PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of Aug. 21, 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

Unosquare has selected Media Frenzy Global as their agency of record. Article

 

Boston

(add)ventures announced that it has been selected as the agency of record for AOC Latin America. Article

 

Chicago

Uproar PR has been chosen by Wela and Edu(k)ate to assist in the growth and goals of each company. Article

 

DC

Kellie Murphy has joined Scott Circle as senior vice president and Dee Donavanik has been promoted to vice president. Article

 

Denver

10Fold Communications announced its expansion into Colorado, unveiling a new regional office in Denver on the heels of opening an Austin office earlier this year. Article

 

Los Angeles

KYNE announced the appointment of Darcy Sawatzki as senior vice president in Los Angeles. Article

 

Cerrell Associates and Gonzalez Strategic Affairs (GSA) have established a strategic partnership that aims to bring together two strong public affairs team while adding a new dynamic to Southern California political and comms consulting. Renamed Cerrell & Gonzalez, the new partnership offers clients advocacy in LA as each firm continues its independent paths as they work with their prior and future individually pursued clients. Article

 

NRPR Group announced it has signed AVETTA Global as a new digital marketing client. Article

 

Miami

Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications (CAMC) announced multiple new hires. Nina Zadeh brings immeasurable talent as a Social Media Manager; Bertha Diaz and Sara Leiter offer vast experience as Senior Account Executives; Karen Collazo has joined as Account Executive; Shannon Cooney is the new Social Media Coordinator; and Lauren Liebler has been promoted to Account Executive. Article

 

The Institute for Public Relations has awarded Ruoyu Sun, a recent graduate of the University of Georgia, the 2017 Makovsky Best Master’s Thesis of the Year Award based on her work studying source credibility on digital media toward Millennial purchase intention of genetically modified foods. Article

 

CONRIC PR & Marketing recently received statewide honors from the Florida Magazine Association and Florida Public Relations Association recognizing excellence in feature writing and public relations, respectively. Article

 

The Dalton Agency announced the company’s founder and CEO, Jim Dalton, has been accepted into the Forbes Agency Council. Article

 

Nashville

FleishmanHillard has been selected by Build-A-Bear-Workshop to support the global brand as it celebrates its 20-year anniversary. Article

 

Newport Beach

Paula Steurer, Founder of Sterling Public Relations, has been chosen as a public relations panelist and featured presenter at the 2017 MINDBODY BOLD Conference. Article

 

New York

BARKER announced that it has been engaged by totes>>ISOTONER. Article

 

5W Public Relations has been named PR agency of record by Surkus. Article

 

DS Simon Media's new Brand Authenticity Survey found that making CEOs accessible to the media makes a brand appear more authentic, according to 74% of journalists surveyed. Additionally, the survey revealed that it pays for brands to have their CEOs active on social media and that third-party spokes people appeared to be the least authentic. The survey also revealed that 82% of reporters, producers and bloggers get story ideas from social media. Article

 

The Patient Experience Project (PEP) has launched PEPtrials, a patient-centric clinical trial recruitment and retention service. Article

 

North 6th Agency (N6A) announced that it has been named the PR agency of record for Front Range Biosciences. Article

 

J Public Relations announced it is now representing the new Marriott Irvine Spectrum set to open in Irvine this year. Article

 

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) announced it is partnering with Digital Content Next to support TrustX, a programmatic advertising marketplace designed to help maximize marketers’ digital advertising expenditures. Article

 

Brandstyle Communications announces its representation of eight new clients. New clients include: Skin by Varley, Swipecast, NicholsMD, Fabricut, Galeries Lafayette, Spotfront, Patrick Ta, and bodylogix. Article

 

Phoenix

O’Connell Communications announced it has added several new clients. Article

 

San Francisco

Dynamo PR has been appointed by Mobvoi to lead their consumer and industry specific PR. Article

 

Frankfurt

Contulting'nMore has become a partner in IPREX. Article

 

