PR Rundown: 4.14.2015: ReviveHealth, APCO Worldwide, Dresner Corporate Services

And news from Global Communicators, Tunheim, and Rubenstein Public Relations.

NASHVILLE, TN: ReviveHealth has brought on Chris Boyer as leader of its creative and digital team. He previously worked at health system North Shore-LIJ as associate VP of its digital marketing and comms unit. The firm also hired Scott Hutcheson as VP of content strategy.

WASHINGTON: APCO Worldwide has added Etienne Reuter, a former European Commission official, and Nabil Ayad, founder and former director of the Diplomatic Academy in London, to its International Advisory Council.

CHICAGO: Dresner Corporate Services has acquired Allen & Caron, a strategic IR firm with offices in New York and Irvine, California. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Steven Carr, MD of Dresner, will serve as CEO, while Joe Allen will be SVP and manage the New York office. Rene Caron will oversee the Irvine office as SVP.

WASHINGTON: Global Communicators has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Makaira, a Tokyo-based public affairs consultancy focused on government relations. Global Communicators recently worked on the media relations team for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the US.

MINNEAPOLIS: Tunheim has hired Stan Alleyne, the former CCO for the Minneapolis Public Schools, to work as one of its consulting professionals. He has two decades of experience working in print and broadcast comms, PR, community engagement, and journalism.

NEW YORK: Rubenstein Public Relations has hired Marilyn Lopez as SVP in its entertainment division. She was most recently senior publicist at John Doe Communications and previously worked at Jive Records.

GREENWICH, CT: Innovacyn has retained Aberdeen Associates to handle PR for its new Vetericyn Plus line of products for the livestock and veterinarian industries. The line includes non-toxic wound and skin-care products without alcohol, steroids, and antibiotics.

MINNEAPOLIS: Gustavus Adolphus College has picked Maccabee Public Relations as its firm handling PR, social media, and communications. The college is located in St. Peter, Minnesota, and it educates 2,400 students per year from 43 states and 15 foreign countries, it said in a statement.

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