Blast! PR, which specializes in PR for the digital media industry, has named Lana McGilvray principal of the firm. She will work directly with clients and has opened a blast! office in Austin, TX. She’ll also be helping to expand the firm’s New York presence. She was previously the VP of marketing at media technology company PulsePoint. [via]
And the PRSA’s Counselors Academy has announced the keynote speakers for its 52nd annual conference: Jay Baer, president of Convince and Convert; Ginni Dietrich, CEO of Arment Dietrich; Marcus Sheridan, president and founder of The Sales Lion; and Candy Chang, an artist, designer, and urban planner. The conference will take place May 6 through 8 in New Orleans. More info here.
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