NEW YORK: Law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan has named Gary Gerard as its chief marketing officer. In the newly created post, Gerard will oversee PR, advertising, sponsorships and conferences. He was previously national director of marketing and communications at Deloitte & Touche and before that, director of communications for Boston Consulting Group.
NEW YORK: Law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan has named Gary Gerard
as its chief marketing officer. In the newly created post, Gerard will
oversee PR, advertising, sponsorships and conferences. He was previously
national director of marketing and communications at Deloitte & Touche
and before that, director of communications for Boston Consulting
ATLANTA: Home Depot has named Imre & Associates as its agency of
The firm has been charged with activities ranging from media and
community relations to event planning in several mid-Atlantic states
HAMPTON, NH: Fisher Scientific International has named Gia Oei director
of corporate communications. Oei, previously staff director of corporate
communications and public affairs at Bell Atlantic’s Directory Group,
will be responsible for all internal and external communications as well
as media relations for Web site Alchematrix.com. Prior to her Bell
Atlantic tenure, she was a communications specialist with several units
of Ford’s electronics division.
CHICAGO: Gateway has added Scott Phillips + Associates to its Gateway
Country Connection regional network of PR agencies. Other recently
appointed members of the network include The Tate Agency (Houston) and
Stoorza, Ziegaus & Metzger (California).
NEW YORK: Edelman has shifted Matthew Harrington from the West Coast to
New York, where he will serve as president of the firm’s dollars 45
million operation. He was previously president of the firm’s five-office
Western region, based in San Francisco, a position he held since
COLUMBUS, OH: The Limited has hired Pamela Stein Seidman as director of
PR and communications for its Express stores. Prior to arriving at
Express, Seidman managed marketing for Paris Fashion Collections, a
fashion special that aired on ABC.
WASHINGTON, DC: The National Governors Association has named Christine
LaPaille director of public affairs. She was most recently an SVP at The
MWW Group, where she managed its Chicago office. She previously owned
her own agency in Chicago, Agenda Communications, which was acquired by
MWW in 1998.
PITTSBURGH: Ketchum has picked up three accounts worth upwards of
dollars 500,000: SourceAlliance.com, Cable Design Technologies and
customer relationship management firm Blue Hammock.
NEW YORK: Brainerd Communications has padded its IR department with
three pros that recently left Morgen-Walke Associates. Donna Stein,
formerly principal and group director in M-W’s IR department, becomes
managing director of IR; M-W account manager Jennifer Gery becomes
associate director of media relations; and M-W account associate Valerie
Carmello becomes an SAE.
PORTLAND, OR: MacKenzie Kesselring has announced the addition of two new
clients worth an estimated dollars 600,00-800,000 in annualized fee
revenue: Chrome Data, which provides automotive data online, and New
Channel, an e-business sales service supplier.
JACKSON HOLE, WY: Vibram, an Italian maker of high-performance shoe
soles, has hired Stanwood & Partners, the company’s first PR firm in its
65-year history. The account valued between dollars 75,000 and 100,000.