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Bolt PR Expands into Texas, Brings Our Very Own Shawn Paul Wood Along

345949aToday in Self Serving Agency news: grammar scold, listicle master and crotchety (but not old) man Shawn Paul Wood has been appointed general manager/public relations director of Bolt PR‘s newest office in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas (release here).

Wood makes the move after five years in a directorial position at HCK2. The release tells us that he is (emphasis ours) “also a nationally searched and regarded blogger” with an “extensive background in broadcast media, public affairs, community relations and creative branding”, because TMI, dude!

Bolt writes that the decision to expand into the Lone Star State with its third office (others are located in Irvine, CA and Raleigh, NC) was “based on the region’s strong economy, growth and diverse industry presence”, but we’d like to think that they just read our blog and realized that Shawn’s internal database of knowledge about the PR industry may have inspired the “Everything’s Bigger in Texas” slogan.

This has been a shameless act of self promotion disguised as a public service announcement. We now return to your regularly scheduled program.

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Roll Call: Cohn & Wolfe, Bolt PR, The Cline Group and More

Cohn & Wolfe announced two senior appointments to help drive growth and lead new accounts. David Henderson, who joins as SVP in Los Angeles, will oversee the US Communications business for Nokia, while Josh Levin, based in New York, joins as SVP and Co-Lead of the US Corporate Practice. Henderson will report to Los Angeles office President Kazumi Mechling and Levin will have dual reporting to North America President Jim Joseph and Global Corporate Affairs Practice leader Geoff Beattie. (Release)

Veteran public relations specialist Joanne Forster has signed on as general manager and PR director of Bolt PR, Irvine. As general manager, Forster will be responsible for managing day-to-day company operations, overseeing all Bolt accounts, mentoring staff, and driving new business development initiatives. The most significant accomplishment of Forster’s career was “Force of Nature Concert for Tsunami Aid,” which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Forster co-produced and directed all domestic and international marketing efforts for the multi-artist concert, which raised over eight million dollars and made news headlines around the world. (Release) Read more