NEW YORK, NY: Marina Maher Communications (MMC) announced two new hires in its consumer practice group. Ellen Golden has joined the agency as MD, and Melinda Cragan-Lindland has joined as SVP. Golden will manage the Secret, Head & Shoulders, Clairol, and Herbal Essences Color and Care brands. She comes to MMC from GCI where she led both consumer and consumer health accounts as practice group leader. Cragan-Lindland previously served as SVP of sales & operations at Caffeine Media, a production company specializing in events and mobile marketing.