BOSTON: Miller/Shandwick Technologies has promoted Helen Dragoon to the newly created position of senior counsel for industry analyst relations.
BOSTON: Miller/Shandwick Technologies has promoted Helen Dragoon to
the newly created position of senior counsel for industry analyst
In her new role, Dragoon will lead the development and execution of
agency-wide account services in analyst relations and drive staff
development in analyst relations for Miller/Shandwick and its parent
NEW YORK: Chiara Coletti, former press secretary for Schools Chancellor
Rudy Crew, has become VP of communications and public affairs at the
College Board. She has been replaced by Karen Crowe, Crew’s deputy press
The new deputy press secretary is Pam McDonnell, former director of
public affairs at Bellevue Hospital.
NEW YORK: New York Women in Communications will hold its October
Cocktails & Conversation event on Monday, October 4 at Steelcase
Worklife. Business coach Sue Yellin will be the featured speaker. For
more details, call (212) 297-2126.
PALO ALTO, CA: The Weber Group has added former Burson-Marsteller
account director Lauren Karp as SVP. Karp will oversee accounts for
Micron Electronics and Metricom, a new client win announced last week.
The company, a supplier of mobile data technology, previously handled
all PR in-house. The account is reportedly worth more than dollars
250,000 in annual fees.
CANTON, MA: Kryptonite Corp. has selected TechMarcom to launch its line
of anti-theft devices for notebook computers. The three-month contract
includes media and analyst relations and strategic planning. This is the
second contract account for the agency, which launched last month.
NEW YORK: Burson-Marsteller has brought Albert Tortorella back into the
fold as managing director of its US corporate and financial
He spent 15 years at the agency before leaving five years ago for a top
communications post at UST.
KANSAS CITY, MO: Ink nabbed four new accounts: SmartAge.com, Miami
(Ohio) University’s graduate school of business, LoanWorks and Ugly
Duckling, a national used car retailer. Ink does only media relations,
hiring former journalists and paying them on a commission basis for
NEW YORK: Maloney & Fox has named Betty Woodward SVP and Sam Yanes
senior counsel. Woodward was most recently senior partner and deputy
director of PR at Brouillard Communications, while Yanes spent 15 years
as VP of corporate communications for Polaroid.
NEW YORK: The New York Road Runners Club has named Richard Finn as
director of PR. Finn will handle all publicity and media relations for
the club’s flagship event, the New York City Marathon, which is
scheduled to take place on November 7.
NEW YORK: Kratz & Jensen have added dollars 1 million in dot-com clients
over the last month, including deja.com, fortunoff.com and Etown.com.
Each client has vested K&J with agency-of-record status.