ADOTAS – Microsoft has done some rearranging of its central marketing group and created the position of chief creative officer for Gayle Troberman, a 13-year veteran of the company who was most recently general manager for Microsoft advertising and consumer engagement.
Ben Silverman’s startup Electus, a joint venture with IAC that promises to create advertiser-assisted content, has wooed away Laura Caraccioli-Davis, exevutive vice president of Publicis Groupe’s Starcom Entertainment.
Vincent Obermeier, Tremor Media executive and cofounder, has joined the AdBidCentral advisory board.
Dale Baker, who led the acquisition of the company in 2008, has taken on the role of chief executive officer for Q Interactive.
Digital agency R/GA welcomed Sean McCarthy as vice president, managing director; Kelly Kernaghan as group account director; and Michelle Tarr as group account director.
Centro has brought on Brian Berner as its vice president of Midwest sales. Berner was the first sales person to be hired by MySpace, where he moved up the ranks to become Midwest sales director.