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ROKK Solutions Adds CNN's Wilson

Thu., Jun. 20, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Kristin WilsonROKK Solutions has recruited Kristin Wilson, supervising producer at CNN, for the senior VP slot.

Lyle Assumes Avoq NYC GM Slot

Wed., Jun. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Ethan LyleEthan Lyle, who most recently was head of business development for the Americas at Wachsman, comes on board at Avoq as general manager of the agency’s New York office.

The Abnormality of the New Normal

Wed., Jun. 19, 2024

By Paul Oestreicher

Paul OestreicherOur society's “new normal” carries a lot of negative baggage with it, including the normalization of intolerance and cruelty, political violence being deemed "patriotic," exploitative workplace environments, plummeting civility, and justifications for the use of deadly force.

On the Move: Bloomberg Industry Group Hires Salazar as CMO

Wed., Jun. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Maite SalazarBloomberg Industry Group appoints Maite Salazar as CMO. She was most recently VP of marketing at the Colibri Group... General Motors adds Cathy DeWitt to its State & Local Public Policy team as southwest regional manager... Acentra Health, a technology solutions and clinical services company, brings on Heather Adamson as SVP of marketing.

News of Firms: FWV's Rick French to Lead PBS North Carolina Board

Wed., Jun. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Rick FrenchFrench|West|Vaughan chairman & CEO Rick French is elected chair of PBS North Carolina’s board of trustees... Hawke Media acquires PRP Group, which specializes in education sector public relations, marketing intelligence and strategic communications... The Florida Public Relations Association has announced the keynote and speaker lineup for its Aug. 4-7 PR & Comms Summit.

Accounts in Transit: Nickerson Reps CRETech New York

Wed., Jun. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

CRETechNickerson is named AOR for CREtech New York, the flagship conference of CREtech, a community of professionals devoted to technological and sustainable innovation in the real estate sector... Meyocks, a marketing and branding firm, signs on as agency partner for The Hass Avocado Board... Rachel Harrison Communications adds Dominique Crenn Dining Group to its portfolio of luxury hospitality clients.

Rational 360 Helps Target Rep. Bowman

Tue., Jun. 18, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Jamaal BowmanRational 360 is helping to defeat New York Congressman Jamaal Bowman in what is shaping up to be the most expensive House primary race in history.

Warner Bros Discovery Hires Obama's Press Sec.

Tue., Jun. 18, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Robert GIbbsRobert Gibbs, who was president Obama’s press secretary and global communications chief for McDonald’s, will join Warner Bros. Discovery on Aug. 5.

On the Move: PAN Names Brinson Media Relations/DEI Chief

Tue., Jun. 18, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Azizza BrinsonPAN brings on Azizza Brinson as VP of media relations and head of DEI... Sikich, a technology-enabled professional services company, names Melanie Strah global PR lead (a newly created post)... Tier One Partners promotes Ashley Tate to SVP, content... Everest Group, a research firm, hires Lucy Birch as CMO.

Accounts in Transit: Praytell Picks Up Cayman Islands Tourism

Tue., Jun. 18, 2024

By Steve Barnes

CaymanPraytell lands US PR & influencer duties for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism... Magrino picks up ready-to-drink canned cocktail The Finnish Long Drink... The Consultancy PR adds Eco Outdoor and BAS Stone... Gunpowder Inc. wins Latitude Outdoors.

News of Firms: Rosen Group Turns 40

Tue., Jun. 18, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Lori RosenRosen Group, which was launched by Lori Rosen, celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala at Sound Lounge Mixing Studios in NYC's Flatiron District... imre partners with The Collective.... The PR World Alliance unveils 2024-25 board and makes Feintuch Communications president Henry Feintuch president.