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Roll Call Redux: Edelman Digital and Lambert, Edwards & Associates

4762458_300Add Edelman Digital to the list of firms making big changes this week. David Armano, formerly managing director of ED Chicago, will assume the newly created position global strategy director of key accounts and report to Cricket Wardein, head of U.S. digital practice, while southwest digital lead Brian Mays will succeed him as MD reporting to Rick Murray, GM of the larger Edelman Chicago operation.

Armano, who joined the agency in 2009, has become quite the presence as a quotable expert on all things digital, and he’ll provide “senior-level guidance” to CMOs, digital marketers and social media teams on the client side.

Mays, who has nearly two decades of experience and specializes in helping brands lead online conversations, will replace Armano in overseeing 75 employees in Chicago.

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Changes abound at Lambert, Edwards & Associates as well; the firm added three new members to its RIPPLE+AFFECT digital team in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Roll Call: Edelman, Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations, GolinHarris and More

Edelman PR announced the promotion of Cricket Wardein to a newly created position as head of US digital. This move comes after Wardein served as head of Edelman’s West Coast digital operations for approximately four years. In her new position, Wardein will manage a team of 450 employees and report to both  global digital head Kevin King and US president and CEO Mark Hass. During her period as West Coast head, Wardein’s chief achievement was expanding the firm’s Westerly team by hiring “top talent” from the advertising, marketing and creative departments. The primary puropose of the new role is to build the firm’s digital practice by finding new clients and facilitating deeper relationships with existing digital clients. (Release)

Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations hired Julia Fleischaker as media director. The firm, which marks its 25th anniversary this year, welcomes Julia as part of its growth strategy for 2013. Julia will leverage her years of experience, her broad array of media contacts, and her existing relationships with industry leaders to provide seasoned public relations counsel and secure high-level partnerships and media placements across all agency clients. She comes to NJFPR after a successful 13-year career at Penguin Books, most recently as director of publicity. (Release)

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