The Week in Global PR

Genius, the gluten-free food brand, has called in Spanish agency Marco de Comunicacion to handle press office, blogosphere relationships and digital PR in the country.

Finn Partners has appointed David MacKay, former senior vice-president at Fleishman-Hillard, as a partner. MacKay will be responsible for growing the firm's integrated marketing capabilities and help lead Finn subsidiary Polskin Arts & Communications Counselors in the US.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has promoted Andy Weitz, its US chief operating officer for the past year, to co-chair of the agency's global corporate advisory practice alongside co-chair Andrew Laurence.

Mazda North American Operations has named Russell Wager vice-president of marketing, overseeing all marketing and comms for the firm's US operations.

RLM Finsbury has been chosen by the investor group New York Wheel to handle PR for the building of the world's tallest ferris wheel in New York City.

Gorkana Group has hired Jeni Lee Chapman as MD of its US operations. She will report to CEO Jeremy Thompson and join the executive team in London. Before joining Gorkana, Chapman was an executive vice-president at Harris Interactive and market research firm TNS.

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