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People moves, account wins and other comms news.

People moves

BOSTON
Teak Media + Communication, a B-Corp certified public relations firm for nonprofits and socially responsible companies, has hired Cresonia Wong as a senior account executive. 

JACKSONVILLE, FL
Out of Dust Marketing and Communication
has hired Joe Stelma as VP and COO.

LOS ANGELES
Brilliant PR & Marketing
has promoted Clark Nesselrodt to EVP.

MIAMI, FL
PR agency Carve Communications has hired Scott Goldberg to be MD and EVP of client services. 

NEW YORK
ColorComm has released ColorComm28, a list honoring Black women communications executives and their contributions to the industry. Many are the first Black woman to hold their positions including: Rashida Jones, first Black woman President of MSNBC; Samira Nasr, first Black woman editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar; Dawn Davis, first Black woman editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit; Joy Reid, first Black woman to anchor a cable news show during prime time; Symone Sanders first Black woman to serve as chief communications spokesperson for the Vice President; and Amanda Gorman, America's First Youth Poet Laureate. The ColorComm28 shares the stories of these executive Black women in communications during the 28 days of February, in honor of Black History Month.

United Minds, a Weber Shandwick consultancy, has hired Michael Burchell as executive vice president. 

Amanda Hodge has joined XRC Labs as associate director of public relations. XRC is a startup accelerator dedicated to the retail tech and consumer goods space.

ROCKVILLE, MD
Goodwill Industries International has hired Onney Crawley as chief marketing officer.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Healthcare services start-up Altais has hired Bill Cummings as senior director of marketing and external communications and Jena Corda as director of communications.

SANTA MONICA, CA
Universal Music Group has promoted Will Tanous to EVP, chief administrative officer. He joined UMG in 2013 as EVP of communications, managing worldwide comms for UMG’s operations.

ST. THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS
Brad's Deals has named Molly LeCronier as head of corporate communications reporting to Amy Bourne, Brad's Deals president and COO.

WASHINGTON, DC
Bipartisan public strategy firm Mercury has promoted communications strategist Rachel Noerdlinger and made her the first Black female partner in the firm’s history. Noerdlinger has served as MD in Mercury’s New York City office

Communications firm Glen Echo Group has hired Jesse Spector as a senior director. The firm also promoted TJ Chase to director on the creative team, Emma Christman to director of external affairs and engagement, Charlie Vinopal to senior associate and Carrie Hutcheson to associate.

Account wins

AMITYVILLE, NY
Specialist communications consultancy Montieth & Company has been hired to create a rebranding and communications strategy for Vote Mama, a national organization that works to get mothers with young children elected to political office. 

CHICAGO
Zapwater Communications
has been retained by Chicago-based platform Foodhaul for strategic communications support.

HILLSBOROUGH, NC
Lifestyle brand Happy Wax has retained The Pollack Group to lead corporate messaging and media relations.

LAS VEGAS, NV
The Vox Agency, an integrated comms firm specializing in attractions, has been hired by the Emporium Arcade Bar Las Vegas.

LOS ANGELES
Campervan rental company Travellers Autobarn has chosen Wagstaff Media & Marketing as its agency of record in the United States.

NEW YORK,
Full-service marketing communications firm Lou Hammond Group has been hired by Texas-based digital health platform imaware; Alabama-based developer Russell Lands On Lake Martin and The Alida, a hotel in Georgia.

Fashion, beauty and lifestyle PR agency AMP3 PR has been hired by San Francisco-based maternity retailer Ingrid & Isabel; New York-based GlassesUSA.com and French champagne brand Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte.

5W Public Relations is now the agency of record for public health technology and advertising firm Contakt World.

Margaritaville Resort Times Square has hired marketing communications firm Bullfrog + Baum as its public relations agency of record.

VICTORIA, CANADA
MMGY Global has been named marketing and advertising agency of record for Destination Greater Victoria, the official destination marketing organization for the Greater Victoria region of British Columbia, Canada.

Other comms news

AUSTIN
Lana McGilvray
and Cassady Nordeen and Julie Ginches have founded Purpose Worldwide, a marketing and communications consultancy that helps clients by connecting their purpose to their growth. 

CHICAGO, IL
Full-service public relations agency Rudd Resources has joined the international communications network IPREX.

NEW YORK
John
Kendzierski and Autumn Furr have founded Westway Communications, a full service branding and public relations agency for the modern consumer brand.

VANCOUVER
Talk Shop Media, has acquired Toronto-based digital media and public relations agency ROI Relations.

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