New York–WorldNow, an online technology, content and revenue-solutions company for local media, has named Charles Ponger as vice president of distribution and client development for its online publishing group. He will lead efforts to extend their market position in the newspaper industry and oversee all aspects of new client development including sales training and interactive revenue strategies to ensure newspapers success online. Ponger hails from a long history in newspapers and new media as a sales executive, most recently at Escenic. Prior to Escenic, he spent several years consulting with national newspaper groups and spent more than six years with Tribune’s Southern Connecticut Newspapers Inc. In addition, he headed sales at MediaSpan.