PR Happenings

The latest job changes and other happenings in PR from around the world

PR Happenings for the Week of Apr. 4, 2016

Each week, Business Wire brings you the latest changes and updates in the PR industry.  To learn more about each news item, simply click the hyperlink.  Have your own update to include?  Let us know!

Austin

ROIKOI, an innovative referral sourcing company that helps its customers collect, manage and score employee referrals at scale,announced its results for Intouch Solutions. Article

 

Boston

Vantage changed its name to PAN Communications, effective April 1. Article

 

Chicago

Positive Eye Consulting is joining Gagen MacDonald. Positive Eye founder and CEO Jean Meeks-Koch will join the Gagen MacDonald leadership team. Article

 

Sara Brazeal has been named Public Communications Inc.’s newest vice president and company officer. Article

               

Cleveland

R/P Marketing Public Relations has responded to continuing growth in its foodservice and healthcare accounts with the addition of Joel Hochanadel, Angie Coakley and Katie Johnson to its team. Article

 

Dallas

Heather Armstrong, Carol Dodson and Cristi Sliter are strategically engaging consumer touch points with clever disruption in the out-of-home (OOH) and experiential spaces. This women-owned organization makes its debut this week as Sly Fox, a one-of-a-kind communications think tank. Initially formed as O&E, the change in name represents a new beginning courtesy of the spirit, curiosity and creativity that Armstrong, Dodson and Sliter cultivate. Article

 

Los Angeles

Hulu has hired Gaude Paez in the newly-created role of vice president, corporate communications. Article

 

Universal has hired Jenny Tartikoff as senior vice president, global communications and Angela Emery as VP of communications for its brand development group. Article

 

Ek, Sunkin & Klink announced the addition of a new partner, Michael Bai. The new firm, Ek, Sunkin, Klink & Bai, will offer clients a full suite of public affairs, strategic communication and government advocacy services. Article

 

grapevine pr + consulting has been selected as a Finalist for “PR Campaign of the Year” for its work with client Danny Pintauro in the 2016 PR & Marketing Excellence Awards. Article

 

Brenda Urban has been appointed Director of Communications of Klick Communications working out of the agency’s Los Angeles Office, and will start her new role on May 2nd. Article

 

Miami

LINKS Worldgroup has announced that it has been selected as the public relations agency of record for Grupo David. Article

 

Newlink Group announced the continued growth of its Tourism practice with the most recent addition of Amadeus IT Group to its roster of impressive clients within the category. Article

 

Fetching Communications has added nine new accounts, including The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists annual national service animal eye exam event, biOrb, Avenelle Turner, John Paul Pet, Kuranda Beds, Natural Paws, Torus and VetSpecialists.com. Article

 

República announced the appointment of Anthony Bianco as executive vice president and general manager. Article

 

Minneapolis

Fahlgren Mortine announced that Doug Spong has joined the agency in an of-counsel role. Article

 

New York

Bache-Gabrielsen has named Evins Communications as its public relations and marketing agency of record ahead of its launch in the US market later this year. Article

 

Steinreich Communications Group has been named agency of record for Response Expo. Article

 

Text 100 has hired Kim Sample as GM of Text 100's New York office. Article

 

Ogilvy PR has restructured its Western region, making Dan La Russo managing director of its San Francisco and Denver offices.Article

 

MWWPR has announced the launch of “HerVoice,” a new proprietary practice focused on serving the unique needs of female leaders as they establish their internal and external profiles. Article

 

Falcon Safety Products Inc. has selected R&J Strategic Communications as its digital marketing agency of record. Article

 

Giant Spoon has created the first ever advertising agency app on the Amazon Echo platform, in order to educate and entertain clients, marketers, and industry influentials. Article

 

The O’Hara Project has been appointed Public Relations Agency of Record for Hoboken Farms. Article

 

Camino PR Managing Director Lauren Gray is included in PRWeek’s inaugural Women in PR list. Article

