PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of Apr. 24, 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!

 

Atlanta

Allison+Partners has hired Jacques Couret as editorial manager of All Told. Article

 

Austin

Springbox redesigned and launched a charismatic new website for Lantana Hummus. Article

 

Boston

Winstanley Partners president Nate Winstanley to present at the National Postal Forum. Article

 

Chicago

Tech Image announced that it has secured three new clients: manufacturer of electric, pedal assist-only bicycles Bosch eBike Systems, mainframe modernization provider TmaxSoft, and license plate and facial recognition solutions and technology providers Digital Recognition Network/Vigilant Solutions. Article

 

Cleveland

Linkmedia 360 announced that Todd Hall has joined the agency as an account director. Article

 

Dallas

Taco Bueno has selected TrizCom Public Relations as its agency of record. Article

 

Cooksey Communications recently added Allison Chvojan to its team as an account executive. Article

 

DC

Fierce Government Relations announced that Eric Zulkosky has joined the firm. Article

 

Los Angeles

Golin co-CEO Matt Neale has joined the Lagrant Foundation’s board of directors. He will also serve as a member of the organization’s alumni committee. Article

 

JC’s has retained Havas Formula as its public relations agency of record following a competitive review. Article

 

Hyundai Motor America announced that Michael Stewart has joined the company as senior group manager, corporate and marketing public relations. Article

 

Miami

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) and Futuri Media announced a unique partnership on an unprecedented research and development lab. Article

 

PetPR.com has launched an opt-in Insiders Program for industry leaders to receive the latest pet and veterinary news releases. Article

 

Newport Beach

Idea Hall expands into several new markets with an influx of new business in the first quarter of 2017, the company announced today. Article

 

New York

Kwittken co-founder and chief creative officer Jason Schlossberg has departed, prompting a restructuring of the firm's leadership. Article

 

R&J Strategic Communications has been retained by the New Jersey Community Mental Health Coalition (NJCMHC) to conduct a statewide integrated public awareness, information and advocacy campaign in support of continuing the state’s funding for the state’s community mental health providers at current levels. Article

 

Phoenix Marketing Solutions celebrates 15th anniversary. Article

 

Cutler PR announced the opening of its new headquarters in New York City. Article

 

The Brooks Group recently added three new clients to its client roster. Article

 

Samantha Brown has brought on Bullfrog + Baum to coordinate public relations activities for her upcoming TV program and best-selling luggage brand on the Home Shopping Network. Article

 

5W Public Relations has recently been named PR Agency of Record by Bespoke Real EstateArticle

 

Former celebrity journalist, current Creative Director at Full Scale Media PR and Co-Founder of Upitch App, Allison Kugel, released her book, titled Journaling Fame: A memoir of a life unhinged and on the record. Article

 

IPONWEB announced that Nathan Woodman has been appointed SVP of Strategic Development for North America. Article

 

Steinreich Communications Group announced that Sheila Long O’Mara has been promoted to vice president and day-to-day leader of the firm’s home furnishings industry and trade group. Article

 

CodedPR has announced two staff additions: Curtis Kelly is now Lifestyle Director at CodedPR in New York; and Suzanne Bustamante is now Senior Account Executive at CodedPR in New York. Article

 

Rance MacFarland joined McKissack & McKissack as President. Article

 

Carl Galioto was promoted to President of HOK. He will continue to hold the position of Managing principal of HOK's New York and Philadelphia offices. Article

 

San Francisco

W2O Group has added John H. Johnson and Charlene Prounis to its board of directors. Article

 

Huawei North America is seeking its first retained consumer PR agency for Honor. Article

 

Blattel Communications has elevated Joey Telucci to Senior Account Executive. Article

 

Seattle

R2C Group announced today that is has hired Patrick Acosta as SVP, Media Director. Article

 

Frankfurt

CNC and JKL, two of the specialist corporate consultancies under MSLGroup, are to merge. Article

 

London

Chameleon has been acquired by CEO Tom Berry and MD Tom Buttle, in a management buyout (MBO) that follows the duo's arrival at the UK tech PR firm in 2013. Article

 

Boux Avenue has appointed Threepipe to help drive further international online growth. Article

 

VTech has appointed Threepipe to manage PR and social campaign activity for the VTech and LeapFrog brands in the UK. Article

 

LEWIS has appointed Daniel Cohen as its senior vice president EMEA brand to expand the agency’s consumer brand and digital businesses. Article

 

Beattie has hired Fflur Sheppard to its corporate, B2B and crisis management team as associate director. Article

 

FleishmanHillard Fishburn has promoted Steph Bailey to MD and hired another senior director and partner, Michael Hartt. Article

 

MHP Communications has appointed Barnaby Fry as head of crisis. Article

 

Travelport has appointed Julian Eccles as vice president for PR and corporate communications. Article

 

Paris

Edelman has hired Jason Gallucci as MD of brand and Alex Apthorpe as director of brand experience and creative for Edelman UAE. Article

 

Teneo Blue Rubicon is now handling Richemont's corporate and financial PR. Article

 

Tokyo

Nissan is consolidating its lucrative global PR duties with Edelman as part of CCO Jonathan Adashek's efforts to "modernize" the automaker's communications strategy. Article

 

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