Public Relations | BusinessWired - Business Wire Blog

By Denise Grayes, Business WireEach 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!AustinCooksey Communications recently announced that Michelle Frith Hargis is rejoining the team to establish the firms Austin presence. ArticleCrosswind Media & Public Relations announced its ranking as the top agency in Texas for healthcare clients, according to the ODwyers annual survey of U.S. PR Firms. ArticleBostonHB Agency will combine with Eric Mower + Associates to create integrated agency with more than 250 professionals and estimated 2015 capitalized billings approaching $250 million. ArticleDuffy & Shanley has added jewelry brand Luca + Danni to its client roster. Article3BL Media announced the acquisition of ReportAlert, a corporate responsibility and sustainability report announcement and dissemination service founded in 2005. Articlemarlo marketing announced an array of new food and beverage clients. ArticlePARTNERS+simons announced the strategic hires of Jessie Cross and Elizabeth Giuggio as Associate Creative Directors. ArticleMarch Communications has expanded its team of professionals in the Boston office. ArticleCharlotteFrench/West/Vaughan has been selected by K4Connect to provide public relations support for its debut platform, K4Community. ArticleFrench/West/Vaughan has acquired a 50 percent interest in Hispanic PR, marketing and branded content agency RGAA PR, which was started by PR industry veteran Raul Gonzalez in 2011. ArticleChicagoAstellas Pharma has named Jamie McGarvey as senior manager, employee communications, within the corporate affairs department. ArticleRob Palmer is the new vice president of government relations at WPS Health Solutions. ArticleHenson Consulting is now nationally certified by The Womens Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). ArticleMarvin Windows and Doors has named VSA http://Rachel-Starr.easyxblogs.com - Rachel Starr - Partners its new marketing and advertising agency of record. ArticleClevelandThe Kroger Co. has named Jessica Adelman as group vice president of corporate affairs. ArticleCareSource has named Jenny Michael as Vice president, marketing and corporate communications. ArticleTyler Durbin has been named Geben Communications new director of business strategy. ArticleDallasThe Frisco Consulting Group has launched to help business owners avoid marketing pitfalls and grow. ArticleDCDenise Hill, an assistant professor in Elon Universitys School of Communications and the former vice president of communications at Delhaize America, joined APCO Worldwides International Advisory Council (IAC). ArticleVeteran producers Marcela Salazar and Ben Geldon and communications specialist Emma Shapiro have joined SKDKnickerbocker to support the firms corporate and non-profit clients. ArticleGYMR Public Relations has added several new clients, including The Advisory Board Company, Child Life Council, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Physician Advocacy Institute, and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. ArticleThe United States Pharmacopeial Convention has named Anthony Lakavage senior vice president, global external affairs. ArticleThe Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) announced that Ted Godbout has joined DCIIA as Director of Communications and Public Relations. ArticleThe Glover Park Group has added Jocelyn Moore to its government relations practice as a managing director. ArticleCrosby Marketing Communications has been selected by Sheppard Pratt Health System to provide strategic marketing services and help build the awareness and impact of its growing continuum of specialized mental health services. ArticleKetchum has begun work on a $400k PR assignment to improve the beleagured Honduras governments global reputation. ArticleThe Beer Institute has hired Denise Dunckel as vice president, public affairs. ArticleGYMR Public Relations has promoted Mike Warner to senior vice president. In addition, Amy Martin Vogt has been promoted to vice president; Lauren Musiol and Haydn Bush have been promoted to managing supervisor; and Frank Walsh has been promoted to account supervisor. ArticleStanton Communications has promoted Lori Russo to president. ArticleBully Pulpit Interactive has brought on Ann Marie Habershaw as COO. ArticleConnellyWorks announced that the company has moved its headquarters to the Courthouse area of Arlington, Virginia. ArticleConsumer Reports has hired Daniel Cluchey as Executive Speechwriter and Advisor. ArticleTVP Communications has promoted Kyle Gunnels to Assistant Vice President. ArticleDenverGrayling has hired Roy Palmer as senior advisor to the state and federal government affairs practice. ArticleLos AngelesKathy Savitt has been named president of digital media at STX Entertainment. ArticleSkydance has named Shannon Olivas as senior vice president of corporate communications. ArticleNATPE has appointed Matt Palmer to the newly created position of chief marketing officer. ArticleGolin CEO Fred Cook has been named director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalisms Strategic Communication and Public Relations Center (SCPRC). ArticleBLAZE announced the addition of Yuneecs E-GO electric skateboard to its roster. ArticleMurphy OBrien Public Relations announced three new clients joining its Travel collection: The St. Regis Monarch Beach, Hotel Zephyr and HKS Hospitality Group. ArticleGuitar Center announced the appointment of Frank Crowson to the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Guitar Center brand. ArticleAudi of America announced that Bianca Bucciarelli has joined the company as West Coast Lifestyle Communications Manager. ArticleShout! Factory has promoted four veteran Shout executives: David McIntosh to senior vice president of business affairs and digital distribution; Melissa Boag to senior vice president of kids & family entertainment; Jordan Fields to vice president of acquisitions; and Tom Chen to vice president of publicity. ArticlePMK*BNC announced the promotions of Daniel Martinez to Executive Vice President, Brand and Entertainment Marketing, as well as Joanne Melzer to Senior Vice President, Insights & Analytics. ArticleMiamiJeffreyGroup has named Brian Burlingame as its new CEO. ArticleFish Consulting has added four new clients to its growing roster, including Kids R Kids Learning Academies, World of Beer, Great Clips and Tin Drum Asiacaf. Articlerbb Public Relations is changing its name to rbb Communications. ArticleHill+Knowlton Strategies has acquired Brazilian public relations, advertising, digital and content firm Ideal, while H+Ks WPP sister agency Ogilvy Public Relations has acquired a majority stake in ConceptPR, a Brazilian public relations and digital content firm. ArticleJeffreyGroup has opened its seventh wholly-owned office in the Brazilian capital city of Brasilia. Article3AWORLDWIDE recently named Brenda Sandoval the companys new Director of Agency Alliances. ArticleMinneapolisJason Sprenger, president of the Minneapolis-based PR agency Game Changer Communications, announced the public debut of his new Umbrella Model of Public Relations-an innovative way for anyone inside or outside the PR industry to visualize, describe and apply principles of public relations. ArticleGage announced today the hiring of Alisia Davis and Kasey Wellman who will both work on projects for Microsoft. ArticleNashvilleAckermann PR has hired Tommy Smith as vice president of marketing strategy. ArticleFleishmanHillard has expanded its crisis communications practice with the launch of FH 2020, a digital media crisis management solution designed to help businesses prepare for, anticipate, detect and mitigate crises in real-time through a combination of people, processes and technologies. ArticleNewport BeachTVGear has selected Bob Gold & Associates to lead its PR activities and help launch its new site, TVGear.com. ArticleNew YorkAmy Palladino has been named senior director of corporate communications by Heineken USA. ArticleDebra Forman has been promoted to president of Ketchum Digital. ArticleMakovsky has appointed Lee Davies, senior vice president, as director of client services, health practice. ArticleMWW Public Relations announced that Matthew Holland has joined the firms New York office as senior vice president, corporate healthcare practice. ArticleRobin Bigelli will join Falcon & Wolf as senior vice president, brand programs. ArticleLexington Realty Trust has named Claire Koeneman, executive vice president and head of the US central region at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, to its board of trustees. ArticleKwittken has been named North American public relations agency of record for Pantone. ArticleCorbin-Hillman Communications announced that the agency has added three new clients to its AOR roster: GoViral, Inc.s Diply.com, Zazen Bear and Tommy John. ArticlCRC has been named the agency of record for Nicole Andrews Collection. ArticleNBCUniversal has named Caley Gray to the newly created position of vice president, communications, in the NBCUniversal Content Distribution Group. ArticleZeno Group has named John Kerr as its first chief digital officer. ArticleGlobal Strategy Group has hired Glen Caplin as senior vice president. ArticleNancy J. Friedman Public Relations has been named agency of record for Canyon Ranch. ArticleBullfrog + Baum has been named agency of record for Washington, DC-based restaurants Ripple and Roofers Union. ArticleChic Influence has signed celebrity fashion stylist Irma Martinez. ArticleFeintuch Communications and Roher Public Relations have joined forces to offer clients expanded senior talent and breadth of services. ArticleFinn Partners has acquired Horn Group. ArticleMSLGroup has hired Edelmans Ron Guirguis as CEO of its US operation. ArticleOgilvy Public Relations has expanded its executive committee and is creating a new world-wide board. ArticleGiorgio Armani has promoted Garine Zerounian to the role of senior vice president of communications for North America, replacing Rod Manley, who recently took up a new role as executive vice president, global communications, for Calvin