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Roll Call: Vox Solid Communications, Leo Burnett, Fusion and More

Vox Solid Communications announced its newest hire: Marci Bylund as public relations and social media manager. In Bylund’s new role, she oversees and executes social media efforts for Vox Solid Communications clients on multiple platforms ranging from mainstays Facebook and Twitter to emerging sites such as Snapchat and Vine. She also works closely with agency owners Erika Pope and Marina Nicola on public relations strategies, in addition to supervising photo and video shoots. Bylund has 16 years of experience in communications, which spans the high tech, consumer and tourism industries. Bylund’s expertise is in writing, event staffing and management and crisis communications. Prior to Vox Solid Communications, she worked at Blanc + Otus Public Relations in San Francisco and R&R Partners in Las Vegas. (Release)

Steve Chavez was named chief creative officer of Leo Burnett‘s Detroit branch. Chavez joined Leo Burnett in 2010 and previously served as global executive creative director, overseeing the agency’s full GM portfolio. Chavez most recently served as ECD on the Chevy Silverado relaunch campaign and has overseen global work for the agency on its overall General Motors business. Prior to Leo, Chavez spent five years as a creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi LA and has also held senior creative positions at the likes of Ogilvy and Doner.(AgencySpy)

David Ford is joining Fusion as vice president for corporate communications. He will be based at the firm’s Miami headquarters starting in mid-September. David will oversee all external and internal communications for Fusion and serve as a primary point of contact with key members of the media. David has forged important relationships inside both ABC and Univision, and joins Fusion from the ABC News PR team. He has worked closely with the communications teams at Univision since Fusion’s earliest days. Most recently, David oversaw media relations for ABC’s flagship evening newscast “World News with Diane Sawyer.” (Release)

PureWow announced that Kevin Stetter has joined the company as senior vice president of sales & operations. Stetter will be responsible for continuing the growth of PureWow’s sales department as it produces custom campaigns for a variety of the world’s leading brands. Prior to PureWow, Stetter was vice president of agency and brand relationships at Medialets, a mobile technology platform specializing in ad serving and rich media. Stetter was instrumental in increasing Medialets revenue five-fold in less than eight months and he also designed and developed processes to ensure campaign efficiency. (Release)

Rubenstein Public Relations announced  that Lori Traczyk has returned to the firm as a senior vice president to support the agency’s luxury real estate practice. Traczyk’s public relations career spans more than 20 years, the majority of which has been focused in luxury lifestyle, travel and tourism, real estate and entertainment, including prior affiliation with Rubenstein Public Relations. Previously, Traczyk was most recently a partner at Finn Partners, a division of Ruder-Finn. Prior to the merger with Finn Partners, she was a senior vice president at M. Silver Associates where she represented top-tier clients in the luxury travel and real estate industries. (Release)

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