F-H SHUFFLES MANAGEMENT DECK
Fleishman-Hillard named Jack Modzelewski to the newly created president of the Americas post to coordinate activity of the unit chief of regions in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
The founding general manager of F-H/Chicago also served as COO for Europe and South Africa. Modzelewski was president of client relations since 2004 with responsibility for F-H’s practice groups and strategic planning.
F-H CEO Dave Senay also upped J.J. Carter, GM/San Modzelewski Francisco, to the U.S. western president slot. Nancy Seliger, executive VP and former eastern president assumes global client relations duties. Bob Winslow, managing director for global technology, is now in charge of F-H’s more than 30 practice groups and new product development.
CHIME RINGS UP HEALTHCARE DEAL
Chime Communications has acquired healthcare specialist Reynolds-MacKenzie for an initial payment $4M, a package of $2.5M cash and stock.
R-M says it generated $2.4M in revenues last year and earned an operating profit of $1.2M.
It’s the firm of Alison MacKenzie and Eva Reynolds. The duo counsels clients such as Pfizer, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche and Medtronic. RM will be part of Chime’s OPEN Health group that was formed in January.
The acquisition could cost Chime up to $11M based on R-M’s performance. Lord Bell’s operation retains the right to pay up to a quarter of that contingent comp in newly issued shares.
Chime is parent of Bell Pottinger.
DISCOVERY BAY DISCOVERS MWW
Discovery Bay Games, the Seattle-based company that produces game, apps and accessories for Apple’s iPad, has selected MWW Group as agency of record.
DBG is developer of Duo, the first integrated device for iPad. Duo makes it possible for multi-person games such as “Smithsonian Artifact or Fiction.” MWW is to position the client as the top brand of gaming “appcessories” for the Apple tablet.
Craig Olson, CEO of DBG, said it hired MWW for its “proven record of crafting communications programs that directly influence the bottom line.”
DBG becomes part of MWW’s consumer tech practice with Samsung, Nikon and Celestron, among others.