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By Denise Grayes, Business Wire, NashvilleEach 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!AtlantaStrategic Vision LLC has rebranded itself as Strategic Vision PR Group. ArticleMedia Frenzy Global recently announced its official partnership with Velociti as its public relations and brand communications agency of record for its Facility Services business. ArticleBostonHavas PR North America has won the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation account and hired Linda Descano, CFA, to lead as executive vice president from the Havas office in Providence, R.I. ArticleWarner Communications has announced that it has been named public relations agency for O'verlays. ArticleMillennium Integrated Marketing announced the launch of their digital agency's new website, http://www.mill-im.com. ArticleAllison+Partners announced its entry into Boston, expanding the agency's footprint to 13 cities in the US and 19 worldwide. New York General Manager Anne Colaiacovo has been named Chair, Eastern region to manage the business operations of Boston, in addition to New York and Washington, DC. ArticleCharlotteFrench/West/Vaughan has hired Carol Lewis as vice president and media director. In addition, Lacie Lindstaedt joins as account supervisor; Debbie Vandiford and Jennie Klahre as senior account executives. ArticleArticulon announced today two new account wins http://www.dollargeneral.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=15453616 - http://www.dollargeneral.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=15453616 - within the Professional Services practice group. ArticleChicagoGolin announced it is now opening applications for its second U.S. "Unternship." ArticleClevelandKroger has promoted Kate Ward to director of investor relations. ArticleDallasSaxum has hired Amy Pyles as vice president of digital to oversee its interactive business. ArticleCyrusOne recently partnered with marketing agency M/C/C for planning and management of the global data center company's integrated media strategies and implementation. ArticleDCThe Motion Picture Association of America has named Chris Ortman as vice president, corporate communications, and the association's chief spokesperson. ArticleKivvit has added former White House digital practitioner Thomas Kelley and former US Department of Energy and Obama Administration official Damian Bednarz to its team. ArticleFenton has named Trish Taylor as managing director of the Washington, DC, office. ArticleH+K Strategies has announced that Soren Dayton has joined their Washington, D.C. office as a senior vice president. ArticleThe Interactive Advertising Bureau has named Dave Grimaldi as the trade organization's new executive vice president of public policy and head of its Washington, DC, office. ArticleDetroit834 Design & Marketing and Vanguard Public Affairs have announced a strategic partnership that will combine the unique resources and talents of both companies to benefit current and prospective clients. ArticleLos AngelesKathryn Kranhold has been appointed UCLA's associate vice chancellor for university communications and marketing. ArticleMurphy O'Brien Public Relations announced three new clients joining its Travel collection. ArticleMLC PR is expanding its presence in the lifestyle PR sector by establishing a new subsidiary company, Conscious Living PR. ArticleMinneapolisSpong founder Doug Spong plans to step down from his role as president emeritus, a few months after appointing Julie Batliner as head of the firm. ArticleNashvilleReviveHealth has been selected as the strategic marketing communication agency of record for Pamplona Capital Partners IV LP. ArticleNew YorkHilary Smith has been promoted to senior vice president, communications, for NBCUniversal entertainment and digital networks and integrated media. ArticleDeVries Global has hired Daniel Maree as vice president, creative intelligence, part of a department that includes strategy, creative content, social media, analytics and research. ArticleCarolyn Izzo Integrated Communications has appointed Amy Sedeo as senior account executive. ArticleBurson-Marsteller has been named agency of record for NextVR. ArticleThe Halo Group has been selected by the Toy Industry Association as the primary agency to help rally families and influencers behind their ongoing consumer program, The Genius of Play, which provides families with the information and inspiration to make play an http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-clean-your-house-in-20-minutes-a-day-for-30-days-131142 - http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-clean-your-house-in-20-minutes-a-day-for-30-days-131142 - important part of their daily lives. ArticleJ Public Relations has added two of The Ritz-Carlton properties, Chicago and Washington D.C. to its list of luxury hotel clientele. ArticleRenee Wilson is leaving MSLGroup to become president of the PR Council. ArticleMargi Booth, chairman of M Booth, is taking on an EVP position at parent company Next 15 to work alongside CEO Tim Dyson on the holding company's strategic initiatives. ArticleFitz and Floyd has named 5W Public Relations as its PR AOR. ArticleChild's Play Communications announces the launch of The Influencer Initiative, to help companies that target moms reach them across multiple social media platforms. ArticlePhiladelphiaDelaware Investments has hired Daniela Palmieri as assistant vice president, senior corporate communications manager. ArticlePhoenixAvnet has named Kevin Sellers to the newly created role of vice president of corporate marketing and communications. ArticleSan FranciscoNathan Friedman, considered a rising star at Ogilvy PR, resigned from the firm as managing director of http://vtv10.com/story/205466/ - http://rapidservicesgroup.com/ - Ogilvy West, overseeing operations in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver. ArticleSeattleSeth Oster has been named chief communications officer leading marketing and communications for Vulcan. ArticleSilicon ValleyBroadcom's Karen Kahn is now CCO at the new HP which completed its split from the combined Hewlett-Packard entity last month. ArticleDC & New York Burson-Marsteller has formed http://www.aussieweb.com.au/business/3188029 - click here for more info - a strategic partnership with Ridge Global. ArticleLos Angeles & New YorkMyriad Marketing has acquired Spring O'Brien. Chris Spring will continue to run the company and operate it as a separate unit within Myriad, with its current staff and clients. ArticleNew York and TorontoA new and innovative agency named The Startup Farm, offering a full range of valuable resources under one roof, has launched as an idea-house, incubator and transformative consultancy providing to upstart consumer food and beverage companies services such as brand creation, package design, product formulation, manufacturing guidance, distribution consultancy, work space, operations consultancy and access to early-stage capital. ArticleFrankfurtCaroline Hempstead has been appointed as head of communication, public affairs and sustainable development, of LafargeHolcim, reporting to CEO Eric Olsen. ArticleVolkswagen brand communications head Peter Thul has become the latest casualty of the company's emissions scandal, stepping down after 11 years with the German automaker. ArticleEdelman has acquired German independent firm Ergo Kommunikation, in a bid to boost its offering in Europe's second-largest PR market. ArticleLondonWay To Blue has acquired The Project http://www.mollymaid.com/ - http://www.mollymaid.com/ - Factory. ArticleChris Lee has launched Silvester and Finch, a new digital consultancy that will work with companies seeking to expand their digital marketing capabilities. ArticleRentokil Initial UK has retained incumbent agency Brands2Life, and hired CubanEight to manage PR for its five UK businesses. ArticleSignal has appointed Nelson Bostock Unlimited as its UK PR agency following a competitive pitch. ArticleAtomic PR has been appointed by Lengow to promote it in the UK. ArticleAnne Villemoes has stepped down from her role as VP of group communications at Danish Crown after a decade. ArticleLewis has rebranded by adding new services, dropping 'PR' from its name and redesigning its logo. ArticleParis Lift World has hired Teresa Figueira as MD in charge of integration. ArticlePublicis Groupe has announced a reorganisation of the holding group into four units, which will see PR network MSLGroup sit alongside advertising and digital agencies in the Publicis Communications group. ArticleTorontoWolf Wrster has launched Kudamm Marketing, a luxury marketing agency that will help celebrities, high-profile individuals, start-ups, and brands reinvent themselves. ArticleThe Jeff Eller Group and Scout Public Affairs have begun an agency affiliation with the goal of giving clients in-market public affairs and crisis communications expertise in the US and Canada. ArticleEach week we share information relevant to modern communications strategies and tactics. Stay up to date with the latest news and trends impacting today's communications programming.Join our mailing list today!Click here to share this information http://www.whereis.com/vic/noble-park-3174/yellowId-15533902 - Rapidservicesgroup - on Twitter:http://ctt.ec/neN0cLike this:Like Loading...