 

Mode Media announced the appointment of Jack Rotolo as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Article

 

DeVries Global announced the appointment of Colby Vogt as Global Executive Vice President, Business Intelligence. Article

 

Thomas Spearing III joined HNTB Corporation as Metropolitan New York Office Leader, Senior Vice President. Article

 

Ajay Singh joined News America Marketing as Chief Financial Officer. Article

 

Heidi Gray was promoted to Vice President of News America Marketing. Article

 

San Diego

Nuffer, Smith, Tucker (NST) has added three new hires to the agency team. Article

 

MeadsDurket has hired Krystal Profitt as digital marketing strategist and Hannah Meldon as advertising account executive. Article

 

J. Walcher Communications (JWC) has promoted Sandy Young from account supervisor to vice president. Article

 

San Francisco

R2C Group announced that Chris Peterson has re-joined the agency. Article

 

Silicon Valley

A10 Networks has appointed Neil Wu Becker as vice president of worldwide marketing and communications. Article

 

PayPal has tapped Edelman to lead global product PR, as well as US communications. Article

 

Facebook is consolidating communications under Caryn Marooney as Mike Buckley leaves the social network. Article

 

Austin & New York

Cohn & Wolfe has hired Scott Cocchiere as Managing Director of Creative and Content and appointed Callie Jernigan as U.S. Entertainment Marketing Leader. Article

 

Cleveland & Denver

TapInfluence and Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) announced a collaboration that will allow CPG brands to measure the in-store sales impact of their influencer marketing campaigns. Article

 

Los Angeles & New York

Giant Spoon announced today that it has added five employees, all in new roles as a result of significant agency growth. Article

 

San Francisco & Hong Kong

Allison+Partners announced that it has further expanded its global content creation and marketing capabilities with the addition of several new video production specialists, animators, illustrators and producers in the U.S and Thailand. Article

 

Frankfurt

Teren Management Europe has brought on Weber Shandwick to provide corporate communication and strategic development services.Article

 

Golin has formed a joint venture with GGH MullenLowe in Germany to expand into the German market. Article

 

Edelman has closed its operation in Poland, the latest in a series of moves that mean the world’s largest public relations firm no longer has a branded presence in Central and Eastern Europe. Article

 

Hong Kong

Jennifer Kuperman has been promoted to head of international corporate communications at Alibaba Group. Article

 

London

Tetra Pak has appointed Brands2Life to manage its B2B public relations and public affairs in the UK on a three-year contract. Article

 

3 Monkeys I Zeno has been awarded the Singapore Tourism Board account for the UK. Article

 

Cohn & Wolfe has hired Paul Baeyaert as managing director, Paris. Article

 

Bosch and NEFF, both part of BSH Home Appliances, have appointed Publicasity. Article

 

Hanover Communications has been appointed by Steris to assist the Company with healthcare communications and public affairs in the UK. Article

 

TransPennine Express has handed Mischief PR the consumer PR brief for the franchise, extending its relationship with the agency. Article

 

Hyde & Sleep has appointed Battenhall for its launch. Article

 

TelcoSwitch has tendered its launch brief to Spreckley.. Article

 

Blue Rubicon has promoted Peter Fitch to MD. Article

 

So What Global has unveiled a new healthcare offering by acquiring Iris Life Communications. Article

 

Hurtigruten is teaming up with Hill+Knowlton Strategies to broadcast, showcase and support Hurtigruten as it significantly expands operations. Article

 

Sydney

STW Communications Group will officially merge with the Australian and New Zealand businesses of WPP. The transaction will see WPP become the majority shareholder of STW, and STW become the primary vehicle for WPP in Australia and New Zealand. The combined entity will be known as WPP AUNZ and will operate more than 90 businesses, more than 5,500 people and combined revenues of more than A$850 million. Article

 

WE Communications has acquired a majority stake in Buchan. Article

 

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