PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of Aug. 14, 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

McDonnell Group announces new resources for content marketing. Nancy Broe has been promoted to vice president to lead the creation and implementation of the new program. Article

 

Boston

IBM has brought on Angela Calman as vice president of communications for Watson Health. Article

 

Tier One Partners announced the firm has strengthened its roots in the digital healthcare industry with the addition of two new clients: Hospital IQ and Newtopia. Article

 

Sobi has appointed Trista Morrison as VP of comms for North America. Article

 

Gaffney Bennett Public Relations (GBPR) announced that Patrick McGloin has rejoined the firm as a Partner. Article

 

Rasky Partners announced that Michael Morris has joined the firm as Vice President and General Counsel, and head of the firm’s new cyber security practice while also promoting Jessica DiMartino to Vice President of Marketing and Dianna Walsh to Associate Vice President for Communications. Article

 

Chicago

FCB Chicago has welcomed Jenina Nunez as director of communications. Article

 

Rhea + Kaiser (R+K) announces the addition of Martha Porter Fiszer as Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director (ECD). Article

 

Dallas

TrizCom Public Relations is listed in the Dallas Business Journal’s 2017 Top-25 list of leading public relations firms in North Texas. Article

 

DC

Washington Media Group (WMG) announced it has launched a social audio practice intended to help clients successfully enter this growing social media space. Article

 

Alfred Jackson has joined Portland as a partner based in Washington, D.C. Article

 

The Reis Group announced internal promotions and a new hire. Article

 

Denver

Chipotle Mexican Grill has appointed Laurie Schalow into the newly created role of chief communications officer. Article

 

Detroit

Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A) announced the expansion of its Detroit team with the addition of William Nowling as a partner and managing director. Article

 

Bianchi Public Relations is celebrating its silver anniversary. Article

 

Los Angeles

Participants Media has appointed Amy Glickman senior vice president, publicity and corporate communications. Article

 

Charlie Coney, Golin's head of creative in EMEA, is relocating to California to build out the agency's creative offerings across its Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. Article

 

Miami

Cohn & Wolfe has opened its fourth office in Brazil under the Maquina Cohn & Wolfe brand. Article

 

FWV Fetching has been engaged to represent several leading pet and veterinary brands including ThunderWorks, Bideawee, Scout & Zoe’s, John Paul Pet, and CityVet. Article

 

Nashville

The Vandiver Group has appointed Heather Murdick as director, creative content. In addition, Nate Shyrock has joined the team as manager, digital strategy, and Andrew Woodcock has joined as account executive. Article

 

Osborn Barr was recently honored by the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) in the annual 2017 Golden ARC Awards Contest. Article

 

Newport Beach

Jimboy’s Tacos has tapped Powerhouse Communications to support the brand refresh and increase both consumer and franchise awareness as the company plans for significant expansion. Article

 

New York

Krupp Kommunications (K2) announced that Gaia has joined its client roster. Article

 

The S3 Agency announced the Monmouth County Historical Association as the recipient of its pro bono program, S FREE. Article

 

AIG has appointed Anita Williamson as global head of employee communications. Article

 

PAN Communications has expanded its national footprint with the opening of its New York office, coinciding with the hiring of Ryan M. Wallace as vice president and general manager. Article

 

strat-igence has appointed Renee Kopkowski as president and partner. Article

 

Lenovo has begun a wide-ranging review of its global PR support, including North America. Article

 

Grayling US CEO Peter Harris is leaving the firm at the end of the month with plans to launch his own consultancy, meanwhile Huntsworth CEO Paul Taaffe steps into the role in the interim.  Article

 

Allison+Partners announced the launch of Workplace, a new offering focused on helping organizations become great places to work. Article

 

Sheila and Dennis Tartaglia, owners of Tartaglia Communications, have been named the sole winners of the 2017 HPRMS Award for Excellence in Public Relations. Article

 

Columbia-Greene Community College announced this week the appointment of Jaclyn Stevenson to the position of Director of Public Relations. Article

 

PebblePost announced the appointment of BuzzFeed President Greg Coleman to its Board of Directors. Article

 

Laura Davidson Public Relations (LDPR) has been appointed the public relations agency of record for Taj Hotels Resorts Palaces Safaris. Article

 

W2O Group announced that Mary Corcoran will join the firm as president of Twist. Article

 

