Google’s North American director of agency relations Erin Clift is leaving to join AOL (NYSE: TWX) as its VP of global sales development, according to AdAge. Clift is the second prominent Google (NSDQ: GOOG) executive to join AOL since former Google North American ad sales chief Tim Armstrong was hired as the company’s CEO earlier this year. Armstrong also hired former colleague Jeff Levick to lead global ad sales.
During her tenure at Google, Clift tried to improve the company’s stature among advertising agencies. A NYT article from September described one initiative — dubbed [email protected] — which saw Clift’s team visiting Madison Avenue Agencies. “We essentially take Google