Collins, former CFO and CIO of DoubleClick, has joined the company as CFO. Collins brings over 22 years of financial experience and 13 years of technology industry experience.
BrainJuicer Group PLC has won the Award for Research Innovation at the Jay Chiat Strategy Festival. The prize was awarded for the company's report, "Generating Insights Through Social Media Using Research Robots," which was presented by Ari Popper, president of BrainJuicer.
Break Media and the NFL have launched a new custom channel on Break.com. Break also unveiled Tu Vez, a Hispanic male-focused website with content ranging from entertainment to sports.
Carat has been given U.S. media planning and buying responsibilities by Relativity Media, LLC. Carat's work, which begins on December 1, will promote the national release of 10 to 12 films within the next year.
ChaCha announced that it has closed a $20 million round of financing from new investors VantagePoint Venture Partners and Rho Ventures. The company has also added images and videos to its website to support the two million questions and answers it receives each day.
Hitachi America has debuted a new corporate brand campaign: an evolution of its "interconnected" campaign launched earlier this year. It consists of two new print executions focused on social innovation businesses, including IT, green mobility, and energy industries.
iContact has hired Jeff Revoy as chief product, marketing and strategy officer. He will be responsible for product management, marketing, and corporate strategy as the company leverages its recent $40M Series B investment from JMI Equity.
Lil' BIG and USA Today have honored four Bay Area agencies for winning prestigious Cannes Lions advertising awards at the 57th annual advertising festival in France. The winning agencies include Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Agency TwoFifteen, Evolution Bureau, and Venables Bell & Partners.
Marketron has acquired mSnap, the largest broadcast-based mobile ad network and provider of mobile ad solutions.
Karl Sun, former Google head of business development in the China region, has joined the board of directors at mediaFORGE. Sun currently serves as CEO of LucidChart.
Passenger has secured a $7.5 million investment that was led by Dr. Bahram Nour-Omid, a partner at Shelter Capital Partners. It has also announced the appointment of Dr. Nour-Omid as CEO and Steve Howe as chairman.
Performics has appointed Todd Friesen as director of SEO.
Rhino will re-launch as Gravity, an international creative, content, and brand communications company.
Schematic announced that Chris Stauch -- previously group creative director for Organic -- has been named as group creative director for the firm's office in Austin. Also in the the news for Schematic, Mark Ray has been named group creative director, Chris Polychronopoulos has been appointed to associate creative director, and Lani DeGuire and Natalie Derylo have both been promoted to senior project manager positions.
Telligent has appointed Wendy Gibson to the position of chief marketing officer. Gibson comes to Telligent from Oracle Insurance, where she served as vice president of business development.
Turn launched a corporate social responsibility effort, highlighting the digital ad community's support for breast cancer awareness. The initiative is aimed at providing non-profit organizations and charities with complimentary ad impressions, ad serving, and media fees in support of their digital campaigns.
Ron Burr has been named as CEO of WebVisible. Burr joined the company as COO in 2009.
XA.net, Inc. has rolled out optim.al, a multivariate text and image advertising optimization platform that allows clients to test thousands of ad variations through a single interface.
Zillow announced a number of moves in management. Greg Schwartz has been named chief revenue officer, Amy Bohutinsky was promoted to VP, marketing and communications, Chad Cohen was promoted to VP, finance and controller, and Chloe Harford was appointed as VP, mortgages and new ventures.
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