PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of Sept. 4, 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

Laura Borgstede of Calysto Communications has announced plans to assemble an IoT Though Leadership Board, with collaboration from IoT influences James Brehm of James Brehm & Associations, Carl Ford of Crossfire Media, Jim Morrish of Machine Research and John Feland of Argus Insights. The board's mission will be to provide IoT education, communicate IoT's economic impact, to mainstream IoT, and to frame the internal industry agenda on IoT. Article

 

OneSpring has chosen Media Frenzy Global to spearhead their thought leadership efforts. Article

 

Boston

Warner Communications announced its selection as the agency of record by PreVeil. Article

 

CerconeBrownCompany (CBC) is now working on behalf of some of the nation’s most coveted destinations to not only paint a beautiful picture of each city, but to give press a lasting impression of the culture, tone and rhythms of these unique destinations. Article

 

Charlotte

Racepoint Global announced the addition of an office in Raleigh, North Carolina. This office will be led by the agency’s newest Senior Vice President, Stephanie Styons. Article

 

Dallas

CROSSMARK announced the appointment of Mark Ayer as President and CEO of CROSSMARK Canada. Article

 

DC

Dezenhall Resources has hired Erica Munkwitz as senior counselor. Article

 

Warschawski announced that it has been selected by Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) to clarify the firm’s strategic brand positioning as the firm continues to grow. Article

 

Detroit

Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A) is a cool place to work according to Crain’s Detroit Business’ 2017 list of “Cool Places to Work in Michigan.” Article

 

Los Angeles

JMPR Public Relations has been named public relations agency of record for Haynes Manuals, Inc. Article

 

Miami

APCO Worldwide has partnered with the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications to connect students in the college's online master's degree program in PR and comms management with APCO execs. Article

 

BlueFocus International is merging with Cogint. Article

 

TransMedia Group to promote wildlife photographer Laura Crawford Williams' new book.  Article

 

Alfredo Versace was named Fashion Consultant to TransMedia Group. Article

 

New York

Rebecca Honeyman and Greg Mondshein have launched SourceCode Communications, an agency catering to high-growth technology businesses. Article

 

Andy Snyder has launched Thinkwell NYC, an independent agency for hire that specializes in the creation of publicity, marketing and advertising copy, content and other written materials. Article

 

Crenshaw Communications has been named agency of record for Weekly Tasting. Article

 

Crispy Green has selected Fastlane Communications as its full-service branding, marketing and digital content agency of record for its complete line snack products. Article

 

GNFP Digital/Germinder has been named PR agency of record for Fear Free, LLC. Article

 

TuneIn has appointed Ketchum as its exclusive PR agency of record. Article

 

Mfa Marketing & PR expands this month with the addition of two new account leads. Article

 

Claritas announced that Jodi Kahn has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Article

 

North 6th Agency (N6A) announced that it has been named the PR and social media agency of record (AOR) for Liveco Boxing. Article

 

CRC has been named the agency of record for ROAR Organic. Article

 

electroCore announced that Nick Colucci, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Publicis Health, has been elected to join electroCore’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Article

 

Marc Cohen was promoted to President and CEO of HUB International Limited. Article

 

BAM Communications has announced its expansion to New York City with the opening of its Midtown office, which will be led by Gabie Kur, general manager. Article

 

Philadelphia

The Public Relations Society of America announced that Bloomsburg University’s Zeigler College of Business has become the 16th accredited business school in the nation to offer the MBA-level strategic communications course as part of its MBA curriculum. Article

 

Phoenix

It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L) has selected Amendola as its agency of record. Article

 

San Diego

Canale Communications has advanced four members of its leadership team to new positions with increased responsibility and retained an additional vice president to bolster its digital health expertise. Article

 

San Francisco

Three months into his role as CCO, Corey DuBrowa has made some big changes to Salesforce's US agency support by consolidating all corporate PR with the Zeno Group. Meanwhile, Nectar PR will continue as the agency of record for product and solutions while losing some of the corporate work it previously handled. Article

 

Cision has appointed Abe Smith as president of EMEAI, a new position on its leadership team. Article

 

Hong Kong

Leica has appointed DeVries Global as its communication agency in Taiwan. Article

 

Andrew Partnership has welcomed Emma Donald and Sunny Bumpstead to the team. Article

 

Bell Pottinger Asia has severed ties with its embattled UK parent by unveiling a new ownership structure and name, as Bell Pottinger UK nears collapse. Article

 

London

Lidl has appointed Good Relations as its retained consumer PR agency. Article

 

Relevance New York has announced the opening of a new office in London along with a rebrand to Relevance International. Article

 

Burson-Marsteller UK has hired Meg Powell-Chandler as a director in its public affairs team. Article

 

The British Library has selected Jargon PR's CEO Simon Corbett to serve as one of its Innovating for Growth mentors. Article

 

Tonic Life Communications has appointed Ann Bartling as managing director of the firm's headquarters in London. Article

 

Bell Pottinger is set to unveil a new management structure as it attempts to sell a business that has been deserted by a key investor and several clients in the wake of its racially divisive campaign on behalf of South Africa's Gupta family. Article

 

PHA Media has been appointed by VenueScanner to oversee its UK PR and communications. Article

 

CIPD has appointed Haymarket Media Group to provide events services for its members and people professionals. Article

 

Conversant and CJ Affiliate have appointed Firefly Communications Group to handle proactive media relations in the UK, France and Germany. Article

 

The PR Office has today announced that it has been appointed to represent Moore Stephens, following a competitive pitch. Article

 

Foco has won its first retained public relations brief from Elder. Article

 

Modus Publicity has merged BPCM to form ModusBPCM. Article

 

Luxley Communications has launched a fitness, wellness and beauty division, with new clients including BodySPace, Pure Sports Medicine, WellSpoken and Secret Spa. Article

 

Julie Giraud and Pete Bell have launched Lafontaine Public Relations, a “content first” PR consultancy, in partnership with creative agency GI&i. Article

 

Paris

Sanofi has selected a number of agencies as partners to deliver creative and media services for its key businesses. Creative agency partners include Publicis, Havas and WPP across all Sanofi business units. Article

 

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Paris has appointed Erwann Le Page as strategy director, public affairs. Article

 

Bell Pottinger Middle East (BPME) has announced plans to sever ties from its embattled UK parent agency, which is set to enter administration this week in the wake of its South African scandal. Article

 

Sydney

Sling & Stone has announced new accounts and new team members. The firm has recently partnered with several consumer brands including Nest, an Alphabet company and sister company to Google; Anki, a consumer robotics and AI company; and Toothcrush, an electric toothbrush manufacturer. Business brand partnerships include inspection software company SafetyCulture; Australian start-up Ansarada; and influencer marketing platform Hypetap. New hires include Kelly McDonnell as people and culture manager; Lorna Jerez and Maddison Bates-Willis as account managers; Sophie Brown and James Murray as senior account executives; and Grace Wearne and Caelyn Evans as account executives. Article

 

GJ Eco Power has appointed ResPublica Consulting as its communications partner to drive its growth plan across India. Article

 

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