PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of June 5, 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

The Castle Group has announced that the company has expanded its footprint to Atlanta. The new office is led by Philip Hauserman. Article

 

ARPR announced that it has leased approximately 2,300 square feet in Atlanta’s Ponce City Market. Article

 

William Mills Agency announced that Heather Sugg, Mary York and David Jones have been named as Group Directors and have joined the agency’s management team. Article

 

Boston

3BL Media announced today it has acquired TriplePundit. Article

 

Chicago

The Safe + Fair Food Company has named Zapwater Communications its agency of record. Article

 

Cleveland

AKHIA is partnering with the University of Akron’s Gary L. and Karen S. Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing to provide real-world, hands-on experience to students studying the art and science of marketing research. Article

 

DC

Allianz Worldwide Partners won the top award in the category of Blogger Campaigns at the 70th Virginia Public Relations Awards hosted by the Public Relations Society of America Richmond Chapter.   Article

 

Padilla has acquired INM United. Article

 

Crosby Marketing Communications has appointed Lacey Sladky integration director. Article

 

Agenda and MHP Communications has launched #WeAreNato, the organization's first major communications campaign in nearly a decade. Article

 

Pam Jenkins has been appointed president of the global affairs practice at Weber Shandwick as longtime lead Ranny Cooper steps down. Article

 

Weber Shandwick announced several promotions within its Public Affairs practice and Powell Tate, its Washington, D.C.-based public affairs unit. Article

 

The Massachusetts Golf Association (MGA) has selected Buffalo.Agency to provide strategic marketing and communications support. Article

 

Intermarkets today announced that it has been named an Inc. Magazine‘s Best Workplaces for 2017. Article

 

2U, Inc. announced that David Sutphen will join the company as its first Chief Communications and Engagement Officer. Article

 

Denver

D.A. Davidson & Co. has announced that Peter J. Heckmann has joined the firm’s award-winning institutional equity research team as a senior analyst. Article

 

Los Angeles

BHSC Global, LLC announced the acquisition of Group DIG. Article

 

Miami

CONRIC PR & Marketing has added Joshua Savage to its team as marketing account manager. Article

 

Fish Consulting has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017. Article

 

Minneapolis

MetaCommunications announced that Gregg Hammann will assume the roles of President and CEO. Article

 

New York

MCS Healthcare Public Relations announced the appointment of Eliot Harrison to agency president. Article

 

Patheon has named Madras Brand Solutions as its global agency of record following a review. Article

 

Hudson Cutler & Co. has been retained by Rokkan to provide PR and integrated communications services. Article

 

Christopher Motta joined HL Group as their new senior director of digital within their social media practice. Article

 

Women's Marketing has named Raquel Klugman senior vice president of beauty to focus on growing brands throughout funnel media strategy and marketing services. Article

 

Development Counsellors International (DCI) has been named agency of record by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. for the destinations's tourism promotion in the US and Canada. Article

 

Noosa Yoghurt and Citi Bike are launching a summer-long partnership offering promotions from June 1 until September 3. Article

 

The Northeast Council of Carpenters (NRCC) has appointed Tony Bianchini as director of communications. Article

 

AirAsia has named Zeno Group its first US-based agency of record to handle corporate brand positioning and consumer brand visibility. Article

 

Ketchum and Daggerwing Group have introduced DaggerwingTransACT, an alliance offering integrated management consulting and communications services. It will cater to publicly held companies engaged in mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and other transactions and aims to consider organizational culture in transactions. Article

 

AudioBoom has retained Diffusion as its agency of record on an ongoing basis. Article

 

Peppercomm announced a number of key hires and promotions that bolster its digital capabilities. Article

 

Ogilvy was named the most effective agency network at the recent Effie Awards. Article

 

G&S Business Communications (G&S) has elevated Beth Crisafi to vice president from account director. Article

 

Srikant (Sri) Ramaswami has been named Executive Vice President, Global and Emerging Markets, Healthcare, at rbb Communications. Article

 

Coyne Public Relations announced it has been selected to support the U.S. launch of Treemote. Article

 

The New York Times announced that Guy Griggs will join the company as head of revenue for HelloSociety and Fake Love. Article

 

PebblePost announced the appointment of David Peterson as Chief Technology Officer. Article

 

New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) announces its new board of directors for the 2017-2018 year. Meredith Long, senior vice president/GM, news & luxury, Time Inc. will serve as president. Article

