PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of Aug. 15, 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!

 

Atlanta

BMC Stock Holdings has appointed Carey Phelps as director, investor relations. Article

 

Chicago

The American Association of Insurance Services has hired Melanie Howard as director of corporate communications. Article

 

3rd Coast PR announced its newest client, Cat Footwear. Article

 

PFS has hired KemperLesnik as agency of record. Article

 

EatStreet has selected Lindsay, Stone & Briggs (LSB) as its agency of record to help accelerate growth and awareness nationally. Article

 

Dallas

Raleigh Kung has joined Burns360 as Digital Marketing Manager. Article

 

Cooksey Communications has hired Randy E. Pruett as vice president and account manager. Article

 

Denver

GroundFloor Media has added Karla Herrera as director of strategic communications. Article

 

Wagstaff Worldwide announced Shazeen Shah as vice president of the company’s Aspen, CO office. Article

 

Detroit

TEDxDetroit is returning to the Fox Theater on Oct. 6 for its eighth annual celebration of ideas and inspiration. Article

 

Los Angeles

Differential Brands Group has retained ICR as its investor relations and public relations. Article

 

Think Jam and RKP Media have formed a partnership to provide full service publicity services to entertainment clients in the US. Article

 

KONNECT AGENCY, formerly known as Konnect Public Relations, announced its official rebrand by revealing its roster of inclusive marketing capabilities via a new interactive company website. Article

 

Miami

Diamond Public Relations has added Marriott International’s Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) portfolio to its roster of travel and tourism clients. Article

 

Minneapolis

Metro Transit is continuing its partnership with Clarity Coverdale Fury (CCF) for marketing services, as is MNsure. In addition, CCF has in the same year secured Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency (DMC EDA), Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (MN DEED), and the Ann Bancroft Foundation. Article

 

Nashville

Nissan Group has named Brian Brockman as director, group communications, Nissan North America. Article

 

New York

Lou Hammond Group (LHG) announced that John O’Hearn has been named Vice President of Digital Marketing. Article

 

HealthStar Communications has hired Joe Tardibuono as executive vice president. Article

 

Berk Communications and Marketing Group announced that it has been retained by two luxury resorts in the Maldives: Baros Maldives and Milaidhoo Island Maldives, as each resort’s public relations agency of record. Article

 

Project is buying Praytell as its 13th firm and first PR consultancy. Article

 

Philadelphia

Slice Communications has secured six new clients engagements.  Article

 

Ann Davidson joined L-3 Communications as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Article

 

Charlotte & Cleveland

Cohen & Grigsby Public Affairs Group has formed a strategic alliance with Three Point Strategies. The two firms will offer government affairs and communications services in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Article

 

Los Angeles & New York

Giant Spoon announced that it has added four new employees to its New York and Los Angeles offices. Article

 

Frankfurt

Vincent Charles has been named head of corporate media relations at Continental Tyres. Article

 

Hong Kong

foodpanda has renewed its ongoing contract with Text100 to lead its communication strategy in Hong Kong. Article

 

Easy Line Up has retained FleishmanHillard Hong Kong to provide media relations and communications services for its launch in Q3 2016. Article

 

London

Text100 has been selected as communications partner for Surf Air as it expands its service across Europe. Article

 

Brand Communications Group has hired Zarina Banu to head up its corporate communications and PR division. Article

 

Hill+Knowlton Strategies London has appointed Jasper Rosenau as its head of content + publishing strategy for its financial and professional services team. Article

 

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation has hired Unity to help strengthen its “Kiss Goodbye to MS” campaign worldwide. Article

 

Vickie Rogerson has joined Lucre, as the agency looks to strengthen its food and drink offering. Article

 

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has made 14 additions to its community of PRCA fellows. Article

 

markettiers is launching a campaign to provide a UK charity with a year of free consultancy, research and broadcast activation to help raise awareness of the organisation. Article

 

Facets PR is now representing Lily Gabriella. Article

 

NFL UK has appointed Clifford French to develop a consumer comms programme focused on talent and influencer partnerships in the UK. Article

 

Hangfast has appointed Rule 5 to handle its communications brief. Article

 

Yellow Jersey PR is advising Aura Energy Ltd on its dual listing on AIM planned for next month. Article

 

Aspectus has been appointed by Wirefund to launch its campaign over the summer. Article

 

The Jackson Canter Group has appointed Brazen PR to handle its corporate and consumer PR. Article

 

Manifest has been appointed as the retained agency by KITE after a competitive pitch. Article

 

Colliers International has hired Otis Sakyi as PR executive. Article

 

Facets PR has appointed Ariane Kahn as junior account manager. Article

 

Manc Frank has been appointed as retained consumer agency for Regatta. Article

 

Instinctif Partners has established a partnership with School-Home Support (SHS). Article

 

Cogress has appointed W to manage the company’s corporate communications following a competitive pitch. Article

 

Lottoland has appointed Frank as its PR agency for the UK. Article

 

Brand8 PR has added Garbutt + Elliott to its client roster. Article

 

JourneyHR has appointed Rostrum to raise its profile within the creative and marketing industries. Article

 

Threepipe has been appointed by Onfido to run its UK and US paid search accounts. Article

 

Together has appointed MHP Communications to provide strategic counsel, financial and corporate communications to raise its profile in the UK. Article

 

The PRCA (formerly the Public Relations Consultants Association) has changed its name to ‘Public Relations and Communications Association’ following a four-month consultation with its members. Article

 

Sydney

Avian Media has won the communications mandate for McDonald’s in South and West India. Article

 

Toronto

Bob Pickard and Janice Mandel have struck a partnership to launch a new consultancy in Canada, focused on helping CEOs navigate the impact of digital disruption. Article

 

Each week we share information relevant to modern communications strategies and tactics.  Stay up to date with the latest news and trends impacting today's communications programming. Join our mailing list today