Digital security company Aura has hired Dafna Sarnoff as CMO.
MP&F Strategic Communications has promoted Mary Elizabeth Davis to partner. She joined MP&F in 2017.
Kivvit has hired New York Governor David Paterson; chief brand strategist Stephan Miller; director of digital Strategy Kelly Meissgeier; and MD Josh Vlasto. It also hired Minni Gupta as insights strategy principal, Megan O’Leary as principal, Aro Cho and Alfred Warren as an associate.
ROKK Solutions has promoted Kristen Hawn to partner. Hawn has worked at ROKK since 2018.
Full-service branding, marketing and communications agency Nickerson has been hired by Finegold Alexander Architects.
Medical device company Soliton has hired Lippe Taylor as its consumer health public relations and customer engagement agency.
Crunch Time Apple Growers has hired Columbus-based marketing and communications consultancy FrazierHeiby as its agency of record.
Wagstaff Media & Marketing has won several accounts in the last two months including: Castle & Key Distillery, Crescrere Wines, Time Out Market Chicago, Radisson Blu Anaheim, Vespertine &, Destroyer, Baltaire and RDCL Superfoods
The Orange County Regional History Center has named selected &Barr as its new PR agency for a three-year term.
Full-service public relations, digital and creative agency Uproar PR was named agency of record for virtual reality company Rendever.
Barkley has been hired by San Jose State University to oversee the website migration duties and content development for a portion of the www.sjsu.edu ecosystem.
Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications has hired Loretta Prencipe.
In other news
PAN Communications expanded its academic mentorship network the PAN Portal Network to four schools, including two Historically Black Colleges and Universities and now includes four schools: North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, Elon University and Syracuse University.
PROI Worldwide has developed a new brand identity including a new logo in celebration of the group’s 50th anniversary.
Boutique agency Litzky Public Relations has joined The Worldcom Public Relations Group.
The Wrap reports that entertainment PR firm Stan Rosenfield & Associates is rebranding as RMG (Rosenfield Media Group).
Communications consultant Elizabeth Rosenberg has launched marketing and communications consultancy The Good Advice Company.
Republica Havas has launched Havas House, a global custom media, content, and publishing division specializing in custom owned media and content. It will be led by Marisa Beazel.