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People moves, account wins and other comms news.

People moves

FORT WAYNE, IN
Indiana Michigan Power has hired Marci Grossman as director of communications.

LOS ANGELES
Sling & Stone
has hired Erin Grant as VP of its Los Angeles office. 

MIAMI
Integrated PR, branding and digital marketing agency GreenRoom has hired Joe Pollicino, formerly of New York-based Hot Paper Lantern, as director of digital.

NEW YORK
Fine wine and spirits agency Colangelo & Partners has promoted Sara Gorelick to VP of spirits and junior partner; Paul Yanon to VP of wine education and junior partner; and Juliana Colangelo to West Coast VP and junior partner. The agency also hired Aleksandra Trochimiuk as VP of digital, brand strategy and creative.  

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has hired Robert Ferris to the newly-created position head of its U.S. energy and industrials practice. Ferris was CCO at Axalta Coating Systems, an automotive and industrial coatings company. 

McCann Worldgroup has promoted Jeremy Miller from EVP, global chief communications officer to the newly-created position of EVP, global chief marketing and communications officer.  

Integrated marketing communications firm Wise Collective has hired Pete Holmberg as director of content. 

Prosek has hired Joe Scannell as SVP and head of digital communications. 

PHOENIX
Advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency Lavidge has hired Alec Esteban Thomson as diversity and public service marketing director. He most recently served as director of strategic initiatives and campaigns for the office of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.

SANTA CLARA, CA
Upwork
has hired Joseph Roualdes as VP of communications. Roualdes made the announcement on LinkedIn. He had been head of global comms at Pivotal Software.

SILVER SPRING, MD
Streaming service and media company CuriosityStream has hired Ashley Huston as VP of communications. She most recently led communications for Quartz

WASHINGTON, DC
Healthcare public affairs firm Pyxis Partners has hired Bill Murat as a senior advisor; Abena McAllister as director; Julia Daverne as senior associate in engagement; Jeff Callis as health policy advisor; and Karen Levin as senior advisor.

Full-service communications agency Stratacomm has hired April Harding as digital director and Gina Grundman as associate media planner.

Account wins 

BOSTON
Matter Communications has been named AOR for cloud and enterprise application testing platform Tricentis

KANSAS CITY, MO
MMGY
Global is now AOR for Destination Greater Victoria, the official destination marketing organization for the Greater Victoria region of British Columbia, Canada

LONG BEACH, CA
Hospitality-focused marketing communications agency Bullfrog + Baum is now AOR for hospitality management company Oakwood.

LOS ANGELES
B/HI
, a division of 42West, has been retained by pop culture consumer products company Funko to oversee PR for its product line Snapsies.

NEW YORK
Global specialist communications consultancy Montieth and Company has been selected to rebrand and develop and implement a communications strategy for Vote Mama, a national organization that recruits, endorses and coaches mothers with children under 18 who aspire to hold political office.

Full-service branding, marketing communications and public relations firm Evins has been hired by German market and butcher shop Schaller & Weber.  

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

More comms news

BUFFALO
Integrated marketing communications agency The Martin Group has acquired public affairs firm Gramercy Communications

LOS ANGELES
Global marketing services network Two Nil Holdings has acquired St@rt, a growth acceleration consultancy founded by industry veteran Greg Castronuovo.

NEW YORK
Hip-Hop media brand The SOURCE has launched a streaming service called SOURCE Streaming, a VOD streaming channel available through Apple, Google, Roku and Amazon.  The service features new and original content and archival footage from Hip-Hop history. 

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