SYRACUSE: Niagra Mohawk Power has named Joseph Russo VP of public affairs and corporate communications. Russo, most recently VP of corporate affairs for Hertz, will report to COO and EVP of energy delivery Darlene Kerr.
SYRACUSE: Niagra Mohawk Power has named Joseph Russo VP of public
affairs and corporate communications. Russo, most recently VP of
corporate affairs for Hertz, will report to COO and EVP of energy
delivery Darlene Kerr.
NEW YORK: Hill & Knowlton has hired Martin Blair as a senior MD in its
NY media relations practice. He was previously director of media
relations for Glamour and director of PR for Allure.
LOS ANGELES: Express.com, a movies, music and video game retailer, has
hired Dan Wood as director of PR. He was previously director of new
media accounts at mPRm PR, where he worked on accounts for Express.com
as well as Napster and CartoonNetwork.com.
LOS ANGELES: Sitrick & Company has brought Frank Swertlow on board as a
member of the firm. He was most recently an entertainment reporter for
The Los Angeles Business Journal and wrote a daily syndicated Hollywood
column for The Los Angeles Daily News.
SEATTLE: The Cobalt Group, an online b-to-b company for the automotive
industry, has chosen KVO Public Relations as its agency of record.
BEDFORD, MA: Vialog, a provider of audio, video and Internet
conferencing services, has brought Richard Turcott on board as VP of
marketing. Turcott joins from Lycos, where he launched the ’Lycos
Rewards’ loyalty program.
PHOENIX: Farnam Companies, a provider of animal-health products, has
hired three new staffers: PR director Gina DePinto, PR assistant
director Melissa Veselovsky and manager of Internet development Scott
NEW YORK: Porter Novelli has announced two promotions in its healthcare
practice (Katie Loughlin from account supervisor to VP and Michelle
Ertischek from SAE to AS); three in its consumer marketing practice
(Lisa Glacken Lochner from SAE to AS, Alyssa Weiskopf from AE to SAE and
Jennifer Amon from assistant AE to AE); one in its business marketing
practice (Paige Orr from AE to SAE); and two in its national media
relations department (Lisa Concepcion and Danielle Tracy from SAE to
WARREN, NJ: Fenton Construction has appointed McShane Associates to
spearhead its PR. The publicity push will kick off with a celebration of
the company’s 35th anniversary.
ANDOVER, MA: PictureTel has retained the trio of PR firm O’Keeffe &
Company, Cipriani Kremer Design and Web design specialists Razorfish to
support its corporate marketing initiatives.
NEW YORK: McBride/Golly Media has added Ivette Almeida to its staff as