NORCROSS, GA: Saab Cars USA has promoted Eric Geers to director of corporate communications. He was formerly director of product communications for the parent company Sweden-based Saab Automobile AB.
NORCROSS, GA: Saab Cars USA has promoted Eric Geers to director of
corporate communications. He was formerly director of product
communications for the parent company Sweden-based Saab Automobile
AUSTIN: PetersGroup Public Relations has hired Julie Evans, previously
communications director and press secretary for US Rep. Bill Barrett, as
NEW YORK: Goldstein Communications has been tapped by the Service
Merchandise Company to handle its consumer PR campaign. The agency has
also hired Mary Slattery, former director of PR, advertising and
marketing for SeidenGang Designs, as an SAE.
WASHINGTON, DC: Public affairs shop GPC/O’Neill has signed up assistant
US trade representative for North American affairs Jon Huenemann as VP
of international trade. Huenemann played a key role in the negotiations
involving the North American Free Trade Agreement’s supplemental labor
and environment provisions.
NEW YORK: M.D.O. Development has tapped Amster- Young Public Relations
to handle publicity for three of its properties: The Water Club, The
River Cafe and Laura Belle. The agency will handle general publicity,
work with the NY Visitors & Conventions Bureau and attempt to bolster
the MDO’s Web presence.
WOOSTER, OH: Certified Angus Beef has hired Deborah Leonard as director
of its PR division. Prior to joining the company, Leonard served as
director of dealer development for FJ Designs and as director of PR for
the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute.
HERNDON, VA: ITC Learning Corporation, a provider of tech-based
industrial skills training, has retained Hawthorne Associates as its
first external PR agency. Hawthorne, which works with a number of other
clients in the training and learning sector (McGraw-Hill Lifetime
Learning, Arthur Andersen Virtual Learning Network), will handle a broad
range of PR and marketing activities.
MINNEAPOLIS: Carmichael Lynch Spong has made director of media relations
Stephen Dupont a partner. Dupont, who joined the agency in 1991, is
president-elect of the 500-strong local chapter of the PRSA.
LIVINGSTON, NJ: FreeEdu.com, a company which plans to offer free online
education, and e-commerce gourmet dessert store 800Dessert.com have
retained The Cherenson Group for integrated marketing.
NEW YORK: TekInsight.com, an Internet development company that uses
streaming XML technology to help clients manage real-time Internet flow,
has chosen Edelman to support its global marketing communications
initiatives. The program will be led by the firm’s Chicago technology