CHICAGO: PR21 has named Paul Battaglia EVP and GM of its Chicago and San Francisco offices. He was formerly SVP and deputy GM. The agency is still searching for a CEO to replace recently departed Will Sullivan.
CHICAGO: PR21 has named Paul Battaglia EVP and GM of its Chicago
and San Francisco offices. He was formerly SVP and deputy GM. The agency
is still searching for a CEO to replace recently departed Will
DALLAS: Diane Coffman-Byrum, 40-year-old PR director for the Associates
Corp., died April 22 from complications following back surgery. She had
joined the company from Electronic Data Systems in September and married
former EDS colleague Reed Bolton Byrum in March.
INDIANAPOLIS: Publicis Dialog’s Indianapolis outpost has named Cameron
Carter as managing director and Sue Hetzler as an account supervisor.
Carter, formerly president of Carter Communications, replaces Gail
Brown, who has relocated to the agency’s Salt Lake City offices.
SAN FRANCISCO: Ogilvy has added Antonia Inman as a SVP in the agency’s
San Francisco office. Prior to landing at Ogilvy, Inman was senior
director of corporate marketing for Acta Technology.
NEW YORK: Aventis S.A. has tapped Ketchum’s NY healthcare practice to
provide PR support for Ketek, the first in a new family of treatments
for respiratory tract infections. SVP/group manager Chris Smith will
lead the account team.
SAN FRANCISCO: Schwartz Communications’ San Fran outpost has landed
three new accounts: dot.TV, an idealab company that holds the worldwide
rights to register ’.tv’ domain names; FreeSamples.com, a start-up that
partners with marketers to offer free product samples online; and
PeerLogic, a global supplier of enterprise class business integration
SOUTHFIELD, MI: Federal-Mogul has named James Fisher director of
electronic communications. He was previously director of communications
for the Friction Materials Group of Honeywell International.
MEMPHIS: Colgate-Palmolive’s Household Surface Care division has hired
Archer/Malmo and charged it with positioning Murphy Oil Soap as the
cleanest and ’greenest’ household cleaner.
NEW YORK: VerticalBuyer has launched LightingNews.com, an online news
portal for the dollars 28 billion global commercial lighting industry.
Key features of the portal, sponsored by Philips Lighting and
Architectural Lighting magazine, include articles by lighting companies
and a media center for PR pros and journalists.
WASHINGTON, DC: Brotman Winter Fried Communications has hired Brian
Boyer, Lisa McQuiggan and Michael Weiss as AEs. Boyer was previously a
reporter at the Maryland Gazette, McQuiggan an assistant sports
information director at George Mason University and Weiss an AE with
Kearns & West Public Affairs.