PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of July 31, 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!



William Mills Agency has been selected to provide PR services to Continuity. Article



Rasky Partners has announced the hiring of Michael Morris as VP and general counsel and head of the firm's new cyber security practice along with the promotions of Jessica DiMartino to VP of marketing and Dianna Walsh to associate VP for communications. Article



FWV Fetching has been engaged to represent several leading pet and veterinary brands including ThunderWorks, Bideawee, Scout & Zoe's, John Paul Pet, and CityVet. Article



The Board of Tourism of La Paz (Fideicomiso de Turismo de La Paz) has retained Zapwater Communications as its United States public relations agency of record. Article


Rhea + Kaiser (R+K) announced the promotion of Jack Vos to Vice President, Creative Director. Article



Freeman announced the launch of its Digital Marketing Services, a suite of capabilities available globally to Freeman clients. Article



The Reis Group has announced the internal promotions of Stephanie Wight and Kathleen Petty, and the hiring of Beth Casteel. Article


Washington Media Group (WMG) has launched a social audio practice intending to help clients successfully enter the growing social media sector. Article


Cambre Associates and Drohan Management Group (DMG) have partnered to bolster their association management services and increase their offer on both sides of the Atlantic. Article



Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A) has hired William Nowling as a partner and managing director. Article


Los Angeles

InstaBrand announced it is now operating as Open Influence. Article



Sheridan Public Relations has welcomed Laura Braam as a principal. Article


Newport Beach

Powerhouse Communications has been selected by Jimboy's Tacos to support the brand refresh and increase both consumer and franchise awareness as the company plans for significant expansion. Article


New York

Porter Novelli has been selected by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company as its PR agency of record. Article


Amarula has named EVINS Communications as its US public relations agency of record for special programming in 2017. Article


Dari Marder and Nicole Winnman have teamed up with Maria Dolgetta to launch Creative Playground LLC., a new branding and marketing agency. Article


Lexaria Bioscience Corp. has engaged the corporate communications exerts of NetworkNewsWire (NWW). Article


Momentum Worldwide announced the promotions of Jason Alan Snyder to the role of global Chief Technology Officer and Elena Klau as its first-ever Chief Strategy & Analytics Officer. Article


The Board of Directors of Omnicom Group announced the appointment of Gracia Martore as an independent director. Article


5W Public Relations has been named PR Agency of Record by NuMe. Article


The Royal Portfolio has appointed WEILL to handle its public relations in North America. Article


Susan Hinkson joined Capalino+Company as Executive Vice President. Article



Tonic Life Communications announced the hire of Robyn Ungar as Senior Vice President. Article


San Diego

Crowe PR announced today the addition of Social Syndicate to its growing client roster. Article


San Francisco

PAN Communications has been named agency of record for Mobiletron. Article


Allison+Partners’ executive vice president and head of consumer technology Jordan Fischler and real estate lead and Seattle general manager Richard Kendall have both been promoted to the partnership team. Partner Zach Colvin has been promoted to the newly created position of chair, California. Article


W2O Group has appointed Mary Corcoran to become president of Twist Marketing as Annalise Coady takes on a new role as president of W2O's EMEA operations. Article


6sense announced the appointment of Jason Zintak as CEO. Article


Los Angeles & New York

Scorpion announced the acquisition of Driven Local. Article


Hong Kong

The Hoffman Agency has hired Marc Sparrow to lead its presence in Hong Kong. Article


Dalian Wanda Group has signaled a shift in its communications strategy, bringing in H+K Strategies as its first global PR agency of record. Article



Engine has hired Will Lowe to lead Fuel and promoted Charles Ping to the new position of Chairman as the company targets further UK and international growth. Article


Jargon PR has announced its latest client win, Lobster Media. Article


PROI Worldwide has partnered with Wildfire in an effort to strengthen their combined tech offering. Article


Mediacom has called in Harvard to support its PR efforts. Article


Citizen Relations has been named the first global PR and creative lead partner for Mokeskine. Article


Kingdom of Sweets has handed its consumer PR account to Frank. Article


One has secured the PR and social brief for Hoover floorcare and small domestic appliances following a three-way pitch. The firm has represented Hoover’s major domestic appliances business for more than a decade. Article


The Lifestyle Agency has been appointed for the launch of cocktail bar chain Mahiki’s new central London venue in Kensington next month. The agency has also secured a raft of new accounts including Polynesian restaurant Pufferfish, luxury florist Hayford & Rhodes, shoe brand Unicorn Sands, ski resort operator Vail Resorts and Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Article


Little Red Rooster has been appointed as the retained PR agency for Freeview. Article


Carousel PR has won a five-way pitch to deliver PR and social media for East Coast Concepts. Article


Mason Williams Communications has been appointed to handle the consumer PR brief for Kidtropolis. Article


ByBox has appointed Limelight to build its profile and support its growth strategies within the UK and overseas. Article


MESH Theatre Co has handed its PR brief to Three Little Birds. Article


Influencer has enlisted Caspar Lee as chief innovation officer. Article


Citigate Dewe Rogerson provided strategic communications advice and implementation for Play Communications during its recent IPO. Article


Foco was launched this week by co-founders Michael Taggart, John Shewell and Nick Sturman. Article


K&H Comms has launched a lifestyle division with Anna Olszewski-Lewis at the helm. Article



Fourtold has recruited Frederique Luca to support its rapid expansion in Brussels as well as Paul Meller as a media consultant. Article


Zaluvida Corporate AG has welcomed Daniel de Carvalho to its leadership team as global director of communications. Article



Environics Communications has been named PR agency of record for Google Canada. Article


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