Andrew La Valle? LaValle?

I was reading yesterdays wall street journal and came across this article by Andrew LaValle, I’m not sure it’s the one who used to work at DoubleClick, but it could be…

Is there an Irishman in the house? (hint: no)

No, sorry, not more on Donal.  This time, David Frankland will be leaving the nest, headed to Forrester to decorate their conference rooms and more!  I thought after Dave got stuck with Epsilon, he’d never want to leave DoubleClick again, but this is a good opportunity for the lad, good luck!

Other defections, Adam Weingarten (SF, AM) recently left for <something>media.  rightmedia? smartmedia? mediamedia?

There’s a fun contest going on and people are posting all sorts of pictures from DoubleClick’s history, I’ll try and get permission to post them

Also, I hit my 5-year anniversary in July, and while I don’t get a sabbtical, I do still get a gift from Tiffany’s.  I’m going for the moneyclip.

A promo!

LAURA BURKHART SEBEKOS has been promoted from director partner management to vice president, partnership management at Jumpstart Automotive Media.  I just saw Laura a few months back on an SF trip, congrats Laura!

Updates all over the joint

A bunch of random updates coming my way, some old, some new:

– This one hurts, Mark Mangune, nice APAC guy, works for Atlas
– John Merryman is now CTO at Natpal
Damian McKenna is now Vice President at VerticalResponse

Some new homes..

Thanks to the power of LinkedIn, a few quick updates:

Gary Black has landed as VP Product Management at Truition Inc.
Susanna Church has taken a “gig” as a consultant at Kate Ferrat New York

Is there an Evil Doctor in the house?

I was in Dublin last week and had the pleasure of enjoying a few pints with Donal Kane (EvilDoctorK) at a local pub.  He now lives in London and works for Mediaplex, but was in Dublin for some personal business.  I’m glad he came out and it was good to see the guy!  (that’s jorge on the right, he still works here

From 2006-11-11 EMEA

Someone who knows a little about training

I got LinkedIn and starting swapping some emails with former peer Phil Hamel.  He was nice enough to give me a blog posting

Phillip Hamel recently completed a Master of Science in General Childhood Education from Bank Street College (’06) in New York City.  He just left his role as an Associate teacher at Columbia University’s elementary school teaching 3rd grade to get back into the excitement of corporate life.

Phillip spent the previous six years in New York City as Director of Global Education Services at DoubleClick Inc., the leading provider on online media technologies for advertisers, marketers, and cataloguers.

Phillip’s volunteer pursuits, focusing on children include, Children’s Defense Fund, Reading is Fundamental, and Make-A-Wish.

Hamel is delighted to reconnect via mailto:%70%63%68%32%30%32%30%40%67%6D%61%69%6C%2E%63%6F%6D

Update from TD, back stateside and recoop’ing

Tom D is back in the US, rehabbing from his Iraq injuries.  I posted his recent update here..

time to “turn” it on..

ex-clickers Jason Washing and Robert Jackson now work at, which is going live shortly with their CPA network, on steroids, if you will.  Techcrunch, a site I like, did a nice write-up on them.