Kekst CNC has added James Johnson and Tom Lubbock as senior advisers on its market research team, based in the firm’s London office. Johnson and Lubbock come to Kekst CNC from research firm J.L. Partners, which they co-founded last year. Prior to establishing J.L. Partners, Johnson served as the senior opinion research and strategy adviser to UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Lubbock ran analytics and polling at Conservative Campaign Headquarters. At Kekst CNC, they will work alongside the agency’s existing global research, data and analytics team to support the strategic decision making of its clients around the world, and measure the impact of messaging and campaigns. Kekst CNC partner Kevin Soady said that the addition of Johnson and Lubbock will allow the agency to “offer an even more complete range of research services.”
Mower has promoted Erinn Newman to senior vice president, insight. Newman has been with Mower since 2014, most recently serving as vice president, director of insights. She leads the agency’s financial specialty. Mower has also promoted John Lacey to vice president, director of public affairs; Ashley Montanaro to vice president, account director; Patricia Nugent to vice president – public relations; and Peter Smolowitz to vice president, director of reputation management.
10K Projects, a Los Angeles-based independent record label, has named Hannah Haines head of publicity, a newly created position. Haines joins 10K Projects from Interscope Records, where she handled publicity for such artists as Playboi Carti, Sheck Wes and Rod Wave. Before coming to Interscope, she was head publicist at independent label Friends of Friends Music. At 10K Projects, Haines will head up the company’s corporate communications efforts. She will also oversee publicity campaigns for the label’s artists, as well as for artists from the Internet Moneycreative collective, Homemade Projects and other affiliated labels.