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Roll Call: Ketchum, Praytell Strategy, DDB California and More

Ketchum announced that Paul Cohen has relocated to its Brussels office. The move strengthens the firm’s international corporate and institutional affairs offering, in addition to bolstering the senior leadership team in the growing Brussels office. Cohen, a partner in the firm, who most recently served as group manager for Ketchum’s corporate and international affairs team in New York, will assume the role of director, International Corporate & Institutional Affairs. Cohen has deep experience supporting many of Ketchum’s Global Corporate Practice’s largest client engagements. His understanding of geopolitical trends and the resulting impact for businesses has contributed to him becoming a trusted adviser to some of the agency’s most high-profile global clients. In his new role, Paul will advise clients on building and protecting strong and sustainable market positions across political, economic and social environments. He also will be responsible for helping to grow Ketchum’s international corporate and institutional affairs offering. (Release)

Praytell Strategy announced that Elm Public Relations founder Beth Cleveland and her team have joined the Brooklyn-based integrated communications agency to expand its public relations services. Cleveland joins as a managing partner, merging Elm team members and client partners with Praytell’s. Cleveland will lead media relations for the growing agency, joining an experienced team that includes partners Ben Hall, Claudio Taratuta and agency founder Andy Pray. (Site)

DDB California has recruited Justin Cox to be a new head of strategy. Cox previously worked at Pereira & O’Dell, where he spent approximately three years and last served as strategy director on accounts including Intel, Skype and Corona. During his career, Cox, who remains in the Bay Area, has also worked on the planning side at the likes of Razorfish on Levi’s, Sony and Microsoft and Publicis & Hal Riney on accounts ranging from Walmart to Beam. (AgencySpy) Read more

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Roll Call: Rubenstein Public Relations, TAXI and DDB

Rubenstein Public Relations announced that Monique Dinor has joined the firm as a vice president. With over 12 years of experience in media and public relations, Dinor brings an extensive background leading strategic marketing and public relations strategies for clients across a wide range of industries including travel, consumer products, entertainment, energy, finance, education, non-profit, beauty, and healthcare over the course of her career. Prior to joining RPR, Dinor served as an account manager at Alpaytac, where she led and was involved in strategic marketing and public relations initiatives for clients in a variety of industries including Turkish Airlines and Euro-Pro, among others. (Release)

After spending the last four years serving as group creative director/managing partner at IPG-owned, NYC-based agency Gotham, Reid Miller is joining WPP-owned TAXI to assume the role of executive creative director at its New York office. During his time at Gotham, Miller worked alongsidefellow GCD/managing partner Anthony Moss on past and present accounts including Denny’s, Yellowbook, and others. Prior to Gotham, Miller, an art director by trade, served as an ACD or creative director at the likes of Y&R, BBDO, Lowe and Hill Holliday. (AgencySpy)

Kevin Drew Davis has joined DDB Canada in the newly created position of chief creative officer. Davis will be responsible for leading the agency’s convergent creative offering across all platforms in Canada. This is the first time a chief creative officer has been appointed to lead all of DDB Canada’s integrated creative departments. Davis will be based in Toronto and will oversee the agency’s total creative product as well as serve as key architect on new business strategy. He will lead the integrated creative teams across all disciplines and all offices across Canada. Davis most recently served as executive vice president, executive creative director at Digitas Chicago, responsible for the integrated creative product for both the Chicago and San Francisco offices. He played a pivotal leadership role on key accounts such as Sprint, eBay, and others. (Release)

Roll Call: J Public Relations, DDB, and McMurry/TMG

Lindsey Back has joined J Public Relations as chief financial officer.Lindsey brings a vast amount of accounting and operational expertise to the company. With extensive experience in the financial services industry, Lindsey has worked with clients ranging from start-ups and large corporations, to individual families and small businesses.Previously, Lindsey served as the CFO for a successful money management firm where she managed all accounting operations, as well as compliance and investor relations. (Release)

Joe Cianciotto who has spent over nine years at DDB and works out of the New York office, has been appointed to the newly created position of chief digital officer at the agency. Along with his new CDO title, which he will take on effective immediately, Cianciotto will also maintain his position as executive creative director, a role he’s held at DDB for the last six years. He also served as director of digital integration at DDB for the past three years. During his career, the senior creative also spent over six years at Publicis, where he last served as an ACD. (AgencySpy)

McMurry/TMG has named industry veteran Liz Rioux-Christian vice president of content marketing sales. Rioux-Christian was most recently the managing director at Meredith Custom Solutions Group, where she was responsible for sales team management and helped propel the group to the most profitable year in recent history. At McMurry/TMG, she will focus on business development within the corporate, technology and consumer packaged goods sectors. (Release)