Teneo launches its People Advisory brand, which brings together Ridgeway (acquired by Teneo in January 2021), Anna Whitlam People (which Teneo acquired in August 2021) and the firm’s U.S. Talent businesses. It is jointly led by Diane McIntyre in the U.S., Sue O’Brien in the UK and Anna Whitlam in the Asia Pacific. The brand will operate in such areas as executive search, board advisory, and culture and organizational transformation. “Under the leadership of Diane, Sue and Anna, we continue to deliver those services by establishing a single global people unit which works closely with our other Teneo business segments to help companies maximize their business performance,” said Teneo International chairman Chris Wearing.

Reid Connolly
Reid Connolly

Evoke is combining with Ashfield Health’s marketing and communications agencies to form one platform that will operate under the Evoke name. The combined unit employs more than 1,400 people across 12 healthcare-focused agencies. It will be led by Evoke CEO and founder Reid Connolly, with former Ashfield Health global president Amar Urhekar taking on the role of global president for marketing and advertising specialty agencies and former Evoke Kyne CEO David Kyne serving as global president for communications and PR specialty agencies. The integration follows the August 2021 acquisition of Ashfield’s parent company (UDG Healthcare) by Clayton, Dubilier and Rice, which acquired Evoke’s parent company (Huntsworth) in 2020. “This was the perfect opportunity to create a genuinely different proposition to anything else in the industry,” said Connolly.


Outbloom PR teams up with content marketing firm Allegro Solutions to form a partnership focused on delivering coordinated public relations and content services in the cybersecurity industry. In addition, the companies have started up the Driving Diversity Program, which offers discounted services from either Outbloom PR, Allegro Solutions or through the partnership for stealth, seed and Series A cybersecurity and technology startup whose founders and/or leadership teams consist of individuals from historically excluded or underrepresented groups. “We’ve worked in tandem for several years,” said Outbloom PR chief executive officer Sonia Awan. “This partnership formalizes that relationship and allows us to work more closely together to build out a more robust public relations program for clients in the cybersecurity vendor arena.”