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Industry Moves: Trion; Digitalsmiths; Wahlstrom

imageTrion World Network: Jon Von Canegham has been ousted as the virtual world developer’s president and Chief Creative Officer. In a statement, the company told Joystiq that Von Canegham had “transitioned out,” with his creative and operational duties being picked up by other senior executives. Trion raised a $70 million third round of funding from investors like *Time Warner* and NBCU’s Peacock Equity Fund last September; Von Canegham’s departure comes amid rumors that the company was being ill-managed.

Digitalsmiths: Two new execs for the video indexing and publishing firm: Robert Bryson has joined as SVP of sales and business development; he most recently held the same role at Move Networks, brokering video distribution deals with companies like *Fox Interactive Media* and *Disney*. Melissa Sargeant joins as the new VP of marketing; she’d previously been director of product marketing for software firm CA (formerly Computer Associates). Release.

Wahlstrom: *Motorola* exec Geoff Kehoe has joined Walhstrom, the direct response and local online ad division of IPG, as president. Kehoe is replacing outgoing CEO Peter Broadbent; Adweek reports that the agency will not be using the CEO title any longer. Kehoe most recently served as global director of e-commerce marketing at *Motorola*; during his tenure, he led the launch of the RAZR phone in the U.S. Prior to that, he worked with a number of marketers and agencies, including *Amazon*, *T-Mobile* and Draftfcb.