LOS ANGELES: American Apparel has named Thoryn Stephens as chief digital officer, a newly created role at the company, and Cynthia Erland as SVP of marketing. Erland will oversee the company’s marketing and communications. Both will assume their roles on March 9.
NEW YORK: DKC Public Relations has launched BR&, a branding and advertising arm. The group will be led by Karen Whittey, VP and creative director. She previously served as SVP and creative director at Grey Global Group.
NASHVILLE, TN: DVL Seigenthaler, a Finn Partners Company, has promoted three to partner: Jonathan Carpenter, Mark Day, and Andrea Lindsley. All three will join Nicole Cottrill, Virginia Johnson, and Ryan Witherell as partners.
PHILADELPHIA: The organizers of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement have hired Cathy Renna, SVP of TargetCue, to lead media relations and visibility activities for events in Philadelphia this summer.
TORONTO: Canadian luggage retail brand Bentley Group has named Narrative PR as its AOR. The firm will develop an annual communications initiative for Bentley and manage the launch of its Blackbook Travel Co. brand this spring.