Independent creative agency MMB has hired Adam Swann as chief strategy officer. Swann was most recently EVP and strategy director at Hill Holliday.
Kate Mitchell has joined Majestic Steel as CMO. She was previously at Vaynerchuk’s Gallery Media Group and prior to that at the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Beebe Healthcare is promoting Christina Deidesheimer to the position of vice president of communications and outreach, chief communications officer, according to The Cape Gazette. She currently serves as director of marketing and communications.
Claudia Chagui has been promoted to SVP of marketing and creative at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.
APCO Worldwide has added Stuart Brotman, Pamela Passman and Matthew Perault to APCO Worldwide’s International Advisory Council. Brotman is a tenured university professor, management consultant, lawyer, author and nonprofit executive. Passman is vice chair of the Ethisphere Institute. Perault is a director at the Center of Science & Technology Policy at Duke University and an associate professor of the practice.
Independently owned marketing communications agency Brandware has added online vehicle auction service company EBlock as a client.
Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications is now representing the Florida Wine Academy, a provider of wine, spirits and sake education in Florida.
Beauty, health and fitness public relations firm KMR Communications has added Miami-based dermatology practice www.riverchasederm.com, Nevada-based skincare company www.perfectmage.com and New York-based Dr. Durga Posina as clients.
Loyalty reward points company Engage People has selected financial services and technology strategic marketing communications firm Caliber Corporate Advisers as its agency of record.
Engineering and technology company Nexans has chosen Feintuch Communications to implement a strategic communications campaign in the United States and Canada.
North 6th Agency is now the agency of record for restaurant ordering service Lunchbox.
High-tech B2B public relations and digital marketing agency Arketi Group has been hired by remote meeting software and hardware company RoomReady.
Bipartisan public affairs firm ROKK Solutions has hired Rachel Winer to its executive leadership team as SVP of digital. She most recently built and led the digital paid media practice for Ketchum North America.
In other news…
PR firm rock paper scissors has created a new PR Mentoring Network for young adults (aged 17+) intended to bring opportunities for Black people, indigenous people and people of color interested in the field of PR.
PR, creative services, digital marketing and strategy firm Matter Communications has launched a new website and brand.
Corporate innovation and creative agency Bandera is being acquired by strategy and communications practice Boldsquare. Bandera will become a wholly owned division of The Boldsquare Group and its founder Jonathan Sexton will be MD of Bandera and a member of the Boldsquare senior management team.
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Technology and media public relations firm Dotted Line Communications has launched Connecting the Dots, a new internal communications practice led by Los Angeles-based partner Darcy Cobb.
Full-service lifestyle marketing and communications agency Cashman & Associates has launched a new division called Snack PR offering lifestyle businesses of all sizes short-term, project-based media campaigns guaranteed to deliver results in less than three months.
Boutique PR and strategic communications firm Change Agent Communications is launching a new practice devoted to helping corporations raise consciousness internally, tackle bias and racial inequity called Now Look Inward.