Just briefly

People moves, account wins and other comms news.

CHICAGO
Hill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Greg Carlisle as SVP of change communication and employee engagement.

LOS ANGELES
The 3D tech PR firm Liaison has been hired by virtual production technologies company Ncam.

J Public Relations has appointed Ali Lundberg as its first president. 

NEW YORK
Marina Maher Communications has hired Mike Schaffer as group SVP of corporate digital innovation, Jo Madnani as VP of digital health and Carolina Ortiz as VP of consumer digital and influencer marketing.

Zeeland, MI
Design, architecture and lifestyle PR firm The Consultancy PR has been named agency of record for Herman Miller Retail.

Account wins

BOISE, ID
Matter West has been hired by AI company Natural Intelligence Systems.

COLUMBUS, OH
Customer engagement and “voice of the customer” platform Astute Solutions has hired Mulberry Marketing Communications to manage its U.S. PR and content program. 

DALLAS, TX
Jonathan Morgan has joined Kekst CNC as a partner.

MIAMI, FL
Footwear retailer Payless has named 5W Public Relations as its PR AOR.

NEW YORK
Brandstyle Communications is now the agency of record for rewards-based music platform Geojam and MEETNorth, a dating app with Covid-specific features.

Full-service public relations, marketing and branding agency Krupp Kommunications is now AOR for cannabis private equity fund and licensing consultancy Merida Capital Holdings.

The National Football League has selected GENYOUth as its nonprofit partner for one of its largest sanctioned charity events, Taste of the NFL.

OKLAHOMA CITY
Integrated digital marketing agency Saxum has agreed to acquire VI Marketing and Branding.

SAN JUAN, PR
The Brandman Agency has been hired by Fairmont El San Juan Hotel.

In other comms news….

NEW YORK
A collection of PR pros, business executives, journalists and climate pros have launched Climate & Capital Media, a publication focused on the business of climate change. The executive team includes Peter McKillop, formerly MD at BlackRock; David Garrison, founder of a brand consulting firm Brytemoore Group and a founding principal of Edelman Consulting; Blair Palese, cofounder and former CEO of 350.org Australia, and previously communications director for Greenpeace International and Greenpeace USA; Howard Manly, a former journalist at Newsweek, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Bay State Banner; and John Howell, cofounder and editorial director for 3BL Media.

NEWPORT BEACH, CA
Strategic financial communications and capital markets advisory firm Gateway Investor Relations has launched a PR division and has hired former Waste Management VP and chief communications officer Andy Izquierdo to lead it.

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