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NEW YORK: London’s Soho PR has branched out to the Big Apple in order to better service the growing number of its UK clients seeking access to New York-based media companies. The firm, headed by Anita Strymowicz, services mainly media and entertainment clients, including publishing house Emap and music label Warner Chappelle. The agency is still searching for an experienced pro to run the New York office.

NEW YORK: London’s Soho PR has branched out to the Big Apple in order to better service the growing number of its UK clients seeking access to New York-based media companies. The firm, headed by Anita Strymowicz, services mainly media and entertainment clients, including publishing house Emap and music label Warner Chappelle. The agency is still searching for an experienced pro to run the New York office.

NEW YORK: London’s Soho PR has branched out to the Big Apple in

order to better service the growing number of its UK clients seeking

access to New York-based media companies. The firm, headed by Anita

Strymowicz, services mainly media and entertainment clients, including

publishing house Emap and music label Warner Chappelle. The agency is

still searching for an experienced pro to run the New York office.



NEW YORK: Ruder Finn’s corporate/IR practice has announced wins of

dollars 1.1 million in business from nine new accounts in the third

quarter. The group also named Magda Gagliano and James Cappuccio VPs.

Gagliano was previously director of IR at FirstCom, while Cappuccio

formerly served a two-year stint at Morgen-Walke Associates.



ATLANTA: Ketchum has hired Greg Heydel to lead its Atlanta corporate

practice. Heydel, who joins the firm as an SVP, will counsel clients in

the sectors of corporate reputation, IR and issues management. Prior to

arriving at Ketchum, he spent 15 years in communications posts at AT&T

and Bell South, and served as SVP and GM at Atlanta-based Matlock &

Associates.



NASHVILLE: The Ingram Group has named David Jarrard president. Jarrard

will merge his two-year-old firm, Jarrard-Ingram PR, into The Ingram

Group, creating a dollars 3 million, 28-employee operation with offices

in Nashville and Knoxville.



LOS ANGELES: Internet Wire has introduced eight new content-specific

newswires: medical/biotech, health/lifestyle, food, education, legal,

government, sports and associations/non-profits. Prices for distribution

vary from dollars 99 for a text-only release on the

associations/non-profits wire to dollars 275 for a text-only release on

the tech wire.



MAYNARD, MA: Clock Tower Place Office Park, an office complex located

outside of Boston, has named Harpell/Martins Public Relations as its

agency of record. The firm has been charged with implementing media and

community relations activities, as well as special event planning.



SAN FRANCISCO: The Bingham Group has won four new clients worth at least

dollars 500,000 in billings: NetSanity, which updates Internet users on

changes to their favorite web sites; eFrames.com, which enables digital

camera users to upload digital photos to the Web and frame them for

delivery as a gift; AskAround.com, a Web start-up; and 3Com, for its

wireless initiatives.



SILVER SPRING, MD: Prospect Associates has won a dollars 100,000

contract for the Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children Program,

which provides free food for low-income pregnant women and new mothers

with children under the age of five. The eight-month contract, which

kicked off at the beginning of October, includes the development of a

marketing plan to boost enrollment and retention.



AUSTIN: Bruce Anderson, former NEC Technologies PR manager, has been

named senior communications manager for Dell Computer’s enterprise

systems group, effective Nov. 1.



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