PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of Apr. 24, 2017

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!



Allison+Partners has hired Jacques Couret as editorial manager of All Told. Article



Springbox redesigned and launched a charismatic new website for Lantana Hummus. Article



Winstanley Partners president Nate Winstanley to present at the National Postal Forum. Article



Tech Image announced that it has secured three new clients: manufacturer of electric, pedal assist-only bicycles Bosch eBike Systems, mainframe modernization provider TmaxSoft, and license plate and facial recognition solutions and technology providers Digital Recognition Network/Vigilant Solutions. Article



Linkmedia 360 announced that Todd Hall has joined the agency as an account director. Article



Taco Bueno has selected TrizCom Public Relations as its agency of record. Article


Cooksey Communications recently added Allison Chvojan to its team as an account executive. Article



Fierce Government Relations announced that Eric Zulkosky has joined the firm. Article


Los Angeles

Golin co-CEO Matt Neale has joined the Lagrant Foundation’s board of directors. He will also serve as a member of the organization’s alumni committee. Article


JC’s has retained Havas Formula as its public relations agency of record following a competitive review. Article


Hyundai Motor America announced that Michael Stewart has joined the company as senior group manager, corporate and marketing public relations. Article



The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) and Futuri Media announced a unique partnership on an unprecedented research and development lab. Article has launched an opt-in Insiders Program for industry leaders to receive the latest pet and veterinary news releases. Article


Newport Beach

Idea Hall expands into several new markets with an influx of new business in the first quarter of 2017, the company announced today. Article


New York

Kwittken co-founder and chief creative officer Jason Schlossberg has departed, prompting a restructuring of the firm's leadership. Article


R&J Strategic Communications has been retained by the New Jersey Community Mental Health Coalition (NJCMHC) to conduct a statewide integrated public awareness, information and advocacy campaign in support of continuing the state’s funding for the state’s community mental health providers at current levels. Article


Phoenix Marketing Solutions celebrates 15th anniversary. Article


Cutler PR announced the opening of its new headquarters in New York City. Article


The Brooks Group recently added three new clients to its client roster. Article


Samantha Brown has brought on Bullfrog + Baum to coordinate public relations activities for her upcoming TV program and best-selling luggage brand on the Home Shopping Network. Article


5W Public Relations has recently been named PR Agency of Record by Bespoke Real EstateArticle


Former celebrity journalist, current Creative Director at Full Scale Media PR and Co-Founder of Upitch App, Allison Kugel, released her book, titled Journaling Fame: A memoir of a life unhinged and on the record. Article


IPONWEB announced that Nathan Woodman has been appointed SVP of Strategic Development for North America. Article


Steinreich Communications Group announced that Sheila Long O’Mara has been promoted to vice president and day-to-day leader of the firm’s home furnishings industry and trade group. Article


CodedPR has announced two staff additions: Curtis Kelly is now Lifestyle Director at CodedPR in New York; and Suzanne Bustamante is now Senior Account Executive at CodedPR in New York. Article


Rance MacFarland joined McKissack & McKissack as President. Article


Carl Galioto was promoted to President of HOK. He will continue to hold the position of Managing principal of HOK's New York and Philadelphia offices. Article


San Francisco

W2O Group has added John H. Johnson and Charlene Prounis to its board of directors. Article


Huawei North America is seeking its first retained consumer PR agency for Honor. Article


Blattel Communications has elevated Joey Telucci to Senior Account Executive. Article



R2C Group announced today that is has hired Patrick Acosta as SVP, Media Director. Article



CNC and JKL, two of the specialist corporate consultancies under MSLGroup, are to merge. Article



Chameleon has been acquired by CEO Tom Berry and MD Tom Buttle, in a management buyout (MBO) that follows the duo's arrival at the UK tech PR firm in 2013. Article


Boux Avenue has appointed Threepipe to help drive further international online growth. Article


VTech has appointed Threepipe to manage PR and social campaign activity for the VTech and LeapFrog brands in the UK. Article


LEWIS has appointed Daniel Cohen as its senior vice president EMEA brand to expand the agency’s consumer brand and digital businesses. Article


Beattie has hired Fflur Sheppard to its corporate, B2B and crisis management team as associate director. Article


FleishmanHillard Fishburn has promoted Steph Bailey to MD and hired another senior director and partner, Michael Hartt. Article


MHP Communications has appointed Barnaby Fry as head of crisis. Article


Travelport has appointed Julian Eccles as vice president for PR and corporate communications. Article



Edelman has hired Jason Gallucci as MD of brand and Alex Apthorpe as director of brand experience and creative for Edelman UAE. Article


Teneo Blue Rubicon is now handling Richemont's corporate and financial PR. Article



Nissan is consolidating its lucrative global PR duties with Edelman as part of CCO Jonathan Adashek's efforts to "modernize" the automaker's communications strategy. Article


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