NEWS BRIEFS

RICHMOND, VA: Philip Morris has promoted Jay Poole, previously VP of agricultural relations, to the post of VP of external affairs for the Philip Morris Management Corporation. Poole will be responsible for liaising with public policy and agricultural groups, among others. The company has also named Russell Laird director of its agricultural relations program.

RICHMOND, VA: Philip Morris has promoted Jay Poole, previously VP of agricultural relations, to the post of VP of external affairs for the Philip Morris Management Corporation. Poole will be responsible for liaising with public policy and agricultural groups, among others. The company has also named Russell Laird director of its agricultural relations program.

RICHMOND, VA: Philip Morris has promoted Jay Poole, previously VP

of agricultural relations, to the post of VP of external affairs for the

Philip Morris Management Corporation. Poole will be responsible for

liaising with public policy and agricultural groups, among others. The

company has also named Russell Laird director of its agricultural

relations program.





PHOENIX: Phase Two Strategies has opened its doors in Phoenix, a move

motivated by employee recruitment rather than client service concerns.

The agency has also hired Dory Ryan, previously a MD with Ogilvy in

London, as a director in the firm’s consumer tech practice.





CAMBRIDGE, MA: Mary Ann Maryn, a former Rubenstein Associates EVP, has

landed at MediaMap as manager of special projects. In her new post,

Maryn has been charged with enhancing the company’s content, software

and services. During her Rubenstein tenure, Maryn supervised accounts

for Weight Watchers International, Del Laboratories and

Dreamlife.com.





MORRISTOWN, NJ: MediaBay, an Internet provider of spoken word audio

content, has tapped Omnicom siblings Cone and Gavin Anderson & Company

for PR and IR programs. The PR portion of the business is estimated to

be worth just under dollars 500,000 in billings.





HERDON, VA: Rowan & Blewitt has hired former American Trucking

Associations VP of environmental affairs Allen Schaeffer as a VP. An

expert on environmental and transportation policy, Schaeffer represented

the ATA before federal, state and regional governments as well as the

media.





AUSTIN: Brand Momentum Group, one of six subsidiaries spun off from

Cunningham Communications last November, has hired branding and

marketing consultant Nelson Duffle as VP. Based in Cambridge, Duffle

will concentrate on recruiting new business for the agency.





NEW YORK: Bratskeir & Company has won eight new clients worth dollars 2

million in fees. Among them are 1-800-FLOWERS.com, TD Waterhouse Group

and the K-12 Leadership Institute of the University of Washington.





GLASTONBURY, CT: Four months after opening its NYC outpost, Cashman &

Katz has landed Winstar for Buildings and Navigant Consulting’s

Strategic Decisions Group as clients.





NEW YORK: Worldcom chose a new chairman and welcomed six firms into its

ranks at its annual meeting in Orlando earlier this month. Joe Epley,

chairman of Epley Associates, was elected to a two-year term. The new

firms are McRae Communications, Northlich Stolley LaWarre, Jack Horner

Communications, Montreal-based Coefficience, Bulgarian firm APRA and

Frankfurt, Germany-based TOPCOM.





SANTA ANA, CA: SRSWOWcast.com, an online music and entertainment

subsidiary of SRS Labs, has retained B/W/R for help with the summer

launch of its Web site.



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