Amy Binder
Amy Binder

RF|Binder has formed RFB|Cheer, a joint venture between the agency and Cheer Partners, a business consultancy that specializes in talent, employee communications, and human resources advisory. The partnership is meant to expand the capabilities and expertise of RF|Binder’s corporate and financial communications practice. As part of the partnership, Cathleen Graham and Darcie Peck, the founders of Cheer Partners, will join the RF|Binder leadership team. “With Cathleen and Darcie on board, we will have the expertise to create more holistic, integrated communications strategies that help businesses succeed and grow,” said RF|Binder CEO Amy Binder. “Working with RF|Binder will help us continue to grow and expand our employee communications resources, and build stronger offerings to both new and existing clients,” said Cathleen Graham, founder and managing partner of Cheer Partners.

Global Health

GLOBALHealthPR® has added Johannesburg-based F/NE to its global network. The acquisition of F/NE supplements GLOBALHealthPR’s strategic presence in South Africa and across the continent, helping to address increased client demand across the region’s diverse markets. “Healthcare communications plays a critical role in South Africa and across the African continent, helping to increase health literacy and access to care in underserved communities and highlighting incredible innovation taking place in the academic and commercial sectors,” said Tim Goddard, Executive VP, GLOBALHealthPR. “We are pleased to partner with F/NE as we continue to offer our clients access to the top healthcare communications agencies around the world.” GLOBALHealthPR’s presence covers more than 40 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific regions.

Global Fund for Children

Montieth & Company has formed a partnership with the Global Fund for Children UK Trust. The agency will provide pro bono strategic cross-border communications advisory, media relations and content solutions to support the UK trust’s 2018 “Voice of Youth – 10,000” event at the Saatchi Gallery in London on April 24. The Global Fund for Children UK Trust invests in grassroots organizations working to promote educational and social initiatives for children. The “Voice of Youth – 10,000” event aims to raise money to support those organizations as well as providing a platform to showcase contemporary art by largely unseen young or international artists. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Global Fund for Children UK Trust for this special event. The Global Fund for Children is a vitally important organization in improving children’s lives around the world,” said Montieth M. Illingworth, president of Montieth & Company. “The event creates a great opportunity to raise awareness and transform the lives of children in the most vulnerable circumstances."