Facebook PMD ShopIgniter announces two promotions to VP

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ShopIgniter, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, announced this week the promotion of two employees to the role of Vice President. Clay Moore will move from Senior Director  of Marketing Solutions to Vice President of Marketing Solutions.

Justin Kistner will move from Senior Director of Strategy to Vice President of Strategy.

ShopIgniter CEO Matt Compton commented on the announcement in a press release:

The employees we’re recognizing today truly are ‘A’ players in their outstanding leadership, constant pursuit of excellence and track record of consistently outperforming expectations. It’s my privilege to work alongside such creative and driven employees every day to together propel ShopIgniter’s success.

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Facebook SPMD SHIFT hires Kate Burns as Managing Director of Europe

KateBurnsSHIFT, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, announced Wednesday that it has hired former AOL Europe CEO Kate Burns as the company’s Managing Director of U.K. and Europe operations.

Burns, who previously led Google’s European efforts, will work to grow SHIFT’s European presence and promote adoption of SHIFT’s Open Markeing Cloud. She will be based in London — SHIFT’s first international office. Most recently, Burns led EMEA operations for cross-device ad targeting startup Drawbridge Inc.

James Borow, Co-Founder and CEO of SHIFT, welcomed Burns in a press release:

Expanding our international footprint and the solutions we provide marketers is one of our top priorities. Global advertisers are challenged with driving the right message to the right audience at a local, regional and global level. We’re committed to delivering technology that allows marketers to leverage the data and advertising solutions they need to reach their customer, wherever they are and at anytime. Kate is the ideal leader to drive our international growth and adoption of SHIFT’s Open Marketing Cloud. As a proven digital veteran with deep experience in building successful European operations from the ground up, Kate will be instrumental in enabling SHIFT to provide new revenue opportunities to marketers.

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Facebook hires Deirdre Davi as Director of Marketing for US/Canada

DeirdreDaviFacebook announced a high-profile hire Friday, as Deirdre Davi will join the social network as the company’s Director of Marketing for the U.S. and Canada.

Davi comes to Facebook from Sterling, where she was the Executive Vice President for the past 11 years. With Sterling, she led the technology strategy practice by managing relationships with companies such as Google, Intel and T-Mobile. For the past five years, she’s worked almost exclusively with Google to help drive sales and increase the company’s thought leadership visibility and ad revenue.

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Facebook platform industry hires: Offerpop

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Offerpop, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer in apps, announced today a round of talented new hires. The newest members of Offerpop come from companies such as Brown University, UBS Financial Services and Cassidy Turley.

Here’s the full list:

  • Matthew Davie, Senior Product Manager, from Penton
  • Aaron Graham, Design Manager, from Spring Creek/Mediabrands
  • Evan Miller, Corporate Sales Executive, from Cassidy Turley
  • Kevin Kleinman, Corporate Sales Executive, from Madison Logic
  • Fred Hwang, Account Executive, from Splice
  • Katie Barnwell, Business Analyst, Brown University
  • Jenny Zhang, UI/UX Designer, from Sailthru
  • Peter Chan, Senior Product Manager, from Billtrust
  • Adam Lamartine, Senior Marketing Designer, from LivePerson, Inc.
  • Winson Yuan, Junior Front End Developer, from General Assembly
  • Derek Cheng, Finance Operations Specialist, from UBS Financial Services

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Liz Heron goes from Wall Street Journal to Facebook

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Liz Heron, currently the Editor of Emerging Media at the Wall Street Journal, will soon join Facebook to help the company develop better relations with media companies.

Heron has also worked at The Washington Post and The New York Times.

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Facebook SPMD Ampush names Rick Cotton as CRO

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Ampush, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, announced recently that the company has named Rick Cotton as Chief Revenue Officer. Cotton comes to Ampush from Sequoia-backed TuneIn, a digital radio app, where he was the company’s head of global advertising. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President/General Manager at Monster, where he launched and grew the company’s consumer advertising business while managing strategic operations.

With Ampush, Cotton will expand the company’s national sales team and ensure top-quality customer service as the company grows. He will help develop and execute Ampush’s go-to-market strategy and collect market feedback.

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Gallop Labs hires former Facebook Client Partner as Director of Sales

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Gallop Labs, a social marketing and analytics firm, announced that it has hired former Facebook Client Partner Andrew Peebles as the company’s Director of Sales. Gallop Labs is a part of BNOTIONS, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer.

Peebles will help Gallop Labs manage its sales strategy and brand presence throughout North America. He will work with clients to identify high-value mobile users and achieve business goals through Facebook engagement on Gallop Labs’ mobile media buying ad platform.

Peebles joined Facebook in 2009 and was primarily responsible for growing the social network’s Canadian business presence.

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Facebook industry platform hires: Offerpop

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Offerpop, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, recently announced a new round of hires — including one from Facebook.

  • Andrea Bonner, Sales Director, from Facebook
  • Kelsey Lyon, Business Development Representative, from DMA United
  • Gabriela Cisneros, Business Development Representative, from Bite
  • Adriel Bercow, Business Development Representative, from Experiences Unlimited
  • Katie Josephson, Product Marketing Manager, from Zimbra
  • Samuel Smith, Business Development Representative, from Melba.co
  • Udit Lakhotia, Business Development Representative, graduate of Binghamton
  • Steve Sharpe, Business Development Representative, from Microsoft
  • Luke Harries, Business Development Representative, from Vocus
  • Dac Cherner, Account Executive, from AIMS 360
  • Christopher MacMurray, DevOps Lead, from Blip Networks/Maker Studios
  • Lauren Barnes, Recruiting Manager, from Talener

Companies who want their new hires included in the post must contact us directly at justin.lafferty (at) insidenetwork.com. Must be a Facebook PMD or Facebook Strategic PMD to be included.

SPMD Kenshoo adds former Facebook VP Grady Burnett to board of directors

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Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer Kenshoo announced recently that it has added Grady Burnett, formerly Facebook’s Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions, to the company’s board of directors.

Burnett spent 4 1/2 years at Facebook and 4 years at Google, where he launched the Google Ann Arbor. Michigan office and served as Director of Online Sales and Operations for the Google North American AdWords team. Currently, Burnett is the COO of Flurry, a mobile analytics and advertising company.

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Facebook SPMD SocialCode adds Colin Sutton Vice President of Client Strategy

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SocialCode, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, announced Wednesday that the company has named Colin Sutton as the Vice President of Client Strategy.

Suttom comes to SocialCode from OMD, where he was the U.S. Director for Social Media, leading OMD’s social business while overseeing a group of media-focused strategists. He managed more than $50 million in advertising spend across social platform. Sutton has advised Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pepsi, Audi, GE, Hershey’s, Warner Bros. and other Fortune 50 brands.

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