PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of March 20, 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

Belgard announced its partnership with Trevelino/Keller. Article

 

Brandware Public Relations has been selected as agency of record by Weego. Article

 

Riskpoynt has tapped McDonnell Group to raise awareness of its barrier management software solution for the oil and gas industry. Article

 

Charlotte

French/West/Vaughan (FWV) announced it has been selected by Structure House to spearhead the company’s media presence and heighten its distinction in the health care industry. Article

 

Cleveland

Michael Baker International has hired Leanna Anderson as executive vice president and chief communications officer. Article

 

DC

The Glover Park Group has hired Liz Allen as a senior vice president in the strategic communications practice. Article

 

Jasmine McGee and Wallen Augustin have joined Crosby Marketing Communications as content creator and social media specialist respectively. Article

 

Denver

WildRock Public Relations & Marketing celebrates fifth anniversary with work/life balance initiative. Article

 

Detroit

Lambert Edwards & Associates has expanded its Detroit team with the addition of Jennifer Greenfelder as a director and Courtney Schrauben as an associate. Article

 

Miami

Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications (CAMC) announced continued success with the recent addition of Cayo Espanto. Article

 

Minneapolis

PadillaCRT has rebranded Padilla. The brand refresh includes the launch of a new website and updated brand identity for Padilla, a top 10 independent public relations and communications company. Article

 

Connect 1-1 has been selected by Qples as the exclusive value-added reseller of its strategic coupon platform for advertising, PR and shopper marketing agencies. Article

 

Nashville

Infiniti has named Phil O’Connor, currently director, chief marketing manager, body frame and crossover, as director, Infiniti marketing communication and media, replacing Allyson Witherspoon, who has moved to a new role with parent company Nissan in Japan. In addition, Nick Twork, currently director, Infiniti Americas corporate communications, is named general manager, Renault-Nissan Alliance innovation and technology communications. Kyle Bazemore, currently senior manager, Infiniti communications, is promoted to director, Americas corporate communications, replacing Twork. Article

 

Newport Beach

Mazda North American Operations has added Tim Olson to its public relations team as program manager, public relations. Article

 

Rainguard Water Sealer has selected Driven Public Relations as agency of record. Article

 

New York

Steinreich Communications Group has been appointed public relations consultant to Red Dress Boutique. Article

 

NJF has been retained by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to lead its tourism public relations efforts in the U.S. Article

 

JJB PR announced the representation of Melijoe.com. Article

 

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

 

Meryl D. Pearlstein announced the appointment of MDP Publicity to conduct public relations campaigns for New Zealand In Depth. Article

 

Charles Hough joined NewsCred as President and COO. Article

 

Phoenix

Wall Street Communications announced that it has been retained by Decentrix Inc. to provide global public relations services and to increase company and brand awareness across the broadcast, cable, broadband, advertising, and digital media markets. Article

 

Seattle

Albertsons Companies has appointed Jonathan Mayes as senior vice president, external affairs and chief diversity officer. Article

 

WE Communications has named Dawn Beauparlant chief client officer. Article

 

Miami & New York 

TARA, Ink. announced that it has been named agency of record for four new culinary accounts, including RUST Wynwood, ‘O Munaciello Miami, Bàcaro and VIA EMILIA 9. Article

 

Hong Kong

CLP Strategies has appointed Stephan Engel as a consulting partner. Article

 

ALDI has appointed Ogilvy & Mather Shanghai as its agency of record to manage its market entry into China. Article

 

Publicis Communications has appointed Fabienne Balleux as general manager, Singapore, of Luminous Experiential MSLGroup. Article

 

London

Etsy has appointed Alfred to support corporate communications for the UK market. Article

 

Here has named Dirk Popp as global head of corporate communications. Article

 

Reckitt Benckiser has appointed Miguel Veiga-Pestana as senior vice president of corporate communications and external affairs. Article

 

Threepipe will manage consumer and trade media relations and social campaigns for the new Merchant’s Heart brand. Article

 

Lewis has forged a strategic partnership with Smarp. Article

 

Caliber Interactive has named Rav Singh as its new global chief executive officer. Article

 

W Communications has added a Newcastle office that will offer consumer, corporate, influencer and social expertise and supplement existing offices in London, Singapore and Amsterdam. The office will be led by Christian Cerisola. Article

 

Racepoint Global is working with Hudl, a performance analysis tool for sports teams and athletes at every level. Article

 

Hotwire has been selected as the UK integrated communications agency for Newsflare. Article

 

Plastic Logic has appointed Wildfire to help the company establish itself as the primary global authority on EPDs. Article

 

Golin has inked a joint venture with JMW, which aims to expand the Interpublic PR firm's presence in the Nordic markets. Article

 

Brendon Craigie has stepped down as group CEO of Hotwire after 16 years with the firm. Article

 

Sony has appointed Fever as its retained UK PR agency to manage its smartphone and IoT products. Article

 

PHA Media announced it has been appointed by iCoolKid Ltd. to look after their global communications and social media strategy. Article

 

View My Chain has appointed PHA Media to lead their PR launch. Article

 

SDL has appointed PHA Media to handle its UK communications and profiling strategy. Article

 

Finsbury’s London office has brought Christina Mills on board as a consulting partner; working through her recently founded consulting business Christina Mills Communications Ltd. Article

 

Nasima Hussain has joined Promote PR as managing partner. Article

 

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has appointed Liam O’Neill as corporate communications manager. Torque Agency Group will provide ongoing support. Article

 

Sarah Lee has launched PingGo, an automated PR service which targets start-ups and SMEs. Article

 

Paris

Nikki Twomey has stepped down from her role as chief marketing and communication officer at Standard Bank. Article

 

Sydney

Justin Clark has been appointed a director of Sefiani, while Todd Loydell, former head of external, government and regulatory affairs at SBS, has been appointed government relations lead based in Canberra. The firm has also added to its senior advisory panel with Jane Keeley, formerly director of communications at the NSW Ministry of Health, and Michael Swanson, who has a 25-year career in senior roles across Asia-Pacific with global pharmaceutical companies. Article

 

Text100’s new consumer marketing communications division HyperText has been appointed by two brands. TEDxSydney, one of the world’s largest TEDx events, has appointed HyperText to deliver PR, social media strategy and influencer marketing support to help drive ticket sales for its yearly calendar of events. Not for profit immunisation advocacy group The Immunisation Coalition has engaged the agency to promote its push to educate Australians about the importance of vaccinations through an integrated PR, experiential and social campaign. Article

 

Hyundai Motor India has appointed First Partners as its public relations consultant for India following a multi-agency pitch. Article

 

hipages has recruited DEC PR to lead its public relations activities. Article

 

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