PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of July 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!

 

Charlotte

Witz Communications announced the launch of a new podcast series called @WitzEnd, a mixed bag of B2B tech, vertical and business media. Article

 

Clean announced it was selected after competitive review by Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) for a multiyear strategy and branding engagement to evolve RDU’s positioning with the community and the airport’s employees, passengers, and business partners. Article

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Chicago

Coco Privé Private Island has named Zapwater Communications as its United States’ public relations agency of record. Article

 

Laughlin Constable announced that Kristine Naidl, APR, has been appointed Managing Director of Public Relations. Article

 

DC

Direct Impact (DI) has announced the appointment of Michael Fleischer as President and General Manager. Article

 

Los Angeles

Innovation Agency announced that it has added Havoc Fashion to its client list.  Article

 

Beach House PR announced the addition of two brands to their agency roster: Gene Juarez Salons & Spas and Marula. Article

 

Miami

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter announced that member Trish Robertson, APR, recently earned professional public relations accreditation, and received the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR). Article

 

Nashville

Acorn: The Influence Company announced Myra Braselton as the new President for the organization. Article

 

New York

Three senior leaders from FTI Consulting's strategic communications firm are stepping down in the coming months — Gulf head John Hobday, Asia-Pacific lead Paul Marriott (for a major role at Macquarie Bank) and veteran exec Jon Aarons. Article

 

Hola Media Group announces today the appointment of Ambassador James Costos as Senior U.S. Advisor, while the company continues its expansion into the U.S. market. Article

 

Abernathy MacGregor has named Carl Folta as senior counselor. Article

 

CRC takes great pride in celebrating its 10th year anniversary and attributes its growth and success to the company’s commitment to collaboration, creativity and doing the work they love to do. Article

 

Weber Shandwick has elevated five senior leaders into new roles aimed at delivering more deeply integrated client services across the firm’s North America markets. Luca Penati, Rana Komar, Greg Power, Joy Farber-Kolo and Pam Jenkins will each take on additional remits to oversee cross-office units within the region. Article

 

Indicate Media has hired Bill McCue as Vice President. Article

 

Doug Seserman joined American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev as Chief Executive Officer. Article

 

Phoenix

Proof introduced Proof Exchange, a first-of-its-kind secure collective intelligence platform that enables an unlimited number of individuals and organizations to create secure, cloud-based work groups in order to crowd-source relevant data, crowd-compute the cause and effect relationships hidden in that data, and crowd-share those insights securely with the entire distributed team. Article

 

San Francisco

IBM has appointed Michael Mendenhall chief marketing officer and chief communications officer, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform. Article

 

Frankfurt

Edelman has shifted Rob Holdheim into a new role as MD of corporate across Europe. Article

 

Hong Kong

DeVries Global has hired Lydia Shen as China MD, with Beijing VP Zoe Wu elevated to a newly-created role as regional VP of operations and business strategy across China and Asia. Article

 

Temasek Holdings has appointed Lena Goh as director of its public affairs team. Article

 

London

PRCA has confirmed that it is investigating a complaint made against Bell Pottinger by South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA) opposition political party. Article

 

Huntsworth has acquired The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG). Article

 

Havas Group has acquired SO What Global. SO will merge with Havas Health & You and Health Brands for London and be rebranded as Havas SO to offer a full range of services from PR to creative and digital. Article

 

Bell Pottinger has dismissed Victoria Geoghegan one week after hiring a law firm to investigate its controversial PR work for the Gupta family in South Africa. Article

 

Diffusion has been selected by Informa as its retained PR agency in the UK for its Ovum, Agribusiness Intelligence and Pharma Intelligence brands. Article

 

Discovery Communications has appointed Ketchum as its agency of record for sports to help drive the company’s Eurosport business across key European markets. Article

 

Practical Inspiration Publishing has appointed Bookollective as its retained agency to publicise its full publishing list. Article

 

Milk & Honey PR has been appointed by yourfeed CEO Jack Parsons to bolster his mission to help young Brits find job opportunities. Article

 

Kagool has selected Refresh PR to implement its online PR strategy and event management. Article

 

Energy PR has been appointed by Wow! Stuff to support the launch of the company’s new Star Wars and Despicable Me 3 products. Article

 

Ascent Resources has hired the Abchurch energy team as its retained financial and corporate communications adviser. Article

 

Atalaya Mining has enlisted Newgate Communications to provide financial and investor communications. Article

 

Joel Ivory-Harte has joined The Telegraph as its new consumer PR manager. Article

 

Awin has made a strategic investment in influencer marketing platform Tailify, to foster commercial collaboration and expand influencer reach for its partners. Article

 

Taylor Bennett Foundation is appealing for 70 PR mentors to join the PR mentorship scheme it launched at the end of last year. Article

 

WPR Agency took home three awards, including Large Consultancy of the Year, at this week’s PRCA Dare Awards at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Article

 

CubanEight was named Small Consultancy of the Year at this week’s PRCA Dare Awards ceremony in Birmingham. Article

 

Paris

Brunswick Group has announced the promotions of Jeehan Dahman Balfaqaih and Rupert Young in its Gulf office. Article

 

ALTAVIA has merged its two business units in Turkey under the brand Altavia Dekatlon. Article

 

Sydney

Sujit Patil is departing Godrej to become SVP and head of corporate communication at Vedanta. Article

 

Publicis Communications is launching the MSL brand in Australia after acquiring The Herd Agency, which includes N2N Communications, Fuel Communications, and Touch Creative. Article

 

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