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BURLINGTON, MA: Genuity has tapped Susan Kraus as SVP of corporate communications, a post that reports directly to company chairman and CEO Paul Gudonis. Kraus joins Genuity from Bell Atlantic, where she was VP of corporate and global media relations.

BURLINGTON, MA: Genuity has tapped Susan Kraus as SVP of corporate communications, a post that reports directly to company chairman and CEO Paul Gudonis. Kraus joins Genuity from Bell Atlantic, where she was VP of corporate and global media relations.

BURLINGTON, MA: Genuity has tapped Susan Kraus as SVP of corporate

communications, a post that reports directly to company chairman and CEO

Paul Gudonis. Kraus joins Genuity from Bell Atlantic, where she was VP

of corporate and global media relations.





NEW YORK: Former Ludgate Communications exec Marina Echavarria and Weber

exec Eric Eddy have joined forces to form double E communications. The

agency will offer financial communications and PR to young

companies.





LOS ANGELES: RadioFreeVirgin.com, Virgin Entertainment Group’s new

online music portal, has hired People’s Revolution to for its official

September launch. The LA-based agency is planning to open a NY outpost

within the next few months.





WASHINGTON, DC: Shandwick opinion research subsidiary SWR Worldwide has

named Kevin Schulman VP and senior analyst. Schulman was previously a

SVP in the DC office of Charlton Research.





KANSAS CITY, MO: Muller + Company’s newly formed PR division has landed

two clients: real estate firm Briarcliff Development and CARSTAR Quality

Collision Service.





SAN FRANCISCO: Applied Communications has added four new clients: Tsola,

a wireless Internet infrastructure company; Aurigin Systems, maker of

software that enables users to manage patented intellectual property;

Tryllian, developer of Internet mobile-agent technology; and Siennax

International BV, an ASP.





DEARBORN, MI: Margaret Knes, formerly corporate communications manager

for Dearborn Federal Credit Union, has opened her own shop, Margaux &

Associates. The firm will offer short - and long - term PR programs for

small to medium-size businesses.





ATLANTA: Bank of America has named Mary Welch VP/PR manager for Bank of

America Mid-South (Georgia and Tennessee) and for its national

small-business group.





NEW YORK: Hill & Knowlton has welcomed back Steven Haden as senior MD in

its corporate practice. He was most recently a VP/group director in The

Widmeyer-Baker Group’s business and technology division.





NEW YORK: Mattel’s Games and Puzzles division has tapped 823 Productions

to launch two new games, Chatter Matters and Thinkblot



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