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
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
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.’