PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of March 6, 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

William Mills Agency announced the promotion of Michael Misoyianis to chief financial officer. Article

 

Boston

360PR+ has named Sean McNair as vice president of digital services. Article

 

PAN Communications has been named the agency of record for Inpixon. Article

 

Charlotte

Torod Neptune is departing Verizon to become VP of global communications at Lenovo. Article

 

Chicago

Greektown Special Service Area #16 has retained Zapwater Communications to handle public relations and social media activities for the historic neighborhood in Chicago’s Near West Side. Article

 

Dallas

HELPS International has named TrizCom Public Relations as its agency of record. Article

 

Lewis Public Relations announced that the company is now Three Box Strategic Communications. Article

 

DC

Airlines for America has named Todd Burke as senior vice president, communications. Article

 

GMMB has appointed five new senior vice presidents: Saakshi Monga, John Rimel, and Sandy Won, based in the Washington DC office; Andy Rigsby, based in the Seattle office; and Harper Lawson, based in Montana. Article

 

Crosby Marketing Communications has added Anna Butler as an integration manager. Article

 

Egypt's powerful General Intelligence Service has hired Weber Shandwick and Cassidy & Associates to help improve perceptions of the country. Article

 

Glen Echo Group was named to Washingtonian magazine’s “Great Places to Work,” a biennial list of the 50 best places to work in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Article

 

Los Angeles

Ali Ostridge has joined C&R Communications as account director. Article

 

JMPR Public Relations announced that it has been named agency of record for The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering for the second consecutive year. Article

 

Miami

Turner is celebrating its 20th anniversary by opening in Miami, Fla. The office will be led by new vice president Naureen Kazi. Article

 

Charlene Dance has launched The Montage Agency, a full-service multicultural marketing collective. Article

 

Minneapolis

Swanson Russell received 19 awards at the Nebraska ADDY Awards Show & Banquet held Feb. 18 in Lincoln. Article

 

New York

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has named Sherry Pudloski as chief communications officer. Article

 

John Lampl has been appointed vice president corporate communications for Baltia Air Lines. Article

 

The 2019 Commemoration has selected Finn Partners to drive communications and public relations for Virginia’s American Evolution campaign. Article

 

Lou Hammond Group has added five new clients: Lincoln Road, a social and civic space in Miami Beach; Balsam Mountain Preserve, a 4,400-acre private family community in the western North Carolina mountains; Localike, a new travel service provider; Hornblower Cruises & Events, offering private event charters and public dinner cruises in New York; and Coastal Expeditions, a Charleston outfitter. Article

 

Clapit has tapped Diffusion as its agency of record to increase awareness and drive user growth to its discovery platform and mobile app. Article

 

Alliance BioEnergy Plus announced that it has entered into an agreement with FischTank Marketing and PR, selecting the NYC-based firm as its Agency of Record for public relations and marketing services supporting key business initiatives. Article

 

Gary Sheffer has joined Weber Shandwick as a senior corporate strategist. Article

 

The Public Relations Society of America and Reputation Economy Advisors have partnered to provide a unique series of online classes aimed at equipping management-level communicators with industry resources to strengthen their credentials, gain greater credibility and advance their career through a cumulative eight-week certificate program in reputation management. Article

 

C-Suite TV has announced a new partnership with Reach Me TV. This new partnership will see C-Suite TV launch their new show C-Suite Insights at the Airport Revenue Conference in New Orleans on March 14th. Article

 

R&J Strategic Communications has once again been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey. Article

 

MBLM announced it has successfully spearheaded a rebranding of Wyng, which was formerly Offerpop. Article

 

Klarna has selected Feintuch Communications as its public relations agency of record for North America. Article

 

Eyeview announced the appointment of Brian Katz as Vice President, Advanced TV Insights & Strategy. Article

 

The D S Simon Media team announced two new hires: Michael O’Donnell and Drew Penkala. Article

 

Thomas Prendergast joined STV as Executive Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer. Article

 

Wendy Smith joined COPE Health Solutions as Executive Vice President. Article

 

Philadelphia

Brownstein Group announced the promotion of Erin Allsman to Managing Director. Article

 

Phoenix

Amplify Relations announced two new hires for their 2017 Spring Internship Program. Article

 

San Francisco

Opus Biotech Communications announced the opening of a San Francisco office through an affiliation with PJ Johnston Communications. Article

 

Silicon Valley

McGrath/Power Public Relations and Communications has been chosen by SupplyPro, Inc. as its agency of record. Article

 

Los Angeles & New York 

ELR Media Group announced the acquisition of 3 new accounts. Article

 

New York & San Francisco

Resound Marketing announced that Education Elements has committed to a 2017 renewal with the PR agency. Article

 

Hong Kong

Burson-Marsteller has named Reza Setiawan as director, brand communications, and Muhamad Heikal as associate director, public affairs. Article

 

Marriott International has named Alethea Lamhas as vice president, communications for Asia Pacific. Article

 

The Peninsula Hotels has appointed Carson Glover as its new director of global communications. Article

 

Oracle has handed Asia-Pacific public relations duties to Golin following a competitive review. Article

 

London

Four Communications Group has acquired Legend Engage, which will become Four Engage. Article

 

Beattie has added digital marketing expert Deborah Hair. Article

 

Octopus Group has been appointed by Fortinet to be its new UK PR agency. Article

 

Dynamo has been selected to lead the consumer PR for Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby, as it fights to save the national team following UK Sport’s decision to cut its funding. Article

 

NewMotion has appointed Threepipe to help launch its UK rollout in 2017. Article

 

PHA Media has been chosen by REalyse to formally launch the company to the UK market and build awareness amongst its residential property developer and investor key audience. Article

 

MSC Cruises has appointed Natalie Billington as UK and Ireland PR manager. Article

 

instinct pr has promoted Juliet Price to director and Louise Cook to head of consumer. Article

 

Rosie Day has joined the City and Westminster Property Associations as assistant director, with responsibility for strategic comms activity. Article

 

Jon Chandler has joined Quiller Consultants to lead a dedicated corporate reputation practice. Article

 

FieldHouse Associates has appointed Liz Alexander as director. Article

 

EdenCancan has promoted Mischa Joslin to MD as it moves into its 10th year. The appointment coincides with founder and former MD Nick Fulford’s move to the role of chairman.  Article

 

Paris

Instinctif Partners has expanded its Middle East presence with the appointment of two new team members in its Dubai office. David Thompson joins as a consultant, following a career in journalism working with ITP Media, a leading publishing house in the UAE. Judecyll Eguia joins as an account executive, coming from an office management background. Article

 

Iranian Public Relations House has joined the International Communications Consultancy Organisation as its 38th national association member. Article

 

Sydney

Bacardi-Martini Australia has appointed Ogilvy PR Australia as its public relations agency of record. Article

 

Pineapple PR has merged with The Red Republic. Pineapple will now operate as The Pineapple Republic. Article

 

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