Execs and Accounts for July 9, 2003

Agency.com COO Don Scales has been promoted to president of the company. Scales has been with Agency.com since February 2001, prior to which he was CEO at eJiva, a division of Igate Capital, and senior VP of worldwide professional services at Exe Technologies.

“Don’s management style is a proven model of success,” said Suh. “He has helped guide Agency.com to financial success while continuing to deliver quality services to our clients.”

E-mail marketer Quris has named Michael Raneri to its board of directors. Raneri is senior VP of advice product and tools at Charles Schwab & Company. He brings 14 years of experience in developing electronic communication technologies.

“Michael’s deep understanding and hands-on familiarity with electronic channel touch points will help us find new ways to establish and maintain customer relationships for our clients,” said John Funk, CEO of Quris.

Online publisher Cygnus Interactive has signed a three-year deal to make 24/7 Real Media’s Open AdStream Local its exclusive ad serving solution. Cygnus said the choice was motivated by Open AdStream Local’s ability to serve a high volume of advertising, as well as to conform to the publisher’s client-centric approach.

“24/7 Real Media’s technical support team was flexible, professional and had the industry expertise that really impressed us,” said Cygnus Interactive VP Paul Andrews.

Integrated marketing firm Media Revolution has promoted Cathryn Still to direct its marketing and solutions department. Still joined the Media Revolution team in 2001 as an account executive, prior to which she was a marketing and product management VP at The Princeton Review.

“Her market intelligence, leadership abilities and communication skills will help Media Revolution provide clients with innovative marketing and branding tools,” said Jason Yim, founder and president of Media Revolution.

Juxt Interactive has launched a new Web site for Bandai America’s Jagun Fighters action figure toy line. The Web presence recounts the legend of the Jagun Warriors, explains how the game is played, and introduces users to each Jagun character. Juxt used Flash MX to create what it describes as an immersive experience in the world of Jagun, with interactive storytelling and character animation.

“The creative team at Juxt put their heart and soul into this project, and the end result is an immersive experience into the world of Jagun Fighters,” said Lori Moreno, senior marketing manager for Bandai America.

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