24 Oct 2003
HONG KONG: Weber Shandwick has named Jill Mortensen as managing director of its Hong Kong office. Mortensen moved to Asia earlier this year as senior vice-president and regional head of the agency’s Asia-Pacific healthcare practice, and retains this role.
02 Sep 2003
NEW YORK: US PR spend will post double-digit percentage growth during the next two years, according to the Communications Industry Forecast, an annual report by merchant bank Veronis Suhler Stevenson. PR spend growth of 11.3 per cent in 2004 and 12.5 per cent in 2005 is predicted by the report, which...
20 Aug 2003
NEW YORK: PRWeek US has undergone a revamp and will now include a new-look media section, including a column by media reporter Matthew Creamer, entitled Media Brands. Another new addition is The Agency Business, which will focus on management challenges facing PR firms of all sizes. Paul Cordasco, recently...
12 Aug 2003
LOS ANGELES: Cosmetics giant L’Oréal USA has appointed Rebecca Caruso as executive vice-president of corporate comms and external relations. She was formerly V-P of corporate comms at toys giant Toys“R”Us and replaces company stalwart John Wendt, who retired last December after 23 years.
05 Aug 2003
New York: Merrill Lynch & Co last month named former Nabisco Group Holdings head of worldwide comms Jason H Wright as senior vice-president comms and public affairs. He replaces Paul Critchlow, who is to become counsellor to the chairman and vice-chairman (public markets), working on business development...
15 Jul 2003
Madrid: London-based tech shop Lewis PR has appointed Sofia Martin-Vazquez as general manager for its Iberian arm. The new role includes covering work in Spain and Portugal for clients including GE Access and web firm salesforce.com.
17 Jun 2003
Singapore: German semi-conductor manufacturer Infineon Technology Asia-Pacific has appointed the Singapore division of Upstream Asia to handle its media relations. Upstream Singapore and South-East Asia MD Susana Archibald heads the account, reporting to Infineon director of corporate and investor comms...
17 Aug 2001
PARIS: The newly elected president of Paris Ile-de-France Capitale
Economique (PIDFCE) - the PR vehicle to promote the economic merits of
the Paris region - has launched a fresh bid to correct what he claims is
the unfair image the French capital has abroad. Jean-Marc Esnault will
17 Aug 2001
LOS ANGELES: Publishing company Vivendi Universal Interactive (VUI)
has hired Leslie Hollingshead as senior manager of corporate
communications. Angela Emery, most recently director of worldwide
communication at Fox Interactive, also joins as VUI's first director of
17 Aug 2001
NEW YORK: PR services shop MediaLink announced second-quarter
earnings down nearly 11 per cent from second quarter 2000.
Second-quarter revenues were 9m, compared with 10m last
year. CEO Laurence Moskowitz said the results were in line with
disappointing revenues from major communications...