NEWS9 June 2009

New director of intelligence at ID Media

North America People

US— Media investment management firm ID Media has appointed Fiona Lam to the new role of director of media intelligence.

Lam, who is working towards a psychology PhD, will study viewers’ responses via phone and the web to direct response TV advertising, to better understand the patterns, habits and motivations that drive consumers to respond to an ad and potentially make a purchase.

She will also be responsible in the new role for expanding ID Media’s centre of research, putting the firm’s accumulated data to use in cross-client studies.

Lam said: “My role is to improve ROI by knowing more about the consumer, especially why and how they respond.”

The new job brings Lam from the agency’s Los Angeles office to its New York HQ. Previously she worked for agencies including BBDO, O&M Direct and DDB Direct.