MTV pegs pair of pros in post-Tseng PR shake-up

NEW YORK: Following the departure of Viacom international PR veteran Amelie Tseng, MTV has stirred up its staff by hiring two new PR execs.

NEW YORK: Following the departure of Viacom international PR veteran Amelie Tseng, MTV has stirred up its staff by hiring two new PR execs.

NEW YORK: Following the departure of Viacom international PR

veteran Amelie Tseng, MTV has stirred up its staff by hiring two new PR

execs.



Tseng, who joined MTV parent Viacom as senior director of Nickelodeon

International, left MTV Networks International on Friday to spend more

time with her children. Her responsibilities had widened when

Nickelodeon became part of MTV Networks earlier this year.



’I decided to take a break from being a ’supermommy’ and spend some time

with my children,’ Tseng said, adding that she plans to open her own

consultancy next year.



Among Tseng’s responsibilities were liaising with the foreign business

media. Her role will be divided among existing staff, including Mark

Levine, who joined the New York office in August as manager of MTV

Networks International.



Another Viacom division, MTV Networks Online, has recruited two PR

managers: Graham James, previously a publicist at Boston-based magazine

Fast Company, and Deirdre McNamara, from Hearst Magazines.



James was replaced at Fast Company by Molly Johnson and has been with

the division a month, while McNamara, who had worked at Hearst for two

years, starts next week.



Mark Pasetsky, the online division’s recently recruited VP of

communications, is currently formulating strategies for 10 online

channels, including MTV.com, VH1.com and Nick online. ’I’m excited to

have both these people on board,’ he said. ’We are working toward a big

announcement on November 15 about our music web sites.’



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