PR Happenings

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

PR Happenings for the Weeks of Dec. 19, 2016 - Jan. 1, 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

 

The Maine Public Relations Council (MPRC) recently presented its 2016 Golden Arrow Awards, showcasing exemplary communications work in Maine. Article

 

Charlotte

 

MercuryGate International brought on Karen Sage as CMO, responsible for global marketing, communications, sales enablement, and go-to-market efforts. Article

 

Blue Force Gear, designer and manufacturer of weapon slings and tactical equipment, announced that it has selected The Brandon Agency as its Agency of Record. Article

 

Cleveland

 

Macy’s has named Cheryl Heinonen EVP of corporate communications, effective January 9, 2017. Article

 

WordWrite Communications, a strategic communications consulting firm, announced an agreement to take over the operations of Jampole Communications. As part of the agreement, founder and president Marc Jampole will join WordWrite as executive vice president. Article

 

DC

 

Human Rights Campaign appointed Rob Flaherty as press secretary for rapid response. He previously served as deputy digital communications director for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Article

 

Los Angeles

 

Digital media company Mitu has appointed Danny Johnson as its first CMO, overseeing branding, strategic partnerships, the creative design team, and b-to-b and consumer marketing. Article

 

Allied Integrated Marketing has promoted Ginger Chan to Senior Vice President, overseeing national entertainment publicity on behalf of studio, TV network, cable and OTT clients. Article

 

Miami

 

Experience Kissimmee, the tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida, has named Jodi DiSalle as VP of communications, overseeing the group’s overall communications strategy. Article

 

Minneapolis

 

U.S. Bank named Beth McDonnell SVP and CMO, overseeing all corporate and business-line advertising and marketing and overseeing brand, reputation, social media, and sponsorship. Article

 

Gage, a Minneapolis-based engagement marketing agency, announced it has hired Liz Miller as a project manager, Paige Black as an engagement manager and Alex Blood as a senior developer. Article

 

New York

 

Business Wire Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Cathy Baron Tamraz was named a Top Woman in PR for 2017 by PR News. Article

 

Senior executives from some of the world’s largest public relations agencies have joined the jury for the 2017 SABRE Awards competition. Article

 

Avon Products named Chris Wermann as chief communications officer, replacing Cheryl Heinonen as she leaves for Macy’s. Article

 

Thomas Cook Group Airlines has brought on Mardiks Public Relations to help it launch routes to Europe from the U.S. for its carriers Condor Airlines and Thomas Cook Airlines. Article

 

A+E Networks hired Alyssa Mastromonaco as president of global communications strategy and talent. Article

 

Ruder Finn has hired Ogilvy Public Relations veteran David Brooks as SVP of digital and social health. Article

 

Citizen Relations has hired Alex Castro as Executive Producer and Video Content Lead for North America. Article

 

Bulldog Reporter announced Camino Public Relations as this year’s Crisis Agency of the Year gold award winner. Article

 

Peppercomm, the New York-based strategic communications and marketing firm, recently completed three major new business wins with the Money Management Institute (MMI), Blucora and the cause-related Avon 39 initiative. Article

 

To help meet the needs of its growing client base, GLA Communications, a strategic communications firm based in Millburn, NJ, has hired Lori Neuman as Senior Account Director. Article

 

KYNE, a health communications consultancy, today announced the promotion of Amanda Mulally and Michael Grela to senior vice presidents of the agency. Article

 

San Francisco

 

Adam Sharp, head of news, government, and elections and director of media partnerships at Twitter, has left the company after six years. Article

 

London

 

A list of 39 organizations has committed to paying interns the National Minimum Wage, according to guidelines set out by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) and PR Week. Article

 

Clarity PR has been appointed by ADYOULIKE, a native advertising technology company. Article

 

Neil Ashurst has joined Gutenberg as director and country head for the UK. Article

 

Cicero Group has appointed former Sky News and BBC journalist Irene Kyme as an account director in its PR team. Article

 

Pepo, the mobile messaging platform, has chosen Camron PR to run its ‘Design & Interiors’ forum. Article

 

Celicourt Communications has been appointed by FluidOil, the independent heavy oil technology company. Article

 

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