Dirk Popp has been appointed CEO of Ketchum Pleon Germany. He was previously speaker for the organization’s executive board and MD in the Düsseldorf and Dresden offices. He has been with the firm for 15 years. Ketchum Pleon Germany is composed of seven offices with 350 comms staffers.

John Clinton has been selected to serve as CEO of Edelman Canada, effective August 17. The region includes offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. He was previously SVP of digital solutions and new media at Transcontinental Media. And from 1999 to 2008, he was president and CEO of Grey Worldwide Canada working with clients like Starbucks and Invesco. According to the press release announcing the appointment, Edelman Canada experienced 17 percent growth in 2010 and has 160 staffers. Clients include RIM, Starbucks, and Kraft.

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