People on the Move | 8.09.07
Nielsen Business Media has named Andy Hartnett as director of business development for the Marketing and Media Group. Hartnett will be responsible for new business and product development, and identifying strategic revenue opportunities within the group. Marketing and Media Group products include Adweek and Brandweek. He joins Nielsen after leading Knight Ridder’s print to online sales transformation of its automotive category.
BusinessWeek has announced two personnel changes:
- Isaac Sacolick has been named vice president of technology. He will be the principle technologist for BusinessWeek Digital and will manage the architecture development and platform to deliver current and future products. Previously, Sacolick was founder and COO of TripConnect, a Web 2.0 travel site.
Former Ask.com senior director of product management for syndicated business, Bob Teree has been named BusinessWeek’s vice president of product management. Teree will lead cross-functional teams to define new products, work with the technology department to detail product specs and project-manage the launch of the magazine’s best-of-breed products.
CNNMoney.com also has announced two personnel changes:
- Jason Schaeffer has been appointed vice president of business development. Previously, Schaeffer was director of business and audience development for Dow Jones, where he helped manage development for WSJ.com, MarketWatch and Barron’s Online properties.
- Former BusinessWeek vice president of sales for its western region, Bob Maund has been named CNNMoney.com’s west coast sales director. Before starting at BusinessWeek, Maund was publisher of InfoWorld and worked in sales and sales management roles at Fortune.
News and opinion magazine The Week has appointed Steven Kotok as general manager. Kotok will oversee the magazine’s publishing operations. Kotok joined The Week six months after its launch in 2001 as business and circulation director, where he grew circulation 400 percent in five years. Previously, he worked for more than a decade at Dennis Publishing where he helped launch Maxim and Dennis Interactive.
Columnist and CNN contributor Roland S. Martin has joined the Essence magazine team as a blogger at Essence.com. In addition to his blog, Martin will contribute to the print magazine starting in December.