PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of March 13, 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

Atlanta Bread is partnering with Trevelino/Keller. Article

 

Fire Bee announced the addition of Heather Hughes as marketing communications manager. Article

 

Austin

Centerline has added a second location in Austin, Tex. Article

 

Boston

Winstanley Partners was honored this month with two ADDY Awards from the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Article

 

SHIFT Communications has promoted Annie Perkins to Senior Vice President. Article

 

Charlotte

FWV Fetching has been selected as agency of record for the eighth consecutive year by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO). Article

 

French/West/Vaughan (FWV) was recently recognized with a North American Innovation SABRE Award for its work on the Wrangler Network. Article

 

Chicago

Aprimo announced it has acquired ADAM Software. Article

 

IRI announced a strategic collaboration with Experian aimed to help marketers engage and identify customers with more relevant media to drive a better return on advertising spend and improve shopping experiences. Article

 

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

 

Qorvis MSLGROUP named four promotions across the agency’s junior to mid-level staff. Article

 

DC

Maroon PR has been retained by HMC to serve as its public relations agency of record. Article

 

MSLGROUP announced the firm is joining forces with HealthyWomen to give American women a voice in the debate over legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. (ACA). Article

 

Spectrum Science Communications has named Larry Thompson Senior Vice President, Media. Article

 

Crosby Marketing Communications has added Anna Butler as an Integration Manager in the company’s expanding Washington, D.C., office. Article

 

Detroit

Founders Junior Council has partnered with Lambert Edwards & Associates to promote upcoming events and to generate interest and engagement with FJC and DIA. Article

 

Los Angeles

Crafted Communications announced it has signed its third Expedia business in one year, with the addition of Egencia to its client roster.  Article

 

Havas Edge announced the addition of Nicole Cordero, Vice President US Hispanic Media. Article

 

Miami

Thor Guard has selected Buffalo.Agency as its public relations partner. Article

 

Española Way has appointed The Dana Agency as their PR agency of record. Article

 

Minneapolis

Beehive Strategic Communication promoted Ayme Zemke to senior vice president, client service; Maggie Pendleton to account strategist; and hired Sandra Rulff as office administrator. Article

 

Skyya has expanded its client roster with the addition of four start-up clients: PangeaBed, a new entry in the bed-in-a-box market; Rad Power Bikes; Vaportronix vape products and accessories; and CycleBoard, which makes three-wheeled electric stand-up, lean-to-steer electric scooters. Article

 

Gage was recently named a 2017 Bronze Telly Award winner in nature/wildlife segments for a video it created commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Article

 

Nashville

Deveney has named chief financial officer Chris Costello and senior account executive Carrie DeVries as partners. Article

 

New York

Global Strategy Group has named Julie Hootkin and Jim Papa as partners. Article

 

Porter Novelli has hired Eddie Garrett as executive vice president, global digital strategies. Article

 

5W Public Relations has hired John Ferrari has joined the agency as Senior Vice President of Finance. Article

 

Berk Communications announced that Marisa Carstens has joined the firm as Senior Vice President. Article

 

5W Public Relations announced the addition of Wendy Williams to its diverse roster of entertainment and consumer brands. Article

 

Braidio has committed to a 2017 year-long renewal with Resound Marketing to promote mobile learning and training. Article

 

Edelman has chosen to dispense with global leaders for three of its six practices, parting ways with Kathy Beiser (corporate), Stephanie Lvovich (public affairs), and Bob Knott (business and social purpose).  Article

 

Lotame announced the general availability of Lotame Onboarding—a people-based marketing service powered by LiveRamp IdentityLink—following a successful beta testing period.  Article

 

R&J Strategic Communications announces it has been named by the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) to undertake a strategic educational and advocacy initiative centered on building better understanding of pet health insurance. Article

 

Pollock Communications announces 2 new clients, Fifty50 Foods and Capatriti Olive Oil.  In addition, Jenna Bell, PhD, RD, Senior Vice President and Director of Food & Wellness at Pollock Communications, is honored to have been elected as the 2017 Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group Representative in the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics House of Delegates. Article

 

D S Simon Media launches Influencer Marketing division. Article

 

Healbe has selected Feintuch Communications as its public relations firm. Article

 

Bullfrog + Baum has been named the agency of record for Botticelli. Article

 

Communication Strategy Group selects two Long Island start-ups for brand makeovers and announces Branding Workshop date. Article

 

Simpatico PR has launched a U.S. practice based in New York. The agency has appointed Dori Pasternak-Busell to spearhead Simpatico PR’s presence in the US market. Article

 

Joseph Genovesi joined Thrivest Specialty Funding, LLC as President and Chief Investment Officer. Article

 

Philadelphia

SPRYTE Communications will sponsor all four of the Chamber’s 2017 Health Issue Committee meetings, beginning with the March 21 meeting at Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill. Article

 

Phoenix

Zynx Health has selected Amendola Communications as its agency of record. Article

 

O'Connell Communications is to represent Nonconductive Tool CompanyArticle

 

Blue C has initiated an expansion of its agency for 2017. The first expansion is set to begin in March with the addition of a Salt Lake City satellite office in downtown Salt Lake. This new expansion will be headed by Dana Zamalloa. Article

 

San Diego

Olive PR Solutions has launched a new brand identity and website. Article

 

San Francisco

PAN Communications announced it has hired Jennifer Malleo as a Vice President for the firm’s San Francisco office. Article

 

Seattle

WE Communications announced the addition of Scott Friedman to the agency’s Technology Sector Team as executive vice president. Article

 

Hong Kong

WE Communications has announced the acquisition of two firms in Asia — China's Red Bridge Communications and Singapore consultancy Watatawa. Article

 

London

David Parkinson and Rich Rust have launched Brave & Heart, a new digital consultancy. Article

 

Arun Sudhaman has been promoted to chief executive officer at The Holmes Group. Founder Paul Holmes will become chair of the Group, and—after a three-month transition period—will return to journalism full-time. Article

 

Radioactive PR has won childcare services platform Childcare.co.uk, adding to its roster of clients. Article

 

Liberty Communications announced today that it has been selected by FutureDia. Article

 

Milk & Honey has made its first senior hire, appointing Jo Cresswell as client director. Article

 

Simon Walker has become a non-executive advisor to Greenbrook Communications. Article

 

Prohibition PR has hired Ella Sykes as an account director to boost its growth strategy and bolster its B2B offering. Article

 

Nichi Hodgson has joined The Inner Circle as comms and PR manager. Article

 

Kaizo has hired Adam Hartley as its first head of editorial. Article

 

Paris

Burson-Marsteller EMEA CEO and global chief strategy officer Jeremy Galbraith is stepping down after more than two decades with the WPP PR agency. Article

 

Christophe Ginisty is launching a new business, AGOREP, which will provide social intelligence consultancy in insights for corporate communications and public relations professionals. Article

 

Saudi Aramco is revamping its global PR agency support ahead of a blockbuster IPO that could value the world's biggest oil company at $2tn. Article

 

Sydney

WE Communications is in acquisition talks with Avian Media. Article

 

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