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
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
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
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.