90octane has hired Willow Smith as media account manager, Lauren Morales as account manager, and Dana Munson and Ariana Wolf as account coordinators.
AKQA announced Rei Inamoto has been named to lead the New York office.
AOL announced the launch of Project Devil 2, the next phase of AOL’s continued focus on innovation in premium branded display.
Applicasa announced from Apps World London the private beta launch of its mobile game management platform.
BUZZMEDIA announced a partnership with Translation LLC to develop research that explores the relationship between influencers and consumers in the current media environment.
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announced The Help Group will begin a four-month pilot of "Skills" curriculum for 40 children with autism spectrum disorders.
Genesis Media secured $3 million in series “A” funding led by Black Ocean and SamStella.
Globys named Craig Baughn VP of client delivery.
IAB issued its full support for the Digital Advertising Alliance’s position against machine-driven “do-not-track” (DNT) browser standards, because they restrict consumer control and freedom of choice. Furthermore, IAB expanded its quality assurance guidelines. IAB also announced a study by researchers at the Harvard University Business School, commissioned by IAB, with findings such as this: Employment in the ad-supported internet ecosystem doubled over the past four years to 5.1 million.
InComm, a prepaid product and transaction services company, announced its partnership with Ifeelgoods, Inc., a digital goods promotion platform.
The International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) recently awarded Heinrich Marketing with three awards for creative work on behalf of the 2012 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.
Johnson & Quin, Inc. announced it has expanded its marketing services with Intelligent Mail Tracking services through GrayHair Software.
Kred released its list of most influential venture capitalists in social media.
NetSeer announced that David Carlick, chairman at ReachLocal, joined its board of directors.
Neuralitic Systems announced the launch of the SevenFlow Profiling Engine, a newly added component to Neuralitic’s SevenFlow Solution Suite.
OneStar Foundation announced the launch of an updated, redesigned website and a refreshed brand image through a partnership with Austin-based HMG Creative to further initiatives for nonprofits in Texas.
Plink named Marc Marin as chief marketing officer.
PointRoll named Peter Macey VP of Midwest sales.
Red Door Interactive announced the addition of Andrew Batten and Elizabeth McIlhany to its Denver office.
RO NEW YORK presented the launch of a new U.S. website and e-boutique.
StrikeAd announced a strategic partnership with AdMobius, enabling publishers and advertisers to discover and target relevant audiences at scale.
Tap for Tap hired Ryan Gerhardt as VP of business development.
TruEffect appointed Andre Padilla and Greg Jones QA software engineers on the TruEffect engineering team, which is based in TruEffect’s headquarters in Westminster, Colorado.
Vibrant Media announced its next generation suite of marketing solutions, including a significant update and redesign of in-text, its pioneering ad product.
WhiskedFoodie.com hired Becky Reams (MasterChef season 3 contestant) as a contributor and host of the new Foodie Next Door weekly web cooking series.
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