Klein. ArticleThe Glover Park Group has hired Paul Hicks as a managing director in the firms New York office. ArticleOgilvy Public Relations has named Kerry Sette executive vice president/research director of the research group, based in New York. ArticlePorter Novellis AIM Sports Reputation Management has introduced a suite of services to help collegiate and professional football players engage on social media without unintended reputational damage to their teams image. ArticleGeneral Electric has named longtime public relations and marketing executive Beth Comstock as company vice chair leading GE Business Innovations. ArticleLeslie Campisi has joined the Publicis-owned MSLGroup to lead its digital practice in New York. ArticleThe Associated Press has launched a division to help brands promote their content and services. The AP Content Services group will offer content-creation and delivery services with the goal of boosting brand awareness and enhancing engagement, it said in a statement. ArticleRuder Finn announced the hire of Sarah Anderson as Executive Vice President and Head of the U.S. Consumer Practice. ArticleMadison County Tourism has selected Keegan Associates Marketing & Communications to provide marketing and public relations support for a three-year period beginning in 2015, the Madison County Courier reports. ArticleProsek Partners has been named Best North American Public Relations Company by Hedgeweek. ArticleThe OHara Project is searching nationwide for a nonprofit organization to add to their pro bono client list. ArticleJONESWORKS announced their representation of Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogens Hilarity for Charity. ArticleBrandstyle Communications has recently announced representation of Fashion to Figure. ArticleDidit announced the acquisition of the marketing and advertising firm Berwald Creativet. ArticleLondon Misher Public Relations announces that Samantha Wenig has been named Vice President. ArticlePhiladelphiaLocal Life Agents (LLA) has hired Flackable as their integrated communications agency of record. ArticleManaging Editor Inc (MEI) announced today the promotion of Mark Leister to senior vice president and managing director. ArticleCohn & Wolfe announced the appointment of Laura Ryan as Managing Director of the agencys U.S. Corporate Practice. ArticlePhoenixSierra Nevada Corporation has hired Brooke Salkoff as corporate director of communications. ArticleFerraro Group has hired Rachel Wright as a public relations account executive. ArticleBlue Global Media announced the promotion of Evette Cecena to director of marketing. ArticleSan DiegoJessie Knight, executive vice president of external affairs for Sempra Energy and chairman of Southern California Gas Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric, will retire November 1. Steven Davis has been elected to succeed Knight as executive vice president of external affairs and corporate strategy for Sempra Energy. ArticleSan FranciscoThe Blueshirt Group announced that Sarah Segal has joined as Director, Media Relations and Corporate Marketing. ArticleLandis Communications, Inc. announced the addition of several new clients. ArticleAccess Communications and Emanate PR are to merge, creating a $35m operation that aims to shake up the midsize agency sector. ArticleVevo has named Jon Carvill as vice president of communications. ArticleFineman PR has promoted two company executives to senior leadership positions: Karmina Zafiro to vice president and Serene Buckley to senior director of content strategy. ArticleFoodMinds has opened a third office located in San Francisco, to be led by Laura Cubillos. ArticleLuxe announced that Stephen Rocco Rodi has joined the firm from Edelman, as its first Director of Communications. ArticleSilicon ValleyCoherus BioSciences has appointed Juliana Reed as vice president, government affairs. ArticleAustin& New YorkGood Scout Group has appointed Erin Dawkins as Managing Director of the organization and Jessica Kirkwood as Senior Strategist. ArticleDC & New York Imre has hired Damian Rintelmann as senior vice president and digital lead. In addition, Jason Burelle has been named associate creative director in the firms recently-opened New York office. ArticleDC & San FranciscoChase Communications announced the hiring of former San Francisco Business Times events director Felicia Brown, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Nortons former communications director Jonathan Amar, and communications professional Jill Mierke. ArticleLos Angeles & New YorkEphraim Cohen has been named the general manager of the New York office of FleishmanHillard and Mitch Germann has been named GM for Los Angeles. ArticleFrankfurtMSLGroup Poland CEO Sebastian Hejnowski has been promoted to a newly-created role as CEO of the PR networks operations across Central and Eastern Europe. ArticleSEC Relazioni Pubbliche e Istituzionali, has signed an agreement to acquire a 75 percent stake in Kohl Pr und Partner. ArticleHong KongFleishmanHillard has appointed Khoo Yin as the new general manager of its Singapore