Just briefly

People moves, account wins and other comms news.

People moves

BOSTON
Finn Partners company Small Army has hired Chris Edwards as senior partner and executive creative director.

CHARLOTTE
Benjamin Robinson
has been named chief administrative officer for Taylor.

CHICAGO
Digital-marketing agency Closerlook has hired life sciences and healthcare tech executive Patrick Flavin.

DES MOINES
Fixed indexed annuities and life insurance company F&G has promoted Renee Hamlen to SVP of marketing.

HACKENSACK, NJ
Steinreich Communications Group has hired Joshua Lavine as an account manager in its Jewish and Israel advocacy practice. 

LOS ANGELES
Grapevine pr + consulting
has hired Garrett McClure as chief strategy officer.

MILFORD, CT
Trade media outlet QSR reports that Subway has hired Lorri Christou as VP of public relations, communications and public affairs.

NEW YORK
Integrated marketing and communications agency Shadow has promoted Brian Vaughan to executive creative director.

The Sway Effect has hired Marielena Santana as SVP. 

FanDuel Group has named Chris Jones as VP of corporate communications. 

Communications firm Thunder11 has named Ryan Birchmeier SVP of client relations and made him an equity partner.

SACRAMENTO
Fox News reports that California Gov. Gavin Newsom hired former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers as director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development.

WASHINGTON
LLYC
has hired Francisco Marquez as its new Washington, DC, office director. 

Touchdown Strategies has named Paul Morrell partner. 

The Toy Association, a not-for-profit trade association representing businesses involved in creating and delivering toys and youth entertainment products, has promoted Adrienne Appell to senior vice president of marketing communications.

Account wins

BOSTON
Multi-stage, sector-focused venture capital firm DRIVE by DraftKings has hired Sabrina LCP Communications.

Regan Communications Group has been named the agency of record for real estate advisory and investment firm Senné.

KANSAS CITY, MO
Ripley PR
has been hired as agency of record for the Flint Group, a U.S. network of home service businesses. 

MIAMI
Boutique, full-service public relations and digital strategy firm ANDER & Co has been hired by Fort Lauderdale contemporary apartment community CURV and Boca Raton coastal-inspired residences Aura. 

MINNEAPOLIS
B2B and B2C communications agency Bellmont Partners has been hired by ID Insight, 7 Generation Games and Health Gauge.

O’AHU, HI
Rachel Harrison Communications is now agency of record for Turtle Bay Resort on O’ahu's North Shore.

TORONTO
5W Public Relations is now PR Agency of Record for pet wellness platform Vetster.

Other comms news

BOSTON, MA
Mother and daughter team Carly Martinetti and Carin Warner have launched an integrated PR, digital marketing, and creative agency Notably. 

CHICAGO
Independent communications consultancy Argyle Public Relationships has joined PROI Worldwide, a global consortium of communications agencies. 

GAINESVILLE, FL

The Institute for Public Relations has published A Communicator’s Guide to COVID-19 Vaccination, containing research, theories, models, levers, and research-driven recommendations from more than 100 research articles.

PITTSBURGH
O’Brien Communications has launched a disability communications practice focusing on issues and matters that come to play when communicating about disability in the workplace and to external stakeholder groups, along with organizations that serve persons with disabilities.

NEW YORK
Variety reports thatvCarleen Donovan, Chloe Walsh and Jen Appel have launched Oriel Company, a media relations, integrated communications, and entertainment consulting company for musicians, actors and brands. Among its clients are André “3000” Benjamin, Arctic Monkeys, the Killers, Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz, Adam Levine and Maroon 5, Juliette Lewis, Liz Phair, Questlove and the Roots, Weezer and more.

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