 

Philip Gutman joined Brown Harris Stevens as Executive Vice President, Managing Broker. Article

 

Clermont Partners has appointed Cindy Klimstra managing director. Article

 

Philadelphia

Domus, Inc. announced the hire of Kim Cox to the public relations team as senior account manager.  Article

 

Tonic Life Communications announced that Christy Loringer, Senior Account Supervisor, has been named to Medical Marketing & Media’s (MM&M) 2017 Women to Watch list. Article

 

Flackable has expanded its team by adding Binh Nguyen as account coordinator. Article

 

Phoenix

Bridge Therapeutics has selected Amendola Communications its agency of record. Article

 

Axway won the Sirius Decisions Program of the Year Award for Integrated Communications. Article

 

San Diego

Purple Penguin PR (PPP) recently announced the signing of its new client, San Diego Chapter of Truman National Security Project. Article

 

San Francisco

SHIFT Communications is announcing two strategic hires out of its San Francisco practice: effective immediately, David Hargreaves will act as Managing Director and Nathan Beers as Vice President. Article

 

Silicon Valley

Pierry Inc. announced that Ben Lee, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, received the “Outstanding Marketing” award from the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS). Article

 

DC & Seattle

Porter Novelli strengthened its public affairs and consumer technology capabilities through the addition of two senior vice presidents in key roles in Washington, D.C. and Seattle. Article

 

London

Finsbury, The Glover Park Group and Hering Schuppener Consulting announced the formation of a strategic partnership on a unified global platform. The entry of The Glover Park Group enhances the successful partnership that Finsbury and Hering Schuppener launched in April 2016. Article

 

Edelman has appointed Kate Hawker managing director of its UK healthcare team. Article

 

After a competitive four way tender process, Grayling has been appointed by Women in Rail to support and deliver a wide ranging integrated communications brief for the next two years. Article

 

Smarts Communicate London has been appointed as London Marriott Hotel County Hall’s PR and content agency following a competitive four-way pitch process. Article

 

Beattie has appointed Eileen Stretton into the newly created role of client and business development director. Article

 

Michael Zdanowski joined strategic communications firm Madano as head of energy. Article 

 

ResponseSource has acquired JournoRequests. Article

 

The Shetland Distillery Company has appointed Garnish Communications to enhance the brand’s reach in the UK market. Article

 

Hudson Sandler is advising Polyus on its upcoming flotation on the London Stock Exchange. Article

 

High Definition has appointed Pegasus to lead its UK consumer communications. Article

 

Greatlittlebreaks has appointed Fleet Street Communications to implement a consumer PR campaign to help build the brand’s profile. Article

 

Stature PR has appointed Tim West as its new business and digital. Article

 

WPR Agency Ltd has appointed Graeme McKenzie as its new strategy and planning director. Article

 

Neil van Ginsburg has joined TVC Group as global sales director. Article

 

Skout has appointed Celine Goodier in the newly created role of business development manager. Article

 

KPPR has been appointed the personal publicist for Danni Menzies. Article

 

The Valencia Region Tourism Board has appointed PR Media Co to handle its UK PR throughout 2017.  Article

 

ctn group (formerly ctn communications) has launched two new brands; a "seriously creative communications agency" called Embolden, and individual and corporate reputation firm The Leadership AgencyArticle

 

Nudge has added two new clients to its portfolio. The agency has begun working with Guittard Chocolate Company, and has been tasked with bringing the US brand to the UK market. It has also started working with Cheers Alcoholic Ice Creams, and has been tasked with handling comms for the entire range and the launch of new flavours, as well as ongoing press activity. Article

 

Publicis Communications has appointed Lizzie Dewhurst to the newly created role of global PR and communications director. Article

 

Paris

Consulta has appointed Tribeca Public Relations as its public relations partner. Article

 

Ikea has selected APCO to handle its corporate PR remit in France. Article

 

Nissan has hired Hussein M. Dajani as digital marketing GM for Africa, Middle East and India (AMI). Article

 

Sydney

Facebook has shifted its policy communications mandate in India to Avian Media following a competitive review. Article

 

Toronto

The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) awarded David Eisenstadt, APR, FCPRS, FPRSA LM the 2017 CPRS Shield of Public Service after a unanimous vote by the CPRS Board of Directors and Awards Committee. Article

 

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