PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of July 18, 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!


Create Your Cupcake has retained Trevelino/Keller as its public relations and marketing agency of record. Article



Tier One Partners has been named agency of record for Collibra. Article



S&A Communications has won an APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category of most improved website redesign. Article


S&A Cherokee has added Sara Schweiger as a staff writer for its Cherokee Media Group division. Article



MWW Public Relations announced that it has been selected as the public relations agency of record for ARCTIC ZERO. Article



Falls Communicationsis adding a government and public affairs practice at its headquarters office in Cleveland and will also expand into Washington, DC. Maureen Harper, who joins as vice president, will lead the Cleveland government and public affairs group. Tom Medaglia will head the new DC office as its president. Article



GTribe announces Wheelhouse Marketing & PR will serve as its agency of record across multiple marketing services disciplines including: branding, sponsorship acquisitions, promotions and public relations. Article



Warschawski announced that it has been named agency of record for Alex Cooper. Article


Kathy Orellana has joined Curley Company as an Account Supervisor. Article



Sharon Linhart, founder and managing partner of Linhart Public Relations, is transitioning to a new role, and Paul Raab has been named managing partner. Article


WordenGroup Public Relations has a new name that more accurately reflects its business: Word PR + Marketing. Article



Communica has received a 2016 Graphis Gold Award for its “Inspiration Comes From Within” advertising campaign for International Automotive Components (IAC). Article


Los Angeles

Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau (BHCVB) announced that it has appointed Wagstaff Worldwide as its public relations agency of record in the United States. Article


S+L PR now represents Ezaki Glico USA. Article


Beach House has announced several new clients. In addition, Caitlin Davis has been promoted to Director of PR. Jordyn Liburdi has been promoted to Influencer Marketing Assistant. Further, Melissa Garcia, has been hired as an Account Assistant at Beach House. Article


Ranker announced that Glenn Walker has been elevated to Chief Operating Officer. Article


New York

Brandstyle Communications announced the hiring of Annie Ehrmann as EVP, Strategy and Business Development. Article


CRC has hired Vanessa Jesswani as digital marketing manager. Article


Rubenstein Public Relations has announced two additions to its corporate communications practice: Calamos Investments and Nardello & Co. Article


Resound Marketing has been selected as the 2016 agency of record for Springboard. Article


Ketchum continues to make management changes, this time moving US CEO Barri Rafferty into a global president role while Rob Flaherty remains global CEO and takes on a chairman role. Article


David Herrick has joined Hudson Cutler as a principal. Article


Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR announced the addition of TomboyX to client roster. Article


Beach House announced the launch of its New York City office, as well as its representation of BABOR for PR & Social Media (North America). Article


Helen C. Shelton, M.S., senior partner at global PR agency Finn Partners will, receive the 2016 Circle Award from ColorComm.  Article


Bob’s Discount Furniture has tapped Steve Nesle to be its first CMO to lead the group. Article


Milton Ezrati has joined Vested as chief economist. Article



The Anderson Group had added Christina Faller as director of public relations and Derek Hollister as director of digital strategies. Article


Swordfish Communications will offer free services to any retailer, gym, restaurant, shopping center or other business trying to catch the attention of anyone trying to catch ‘em all in Pokémon Go.


San Francisco

Collins announced that it has hired Steve Reinmuth as Creative Director.  Article


Los Angeles & New York

Steinreich Communications Group has acquired Kenwerks. Article


Hong Kong

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association and Ryan Communication today announced an initiative to enable the Ryan Communication team to complete CAIA’s Fundamentals of Alternative Investments program. Article



Teneo has acquired PSG Communications. Article


Tesco has hired Jane Lawrie as group communications director from 10 October 2016. Article


ClickDealer and MobAir announced the formation of Global Digital Marketing Group (GDM Group). Article


Banter Board Games (BBG) announced the selection of Williams Group Public Relations as their U.S. Agency of Record. Article


Barri Rafferty named Ketchum president. Article


British American Tobacco (BAT) has hired Lucinda Kemeny as head of communications. Article


John Doe Communications has brought in Rik Salmon as an associate director. Article


firstlight has been appointed to handle a pan-European PR programme for the Travel People. Article


Tulchan Communications has been retained to provide financial PR services for Frontier Developments. Article


Weber Shandwick has been named as the international PR agency for PortAventura World Parks & Resort. Article


The AA (The Automobile Association) has appointed Prova PR to run a B2B thought leadership campaign. Article


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