The Digital Dispatch: Rovio, Tapjoy, and ad:tech

Acquity Group announced that Stephen Bernstein was appointed to VP and group client partner for national solutions, Kevin Doohan was promoted to SVP, Central, and Loren Kaneshige was promoted to VP, Northwest.

Adara announced it has secured $20 million in a financing round led by QuestMark Partners.

ad:tech San Francisco announced its last call for entries for the Startup Spotlight Series. Today, February 28, is the last day applications will be accepted. Startup Spotlight is looking for the most innovative companies within digital marketing to compete in two challenges: Mobile Commerce and Social Engagement. The competition will be held at ad:tech San Francisco in April.

Advanced Technology Services won five Addy awards for creative achievement in marketing.

The Digital Dispatch: Rovio, Tapjoy, and ad:tech

Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) announced the addition of Lynn Branigan as the new executive director.

ChaCha was ranked the top answer provider on mobile devices, according to Butler Business Accelerator's "Study on Q&A Platforms."

DataPop officially launched the industry's first Product Listing Ads (PLA) platform that drives significant performance based upon semantic technology.

Ensighten signed a service delivery partnership with ACR Analytics.

Glassdoor announced that Steve Roop joined as VP of marketing and Scott Hauswirth joined as VP of business development.

GumGum announced the appointment of Mike Feltz and Brian McFarland to newly-created regional VP roles.

IAB announced that twelve industry luminaries have accepted invitations to become new members of the IAB Agency Advisory Board (AAB), a consultative body formed by IAB to focus on building effective relationships between digital publishers and the agency thought leaders who are creating campaigns that are reshaping the way advertising, media, and marketing communications work in the interactive era. IAB also announced the winners of its 2012 Sales & Service Excellence Awards.

Integral Ad Science (formerly AdSafe Media) announced its 2012 Semiannual Review for Q3 and Q4 2012, showcasing data related to its new TRAQ Score, a quality media score designed to help advertisers understand the environment where their impressions lie.

Martini Media announced record growth across the U.S. and U.K., as well as the promotion of Thomas O'Regan to president and chief revenue officer.

Opera Software announced reaching the milestone of 300 million monthly users across all its browser products on phones, tablets, TVs, and computers.

POSSIBLE and Fox Digital Entertainment announced the debut of DIE HARD, a new mobile game for the iOS and Android platforms, including Amazon's Kindle.

PubMatic announced Rob Jonas was hired as its new VP and managing director for EMEA and APAC, and Andrew Zeiger was hired as chief revenue officer, Americas.

Revelation announced the launch of Revelation|Next, the next generation qualitative consumer research platform that leverages mobile devices and the web to capture in-the-moment consumer behaviors and insights.

Rightster announced it has partnered with the British Fashion Council for the seventh season in a row to live stream 21 of the catwalk shows at London Fashion Week this month.

Rovio announced the expansion of its global brand advertising partnership team, with senior hires in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Tapjoy announced the election of Warren Jenson to its board of directors.

The Brand Activation Association (BAA), formerly the Promotion Marketing Association (PMA), announced that Marc Shaw, director of shopper marketing for Unilever North America, was elected chairman of the board and Pam Kermisch, integrated communications director for General Mills, was elected the new vice chairman.

The Brand Union announced the promotion of executive creative director Wally Krantz to worldwide creative director, corporate branding.

The Relevancy Group announced the addition of Chris Marriott to serve as VP of services and principal consultant.

TruEffect named Tim Mayer as its chief marketing officer.

Editor's note: We list the companies and people alphabetically. Our bimonthly column is always looking for announcements, so please email them to chloe@imediaconnection.com.

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