Spool has hired Austin McClelland as senior media specialist.
Brian Jones, formerly president of Fox Business Network, has joined strategic communications firm Bravo Group as a senior adviser.
Preferred Hotels & Resorts has promoted Caroline Klein to chief communications officer. She will also serve as CCO of Preferred’s sister division PHG Consulting, a global travel and tourism marketing and consulting agency.
Public relations and communications agency Kite Hill PR has named Jeanne Meyer chief client officer.
Comms firm Thunder11 has named Dan Perry, a longtime foreign correspondent for the Associated Press in Europe, Africa and Middle East managing partner.
APCO Worldwide has hired Charlene Wheeless as the company’s first senior adviser for equity and justice.
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TransMedia Group has been hired to manage public relations activities for the South Florida affiliate of direct mail agency RSVP Advertising.
M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment NYC is now agency of record for Ned, a wellness brand specializing in full-spectrum hemp oil and other natural remedies.
Rain or Shine Golf has hired public relations shop Buffalo Agency to promote the company’s online retail channel and service offerings.
Spool has been hired by organic and plant-based ice cream brand Coconut Bliss and physician-led software company Justmiine as PR AOR.
Full-service communications firm Marino, has been hired by cannabis companies Breeder’s Best and Hush.
Pivot Point Consulting has hired healthcare and technology public relations and marketing firm Amendola Communications.
Other PR news
Communications firm Current Global is joining 16 other creative agencies, PR and strategic firms working with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago’s CMO Michael Fassnacht on the By Chicago. For Chicago initiative to offer pro bono services to nonprofit, social and cultural organizations and city agencies.
Global communications and public affairs consulting firm LLYC has entered an agreement to work with digital consumer intelligence suite Brandwatch.
The Diversity Marketing Consortium, which launched in June with a pledge to provide $1.5 million in free PR and marketing resources to minority-owned startups, has increased its commitment to $3 million. The group was formed by SourceCode Communications, Cheer Partners, influencer shop Social Studies and marketing agency Superbolt.
Bipartisan public affairs firm ROKK Solutions has launched a new cybersecurity communications offering.