PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of Nov. 7, 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!


LaVoieHealthScience (LHS) announced the appointment of Sharon Correia as Vice President, Integrated Communications. Article



Seeing Machines recently engaged Stratacomm for strategic communications and media relations support. Article



Woodruff Sweitzer (WS) recently announced the addition of Jenell Loschke, Kelsey Maggio and Sarah Chaney to its Kansas City office and Collin Huff to its Columbia, Missouri, office. Article


Los Angeles

Haven Tower Group has named Ruth Papazian as chairman. Article


The Pollack PR Marketing Group has been retained by LegalShield as its agency of record. Article


Ignition Creative has hired Kate Talbot as Director of Public Relations. Article



JeffreyGroup has appointed Diego Campal as the company's market leader for Argentina and regional director specializing in public affairs consulting.  Article


rbb Communications has promoted six in its account services division: Julie Jimenez, senior account director; Ana Marquez, director of media relations, account manager; Stephanie Schwartz and Elizabeth Prats, senior account executives; and Paige Rosenthal and Alyssa Valleau, account executives. Article


Diamond Public Relations has added Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina to its global client roster. Article


Newport Beach

Beach House PR & Social announced the hires of Liz Spornick as Senior Social Media Manager, Brittany Hohl as Senior Account Executive PR, and Ellie Wiekamp as Account Executive, PR. Article


Idea Hall continues to bolster its senior team with the appointment of industry leader Rachel Svoboda as vice president of business development. Article


New York

Peter Vigliarolo has joined PadillaCRT as vice president in the health practice. Article


Thomas Public Relations has signed GameSir to its roster of clients. Article


The Association for Applied Sport Psychology has signed The Rosen Group as its agency of record. Article


Cutler PR has been named the agency of record by three new technology clients: New York-based Zive, a productivity software company and maker of the desktop app Kiwi for Gmail; Glassbox, which enables brands to record and analyze how customers and prospects are using their sites; and Wise Data Media, a marketing intelligence platform that predict prices and effectiveness of ad options. Article


North 6th Agency is opening a “night owl” media specialist position in 2017, working the overnight shift from N6A's headquarters in the heart of SoHo. Article


Havas PR North America has been named agency of record by Barnacle Parking Enforcement. Article


Goodman Media International, Inc. announced the launch of GMI Digital. Amy Jaick returns to the agency to oversee the firm’s new digital communications unit. Article


Lou Hammond Group (LHG) announced it has been retained by the city of Santa Barbara, Calif. for public relations, digital marketing and positioning. Article


BARKER announced that it has been named the agency of record for Legendary Restaurant Brands. Article


VentureFuel announced that Mindshare’s Marisa Skolnick was elected its Visionary of the Year. Article



W2O Group has acquired Marketeching Solutions. Article



Farner Consulting is acquiring YJOO Communications. Article


Anke Linnartz has joined MorphoSys, replacing Claudia Gutjahr-Löser, who is leaving the company after 15 years. Article



Reputation Institute has hired Marcus Smith to head up its UK operation as managing director, and has appointed James Bickford as commercial director. Article


Porter Novelli has appointed Matthew Foster to director in its London health and wellness practice. Article


The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has appointed Hanover to deliver an integrated communications programme. Article


Clarity PR has won the brief to handle ongoing PR and communications for Captify. Article


3CX has appointed Spark Communications to handle its UK communications. Article


KCOM has appointed CCgroup to develop and deliver its new enterprise brand message as it seeks to disrupt the UK systems integration market. Article


MyTutor has appointed Threepipe to manage its SEO program to drive new customer acquisition and brand awareness. Article


The Honey Partnership has been appointed by Cheetah Mobile, XGIMI, 3Glasses and Snoppa to launch new products and expand their global footprint. Article


Nick Jablonka has been offered a newly-created role by W Communications on its digital and social team. Article


FleishmanHillard Fishburn (FHF) is strengthening its corporate communications practice with the appointment of Depali O’Connell (Dee) as associate director. Article


Richard Beck has been appointed director of strategic planning and external relations at Nationwide. Article


Sarah Canet has joined Sauce Communications to build its international division and brought four new clients onto its books. Article


Colliers International has hired Hannah Zitren as UK PR manager.  Article



Finn Partners has appointed Mina Volovitch as head of its Paris office and senior partner in the agency’s global health practice. Article


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