Gavin announced the addition of Chris Savarese as Vice President of Client Services. Article

 

Amarula announced that they have named EVINS Communications Ltd. as their U.S. public relations agency of record for special programming in 2017. Article

 

Philadelphia

Kimball Communications has promoted Eileen Coyne to senior public relations manager. Article

 

San Diego

Sony Electronics has appointed Cheryl K. Goodman as head of corporate communications. Article

 

San Francisco

W2O Sentient has appointed Dominic Viola as managing director of client services and Michael Spitz as practice leader, strategy. Article

 

Storefront Political Media has promoted Julie Edwards to managing director and senior vice president. Article

 

Dynamic Signal announced the launch of SmartContent, an intelligent content feed, powered by IBM Watson’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. Article

 

Hotwire PR announced the launch of Hotwire Social Impact, a new practice dedicated to working with non-profits and governmental agencies. The new practice, led by Aidan Lukomnik, will focus on four core areas: digital and social media strategy, media relations, influencer engagement, and creative campaigns. Article

 

Seattle

Daimler Trucks North America has named David Giroux into the newly created position of director of channel marketing as Katja Bott succeeds him as director, public relations and corporate communications. Article

 

New York, San Francisco & Seattle

Allison+Partners announced that Jordan Fischler and Richard Kendall have been elevated to partner, and partner Zach Colvin has been promoted to Chair, California. Article

 

Hong Kong

Alimama is partnering with Prophet to develop a new brand-building model that aims to help companies elevate their efforts beyond low-margin consumers in China. Article

 

Rolls-Royce has selected Text100 to handle communications across Southeast Asia. Article

 

North Head has elevated founders Robert Magyar and Ma Hong as well as Junni Ogborne as they welcome Liu Haining and Chen Jing to the team. Article

 

Faith Brewitt has joined Ford in a senior regional communications role. Article

 

London

Morar HPI announced the launch of a new brand and creative services division. ARGO offers both evidence-based brand development work spring-boarding Morar HPI’s core research and insight offer, as well as stand-alone brand and creative services. Specifically, ARGO will work in three areas: brand strategy, brand creation and communication. Article

 

PHA Media has been appointed by Macate to oversee its UK PR and social media. Article

 

Teletext Holidays has appointed Lotus with a brief to grow the brand’s presence within the travel industry, while making it synonymous with great value holidays and inspiring content. Article

 

Street & Co will represent the Museum of London Shop in the lead-up to Christmas, providing the main point of contact for all product placement enquiries and image or sample requests. Article

 

London’s Devonshire Club has selected Kapranos PR to handle the press for its bedrooms, restaurant, bars and events calendar. Article

 

Signiant has appointed Bubble Communications to provide global PR support. Article

 

Greener Pastures has chosen Three Little Birds PR to help promote its range of exotic tours and adventure holidays. Article

 

Albert’s Club has handed its digital comms brief to Plus 1 Communications. Article

 

Circadia has appointed RKM Communications to handle its UK launch and the ongoing press and publicity. Article

 

BD Network has selected Limelight to implement a proactive media and thought leadership programme that will increase recognition in its target markets. Article

 

Alfred Jackson has joined Portland as a partner to lead its US offering. Article

 

University Partnerships Programme has hired Chris White as its head of communications. Article

 

Redleaf Communications has unveiled a new leadership team, comprised of representatives from its corporate, capital markets, professional and financial services and property teams. The new leadership team is Guy Smith, Robin Tozer, Elisabeth Cowell, Charlie Geller, Charlie Ansdell, Sally Walton, Karen Wagg, Vanessa Chance, Henry Columbine, Charlotte Gold and Laura Westmacott. Article

 

Jordanne Young has joined 5th House PR as its strategic director. Article

 

Promote PR has appointed Nasima Hussain as its managing director. Article

 

CH1ChesterBID has appointed Judy Tagell as its marketing and communications manager. Article

 

The Alexander Group PR has hired Amalia Sini as an account manager. Article

 

BritainThinks has hired Sanne van der Steeg as senior research executive. Article

 

Frankie Oliver has launched a new creative agency called Jolly Rebellion. Article

 

Elizabeth Cocozza-McMordie has launched ECM Communications. Article

 

Verditek has retained Yellow Jersey PR to assist with its financial media relations. Article

 

Paris

Mubadala has replaced Edelman with APCO for its aerospace division. Article

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