PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of Oct. 31, 2016

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

Cone Communications has added George Koukkos as creative director/copywriter and Ryan Raulie as creative director/art director. Article

 

Chicago

Marathon Pharmaceuticals has appointed Wanda Moebius as vice president of communications. Article

 

Dallas

M/C/C recently partnered with Kinetrex Energy. Article

 

DC

Burson-Marsteller has appointed Henry Engleka as chair of the US healthcare practice. Article

 

Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications has hired Brittany Beaulieu as a vice president. Article

 

The Reis Group has promoted Lauren Musiol and Hieu Nguyen to vice president. Article

 

Crosby Marketing Communications has added Jeffrey Koslofsky as social media manager. Article

 

Detroit

Michaela Johndrow is joining Ford as Manager, North America electrified vehicles communications.  Article

 

Los Angeles

Princess Cruises has appointed Negin Kamali to the role of director, public relations. Article

 

Miami

rbb Communications has been named the agency of record for Richman Signature Properties. Article

 

Balsera Communications was presented with the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) ¡Bravo! Award for Public Affairs Campaign of the Year. Article

 

New York

Jori Arancio has been named senior vice president, communications, at ABC Entertainment & ABC StudiosArticle

 

Finn Partners has appointed Michael Heinley as partner and deputy and of Arielle Bernstein Pinsof as partner in the agency’s health practice. Article

 

Global Strategy Group has hired Will Dunn as vice president. Article

 

ICR has appointed Scott Tangney as managing director. Article

 

Spark Growth has hired Lauren Karasek to lead and expand its social media practice as executive director of social media. Article

 

Altar’d State has awarded Ignite Social Media and DeVries Global its social media and public relations business. Article

 

M&C Saatchi PR has partnered with the Financial Times to support its recently launched “Facts. Truths.” campaign. Article

 

Buzz Creators has added several new clients including: Barnes & Noble, Pentegra Retirement Services, New York Medical College, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, White Plains Linen, Unique Hair Concepts, La Jolie Salon, Color Bar & Spa, TotalFusion and Maniatis & Dimopoulos. Article

 

Resound Marketing announced it has been selected as the public relations agency of record for Treasure Data. Article

 

Issa PR will lead the US launch of the The House of Finland, presented by Finnish Tech, Design & Art. Article

 

Susan Fine has appointed Bullfrog + Baum to represent TurnStyle, her latest retail project. Article

 

MMGY Global has acquired NJFPR, which will be rebranded as NJF, an MMGY Global Company. Article

 

Sandra Macleod, Craig Rothenberg and John Doorley have joined together to launch The Academy for Communication Excellence. Article

 

Mike Bako and Susan Higgins have been promoted and Shelby Fix and Scott Sommer have joined the team at DS Simon Media. Article

 

Gould+Partners announced that managing partner Rick Gould advised NJFPR in the PR firm’s sale to MMGY Global. Article

 

NJF has been named the agency of record for Holland America LineArticle

 

Diligent Corporation today announced that Amanda Carty has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer. Article

 

Spark Growth announced that it has hired Lauren Karasek to lead and expand its social media practice as executive director of social media. Article

 

R&J Strategic Communications announces the hiring of Dan Johnson as Account Executive. Article

 

Man Made Music has appointed Kevin Perlmutter as its Executive Vice President (EVP) Chief of Innovation. Article

 

Don Ross joined Trustpilot as President of Americas. Article

 

John Donovan joined Bizfi as CEO. Article

 

Howard Axel was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Four Freedoms Park Conservancy. Article

 

San Francisco

Mosaico PR has been selected to launch eHarmony Español, eHarmony’s Spanish-language dating website for the U.S. Hispanic market.  Article

 

Seattle

Albertsons has appointed Christine Wilcox to the position of vice president, communications and public affairs. Article

 

Harvest PR & Marketing has added Kim Bedwell to its team as vice president, group account director. Article

 

New York & Silicon Valley

Lumina Communications announced it has launched as a standalone full-service strategic communications firm based in Silicon Valley, with offices in Manhattan. The firm is led by CEO Hugh Burnham. Article

 

Chicago & London

ApotheCom has formed a strategic partnership with Continuum Clinical. Article

 

Hong Kong

Ogilvy & Mather Singapore has appointed Ee Rong Chong to the newly created group managing director post. Article

 

MSLGroup has appointed Jeroen Fermie as general manager of its Vietnam operations. Article

 

Imogen Public Relations has become a partner of PROI Worldwide. Article

 

Hive Consulting has formed a strategic partnership with Stand. Article

 

London

MHR Analytics has appointed Wildfire to deliver an integrated PR campaign that supports a wider marketing push into multiple market sectors to attract new prospects and drive lead generation. Article

 

Crohn’s & Colitis UK has brought TVC Group on board to promote Walk It 2017. Article

 

Youzz has launched in the UK. Article

 

Threepipe has been appointed to manage UK prospecting and retargeting strategies for T.M.Lewin. Article

 

Anthony Barnes has been appointed director of communications for lobby group UK Music. Article

 

The British Property Federation (BPF) has appointed Drew McNeill as PR manager. Article

 

FTI Consulting has expanded its strategic communications health and life sciences team with the appointment of Con Franklin as senior director and Hanna Skeppner as director. Article

 

Jo Swinson is working with Portland Communications to help the agency improve upon its workplace diversity. Article

 

Charles Naylor will take up the corporate communications director role at CBI (Confederation of British Industry) on 28 November. Article

 

 

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