NEW YORK: The Interpublic Group said Wednesday it has named PR-firm veteran Ed Powers COO of ad agency Lowe Worldwide. Powers' last post was COO of Interpublic's Constituency Management Group, which includes all of its PR firms.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ: Raymond Jordan will succeed Bill Nielsen as VP of public affairs and corporate communications at Johnson & Johnson, the company's top communications post.
WASHINGTON: Former White House press secretary Mike McCurry has assumed a senior advisory role in the Kerry-Edwards campaign.
PARIS: Publicis Groupe on September 9 said net income rose 23% to $96 million, up from $78 million during the first half of 2003. Revenues stayed virtually unchanged at $2.2 billion.
WASHINGTON: The Food and Drug Administration has hired Sheila Dearybury Walcoff, a lawyer, as associate commissioner for external relations.
NEW YORK: Marina Maher Communications has named Megan Svensen from Ogilvy to lead its healthcare practice.
NEW YORK: Mike Doyle, VP group manager for Ketchum in New York, has taken a job with NBC Universal as its VP of communications for business development, international and digital media.
HONOLULU: McNeil Wilson Communications has won a renewal of its Kauai Visitors Bureau account after a competitive review.
NEW YORK: Medialink has hired Tom Martin as director of media relations for its US broadcast division. It also named former BBC newsman Dennis Vaughan as head of broadcast in London.
CHICAGO: Rosabel Tao, formerly SVP at Bank of America, has been appointed to lead the California corporate practice - a newly created post - and to serve as a senior member of Golin Harris' national tech practice. David Zitlow has been promoted to EVP and director of the firm's healthcare practice in Chicago.
WASHINGTON: Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has named Tony Bullock EVP and head of its DC public affairs practice. Bullock is a former communications director for DC Mayor Anthony Williams (D) and chief of staff to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY). Jamie Moeller remains MD of the firm's global public affairs practice.
WASHINGTON: Christina Martin, former public affairs head at the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, has joined Powell Tate/Weber Shandwick as EVP.
SUNNYVALE, CA: Software company Interwoven has selected Cohn & Wolfe as its new AOR. The agency's San Francisco office will manage the account for Interwoven, which develops content-management software.
STAMFORD, CT: Environics Communications has hired Dan Ginsburg, previously of Porter Novelli, as SVP and GM of its New York office.
NEW YORK: Jenny Parker, formerly deputy director of communications at Fortune, has been named communications director for Life magazine and Life books.
LOS ANGELES: Jonathan Taylor - TV, home entertainment, and radio editor of The Los Angeles Times - will join international PR consulting firm The Lippin Group as SVP.
WASHINGTON: Healthcare communications firm Spectrum Science Public Relations has changed its name to Spectrum Science Communications, and has relocated to larger headquarters in Washington.