PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of May 16, 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!

Atlanta

Moxie announced that Solange Claudio has been named President of the agency. Article

 

Boston

Cone Communications has hired Imelda Suriato as vice president in its planning and integrated solutions group. Article

 

Aberdeen Grouphas announced a strategic partnership with Bombora. Article

 

Charlotte

French West Vaughan (FWV) announced a pro bono partnership with Teen Cancer America (TCA). Article

 

Chicago

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has partnered with LimeGreen Moroch to help strengthen its multicultural marketing initiatives.   Article

 

Cleveland

Approach Marketing received four coveted honors at the PRSA Central Ohio PRisms Award ceremony. Article

 

Northlich is acquiring Forza Marketing. The combined company will operate out of Northlich’s Sawyer Point offices under the Northlich name. Article

 

DC

The Motion Picture Association of America has named Matt Bennett as executive vice president for corporate communications. Article

 

Burson-Marsteller has added Jeremy Gaines has joined the firm as a managing director on the US strategy team, and Benjamin Chang as a managing director in the US public affairs and crisis practice. Article

 

Detroit

Emilio Pardo has been appointed senior vice president, chief marketing and communications officer at Prudential. Article

 

Los Angeles

American Honda has named James Jenkins as manager of Honda brand PR, replacing Robyn Eagles who has moved to a new position responsible for vehicle launch planning. Matt Sloustcher, previously with the corporate affairs and communications division, is now manager of Acura brand PR, replacing Jessica Fini who is taking a role in Acura digital marketing. Chris Martin, previously in charge of Western regional media relations for Honda, is now regulatory, legal and technology communications manager. Davis Adams, previously assistant manager, Honda brand PR, is now in charge of Western regional media relations. Carl Pulley, previously cross brands technical PR, is now assistant manager, Honda brand PR. And Kathy Graham joins Honda as Southeast regional public relations manager, based in Alpharetta, Ga. Article

 

Platekompaniet and Marketing Maven inked a multi-year corporate relations agreement for North America. Article

 

grapevine pr + consulting has been honored with two awards in the 2016 PR World Awards. Article

 

Miami

República announced the appointment of Lourdes Mateo de Acosta to the post of senior vice president of communications. Article

 

Atrevia has expanded its Latin American network with the addition of an office in Guatemala. The new office will be led by director general Javier Medrano. Article

 

Half Moon Resort has announced that Director of Sales Sharon Logan’s responsibility has now expanded to include Marketing for the luxury 400-acre property in Jamaica. Article

 

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications is accelerating its efforts to help organizations use the science and art behind effective storytelling, particularly on digital platforms, to better inform, persuade or connect with their audiences. Article

 

Minneapolis

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has hired Brett Weinberg as director of external communications. Article

 

Clarity Coverdale Fury’s (CCF) most recent annual report for client Northern Star Council Boy Scouts of America was selected as a winner of the National BSA President’s Marketing Award for “Best Annual Report.” The work also received recognition at the recent 2016 AdFed MN Show, where it garnered an award in the category of Public Service Annual Report. Article

 

Clarity Coverdale Fury has hired Sara Weiler. Article

 

Newport Beach

Powerhouse Public Relations announced the promotion of both Samantha Tyson and Chelsea McKinney to the role of Account Executive. Article

 

New York

Ruder Finn has elevated Rachel Spielman to a new role as executive vice president, storytelling and media, and hired Keith Hughes as EVP and head of the US corporate practice. Article

 

Kate Bartle has joined Ralph Lauren as senior director, global fashion public relations and communications. Article

 

Brandstyle Communications has been selected to represent Moenio. Article

 

Global Strategy Group has formed a new corporate impact practice that will help corporations build and protect their brands, reframe their corporate social responsibility programs. The practice will be co-led by GSG executive vice presidents Tanya Meck and Julie Hootkin. Article

 

Creation has hired Brad Cohn as its global creative director. Article

 

Omnicom Public Relations Group has acquired Rabin Martin. Article

 

R&J Strategic Communications announced that it has been named the digital marketing agency of record for the Polaroid brand. Article

 

The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation (TLCF) announced that they have selected MWWPR and Ogilvy as their agencies of record. Article

 

HL Group announced that the firm has been named the public relations and social media agency of record for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for the U.S. market.  Article

 

D S Simon Media and Talkwalker are conducting a joint survey on earned media best practices and analytics strategies. Article

 

CRC has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the “Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year – New Product Launch” category for the 14th Annual American Business Awards. Article

 

Soneva Resorts & Residences has appointed WEILL (Geoffrey Weill Associates) as its first-ever public relations counsel in North America. Article

 

Kevin Roberts, Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, will be releasing his latest book, 64 Shots: Leadership in a Crazy World (powerHouse Books), on June 21, 2016. Article

 

Endurance International Group announced the appointment of Lark-Marie Antón as Executive Vice President of Branding and Communications. Article

 

San Francisco

The Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau has appointed Carol Clark as director of public relations. Article

 

W2O Group has sold a share of the company to private equity firm Mountaingate Capital, in a bid to help fund acquisitions to grow its geographic scope and service offerings. Article

 

Counsyl has brought on Golin as it restructures to focus more on its relationships with clinicians and medical providers. Article

 

New York & London

Madison Logic announced their acquisition of Internal Results. Article

 

Hong Kong

FTI Consulting has named new leadership for its strategic communications unit in Hong Kong and Singapore, with current Asia-Pacific chairman Ray Bashford moving into an advisory role. Article

 

London

Instinctif Partners has been appointed as communications advisors to Rentplus. Article

 

Engine has launched Engine Media, a new data-driven digital media services division. Engine Media will be run out of the US by newly appointed CEO Lisa Weinstein. Article

 

Betsson has appointed Pia Rosin as its new vice president of corporate communications. Article

 

TBSeen.com has chosen Eulogy to handle its PR as it launches its offering to both premium brands and shoppers. Article

 

CDNetworks has appointed CCgroup to manage its UK PR communications and support its SEO, PPC and sales lead generation.  Article

 

Honcho PR has been appointed by UBTECH to introduce its interactive robots onto the UK market. Article

 

Pegasus has sold to UDG Healthcare in a deal worth up to £16.8m. Article

 

Tokyo

Ogilvy Public Relations and Prain Global have signed a memorandum of understanding for a strategic partnership that will allow the two companies to cooperate on new and existing client opportunities and share employee training programs and other initiatives. Article

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