PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of March 27, 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!

 

Boston

Ziopharm Oncology has appointed Amy Trevvett as vice president of investor relations and corporate communications. Article

 

March Communications announced that it has been selected by Sophos to serve as its North American PR agency of record. Article

 

BackBay Communications has been retained as public relations agency of record by Delta Data. Article

 

LaVoieHealthScience (LHS) announced it has signed new clients to its public relations client roster including BioAxone BioSciences Inc., MicroPort Orthopedics, and a major global pharmaceutical company. Article

 

Digilant announced it has acquired Anagram. Article

 

Greenough’s 17th annual client satisfaction survey findings include 100% recommendation rate. Article

 

Bolt PR has opened doors in the Boston area this month. Article

 

The Universal Accreditation Board (UAB) has announced Judy Katzel, APR as its new Chair. Article

 

Charlotte

Kriegsman Luxury Outerwear has recently selected S&A Communications as its agency of record. Article

 

Chicago

Blast Radius announced that Kevin Drew Davis has been appointed as Chief Creative Officer. Article

 

Cleveland

Marco’s Pizza has named Steve Seyferth CMO. Article

 

DC

APCO Worldwide has named Mary Jo Jacobi and Patrick Jephson to its International Advisory Committee. Article

 

Focused Image announced that it has been selected to be the Agency of Record for the United States Wrestling Foundation. Article

 

RP3 Agency announced today that Dan Sweet has joined the firm to lead its new public relations practice as its first Director of Public Relations. Article

 

Hilton has named Jonathan (Jon) Witter as Chief Customer Officer. Article

 

Denver

#HASHOFF announced the launch of #HASHOFF Amplified, a new product that lets brands expand the reach of their content through organic influencer posts at scale – and, for the first time, measure the impact of these organic posts just as they measure the impact of traditional paid media. Article

 

PRR, Inc. brings its expertise in transportation, environmental sustainability, and healthcare communications to Colorado, with the opening of a new office helmed by Marcy Loughran. Article

 

Detroit

Lambert Edwards & Associates has promoted Ashleigh Chatel to director, and Amanda Niswonger and Brittany Zwierzchowski to senior associate. Article

 

Franco announces the addition of the following clients: automotiveMastermind and Avalon International Breads. Article

 

Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Chargers have named Josh Rupprecht vice president of public relations. Article

 

Beach House PR announced its newest client, Los Angeles based Agave. Article

 

Konnect Agency announced today the promotion of Amanda Bialek to Vice President. Article

 

Ketchum has expanded its audience insights offering with a new consumer group that the agency has identified and named GenZennial. This newly identified microgeneration bridges the Gen Z and millennial demographics. Article

 

Minneapolis

Risdall expanding team and talent with four new hires in 2017. Article

 

Nashville

Choice Media & Communications announced a new partnership with Twin Creeks Marina & Resort for its groundbreaking ceremony. Article

 

New York

Burson-Marsteller has added Geoffrey Mogilner as managing director and Neil Barman and Kona Barrasso as senior directors in the firm’s corporate and financial practice. Article

 

Ruder Finn has launched a new digital reputation risk management system that attempts to help corporations quickly enhance their level of preparedness in the face of evolving risks to share price, revenues and reputation. Article

 

Univision Communications has named Malek Amirshahi SVP of corporate communications. Article

 

GroupM announced it is partnering with OpenSlate to enhance brand safety on YouTube media buys. Article

 

Visit Denmark has appointed WEILL (Geoffrey Weill Associates) to handle the launch of publicity surrounding the inauguration of nonstop flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen by Norwegian Airlines. Article

 

Cohn & Wolfe PR has partnered with Berlin Cameron for a pro bono campaign developed for the National Kidney Foundation. Article

 

Readers of The National Law Journal have for the fifth consecutive year ranked Infinite Global the No. 1 Overall PR Firm in the publication’s annual “Best Of” awards. Article

 

Laura Davidson Public Relations (LDPR) has been appointed the public relations agency of record for Royal Isabela, A Destination Hotel. Article

 

5WPR has been named PR Agency of Record by RxAdvance. Article

 

McCann Worldgroup announced that Singleton Beato has been named to the new global role of Chief Diversity & Engagement Officer. Article

 

Taft Communications announced that Senior Director Jon Shure was recently honored by New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) at an event celebrating the policy organization’s 20th anniversary. Article

 

Mason, Inc. announced that Christian “Chris” Renstrom has joined the integrated marketing communications firm as vice president of business development. Article

 

Sacramento

The Western States Petroleum Association has named Kevin Slagle as vice president, strategic communications. In addition, Kara Siepmann joins the communications team as manager, media relations, after serving as commander of the 69th Public Affairs Detachment in the California Army National Guard. Julie Berge joins as manager, public relations. She most recently was a social media and brand communications manager at VSP Global. Article

 

San Diego

Biocom has appointed Julie Ames to the position of vice president of corporate communications. Article

 

San Francisco

FleishmanHillard (FH) appointed Kristin Kryway Hollins to lead FleishmanHillard’s corporate reputation practice group in the Americas. Article

 

Hotwire Public Relations Group has added more than 20 new clients, including Keeper Security, a leading password manager and digital vault; Looker, a data platform that offers data analytics, exploration and insights; New Teacher Center, national non-profit focused on public education; Sierra Wireless, a wireless communications equipment designer and manufacturer; Tech21, a leader in impact protection for mobile devices; and United Rentals, an equipment rental company. Other wins include 4C Insights, Certain, and Velocity Worldwide. Article

 

ECHOS Communications announced that it will serve as the North American agency of record for Riese & Müller. Article

 

Criteo S.A. announced that Greg Archibald has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Americas. Article

 

Seattle

Pam Edstrom, co-founder of the iconic technology PR firm WE Communications (formerly Waggener Edstrom) and Microsoft’s first director of public relations, died today after a four-month battle with lung cancer. Article

 

Frankfurt

Brunswick Group is expanding its offering in Germany with the opening of a Berlin office for its creative agency MerchantCantos. The MerchantCantos office is managed by Philipp Gutmann. Article

 

London

Instinctif Partners has extended its UK public policy offering by acquiring Champollion. As part of the deal, Simon Buckby and Estelle McCartney join Instinctif as managing partners. Article

 

The Museum of London has hired Pagefield to work on its upcoming City Now City Future season. Article

 

Wildfire has been awarded the UK PR account for Qualtrics. Article

 

Talker Tailor Trouble Maker has been appointed PR agency for global hotelier Abigail Tan-Giroud and St Giles Hotels, supporting nine hotels spanning Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Article

 

Eaton Corporation has selected Hotwire to lead its communications across EMEA. Article

 

Pagefield has made several additions to its team of senior advisors. Article

 

Keith Gladdis is to join MHP Communications as a director. Article

 

Weber Shandwick London has brought in Janelle Feliciano from digital and social agency Deep Focus. Article

 

Ketchum has added Kate Paxton and Neil McLelland to its healthcare team in London. Article

 

Paris

Hanover has launched in the Middle East, hiring Jonty Summers to oversee a new Dubai office. Article

 

Toronto

Tetra Bio-Pharma has named Edward Miller as vice president, investor relations and corporate communications. Article

 

Bond Brand Loyalty announced the promotion of Morana Bakula to Vice President, Customer Experience. Article

 

 

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