PR Rundown, 12.29.2014: News from McBee Strategic, Prosek Partners, and Huntsworth

Wiley Rein acquires McBee Strategic Consulting; Hennion & Walsh retains Prosek; Huntsworth names non-executive directors.

WASHINGTON: Wiley Rein has acquired McBee Strategic Consulting, which will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the law firm. Wiley Rein has more than 270 attorneys, while McBee has 40 communications and advocacy professionals, the firms said in a statement.

PARSIPPANY, NJ: Investment services company Hennion & Walsh has retained Prosek Partners as its PR AOR. The firm will support ongoing media relations and social media efforts for Hennion & Walsh.

LONDON: Huntsworth has named Tim Ryan, Nicky Dulieu, and Farah Ramzan Golant as non-execuitive directors as of January 1 of next year. Ryan will also serve as senior independent director, effective at the start of 2015. Former Hill & Knowlton chief executive Paul Taaffe was named CEO of Huntsworth last week.

DENVER: Performance running-shoe-maker Newton Running has named Creation as its PR AOR after an agency review. The account will be managed out of the agency’s Denver office.

STOCKHOLM: Axfood has named Annica Elmehagen Lundquist as its head of corporate communications. She will serve as a member of the company’s executive committee, overseeing its communications, sustainability work, and brand strategy. Elmehagen Lundquist previously worked at Tetra Pak.

DALLAS: Property Damage Appraisers has selected M/C/C as its PR AOR with the goal of moving into markets such as heavy equipment and property, as well as growing existing markets. The firm will take Property Damage Appraisers through a brand-development process and implement a comprehensive, integrated marcomms program, it said in a statement.

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