Just briefly

People moves, account wins and other comms news.

People moves

CHICAGO

Integrated marketing agency Walker Sands has promoted Claudia Beltrán, Rosita Vivanco and Thomas Schenck to vice president and added them to the company’s senior leadership team.

EVANSTON, IL

Spool has hired Katie Kierna as an SVP.

KANSAS CITY, MO

Susan Waldron has been hired as VP, head of corporate comms at American Century Investments.

Independent agency Barkley has hired four senior strategy leads: Laura Scobie as SVP group director, Alec Bardzik as VP of intelligence, and Vaughn Allen and Andy Woolard as SVP group directors.

LOS ANGELES

R&CPMK has named Erica Mapa as VP of brand strategy and thought leadership, Rich George as vice president of digital entertainment and gaming, and Marissa Wallace as group director, multicultural communications and marketing.

LONDON

Networking organization Global Women in PR has appointed Cornelia Kunze as chair of its International Board.

NEW YORK

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has hired Mike Grady as SVP of content and publishing strategy in the U.S.

The REFORM Alliance has hired Janet Choi as chief content and communications officer. Choi had been with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Global brand and design consultancy Landor & Fitch named Alasdair Lennox group executive creative director of experience in the Americas.

Vice Media Group has named Nadja Bellan-White as global chief marketing officer.

SACRAMENTO, CA

Full-service branding, marketing, and public relations services agency eStreet.co has named Erin Yamauchi director of public relations.

SAN FRANCISCO

Matter Unlimited has hired Isis Dallis as MD of its West Coast division.

Product intelligence company Amplitude has hired Jennifer Johnson as its first chief marketing and strategy officer.

SAN JOSE

Lumina Communications has hired Fay Li as a VP, promoted Dex Polizzi to VP, and promoted Caroline Dobyns and Allison Arvanitis to account director.

Solar technology and energy services provider SunPower has named Joanne Endow head of environmental, social and corporate governance and Maribelle Bostic has been appointed director of diversity, equity and inclusion.


Account wins

BOULDER, CO

Narrative-driven B2B tech company PR shop Catapult PR-IR was chosen by Chili Piper as its public relations agency of record.

EVANSTON, IL

Spool has been hired by organic and plant-based ice cream brand Coconut Bliss and healthcare software company Justmiine as PR AOR.

HONEOYE FALLS, NY

Hydrogen vehicle company Hyzon Motors chose Hill+Knowlton Strategies and fellow WPP shop Cannings Purple as global PR partners.

NEW YORK

Claire Kaye has launched a new beauty and lifestyle agency Pure Imagination PR.

5W Public Relations has been named PR agency of record for telemedicine health-tech startup Heal.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Method Communications has added three new clients: customer data platform company Segment, process mining company Celonis, and no code web design platform company Webflow.

SAN JOSE

Lumina Communications has added several clients: SaaS security and management enterprise platform AppOmni, security and privacy training solutions company MediaPRO, AI company Netenrich, security monitoring company NNT, digital healthcare platform Noteworth, digital manufacturing transformation SaaS company ThinkIQ, data security startup Symmetry Systems and application security company WhiteHat Security.

TORONTO

Independent financial public relations and marketing firm William Mills Agency has been hired by fintech company Sensibill.


Other comms news...

ALEXANDRIA, VA

Full-service strategic communications firm HudsonLake has merged with visual communications firm Hudson Studio. The new firm will operate as HudsonLake.

CLEVELAND

The national network of public relations professionals PRConsultants Group has added five new members: Julie Dye of Marketing Dx, Jeffrey Davis of Davis Public Relations, Myranda Annakin of Porch Light Public Relations, Jennifer Chan also of Porch Light Public Relations, and Stephanie Driscoll of Blue Fog Communications.

COLUMBUS

Digital marketing agencies Adept Marketing has launched Upright, a public relations agency dedicated to maximizing trust.

LOS ANGELES

Deadline reports that Platform PR and Serge PR are merging and will operate as Platform PR.

VANCOUVER

Yulu PR has registered as a benefit company.

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