NEW YORK: Citigate Communications has appointed James Gray as its
first president for North America as it enters a phase of strengthening
its US PR operations.
Gray, who will be based in New York, is a former president of US
operations at Manning Selvage and Lee which he left four years ago to
become president of the PR division at Brouillard Communications, the
corporate advertising and PR agency owned by advertising agency J Walter
Citigate Communications in New York sits within the framework of its
advertising agency Citigate Albert Frank and CAF’s managing director Jim
Sanfevero previously oversaw its team of 15 PR staff. Both companies are
owned by media services company Incepta Group.
Gray will report to London-based Incepta chief executive David Wright.
Fifty per cent of the agency’s PR fee income in New York comes from
investor relations work.
Citigate has also bought Chicago agency Deborah Gordon PR, which employs
11 staff. Founder Deborah Gordon will continue to run the agency which
has been renamed Citigate DG PR.
Citigate Communications also has offices in Los Angeles and San