PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of Apr. 3, 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!

 

Boston

March Communications has launched a new consumer innovation group, focused on connecting consumer innovation brands with their most valuable audiences. March has appointed Jodi Petrie as executive vice president to lead the new offering. Article

 

Rasky Partners has launched a new codes and regulations consulting service within its public affairs team. Senior vice president Jeff Terrey of Rasky Partners’ Boston office will lead the new consultancy. Article

 

Pivot Design has opened an office in Boston’s Back Bay at 361 Newbury Street and has hired media industry veteran Craig Sender as Vice President Client Engagement to lead the operation. Article

 

Charlotte

BFG Communications has promoted Lisa Ringelstetter to vice president client services. Article

 

French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is celebrating its 20th anniversary, a milestone that comes as the company makes its debut among the country’s top 15 PR firms. Article

 

Chicago

L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) has acquired the business of JSH&A. Article

 

Dallas

TeleTech Holdings hired Kyle Priest as the company’s new Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer. Article

 

DC

Amy Dacey has joined MWWPR as executive vice president and managing director of public affairs and issues management. Article

 

Edelman has hired Sarah Swinehart as a vice president on the media services and strategies team. Article

 

CLS Strategies has appointed Mark Feierstein as a senior advisor. Article

 

Crosby Marketing Communications has acquired Butler Films. Article

 

Subject Matter announced that Jamie Wall will join the firm’s government relations team beginning April 17th. Article

 

Denver

HALCYON announced the addition of Candace Duran as director of sales & marketing to the executive team. Article

 

Detroit

Lambert Edwards & Associates has promoted Chea Jackson to director, and Megan McCarl and Tyler Deur to senior associate. Article

 

Los Angeles

Englander Knabe & Allen has elevated Adam Englander to partner. Article

 

Terry Hines & Associates has rebranded its multicultural division as The MRKT. Marcos Barron will serve as the president of The MRKT, with Bree Bosselmann serving as senior vice president. Article

 

BLAZE Public Relations announced that Urban Mattress has joined its roster of lifestyle brands. Article

 

NRPR Group announced the newest additions to its client roster in Q1 2017. Article

 

Beach House continues its strategic growth as a leading modern beauty communications agency for the digital age with the announcement of its status as Agency of Record for Beach House Group Brands. Article

 

Dolphin Digital Media announced that it has acquired 42West. Article

 

Miami

Burson-Marsteller has hired Tom Eslinger as global chief creative officer. Article

 

New York

Burson-Marsteller has added Dan Doherty and Susan Lagana to its US public affairs and crisis practice as managing directors. Article

 

Centron has hired Stacey Gandler as executive vice president, managing director, public relations. Article


Forefront Communications Group has added Michael Kingsley as a senior vice president. Article

 

Rabin Martin has launched an international advisory council led by the firm’s former chairman Steve Rabin and including Richard Henriques, senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy and former chief financial officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Charles “Robin” Hogen, chief navigator of True North Strategies and former vice president of communications at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and Margaret Kruk, associate professor of global health at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Article

 

BerlinRosen has appointed Sara Joseph as senior vice president of hospitality and lifestyle. Article

 

Teneo Holdings has acquired Fitzroy Communications. The Fitzroy team, including partner and co-founder Liz Bruce, will be joining Teneo's strategy division effective immediately. Article

 

CA Technologies has hired WE Communications to handle corporate and product PR duties following a competitive, global review. Article

 

G&S Business Communications has expanded its international client roster of manufacturing, supply chain and business technology innovators with its appointment as agency of record for Neovia Logistics. Article

 

North 6th Agency (N6A) announced it has been ranked as the 4th fastest-growing agency in the United States among all agencies between $4 and $10 million annual revenues by O’Dwyer’s. Article

 

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

 

CrisisResponsePro announced that its hosting provider, Summitas, has been named “Best Cyber Security Solution” by Private Asset Management magazine (PAM) at the 2017 PAM Awards. Article

 

Consumer Reports (CR) announced Matt Anchin as its new Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. Article

 

CRC has expanded its team with two new hires – Amira Clement to Account Executive and Charisse Smalls to Public Relations Assistant. Article

 

R&J Strategic Communications announced the appointment of Alex Bagasevich as Senior Account Executive. Article

 

InkHouse launched an office in New York City, building off the firm’s rapid growth and success in its other three offices, in Boston, Providence and San Francisco. Nicole Bestard will head the office as executive vice president and general manager. Article

 

Philadelphia

SPRYTE Communications has named Gary Frisch an account supervisor. Article

 

Phoenix

Amplify Relations has been selected as the 2017 Nevada Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the US Small Business Administration. Article

 

W2O Group announced the appointment of Eric M. Bacolas as Chief People Officer. Article

 

120 West Strategic Communications announced that Jeff Pritchard will be joining the agency to support and cultivate 120 West mining IR clients. Article

 

Sacramento

Perry Communications Group (PCG) has hired Senior Account Executives Katelyn Downey and Kaitlin Perry. Article

 

San Francisco

Randle Communications announced that Julie Hooper has been promoted to Vice President of Public Affairs. Article

 

Austin & New York 

Caliber Corporate Advisers announced the acquisition of Leverage PR. Article

 

Hong Kong

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has named AKA Asia agency of record. Article

 

Finn Partners has acquired Ying Communications. Article

 

Ernst & Young (EY) announced that Ronald W. Wong, President and CEO of public affairs, ethnic marketing and campaign firm Imprenta Communications Group, has been selected as a semifinalist for the EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2017 Greater Los Angeles Region Award. Article

 

London

The Adecco Group has appointed Octopus Group as its retained UK and Ireland PR agency following a competitive five-way pitch. Article

 

Burson-Marsteller has named Ramiro Prudencio as chief executive officer of the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region, replacing Jeremy Galbraith, who stepped down in March after 20 years with the firm. Francisco Carvalho, who had been CEO of Burson-Marsteller Brazil, succeeds Prudencio in Latin America. Article

 

Katie Baldwin is leaving her position as a health reporter at the Yorkshire Evening Post/Yorkshire Post for a senior communications officer role at NHS Digital. Article

 

Highland Marketing has appointed Lyn Whitfield to the new role of strategy and content director. Article

 

Paris

Nissan has hired Jesse Verstraete as its new general manager of corporate communications and CSR for Europe. Article

 

Lottoland has appointed Laura Pearson as head of corporate affairs. Article

 

Cosentino Group has chosen Aristo PR for PR work in Turkey. Article

 

Aaron Sherinian will take up a new post leading communications at the Aga Khan Development Network. Article

               

Sydney

Value 360 Communications has formed a new strategic partnership with Lewis. Known as Lewis Value 360, the partnership will help Indian companies with international ambitions access communications expertise across 28 markets Asia Pacific, Europe and the US. Additionally, Lewis clients will be able to tap into Value 360's local expertise.  Article

 

Edelman has appointed Himanshu Saxena as the brand lead for India.  Article

 

Meditrina Hospitals has signed ResPublica Consulting to design and implement communication strategy to support its expansion plans. Article

 

 

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