LivingSocial hires Weinstein to lead comms

WASHINGTON: LivingSocial recently bolstered its comms team with the hire of Andrew Weinstein as head of communications, a newly created position for the online daily deals company.

WASHINGTON: LivingSocial recently bolstered its comms team with the hire of Andrew Weinstein as head of communications, a newly created position for the online daily deals company.

LivingSocial told PRWeek that Weinstein officially joins on July 6. He most recently worked as president of Ridgeback Communications, a Washington-based public affairs and media relations agency.

Previously, he held a notable position as VP of communications at AOL. His other work experience includes stints as consultant for the SEC, senior counsel at Widmeyer Communications, and deputy press secretary for Newt Gingrich.

LivingSocial recently tapped Fleishman-Hillard as AOR for public relations, after the company's marketing team called in a review. Atomic PR handled the account from July 2008 until the recent review.

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