PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of July 11, 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!

Boston

Regan Communications Group (RCG) announced the addition of LAER Realty Partners to its client roster. Article

 

Charlotte

French/West/Vaughan has added Angela DeRusha as vice president of advertising services. In addition, Brad Grantham joins as associate vice president; Corey Adams joins as creative producer; Clay Hanback and Megan Byers join as senior account executives; Maggie McDonald as account supervisor; and Erin McGuire as an account executive. Article

 

DC

The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association has called upon Weber Shandwick as it looks to raise awareness of fuel cell vehicles. Article

 

Reel Media Group co-owner and Senior VP of the Reel Sports Division, Bram Weinstein, announced that he will launch ‘The Bram Weinstein Show’ on ESPN 980 in Washington D.C.  Article

 

FleishmanHillard (FH) appointed Kris Balderston to the role of President, Global Public Affairs and Strategic Engagement and named Robert Hoopes General Manager of FH Washington, D.C., in addition to his duties as President of VOX Global. Article

 

Detroit

Lambert Edwards & Associates has been named the agency of record for Flint Community Schools. Article

 

Los Angeles

Kahn Media has been named the Agency of Record for Doug Herbert’s B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) Teen Pro-Active Driving School. Article

 

Dick Jones Communications has added Stephen Ceasar to oversee accounts within the firm’s education practice. Article

 

Cavalry PR has announced the addition of Tori Richards to the Cavalry PR team. Article

 

Miami

Uproar PR has promoted Ashley Moore from account director to vice president. Article

 

Máquina Cohn & Wolfe has been named PR agency for VestasArticle

 

Roger West celebrates its 9th anniversary in the Tampa Bay area. Article

 

Azamara Club Cruises announces its search for a primary agency partner to support social media efforts. Article

 

Nashville

VeVa Sound has announced the appointment of Clyne Media to help guide the brand’s marketing and media relations initiatives. Article

 

Deveney has been selected by Emeril’s Homebase, which manages Emeril’s New Orleans, Emeril’s Delmonico, NOLA Restaurant and a new restaurant concept, Meril, opening in New Orleans later this year.  Article

 

New York

Alison Mazzola Communications has appointed Alana Tabacco as vice president of events. Article

 

CRC Inc. has been named the agency of record for PACT | ORGANIC. Article

The recent appointment of M&C Saatchi PR as U.S. Communications agency of record for GameHedge continues the agency on a path of growth and expansion is the U.S. Article

 

Global Strategy Group has launched a new analytics practice that will help companies better understand consumers and campaigns better understand voters by taking advantage of new technology and the increased availability of of data. GSG Analytics will be led by Emily Norman. The new practice will work alongside GSG’s existing polling team. Article

 

Gould+Partners has announced the launch of Gould+Partners Inside Edge…Business Strategy for PR, Media & Creative Service Agencies, an email newsletter catering to creative service agency owners and senior executives. Article

 

Kinetic Worldwide is working with the in-house agency at The Voices and Faces Project to debunk myths and shine a light on the realities of sexual exploitation and trafficking in the County in the campaign entitled the “Ugly Truth.” Article

 

TEFAF (The European Fine Art Foundation) has enlisted Sharp Communications as its PR and Social Media Agency of Record. Article

 

Coyne Public Relations has been selected by Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, LLC as Agency of Record to provide public relations support. Article

 

Leonard Stekol was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Ridgewood Savings Bank. Article

 

Jean-Marc Germain joined Constellium as Chief Executive Officer. Article

 

San Francisco

Stephen Corsi has been promoted to lead Lewis' US operations. Article

 

W2O has ceased operating VinTank. Article

 

DC & NY

Finn Partners continues its acquisitive streak with its purchase of Greenfield BelserArticle

 

London & New York

MHP Communications and Dukas Linden Public Relations (DLPR) have formed a strategic partnership to provide a global financial communications service. Article

               

Frankfurt

The Public Relations Network (PRN) recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Article

 

Hong Kong

Edelman has appointed Tony Tao as managing director, corporate reputation, for South East Asia. Article

 

Ryan Communication has established a collaboration with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association to address the importance of alternative investment knowledge in the communication industry. Article

 

Airbnb is stepping up its focus on China's outbound travelers, after hiring new communications leadership and switching PR firms over the past 12 months. Article

 

London

Sharp's Brewery has awarded Eulogy a consumer retainer. Article

 

Harvard has brought in Gareth Clark to take on the role of client services director. Article

 

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry has been chosen by Edgeware to handle its global PR activity. Article

 

Stir PR has added UK’s stationery retailer Paperchase to its portfolio.  Article

 

Lewis has launched Observa, a global analytics proposition. The modular suite of analytical capabilities provide clients with tools to better understand, manage and optimize their marketing and communication programs. Article

 

Chris Talago has joined Oracle in a newly-created role overseeing communications and PR in EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Article

 

Axicom has hired Cathy Pittham as its new global CEO. Article

 

Threepipe has acquired Spot Digital in a bid to boost its SEO capabilities. Article

 

Red Javelin Communications announced that it has expanded its presence to the U.K. Emma Gardner joins the Red Javelin team. Article

 

Golin has brought in Alex Wood as executive creative director.  Article

 

Motor Sport editor Damien Smith is departing the magazine to take up an associate director role at Influence Associates in mid-September. Article

 

Viva has hired Alan Simpson. Article

 

Citigate Dewe Rogerson has appointed Louise Mason as a director in its financial team. Article

 

Autocar has identified the top 100 British women working in the automotive sector, with Fiona Pargeter, head of global PR comms for Jaguar Land Rover, taking the comms category. Article

 

McColl’s Retail Group has hired Headland to lead on its financial and corporate communications, including the acquisition of 298 Co-Op stores. Article

 

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings (Sompo) has appointed Newgate Communications to a combined corporate and financial communications and public affairs brief. Article

 

TransferGo has chosen 2Sisters PR to promote its brand to Polish people based in the UK. Article

 

Clementine Communications has been chosen to handle a 2016/2017 UK PR campaign for Friarwood. Article

 

Hanover Group has this week launched The Playbook, a new creative comms agency which will be led by Eddie May. Article

 

Speed Communications has acquired The Splash Partnership. Article

 

Paris

Interel has appointed Michael Murphy and Patrick de Bellefroid to its board of directors. Article

 

Sydney

SPAG has joined Worldcom Public Relations Group. The group also added Zagar Communications of Myanmar to strengthen its Asia-Pacific operations. Article

 

Nicole Quinn has been appointed director, government relations, for public affairs agency Parker & Partners. Article

 

One Plus One Group has appointed Mike Hutcheson to the newly created role of non-executive chairman. Article

 

Integral PR has promoted Sujay Mehdudia to become CEO. Article

 

Atul Ahluwahlia and Dilip Yadav have launched a full service PR consultancy called First Partners, which includes the acquisition of media specialist Go2Media. Article

 

Toronto

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada has added Mohamed Dhanani as vice-president in its public affairs group, with Emmanuel (Manny) Morin, Gabe De Roche and Luca Bucci joining as senior account director, account director and senior consultant respectively. Article

 

Thinkingbox announced that it has promoted several employees within its Toronto and Vancouver offices. Article

 

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