The Digital Dispatch: IBM, FremantleMedia, and Latin3

Arnold Worldwide announced the appointment of Paul Nelson and Elliott Seaborn to managing directors of Arnold Worldwide in Boston.

BlackArrow announced the formation of an advisory board that will help the TV and advertising industry better understand and benefit from the opportunities and challenges of emerging advertising technology. Charter members of the advisory board include TV and advertising industry thought leaders, Nancy Hill (4A's), David Poltrack (CBS), Marcien Jenckes (Comcast), Mike Bologna (GroupM), Marc Krok (AMC) and Bob DeSena (Engagement Marketing Group).

BroadBandTV announced the official launch of VISO Catalyst, its powerful web-platform that enables channel partners to optimize their video content and save time and money by more effectively managing their digital assets. BBTV works with a number of clients such as NBA, Discovery, and A&E. BBTV also now has 100 million subscribers from over 10,000 content partners, and one billion monthly impressions.

ClickTale, the innovator of In-Page Analytics, announced a collaboration with online marketing and interactive agency Paramore.

Complex Media announced that it has secured a $25 million investment from Iconix Brand Group.

Criteo announced the appointment of Kathleen Schneider as senior vice president, marketing and communications.

Definition 6 announced the appointment of Barry Sikes as the agency's new CEO.

Deutsch New York announced that Kerry Keenan has been hired as chief creative officer and partner.

Digilant partnered with MIT Technology Review to produce a guide to advertising technology. Digilant also promoted Todd Heger to VP of sales East and Meg McLaughlin to VP of account strategy.

Ebuzzing announced the launch of Ebuzzing Self Serve.

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) named Gayle Gilman as the new executive vice president, digital content.

GoldSpot Media launched SmartVueTM, the industry's first multi-screen ad server to enable agencies and brands to create, traffic, and measure smart digital ads with built-in device recognition, placement awareness, and real time viewability reporting.

hybris announced that Cycle Gear selected the hybris B2C commerce solution with Product Content Management (PCM), Web Content Management System (WCMS), and customer service modules to support the company's growth.

IBM introduced new cloud and mobile-enabled IBM Social Business software and service capabilities that will allow line of business executives to quickly move their business processes into the cloud in order to drive better decision making and increase productivity whether in the office or working remotely via a smartphone or tablet.

Integral Ad Science announced today that Harmon Lyons was hired as vice president of business development, a new position at the company.

Jacob Tyler Creative Group announced the opening of its Washington D.C.-area office with the acquisition of Chinn Creative.

Kinetic Social announced that it has hired Jennifer Andre as senior account executive and Rachel Bowe as account executive. 

Latin3 welcomed Gonzalo Rodriguez Boido as its new integrated marketing director.

LinkedIn appointed Penry Price as VP of global sales, marketing solutions.

Mathys+Potestio, a creative and marketing industry staffing and recruiting firm, announced it is opening an Austin location on October 1, 2013.

Media6Degrees (m6d) announced it has changed its name to Dstillery.

PishPoshBaby, the retailer of high quality baby gear and related advice, and eGifter, the social gifting company, announced the launch of the new PishPoshBaby online registry and social group gifting system using the eGifter platform.

Project: Worldwide and its shopper engagement agency, Shoptology announced the hire of Dino de León, who will serve as executive creative director at Shoptology.

Reloaded Interactive announced the launch of a dynamic in-game advertising campaign for Virgin EMI Records, promoting Avicii's debut album "TRUE."

SapientNitro announced the hire of Robert Kleman as the new executive creative director for the Miami office.

SMS Marketing Services, Inc. announced the addition of Amy Williamson to SMS Marketing Services in the role of vice president of sales.

TeamLogic IT announce that Rob Ryan has joined the company as director of sales.

Trueffect announced new corporate headquarters which will more than double its operating space. Trueffect also hired Darryl LaRue as senior vice president of operations, Ashley Grace as senior vice president of sales, and Kevin Barhydt as vice president of business development.

Unmetric Inc. announced it has raised $5.5 million in Series B financing to expand its business and help Fortune 500 brands and agencies understand exactly what their competition is doing across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, and if such programs are actually working.

Unruly hired former Yahoo executive Richard Kosinski as its U.S. president.

Your Majesty announced the appointment of Jason Prohaska as chief executive officer of Your Majesty New York.

YUDU Media announced the release ofAppFactory, an extension to YUDU’s Easi-App product that allows publishers to rapidly create apps for iOS and Android.

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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