PR Rundown, 1.8.2015: News from Edelman, MWW, and Eric Mower + Associates

HAMILTON, BERMUDA: Hamilton Insurance Group has named Wendy Davis Johnson as CCO. She will report to Hamilton CEO Brian Duperrault. Hamilton Insurance Group is the holding company of casualty reinsurer Hamilton Re and its US operations Hamilton USA.

LOS ANGELES: Edelman has appointed Catherine Heath as EVP and head of strategic planning for its US Western Region. She will report to Cricket Wardein, US Western Region president, and will be based in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has named MWW as its PR AOR. The firm’s LGBT marketing practice will work to boost awareness of the organization and amplify the reach of its programs.

CHARLOTTE, NC: Amusement park Carowinds has hired Eric Mower + Associates for PR support for the spring launch of roller coaster Fury 325. Its campaign will include earned media, social media, and guerilla marketing.

NEW YORK: Hispanic PR firm Dialogo Public Relations has named Richard Matthews as president and account director in its New York City office. He will oversee the firm’s client portfolio and build its presence on the East Coast.

MADRID: Colangelo & Partners has opened an office in Madrid and established affiliate agency partnerships with Trefoloni & Associates, which has offices in Milan and Florence, and Los Angeles-based Please the Palate.

NEW YORK: Time Inc. has hired Sue Callaway as senior editor for automotive, overseeing editorial coverage of the industry across titles including Fortune, Money, Time, Sports Illustrated, and Real Simple. Previously, she founded The Auto 100, a content-creation system.

NEW YORK: Cookware brand Lagostina has named 5W Public Relations as its AOR. The firm will launch a PR initiative focused on boosting awareness and driving sales as it helps to introduce the brand in US markets.

BOCA RATON, FL: Private care referral company Family Private Care has selected Pinnacle Advertising and Marketing to conduct a PR campaign this year. It plans to showcase testimonials from customers and their caregivers and attempt to establish the company locally and nationally.

SANTA MONICA, CA: Shadow PR is representing Windmark Recording, the firm said on Wednesday. The studio has hosted artists including Coldplay, J. Cole, Jeezy, YG, and Travis Scott, it said in a statement.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO: Vectrus has named Michael Smith director of investor relations. He will lead the company’s IR efforts and serve as the primary company contact with investors. Smith was most recently MD of The Silverline Group.

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