SAN FRANCISCO: Former journalist Tom Geller, who has worked for MacWeek, MicroTimes and ZDNet, has launched Bandwidth PR, a firm specializing in mid-size technology companies. Geller shifted from editorial to PR after leaving MacWeek in 1997. Most recently, he was an SAE in GCI’s San Fran outpost.
SAN FRANCISCO: Former journalist Tom Geller, who has worked for
MacWeek, MicroTimes and ZDNet, has launched Bandwidth PR, a firm
specializing in mid-size technology companies. Geller shifted from
editorial to PR after leaving MacWeek in 1997. Most recently, he was an
SAE in GCI’s San Fran outpost.
NEW YORK: Belsito & Co. has hired Gil Shepard, formerly associate editor
of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis publication Treatment Issues, as
editorial director. The firm has also promoted SAE Susan Drew to account
LAS VEGAS: Madame Tussaud’s/Las Vegas has hired Meghan Prater as
director of marketing and sales. She previously held marketing and
advertising positions at the Sahara Hotel and Casino and at
NEW YORK: Spin has bulked up its communications department with the
addition of Melissa Meisel as PR associate. She arrives from Harper
Collins Publishers, where she handled publicity for titles by Arianna
Huffington and Patrick McCabe.
SEATTLE: Avogadro, a tech company headed by former Microsoft Internet
Explorer guru Thomas Reardon, has tapped pr.com for a range of marketing
TROY, MI: Simons Michelson Zieve Advertising has launched PR Partners, a
PR division. The new unit already boasts six staffers and a handful of
clients, including Big Boy Restaurants and ABC Law Centers.
Thirteen-year SMZ veteran Nikki Grandberry will lead PR Partners as
WASHINGTON, DC: Ogilvy’s DC office has made the following hires: Eamon
Bobowski and Kim Booker (account supervisors); Greg Nelson and Karen
Addis (account directors); Stacia Tipton (SAE); and Denise Kennedy,
Sarah Chapin, Matthew Fleming, Cory Porter and Monte Lutz (AEs).
PHILADELPHIA: Veteran PR pro Frank Long, an independent consultant as
well as a senior counselor at Anne Klein & Associates, died on July 30
at the age of 75. He held a variety of top-level posts in the
Philadelphia region during his career, and contributed to the creation
of Motor Trend’s ’Car of the Year’ program.
AVON, CT: Martino & Binzer has tabbed Mark O’Brien as director of
O’Brien previously ran his own agency, which boasted clients such as
CIGNA Healthcare and First National Stores.