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Roll Call: Cone Communications, VEVO and WISE Public Relations

Cone Communications announced that Bill Fleishman, president of the agency, has also assumed the role of chief executive officer, succeeding Jens Bang, who will now serve as chairman. Fleishman joined Cone Communications in 2000, and was named president in 2010. As president, Fleishman has been responsible for day-to-day operations in addition to leading the agency’s brand communications discipline into year-over-year growth.  In this role, he has led key strategic initiatives including opening the New York office, launching social media, creative, and entertainment marketing specialties and introducing a suite of new products and services while managing key agency accounts.  He will report to Dale Adams, president and CEO of Diversified Agency Services (DAS) group of Omnicom, the parent company of Cone Communications. (Release)

VEVO has named Jonathan Carson to the newly-created position of chief revenue officer. He will be based in the company’s New York City headquarters. Effective immediately, Carson will oversee VEVO’s global premium sales force and network of sales partners including all advertising sales and integrated sponsorships. Carson joins VEVO after six years with The Nielsen Company, where he helped spearhead the company’s digital transformation. Most recently CEO, Digital, Carson led Nielsen’s digital and mobile strategy and operations across more than 70 countries. (Release)

John McCartney has been named managing director, West Coast, and VP of media relations at WISE Public Relations.  He is a results-driven marketing communications executive with more than 13 years of experience leading social media and traditional PR campaigns for a wide array of B2C and B2B technology brands. (MB/WISE PR)

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