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!


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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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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