Norman moves to 42West

Becomes head of digital marketing and communications

Bladimiar Norman is joining public relations firm 42West as head of its digital marketing and communications division.

Norman, who will develop and implement digital strategies for the firm's entertainment and media clients, was vp interactive marketing at Paramount, where he was responsible for digital marketing initiatives for such Paramount Vantage films as "Babel" and "There Will Be Blood," award campaigns and studio branding.

Before that, he created online programs at Warner Bros. for "V for Vendetta," "Corpse Bride," "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and the DVD release of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and handled online creative at Sony for the theatrical releases of "Hitch," "XXX" and "Spanglish."

Based in 42West's New York office, Norman will split his time between the company's New York and Los Angeles offices.

"The explosive growth of new-media vehicles such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter shows how important digital communications have become in connecting people," 42West COO Tom Reno said. "In keeping with 42West's mission to provide clients insight and judgment that can't be found elsewhere, we are thrilled to have someone of Blad's caliber lead this vital new area."