PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of June 12, 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

Humrun is announcing its partnership with Trevelino/Keller. Article

 

Boston

Weber Shandwick has named Isabel Hardy general manager of the firm's Boston office. Article

 

Chicago

The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa has named Zapwater Communications as its public relations agency of record. Article

 

United Airlines has named Brett Hart to oversee global communications in the newly created role of chief administrative officer, executive vice president and general counsel. Article

 

IRI announced that CROSSMARK, Inc. has selected IRI as its preferred data provider. Article

 

3rd Coast PR has announced its commitment to support national nonprofit, Gift of Adoption, public relations and marketing services. Article

 

Dallas

Cooksey Communications added Jennifer Janicki to its team as an account coordinator. Article

 

Houston

Jaffe announced that Michelle McCormick has joined the agency as Senior Vice President, Public Relations. Article

 

Los Angeles

Baretz+Brunelle announced that it has expanded its West Coast presence, hiring Clay Steward as a Director. Article

 

ProVisors has appointed Matthew Toledo as chief executive officer, beginning July 31. Article

 

PSC-PR announced that it has developed an integrated marketing partnership between its client Small Town Brewery and Chef Jet Tila, star of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen.” Article

 

Miami

Uproar PR has hired Lisa Poe as social media director. Article

 

TransMedia Group announced it was chosen to spread the word about America’s new superfood, Tahini, sold under the brand name Karawan. Article

 

rbb Communications received a 2017 Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America for its multicultural “Seekender” campaign “First Comes Like, Then Comes Love” for Hampton by Hilton. Article

 

Rosemary Ravinal has joined Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) as Vice President of Entertainment and Consumer Public Relations. Article

 

Minneapolis

Dustee Jenkins is to depart her role as SVP and chief communications officer at Target, amid several executive departures and new hires at the retailer. Article

 

GES announced the promotion of Jeff Janes to executive creative director of experiential strategy for its exhibits team. Article

 

Nashville

ReviveHealth announced the addition of 18 new professionals to its Nashville headquarters that broaden its ability to bring integrated solutions to healthcare clients. Article

 

Newport Beach

She Runs It routinely celebrates women and men who serve as role models for the industry, including an annual salute to one leader who best embodies the fearless spirit of the organization: Woman of the Year. Marisa Thalberg, CMO of Taco Bell, is the 2017 recipient of the award. Article

 

New York

Cohn & Wolfe Group announced the appointment of Olga Fleming as Chief Executive Officer of Y&R PR. Article

 

Lou Hammond Group has announced several new clients in digital marketing, public relations, and positioning. The firm has landed Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, which is focusing on the Alabama town's resurgence in new hotels, restaurants, arts culture and entertainment. The group has also been chosen to represent Crown of Light, Cinnamon Bay, Prysmian Group North America, Eagle Rare Life Award and Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center. Article

 

CRC has been selected to represent Younghee's Essential Rinse Purifying Scalp & Hair Toner. Article

 

Rubenstein Public Relations (RPR) has been selected as the agency of record for Paul Szyarto. Article

 

Weber Shandwick has promoted Susan Howe from president of the agency's global consumer marketing practice to chief collaboration officer. Article

 

Jonesworks announced their representation of four new clients: Venus Williams, EleVen by Venus Williams, MESTIZA New York, and XO Group Inc. Article

 

Man Made Music has appointed Pam Workman to the new role of Senior Vice President, Head of Brand. Article

 

Havas Group, which recently announced plans to unite its wholly owned health and communications networks Havas Life, Health4Brands (H4B), Havas Lynx and Havas Life PR with the consumer health businesses and practices of Havas to form Havas Health & You, kicked off its expanded rollout on Global Wellness Day, June 10, 2017. Article

 

Ketchum took home five 2017 Silver Anvil awards and four Awards of Excellence at the recent award ceremony held in New York. Article

 

Phoenix

Mark Hass joins Proof as advisor and agency evangelist. Article

 

Amendola Communications has named Brandon Glenn account director. Article

 

San Francisco

Uproar PR places an increased focus on digital service offerings with the hiring of Laura Poe as social media director. Article

 

Huawei has named Racepoint Global as its agency of record for Huawei Device USA. Article

 

Los Angeles & New York

Momentum Worldwide and PMK•BNC announced the formation of a new cross-agency practice focused on connecting brands with the multibillion-dollar world of video games, Esports and the nearly two billion video game fans around the globe. Article

 

New York & San Francisco

Access Emanate announced its rebrand to Access Brand Communications, with a deepened focus on simplifying integrated communications for brands. In addition, the company announced the appointment of Bob Osmond as general manager of the company’s New York office. Article

 

London

Hanover has appointed Dr. Jennifer Carroll MacNeil advisor for its Dublin office. Article

 

Four Communications Group has appointed Alex Knight as its first chief operating officer. Article

 

Bottle has been chosen by Haven Power to lead its external communications and raise awareness of the brand in the SME and I&C market. Article

 

The Hanover Health PR team has been named agency of record for three new clients — Cambridge Medical Robotics, OMRON and Consultant Connect. The firm has also made several senior hires including Alex Davies as associate director and Emma Gorton as senior account director. Article

 

Cohn & Wolfe has appointed Tamsin Tierney as deputy managing director of its UK healthcare business. Article

 

Cicero Group has opened a consumer division to build on its corporate and public affairs foundation. Rowan Adams has been appointed a director to plan and launch the consumer division. Article

 

Goldbug has made three senior hires. Aaron Sharp takes on the role of account director. Katie Earlam joins the agency as senior publicist. In addition, Neil Johnson has been named senior account director. Article

 

Citizen Relations has handed Asia-Pacific leadership duties to Mark Cater, extending his remit beyond his existing oversight of Europe, India, the Middle East and Africa (EIMEA). Article

 

Katrin Kuhlmann has joined Portland’s International Advisory Council. Article

 

Travel Lifestyle Network has selected The PC Agency to be its representative in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Article

 

The BFI has appointed DDA and Four Colman Getty to provide press and PR services for the 61st BFI London Film Festival. Article

 

J Public Relations is now representing four hotels in England and Ireland; Lygon Arms, Cliveden House, Chewton Glen and Adare Manor. Article

 

Materialise has appointed Intelligent Conversation to run a series of technical campaigns and broaden perceptions of the technology. Article

 

LEWIS has won the UK public relations account for Maintel. Article

 

Pitch Marketing Group has appointed Lee Cheney as head of production. Article

 

Tamsin Parker has launched a new agency, Legs PR. Article

 

David Murray has been appointed as chief executive at Preventable Surprises. Article

 

Paris

Citigate has named Robert Amady director. Article

 

Arcelik is reviewing global PR duties for lead brand Beko, in a bid to shift perceptions of the brand beyond its current value positioning. Article

 

Discovery Communications has brought in Ketchum as agency of record for its sports strategy. Article

 

Sydney

Microsoft is reviewing PR duties in India, with several firms in contention for one of the country's largest communications assignments. Article

 

Each week we share information relevant to modern communications strategies and tactics.  Stay up to date with the latest news and trends impacting today's communications programming. Join our mailing list today