GO.com Names New Agency, VP of Marketing

Disney‘s GO.com (GO) on
Thursday tapped Cliff Freeman &
to be the advertising agency for the GO Network, and appointed
Doug De Vito to work with the agency as vice president of marketing.

De Vito, who has worked for companies like Procter & Gamble (PG),
Potomac Partners, AT&T Solutions and Lyte.com, is charged with re-positioning
GO.com’s brand identity as an entertainment-focused portal.

While the network had once aimed to be a general interest portal with a
broad reach, it has since abandoned that goal and sought to focus on
entertainment and leisure — a natural fit for a company with ties to
Disney (DIS).

“The brand marketing, media experience, and fresh perspective Doug brings
to our team is a great fit for the direction we’re taking over the coming
months,” said Judy Fearing, senior vice president of marketing for GO.com.

“As we focus our product efforts on the broad categories of recreation,
entertainment and leisure, our marketing efforts will communicate that to
consumers and Doug’s team will be a driving force behind those communications.”

De Vito comes most recently from Lyte.com, a personalized retail
entertainment service, where he was vice president of marketing. GO.com
hopes his experience in strategic marketing and partnership development
will help him forge these types of ties as the network seeks to shift its

Cliff Freeman & Partners clients include Fox Sports Online, Office.com, and Cyberian Outpost (COOL).

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