Jacqueline's Journal5 Nov, 2009 By: Jacqueline Renfrow Response This Week
U.S. Hispanic DRTV leaders Ava Hesami and Kathi Moore partner to create ENGAGEM3NT, a full-service direct response agency, with a specialization in multi-cultural marketing and advertising. Offices are located at 2901West Coast Highway, Suite 350, Newport Beach, Calif., 92663; and the new phone number is (949) 258-4362.
Infomercial executive producer Robert Barnes from Groff Films and direct response marketing and logistics professional Daniel Molloy, former general manager of Ship-Right Solutions, form revDRTV (Revenue Driven Television). revDRTV specializes in developing new product lines into brands in the DR marketplace. For more information, go to www.revdrtv.com.
Bill Koenigsberg, CEO and founder of Horizon Media, has donated $182,000 to City Harvest, the world’s first food rescue organization dedicated to feeding New York City’s hungry men, women and children. Koenigsberg presented the check at a press conference held on Nov. 2, at Duffy Square in Times Square, attended by over 200 Horizon Media and City Harvest employees.
iMarketing LTD, a full-service online marketing agency, is selected to implement an integrated online marketing program for Direct Wines, supporting the company’s expansion in the U.S. and increased emphasis on online sales.
Alterian launches the Social Media Marketing Council to help regulate how businesses harvest and use data from social networks and other online channels; provide guidance on what constitutes acceptable use of social media data; and encourage organizations to use judgment in how they target prospects online. Other organizations involved in the Council include DMRS Group, Acxiom, Merkle, TargetBase, Engauge and Epsilon.
Jason Johnson is promoted to vice president of online media and database sales for Active Marketing Group (AMG), a division of The Active Network Inc. Johnson will leverage his expertise to manage all aspects of AMG’s online media sales while continuing to oversee direct marketing services and lead the sales team.
GSI Commerce Inc. introduces TrueAction, the new face of its full-service agency. Formerly known as gsi interactive, TrueAction has provided digital marketing and design solutions to industry-leading retailers and brands including the NFL, GNC, kate spade and Christopher & Banks. The new moniker reflects the company’s focus on offering innovative marketing solutions that have driven millions of dollars in E-commerce transactions.
Kevin Hayes, most recently a senior account executive with YES Network, joins Bellatrix Media as vice president of sales. Hayes initially will introduce Bellatrix Media’s American Target Network (ATN), an unwired network that offers advertisers access to the nation’s 48 most-watched Cable TV networks for less money.
Kerr Drug, a leader in community-based pharmacy care, selects 919 Marketing, a nationally recognized marketing, consulting and public relations firm, as its marketing agency of record. The deal expands the partnership between the two North Carolina-based companies; 919 Marketing has been the public relations partner for Kerr Drug since 2005, and now as agency of record, will also provide strategic planning, branding, media planning and placement, advertising and production services for Kerr Drug.