Hong Kong

Helix PR has appointed Valerie Lim Jun Mei as GM. Article

 

iSentia has restructured under a new single brand, and invests in machine learning technologies to offer clients more relevant and actionable insights from media sources. The investments include the launch of Stories, an additional capability within its MediaPortal platform. Stories summarizes news trends and provides timely analytics to clients while providing them with close to real-time intelligence that is valuable in strategy planning and risk management. Article

 

Tencent has brought in Cohn & Wolfe to support its international PR efforts. Article

 

London

Octopus Group has been tapped by EasyPark to support the European launch of Find & Pay, a new app that allows users to remotely find and pay for parking. Article

 

Jargon PR has been appointed by Convertize to deliver a campaign aiming to raise the profile of the London-based company. Article

 

Technical Associates Group (TAG) has been appointed by Mettler-Toledo Inspection as its integrated PR agency in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Article

 

2degrees has appointed Bottle to increase its profile within the trade and national media, for its platforms Manufacture 2030 and Innovations Gateway. Article

 

Bell Pottinger is facing expulsion from PRCA after last week's disciplinary hearing into its controversial work for South Africa's Gupta family. Article

 

PHA Media announced it has been appointed by Üllo to launch its unique product offering to the UK market. Article

 

Bath Spa University has appointed Grayling to deliver a wide-ranging public relations brief over the next year, following a competitive tender process. Article

 

Nobu Hospitality has appointed Fox PR to handle its global brand PR. Article

 

No Brainer has won Mersey Ferries’ national, regional and trade PR brief, following a three-way pitch. Article

 

WPR Agency has welcomed three new clients to its B2B portfolio – rail transport systems firm Nexus Alpha, factory automation system manufacturer FANUC UK and plumbing supplies company Plumbase. Article

 

Myanmar Strategic Holdings has retained Yellow Jersey PR to assist with its financial media relations. Article

 

11K Consulting has won a competitive pitch to promote Retail Congress Asia Pacific’s 2017 Hong Kong congress across Asia Pacific. Article

 

TOG24 has appointed Gung Ho Communications to handle its UK print and digital PR and influencer communications strategy. Article

 

Convertize has appointed Jargon PR to deliver a campaign that drives engagement with its brand and raises awareness of the role neuroscience can play in marketing. Article

 

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair has appointed Cow as its retained UK PR agency following a competitive pitch. Article

 

Glorious Brands has appointed Kilpatrick PR to handle UK PR for The BrowGal ahead of its UK launch. Article

 

Koupe has appointed Hatch Communications to assist with its upcoming UK launch. Article

 

Citizens Advice has appointed Katie Martin as its head of news, public affairs and campaigns. She will join the bureau from Guardian News and Media, where she is head of philanthropic partnerships. Article

 

AIG Europe has appointed Hannah Scott as its external communications manager. Article

 

Propellernet has appointed Tallulah Cullen as its head of PR. Article

 

Paris

Arcelik has handed PR duties for Beko to MSL as its bid to shift perceptions beyond its current value positioning. Article

 

Vuma Reputation Management has signed memorandums of understanding with four leading African communications agencies including Kenya's BSD Group, Ethiopia's Zeleman, Ghana's Prosper Agbenyega, and Zambia's Design Innovation. Through the Vuma Training Academy, Vuma will transfer skills and knowledge to help develop a pool of African communications professionals and reputation managers to ensure that companies operating on the continent receive excellent services.  Article

 

Poxel has appointed Kumi Sato, president and CEO of Cosmo Public Relations Corporation, to its board of directors. Article

 

Pioneering South African BTL and word-of-mouth agency previously known as Have You Heard announced the expansion of their service offering under a new name, hyh. Under the hyh umbrella, the agency now offers fully integrated creative, design, digital, media, events and communications services for both existing as well as new clients. Article

 

Sydney

The PRactice has appointed Jayanthi Sethuraman president of its national technology practice. Article

 

Ogilvy PR has released its Futures #3 report which identifies key emerging trends, including consumer relations to the overuse of technology and the impact of AI and use of data that will impact Australian business and brands. Article

 

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