InkHouse has hired MSLGroup EVP Jason Morris to succeed Annemiek Hamelinck as EVP and GM for San Francisco.
Andy Weitz, US president and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, will exit the firm later this summer following the completion of a global organizational realignment. Mike Coates, chairman and CEO of H+K Canada, will serve as CEO of the Americas for the firm.
The early stages of the review involved six firms, including incumbent Burson-Marsteller, which had served as Discover's global PR partner since 2010.
Porter Novelli has promoted Fenella Grey to managing director of its UK office.
Kreab Gavin Anderson, the financial PR specialist, is handling corporate and financial PR for GTS Chemical Holdings as it prepares to float on AIM.
Interpublic Group's Constituency Management Group, which contains the majority of its PR firms, reported a 7.9% organic increase in revenue in the second quarter to $355.4 million, compared with the year prior.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies has won out in the pitch for Visa Europe's region-wide strategic comms work.
Stephen Krupin is leading the executive communications unit, while Audrey Gelman is heading up the Millennial team.
Starting August 4, Banovetz will lead a group of about 20 staffers in the agency's brand marketing practice on the West coast.
Chinese TV anchor Rui Chenggang has been apprehended by authorities in the country for allegedly holding stock in Edelman subsidiary Pegasus while the firm provided services to his employer, China Central Television.
Meet Minneapolis and Spong PR have launched a social media command center to engage visitors in town for Major League Baseball All-Star Week.
The Red Consultancy has applied to replace Unity on the government roster for PR contracts worth more than £100,000 after the latter's resignation yesterday.
The Interpublic Group agency is tasked with handling media outreach, influencer relations, and event support for Sun Products' laundry brands, which include All, Snuggle, and Wisk.
Philip Morris International (PMI), the company that owns Marlboro cigarettes, has approached agencies to discuss its international social media arrangements.
Huntsworth, the holding company for Grayling, Citigate and Red, has warned investors that its first-half profits will be below expectations.
Waggener Edstrom is seeing a spate of senior level departures from its London office, including general manager Cairbre Sugrue and new business director Girish Balachandran.
AG Partners encompasses 14 agencies in 13 countries including Benin, the Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, and Togo. Its services range from creative and digital to PR and media and it is focused on growing and developing brands in French-speaking Africa.
APCO Worldwide has appointed Steven Liew, previously associate general counsel and chief government relations office for eBay Asia-Pacific, to serve as executive director for the firm's Southeast Asia operation.
Healthcare services company UDG Healthcare has acquired specialist PR agencies Galliard and Nyxeon in a deal worth £13m.
Lynne Doner Lotenberg had spent nine months leading the agency on an interim basis.
PR agencies are calling Wikipedia's compliance framework a good first step. Now the real work begins.
The announcement comes a day after the government revealed a major security breach.
PR agency chiefs inside and outside what would have been Publicis Omnicom Group are getting on with business as usual after the merger's collapse.
Virgin Galactic is probably on every PR agency's dream assignment list, but previous delays to Richard Branson's space venture suggest it may not be a complete blast.
Cision and Vocus are two of the biggest providers of PR management and monitoring tools, and observers say both could soon be combined by GTCR Valor Merger Sub.