PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of Aug. 22, 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!

Boston

EdTech180 announced the addition of two new international clients, Empower the User (ETU) from Ireland, and Chalk Talk Solutions from Jordan and Boston. Article

 

LaVoieHealthScience (LHS) announced the appointments of Beth Kurth as vice president, investor relations, and Benjamin Navon as assistant vice president, public relations. Article

 

Charlotte

MMI has been selected by Delta Dental of North Carolina as its agency of record. Article

 

Chicago

Karl James & Company has been named agency of record by GS Global Resources. Article

 

Primland Resort has hired KemperLesnik as agency of record for outdoor and golf. Article

 

Denver

Greteman Group recently added Anne Maxwell to its team. Article

 

Detroit

Lambert Edwards & Associates has added Candice Bowman as director of business development. Article

 

Los Angeles

PMK•BNC has added Jodie Magid Oriol as a vice president in New York and expanded the role of vice president Rachel Aberly. Article

 

Original Penguin announced the premiere of the third episode of its new content series “Original Tracks,” in partnership with culture and lifestyle creative group ANTHEMIC Agency. Article

 

Scott Public Relations (SPR) has been honored with two Golden Bridge Awards. Article

 

RealtyMogul.com announced the addition of Niall Weintraub as Vice President of Marketing and Sameer Shamsuddin as Chief Technology Officer. Article

 

Miami

Diamond Public Relations has further expanded its client-base in Central America with the addition of Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel. Article

 

Nashville

ReviveHealth has added Lindsay Resnick as executive vice president. Article

 

The board of advisers for the University of Alabama’s Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations has re-elected seven members and added two new advisers, bringing the group to 25. Article

 

Newport Beach

Idea Hall adds to its senior leadership team with the appointment of TJ Bennett as executive creative director. Article

 

Driven Public Relations has been retained by Monster Moto. Article

 

New York

Ogilvy PR’s Jennifer Risi is taking on additional duties as chief communications officer. Article

 

Crenshaw Communications has been appointed to represent Wearsafe Labs. Article

 

Uproar PR announced the opening of its newest office, located in New York City. Article

 

BARKER announced that it has retained the creative assignment for the $50MM SlimFast account. Article

 

Madan Nagaldinne joined ContextMedia as Chief People Officer. Article

 

Giant Spoon announced today that is has promoted four members of its team. Article

 

Phoenix

Amendola Communications has been selected as the agency of record for Vocera Communications. Article

 

San Francisco

Vrge Strategies has expanded its West Coast operations with the appointment of Amy Widdowson Mains as vice president. Article

 

Alibaba is seeking PR agency support for a US project focused on improving understanding of its product offering, the Holmes Report has learned. Article

 

Edelman has hired Lucy Allen as the new head of its Bay Area operations. Article

 

SHIFT Communications announced the agency’s San Francisco-based consumer lifestyle practice has been retained by Simon to oversee comprehensive public relations and event management efforts for 17 of its West Coast Premium Outlet properties. Article

 

Double Forte announced three new clients that span the virtual reality, wine and hospitality industries. Article

 

Seattle

Finn Partners is acquiring Lane PR to expand its US West Coast operations into the Pacific Northwest. Article

 

London

Cloudera has brought in new PR agency support in the UK following a competitive review. Article

 

Lord Bell has resigned from Bell Pottinger. Article

 

HSBC has brought in Finsbury to support its global public affairs unit. Article

 

Threepipe announced it will provide technical consultancy as well as wider digital strategy and content marketing to Maniere de Voir. Article

 

The Honey Partnership LLP has been appointed by three cutting-edge Chinese consumer and B2B technology companies – Hikvision, Arashi Vision, and Skye. Article

 

Global Influence has brought in Alicia Kearns as client services director. Article

 

Hanover has re-appointed Daniel Gilbert as a senior policy adviser. Article

 

Tullett Prebon has appointed Rebecca Shelley as global head of corporate affairs. Article

 

BookTrust has appointed Sinead Scott-Lennon as its head of comms and campaigns. Article

 

Lyst has brought in Rory Scott as VP of communications. Article

 

Heathrow Airport has added One Green Bean to its consumer PR roster following its successful campaign work on the airport’s 70th anniversary in May. Article

 

Abchurch has been appointed to handle financial PR and investor relations for Roxi Petroleum (Roxi). Article

 

Remarkable Content has been selected by Flood Re to help encourage UK homeowners to access more affordable home insurance policies. Article

 

TVC Group has won a three-way pitch to lead a summer campaign for Heathrow Express to mark the 18th birthday of the service. Article

 

Celicourt Communications has been appointed by SDX Energy and Memery Crystal. Article

 

PHA Media has been handed an awareness raising brief by charity Music Venue Trust and the agency has been hired by 4th Base Cosmetics to launch its new beauty brand NKBb. Article

 

Clark Communications has acquired Golley Slater Scotland for an undisclosed sum. Article

 

Aspectus is the latest agency to create a Brexit Unit. Aspectus says its unit will help clients deal with communications during the uncertainty caused by the referendum outcome. Article

 

Paris

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has named Bashar AlKadhi as CEO of its MENA region, succeeding Sconaid McGeachin — who becomes EMEA SVP with responsibility for talent and professional development and H+K’s African operations. Article

 

Tokyo

Soo Park, the CEO and founder of News Communications, has been arrested amid suspicion that the agency was involved in Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering's (DSME) corruption and accounting fraud scandal. Article

 

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