PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of Aug. 22, 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!


EdTech180 announced the addition of two new international clients, Empower the User (ETU) from Ireland, and Chalk Talk Solutions from Jordan and Boston. Article


LaVoieHealthScience (LHS) announced the appointments of Beth Kurth as vice president, investor relations, and Benjamin Navon as assistant vice president, public relations. Article



MMI has been selected by Delta Dental of North Carolina as its agency of record. Article



Karl James & Company has been named agency of record by GS Global Resources. Article


Primland Resort has hired KemperLesnik as agency of record for outdoor and golf. Article



Greteman Group recently added Anne Maxwell to its team. Article



Lambert Edwards & Associates has added Candice Bowman as director of business development. Article


Los Angeles

PMK•BNC has added Jodie Magid Oriol as a vice president in New York and expanded the role of vice president Rachel Aberly. Article


Original Penguin announced the premiere of the third episode of its new content series “Original Tracks,” in partnership with culture and lifestyle creative group ANTHEMIC Agency. Article


Scott Public Relations (SPR) has been honored with two Golden Bridge Awards. Article announced the addition of Niall Weintraub as Vice President of Marketing and Sameer Shamsuddin as Chief Technology Officer. Article



Diamond Public Relations has further expanded its client-base in Central America with the addition of Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel. Article



ReviveHealth has added Lindsay Resnick as executive vice president. Article


The board of advisers for the University of Alabama’s Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations has re-elected seven members and added two new advisers, bringing the group to 25. Article


Newport Beach

Idea Hall adds to its senior leadership team with the appointment of TJ Bennett as executive creative director. Article


Driven Public Relations has been retained by Monster Moto. Article


New York

Ogilvy PR’s Jennifer Risi is taking on additional duties as chief communications officer. Article


Crenshaw Communications has been appointed to represent Wearsafe Labs. Article


Uproar PR announced the opening of its newest office, located in New York City. Article


BARKER announced that it has retained the creative assignment for the $50MM SlimFast account. Article


Madan Nagaldinne joined ContextMedia as Chief People Officer. Article


Giant Spoon announced today that is has promoted four members of its team. Article



Amendola Communications has been selected as the agency of record for Vocera Communications. Article


San Francisco

Vrge Strategies has expanded its West Coast operations with the appointment of Amy Widdowson Mains as vice president. Article


Alibaba is seeking PR agency support for a US project focused on improving understanding of its product offering, the Holmes Report has learned. Article


Edelman has hired Lucy Allen as the new head of its Bay Area operations. Article


SHIFT Communications announced the agency’s San Francisco-based consumer lifestyle practice has been retained by Simon to oversee comprehensive public relations and event management efforts for 17 of its West Coast Premium Outlet properties. Article


Double Forte announced three new clients that span the virtual reality, wine and hospitality industries. Article



Finn Partners is acquiring Lane PR to expand its US West Coast operations into the Pacific Northwest. Article



Cloudera has brought in new PR agency support in the UK following a competitive review. Article


Lord Bell has resigned from Bell Pottinger. Article


HSBC has brought in Finsbury to support its global public affairs unit. Article


Threepipe announced it will provide technical consultancy as well as wider digital strategy and content marketing to Maniere de Voir. Article


The Honey Partnership LLP has been appointed by three cutting-edge Chinese consumer and B2B technology companies – Hikvision, Arashi Vision, and Skye. Article


Global Influence has brought in Alicia Kearns as client services director. Article


Hanover has re-appointed Daniel Gilbert as a senior policy adviser. Article


Tullett Prebon has appointed Rebecca Shelley as global head of corporate affairs. Article


BookTrust has appointed Sinead Scott-Lennon as its head of comms and campaigns. Article


Lyst has brought in Rory Scott as VP of communications. Article


Heathrow Airport has added One Green Bean to its consumer PR roster following its successful campaign work on the airport’s 70th anniversary in May. Article


Abchurch has been appointed to handle financial PR and investor relations for Roxi Petroleum (Roxi). Article


Remarkable Content has been selected by Flood Re to help encourage UK homeowners to access more affordable home insurance policies. Article


TVC Group has won a three-way pitch to lead a summer campaign for Heathrow Express to mark the 18th birthday of the service. Article


Celicourt Communications has been appointed by SDX Energy and Memery Crystal. Article


PHA Media has been handed an awareness raising brief by charity Music Venue Trust and the agency has been hired by 4th Base Cosmetics to launch its new beauty brand NKBb. Article


Clark Communications has acquired Golley Slater Scotland for an undisclosed sum. Article


Aspectus is the latest agency to create a Brexit Unit. Aspectus says its unit will help clients deal with communications during the uncertainty caused by the referendum outcome. Article



Hill+Knowlton Strategies has named Bashar AlKadhi as CEO of its MENA region, succeeding Sconaid McGeachin — who becomes EMEA SVP with responsibility for talent and professional development and H+K’s African operations. Article



Soo Park, the CEO and founder of News Communications, has been arrested amid suspicion that the agency was involved in Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering's (DSME) corruption and accounting fraud scandal. Article


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