In Brief, 3.30.2017: Amirshahi gets corp comms SVP job at Univision Communications

And news from APCO Worldwide, March Communications, and Beach House PR.

NEW YORK: Univision Communications has named Malek Amirshahi SVP of corporate communications, effective immediately. He was most recently VP of PR at Time Warner Cable. Amirshahi will be based in New York and report to Rosemary Mercedes, VP and chief communications officer.

WASHINGTON: APCO Worldwide has named Mary Jo Jacobi and Patrick Jephson to its International Advisory Committee. Jacobi is a Washington, DC-based reputation, brand, and crisis consultant; Jephson is a founding partner of DC-based reputation management consultancy JephsonBeaman and the former chief of staff to Princess Diana.

BOSTON: Cybersecurity company Sophos has named March Communications as its North American PR AOR. The firm will focus on three areas: thought leadership, strategic communications, and elevating Sophos’ corporate profile in North America.

TOLEDO, OH: Marco’s Pizza has named Steve Seyferth CMO. He previously held VP roles at AOL, Time Warner, and AT&T AdWorks and was the owner of SSG Marketing from 2006 to 2009.

LOS ANGELES: Plant-based hair-care product line Agave has hired Beach House PR. The firm will manage PR, influencer marketing, and social media marketing for Los Angeles-based Agave.

LOS ANGELES: Konnect Agency has named Amanda Bialek as VP, a newly created role. She was previously MD at the firm. Bialek will work with agency teams in Los Angeles, New York, and Austin, Texas, overseeing strategy, storytelling, and influencer outreach. 

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