office. ArticleThe World Economic Forum has selected Ogilvy Public Relations, Beijing, as the official PR partner of its Annual Meeting of the New Champions for the ninth consecutive year. ArticleText100 has been selected by OMRON to provide content marketing services to raise awareness, educate the market and generate leads. ArticleRice Communications has been appointed by the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE) as its public relations agency of record. ArticleFleishmanHillard has appointed Magdalene Lee as general manager of its Malaysia office. ArticleEON has expanded its service offering and rebranded as EON The Stakeholder Relations Group, designed to reflect its broader mandate as well as its tradition of thought leadership in the stakeholder relations space. ArticleKreab has named Martin Alintuck as managing partner of its Singapore operation. ArticleLondonCicero Group has appointed Iain Anderson as its new executive chairman. ArticleWe Are Social has appointed Lise Pinnell as head of strategy. ArticleBite has appointed Matt Whiting as its new head of digital, and Steve Gradidge as digital and social media consultant. ArticleDr Paul Ballman and I AM Self Publishing have retained Literally PR to support the launch of Ballmans new book, Red Pill: The Truth About Leadership. ArticleAMEC, the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication, has signed an agreement with Gorkana as the headline sponsor of its International Measurement Summit, to be held from 15-16 June 2016 in London. ArticleOgilvy PR has elevated Michael Frohlich to CEO of its EMEA region. ArticleDrayson Technologies has appointed five agency partners to launch its latest venture: CleanSpace, a technology-enabled movement for better air quality. ArticleSuzanne Ellis has joined Lansons as a senior consultant to help build on the consultancys growing change and employee engagement services. ArticleConstruction Industry Solutions (COINS) has appointed technology PR specialists Firefly Communications to handle international public relations promoting the COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge. ArticleNew Sparta Asset Management has appointed Montfort Communications as its communications adviser. ArticleOne Green Bean has taken over sister firm Havas PR London. ArticleThe International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC) has unveiled a new international framework for measuring communications performance, the Barcelona Principles 2.0. ArticleAudi has appointed We Are Social as its retained strategic and creative social media agency in the UK. ArticleCicero Group has appointed Kate McAndrew from Sky News as senior counsel to work across the agencys corporate and public affairs practices. ArticleStonehage Fleming Family & Partners has appointed Montfort Communications as communications adviser after a competitive pitch. ArticleBattenhall has appointed three new consultants to its London team, including Bradley Tubb, Dom Whitehurst and Jonny Atter as account manager. ArticleReputation Institute has launched its new Reputation Tracker service in the United Kingdom, providing companies with continuous measurement and quarterly reports on their corporate reputations. ArticleFour Communications Group has acquired financial and professional services public relations agency Broadgate Mainland. ArticleParis Hanover has hired Claudia La Donna to head its digital policy offering in Brussels. ArticleLlorente & Cuenca has acquired 60 percent of Cink, a digital innovation consultancy. ArticleSydneyInsideOut Public Relations has been elected a partner in IPREX. ArticleDheeraj Realty has appointed DDB Mudra Group for its creative mandate, GolinOpinion (formerly known as LinOpinion GH) for online and offline PR, and Activ Eight Dimensions for media planning. ArticleEdelman has completed its acqusition of Dubai firm Dabo & Co. ArticleTalent International has appointed Sefiani as communications agency for the 2015 Talent Unleashed Awards, held in Sydney on 11 September. ArticleEtihad Airways has named Hareb Al Muhairy as its new senior vice president, corporate and international affairs. ArticleGCC Board Directors Institute has appointed Hill+Knowlton Strategies as content partner for a period of three years. ArticleTokyoMSLGroup has appointed Sei Naganuma as digital lead and Takakazu Nozumi as consultant in Japan, strengthening the firms digital and planning. ArticleTorontoInfiniteLatitude has added a presence in Canada with the addition of ps creative communications in Toronto. ArticleStrategic Objectives has been named PR agency of record for DMTI Spatial. ArticleInternational Tour Management Institute (ITMI) has retained Shinn Communications Canada as its Public Relations Agency of Record for both Canada and the U.S. ArticleEach week we share information relevant to modern communications strategies and tactics. Stay up to date with the latest news and trends impacting todays communications programming.Join our mailing list today!Click here to share these updates on Twitter: http://ctt.ec/Uei93Like this:Like Loading...