PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Week of Sept. 5, 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!

 

Austin

Wild Hive announced the addition of McKenzie Hall Jones to its team of experts. Article

 

Boston

PAN Communications announced the launch of the Agency’s new website. Article

 

Chicago

Zapwater Communications announced the hire of Carrie Lannon in the new role of Chief Brand Officer. Article

 

Strongbow Apple Hard Ciders has named Current as public relations agency of record following a competitive review. Article

 

Silvies Valley Ranch has hired KemperLesnik to lead its public relations, marketing and resort launch. Article

 

Dallas

NewScope Marketing launches new digital assets. Article

 

DC

Miriam Sapiro is joining Finsbury as a partner to run its office in Washington, DC. Article

 

Mitch Willey has rejoined APCO, this time as a member of its international advisory council. Article

 

Hill+Knowlton Strategies announced the rehire of Joe Householder as an executive vice president based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Article

 

Denver

Western Union is rethinking its global public relations approach via a competitive agency pitch. Article

 

The Colorado Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA Colorado) is challenging the state’s 2016 candidates running for U.S. Senate and House to sign a pledge to uphold the highest standards of ethical practice in every facet of their campaign communications. Article

 

Detroit

The Quell Group announced the addition of Angela Fresh, senior art director, to its creative roster. Article

 

Los Angeles

JMPR Public Relations has announced that it has been named public relations agency of record for EagleRider. Article

 

Atrevia has formed a partnership with Ruiz Strategies to create an international, bilingual team that will strategically serve the needs of large multinational and global companies. Article

 

Twitter has brought in Kristin Binns as senior comms director. Article

 

Miami

The US Travel Association has appointed Interamerican Network to promote IPW, a leading travel industry marketplace, in South America. Article

 

New York

Alibaba has hired Brion Tingler for a new role as head of external affairs. Article

 

Berk Communications has been retained by The Meatpacking Business Improvement District. Article

 

Steinreich Communications Group has been appointed public relations consultant to the Israel Healthcare Foundation. Article

 

CRC Inc. has been named the agency of record for Dr. Bradley S. Bloom and Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey (SLSS). Article

 

Annette Gallo joined Warburg Realty as Chief Marketing Officer. Article

 

John Marchisin joined AArete as Managing Director. Article

 

Natalie Norton joined YMCA of Greater New York as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Article

 

Kathryn Glass joined YMCA of Greater New York as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. Article

 

Joseph Chan joined YMCA of Greater New York as Senior Vice President, Real Estate & Property Management. Article

 

Elizabeth Bergin joined YMCA of Greater New York as Senior Vice President, Research, Evaluation and Strategy. Article

 

Philadelphia

Slice Communications announced that it will be relocating to a new headquarters at The Stanley Building, 234 Market Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA. Article

 

Flackable has promoted two of its account coordinators and added a new hire to its team as the organization continues to grow. Amanda Coyle has moved to the newly-created content manager position. Kelly Holcombe has been promoted to account executive. The team also welcomed the addition of Taylor Cummings as assistant account coordinator. Article

 

Phoenix

KiteRocket has appointed Paco Allen as executive creative director. Article

 

San Francisco

W2O Group is buying Pure Communications as its first acquisition since selling a stake to private equity firm Mountaingate Capital. Article

 

Bateman Group has hired James Niccolai as director of its content and media strategy.  Article

 

Silicon Valley

HP Inc is reviewing global PR duties, issuing an agency RFI that examines worldwide corporate and product PR capabilities. Article

 

Cleveland & Los Angeles

Dick Jones Communications is joining forces with Morrison & Tyson Communications. The two firms will come together under the Dick Jones Communications brand, and will offer public relations counsel focused on higher education and K–12. Bill Tyson will become president emeritus, while Maggy Ralbovsky will assume an expanded leadership role as managing director and executive vice president of the new firm. Article

 

Frankfurt

Fourth Day PR will offer PR and content services to the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) after opening an office in Berlin. Article

 

Hong Kong

Fidelity International has hired Mariko Sanchanta as head of corporate communications in Asia-Pacific. Article

 

Golin Singapore has been awarded the communications responsibilities for Guinness. Article

 

Samsonite has appointed DeVries Global as its public relations agency. Article

 

WE Communications has been retained by Pacific Place of Swire Properties as PR agency of record. Article

 

Edelman has hired Shijun Ma for the newly created position of Shanghai corporate reputation senior vice president. Article

 

Golin's Singapore office has appointed Sushiv Mathur as digital director to lead projects with key corporate and consumer clients like McDonald's, SATS and Lux Global. Article

 

Current Asia has appointed Sabine Borgia as content director. Article

 

Icon today officially launched Icon China, which will offer public relations, creative and digital service through partners in China, including Hong Kong-based SPRG. Article

 

London

Edelman has hired Toby Gunton as GM of digital in its London office. Article

 

Kellogg has begun a review of consumer PR agency support for its lucrative cereals business across EMEA. Article

 

James Tyrrell joined APCO Worldwide as director and chair of the firm’s UK health care practice. Article

 

Christopher Burghardt has been appointed head of policy and communications, EMEA, for ride-sharing app Uber. Article

 

Peter Ross has launched a content writing business to support corporate, social media, executive leadership, product/technology and internal communications programmes. Ross Content Writing & Consulting will partner with in-house professionals, specialist consultancies and PR agencies in the B2B/B2C te chnology, financial services, fintech, B2B industrial, education, healthcare and non-profit sectors. Article

 

Diesel has appointed We Are Social to run its #forsuccessfulliving fall winter 2016 digital global campaign. Article

 

Per Hillström has been named head of investor relations at SSAB. Article

 

Hotwire has appointed Amy Ronge as senior programme director in the agency's consumer team. Article

 

IPG Mediabrands has acquired Stickyeyes Group. Article

 

Jack Baine has joined Good Broadcast as a consultant. Article

 

NBCUniversal International has promoted Lee Raftery to chief marketing officer. Article

 

Edelman UK has appointed Toby Gunton to the newly-created role of general manager, digital.  Article

 

TAG Heuer has appointed Pitch Partnerships to launch the luxury watch brand’s partnership with the Premier League. Article

 

Full Fat has been brought in to develop a launch campaign for Boxpark Croydon. Article

 

RNTS Media has appointed Newgate Communications to provide financial PR, corporate PR and investor relations services. Article

 

Saga has appointed MHP as its retained financial and corporate communications adviser. Article

 

Bottle has partnered with the Dallaglio Foundation on a pro bono basis to bolster the charity’s PR and content offering. Article

 

Spreckley is looking to capitalise on the growing digital technology sector in Scotland with the opening of a satellite office in Stirling. Article

 

Paris

Publicis Communications has rebranded its six LeoComm offices in the Middle East as MSLGroup. Article

 

Kevin Welman has launched a new firm called ByDesign Communications. Article

 

Sydney

N2N and Fuel Communications have launched a new digital marketing agency, Touch Creative, to provide clients specialist digital marketing capabilities. Article

 

SenateSHJ has appointed Angela Scaffidi and Darren Behar as joint managing partners, Australia. Article

 

Toronto

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada has appointed D'Arcy Levesque to the newly created position of Western Canada chair. Article

 

Cohn & Wolfe l Montreal and National Public Relations in Montreal are joining forces. Both firms are owned by Res Publica Consulting Group, which provides both firms with business administration and management services. Article

 

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