PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of June 12, 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!



Humrun is announcing its partnership with Trevelino/Keller. Article



Weber Shandwick has named Isabel Hardy general manager of the firm's Boston office. Article



The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa has named Zapwater Communications as its public relations agency of record. Article


United Airlines has named Brett Hart to oversee global communications in the newly created role of chief administrative officer, executive vice president and general counsel. Article


IRI announced that CROSSMARK, Inc. has selected IRI as its preferred data provider. Article


3rd Coast PR has announced its commitment to support national nonprofit, Gift of Adoption, public relations and marketing services. Article



Cooksey Communications added Jennifer Janicki to its team as an account coordinator. Article



Jaffe announced that Michelle McCormick has joined the agency as Senior Vice President, Public Relations. Article


Los Angeles

Baretz+Brunelle announced that it has expanded its West Coast presence, hiring Clay Steward as a Director. Article


ProVisors has appointed Matthew Toledo as chief executive officer, beginning July 31. Article


PSC-PR announced that it has developed an integrated marketing partnership between its client Small Town Brewery and Chef Jet Tila, star of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen.” Article



Uproar PR has hired Lisa Poe as social media director. Article


TransMedia Group announced it was chosen to spread the word about America’s new superfood, Tahini, sold under the brand name Karawan. Article


rbb Communications received a 2017 Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America for its multicultural “Seekender” campaign “First Comes Like, Then Comes Love” for Hampton by Hilton. Article


Rosemary Ravinal has joined Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) as Vice President of Entertainment and Consumer Public Relations. Article



Dustee Jenkins is to depart her role as SVP and chief communications officer at Target, amid several executive departures and new hires at the retailer. Article


GES announced the promotion of Jeff Janes to executive creative director of experiential strategy for its exhibits team. Article



ReviveHealth announced the addition of 18 new professionals to its Nashville headquarters that broaden its ability to bring integrated solutions to healthcare clients. Article


Newport Beach

She Runs It routinely celebrates women and men who serve as role models for the industry, including an annual salute to one leader who best embodies the fearless spirit of the organization: Woman of the Year. Marisa Thalberg, CMO of Taco Bell, is the 2017 recipient of the award. Article


New York

Cohn & Wolfe Group announced the appointment of Olga Fleming as Chief Executive Officer of Y&R PR. Article


Lou Hammond Group has announced several new clients in digital marketing, public relations, and positioning. The firm has landed Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, which is focusing on the Alabama town's resurgence in new hotels, restaurants, arts culture and entertainment. The group has also been chosen to represent Crown of Light, Cinnamon Bay, Prysmian Group North America, Eagle Rare Life Award and Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center. Article


CRC has been selected to represent Younghee's Essential Rinse Purifying Scalp & Hair Toner. Article


Rubenstein Public Relations (RPR) has been selected as the agency of record for Paul Szyarto. Article


Weber Shandwick has promoted Susan Howe from president of the agency's global consumer marketing practice to chief collaboration officer. Article


Jonesworks announced their representation of four new clients: Venus Williams, EleVen by Venus Williams, MESTIZA New York, and XO Group Inc. Article


Man Made Music has appointed Pam Workman to the new role of Senior Vice President, Head of Brand. Article


Havas Group, which recently announced plans to unite its wholly owned health and communications networks Havas Life, Health4Brands (H4B), Havas Lynx and Havas Life PR with the consumer health businesses and practices of Havas to form Havas Health & You, kicked off its expanded rollout on Global Wellness Day, June 10, 2017. Article


Ketchum took home five 2017 Silver Anvil awards and four Awards of Excellence at the recent award ceremony held in New York. Article



Mark Hass joins Proof as advisor and agency evangelist. Article


Amendola Communications has named Brandon Glenn account director. Article


San Francisco

Uproar PR places an increased focus on digital service offerings with the hiring of Laura Poe as social media director. Article


Huawei has named Racepoint Global as its agency of record for Huawei Device USA. Article


Los Angeles & New York

Momentum Worldwide and PMK•BNC announced the formation of a new cross-agency practice focused on connecting brands with the multibillion-dollar world of video games, Esports and the nearly two billion video game fans around the globe. Article


New York & San Francisco

Access Emanate announced its rebrand to Access Brand Communications, with a deepened focus on simplifying integrated communications for brands. In addition, the company announced the appointment of Bob Osmond as general manager of the company’s New York office. Article



Hanover has appointed Dr. Jennifer Carroll MacNeil advisor for its Dublin office. Article


Four Communications Group has appointed Alex Knight as its first chief operating officer. Article


Bottle has been chosen by Haven Power to lead its external communications and raise awareness of the brand in the SME and I&C market. Article


The Hanover Health PR team has been named agency of record for three new clients — Cambridge Medical Robotics, OMRON and Consultant Connect. The firm has also made several senior hires including Alex Davies as associate director and Emma Gorton as senior account director. Article


Cohn & Wolfe has appointed Tamsin Tierney as deputy managing director of its UK healthcare business. Article


Cicero Group has opened a consumer division to build on its corporate and public affairs foundation. Rowan Adams has been appointed a director to plan and launch the consumer division. Article


Goldbug has made three senior hires. Aaron Sharp takes on the role of account director. Katie Earlam joins the agency as senior publicist. In addition, Neil Johnson has been named senior account director. Article


Citizen Relations has handed Asia-Pacific leadership duties to Mark Cater, extending his remit beyond his existing oversight of Europe, India, the Middle East and Africa (EIMEA). Article


Katrin Kuhlmann has joined Portland’s International Advisory Council. Article


Travel Lifestyle Network has selected The PC Agency to be its representative in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Article


The BFI has appointed DDA and Four Colman Getty to provide press and PR services for the 61st BFI London Film Festival. Article


J Public Relations is now representing four hotels in England and Ireland; Lygon Arms, Cliveden House, Chewton Glen and Adare Manor. Article


Materialise has appointed Intelligent Conversation to run a series of technical campaigns and broaden perceptions of the technology. Article


LEWIS has won the UK public relations account for Maintel. Article


Pitch Marketing Group has appointed Lee Cheney as head of production. Article


Tamsin Parker has launched a new agency, Legs PR. Article


David Murray has been appointed as chief executive at Preventable Surprises. Article



Citigate has named Robert Amady director. Article


Arcelik is reviewing global PR duties for lead brand Beko, in a bid to shift perceptions of the brand beyond its current value positioning. Article


Discovery Communications has brought in Ketchum as agency of record for its sports strategy. Article



Microsoft is reviewing PR duties in India, with several firms in contention for one of the country's largest communications assignments. Article


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