PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of Apr. 25, 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

Rountree Group Integrated Communications has added Kasasa to its client roster. Article

 

Cohn & Wolfe has appointed Candace McCaffery as Managing Director of its Atlanta office. Article

 

Charlotte

Steinreich Communications Group has acquired McNeill Communications. Karen McNeill will join Steinreich as a senior vice president and general manager of its High Point, NC, office along with all the current members of her staff. Article

 

Chicago

CMK Companies, Ltd. has retained Zapwater Communications for public relations support for its newest project, Riverline. Article

               

Reputation Partners has acquired Vollrath Associates. Article

 

PACO Collective announced it was honored by the Chicago White Sox as the recipient of the Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner Award. Article

 

DC

Environics Communications has promoted Mimi Carter to senior vice president and general manager. Article

 

SKDKnickerbocker has become the latest firm to launch a women's leadership and advocacy practice, which will offer clients strategic communications, research insights, partnerships, and other community-building support. The practice, led by Nell Callahan, is fully integrated into the firm's public affairs, digital, executive communications and political practice areas. Article

 

Ogilvy Public Relations has announced a strategic alliance with RockDove Solutions. The alliance was formed after the two companies collaborated successfully on projects to create crisis communications planning content and build the app for current Ogilvy clients. Article

 

Detroit

The Quell Group announced the addition of two seasoned marketing and communications professionals to its account team. Article

 

Los Angeles

Monica Bouldin has joined R&R Partners as vice president. Article

 

JMPR Public Relations announced that it has been named Public Relations agency of record for 3M Auto. Article

 

Fiona Hutton & Associates (FHA) announced strong rankings on annual lists of the largest public relations firms in the Los Angeles area. Article

 

Reynolds & Associates announced the “official” launch of its new website. Article

 

Fifteen Minutes adds W Hollywood to its client roster. Article

 

All Def Digital announced the launch of ADHD, a creative unit housed inside of ADD to help brands and agencies connect with the hugely influential yet hard to reach urban millennial audience. Josh Mandel will lead the group.  Article

 

JMPR Public Relations announced Megan Rupp has joined its team as an Account Executive. Article

 

Miami

rbb Communications has acquired SpiderBoost. The firm, now known as SpiderBoost Communications, joins a family of brands that includes Gibbs-rbb and Digital Park. Article

 

HomeASAP has appointed Tim Hamby as director of corporate communications. Article

 

The O’Donnell Agency won 18 ADDY Awards – including five golds — from the American Advertising Federation of the Treasure Coast. Article

 

Minneapolis

Tunheim has added Jen Gates and Erin Jones to its team of consulting professionals. Article

 

New York

Heineken USA has promoted Tara Pallisco to associate manager of corporate events and consumer affairs. Article

 

Kipp Jarecke-Cheng has been named chief communications officer for Publicis Healthcare Communications Group. Article

 

Grayling has named Adam Emery executive vice president and head of the agency's national technology practice.  Article

 

Coyne Public Relations announced their selection as agency of record for Babiators. Article

 

Intermarket marked its 30th anniversary this month with five new clients. Article

 

Brandstyle Communications has added The Skinny Confidential. Article

 

CrisisResponsePro announced the availability of multi-brand functionality that brings a new level of personalization to the landmark web and mobile platform. Article

 

Nathan Friedman has landed at Citizen Relations as its general manager for the US to oversee its 80-person operation across three offices in the region. Article

 

Sloane & Company managing directors Darren Brandt and Whit Clay have been named co-chief executive officers of the corporate and financial communications specialist. Article

 

The DAS Group of Companies announced the launch of ONE HUNDRED, a multi-disciplinary offering to connect the nonprofit sector with leading experts in brand reputation, marketing and fundraising from across the DAS portfolio of brands. Article

 

Signpost announced the launch of Mia—artificial intelligence that provides a new way to connect with customers. Article

 

RED PR announced it was retained by MB45 and hired Delilah Owens as Senior Account Executive.  Article

 

The New York Times Company announced that David Rubin has been named senior vice president and head of brand. Article

 

New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) presented the 2016 Matrix Awards, honoring eight extraordinary innovators in the communications field—women who connect the world. The ceremony was hosted by Interpublic Group and emceed by Andy Cohen, host and executive producer of “Watch What Happens Live.” Article

 

JCDecaux SA announced the appointment of Mark Costa as Chief Digital Officer for JCDecaux North America. Article

 

Amber Roberts, senior vice president of LANE has received M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leaders Award. Article

 

R&J Strategic Communications is proud to announce that Account Director Tiffany Miller has been recognized by the NJ Ad Club and Jersey Shore Public Relations and Advertising Association as one of Jersey’s Best Marketing and Communications Professionals Under 40 for 2016. Article

 

Philadelphia

Swordfish Communications announces it has signed a pair of new clients in the B-to-B and B-to-C sectors. Article

 

Phoenix

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has appointed Richard Turley Jr. as the new managing director of the Church’s public affairs department. Article

 

Amplify Relations announced the hire of Robby Schlesinger and Trinda Freese to its public relations, advertising and public affairs team. Article

 

San Diego

Purple Penguin PR (PPP) recently announced the signing of its new client, FlyDive. Article

 

San Francisco

Teuwen Communications announces its first branch extension from its headquarters in New York City. Louise Jordan DWS is relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area to open the agency’s West Coast bureau in May 2016. Article

 

WE Communications announced the appointment of Steve Kerns as general manager and senior vice president for its San Francisco office. Article

 

Seattle

Susannah Malarkey has joined APCO Worldwide as a senior advisor based in its Seattle office. Article

 

Los Angeles & New York

The PRSA Health Academy has announced the two winners of its 2016 Excellence in Public Relations Award: Gil Bashe, APR, and Mary-Fran Faraji. Article

 

Frankfurt

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has added André Wigger and Jo Klein its Frankfurt office as managing director and director of corporate communications respectively and Anders Mertzlufft in Berlin as director of corporate and public affairs. Article

 

Hong Kong

Kaiser Kuo is stepping down from his role as international communications director at Baidu and will return to the US after two decades in China. Article

 

London

Threepipe has appointed Tracey Carey as managing director, a new position. Article

 

Local Pensions Partnership has appointed MHP Communications as its communications adviser. Article

 

Callcredit Information Group has appointed Octopus Group as its retained PR and social media agency. 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.