JConnelly acquires AdvisorPR, a Las Vegas-based public relations and marketing company that specializes in working with wealth management firms. AdvisorPR founder Alana Kohl and her team will operate AdvisorPR as a division within JConnelly's financial practice group. Founded in 2003, JConnelly represents brands in sectors including financial services, technology, entertainment, health and wellness, and food and beverage. "We are constantly looking for ways to add complementary services and offerings to the marketplace. AdvisorPR's passion for results and innovation fits in well with our overall mission and vision," said JConnelly president and CEO Ray Hennessey.


Connext, a communications consultancy, is joining AMF Media Group, effective Feb. 1. Connext Services will become an offering of AMF. Connext founder and CEO René Siegel will be a partner at AMF Media Group and Shandy Dunn, currently president of Connext, will be president of the Connext Services division of AMF. AMF’s Connext Services will offer B2B and B2C expertise in the tech, healthcare and medical device industries, complementing AMF’s existing focus areas of healthcare, professional services, tourism, nonprofits, education, real estate and government. “By combining our strengths and teams, AMF will be able to provide a wider, more flexible range of services to clients in more industries,” said AMF Media Group CEO Vintage Foster.


Propel of Tel Aviv launches Propel Monitoring 2.0, a platform focused on letting agency PR teams measure share of voice, sentiment, volume over time, volume by tier, and volume by media type. Users of the platform can monitor their brands, competitors or keywords across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as well as online news sites, blogs, forums, TV channels and radio stations around the world. Propel, which also has teams in London and Miami, serves clients that include The Daily Mail, W2O, Google and Textron.