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Roll Call: Hearst, Alliance for Audited Media, Emanate and BOLD Communications Group

Neeraj Khemlani has been named SVP and chief creative officer at Hearst Corporation. In this new role, Khemlani will work with Hearst’s creative teams, managers, and group heads across the company to support and enable them in the creation of user experiences on all screens and printed pages. Khemlani was formerly vice president and general manager of Yahoo! News & Information as well as Yahoo! Originals. (Release)

Andrea Levy has been named director, advertiser/agency business development at Alliance for Audited Media. In her new role, Andrea will develop new services and foster relationships with current and new advertisers and ad agency members. Before joining AAM, Andrea served as interactive director for Packet Media Group, a community newspaper publishing company, where she was responsible for a variety of tasks including communication, product development, revenue generation, marketing, events and sales training. (Release)

Emanate, an Omnicom DAS company with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, London and Munich, named Catherine Douglas as vice president. Ms. Douglas formerly served as group manager, corporate affairs; as VP, she will help manage the company’s Bank of America account. (Crain’s)

Charleston, SC-based BOLD Communications Group announced plans to merge with Pearson DeBoer Creative Solutions (PDCS) of Salisbury, NC effective January 1st. The newly expanded BOLD will offer strategic marketing and communications services to businesses, nonprofits, entrepreneurs and experts in a variety of industries. Patrick Pearson, a PDCS partner and Salisbury resident, will serve as vice president and general manager of the newly combined company while Jonathan Weaver, creative director for PDCS, will retain his title. (Homepage)

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Roll Call: Porter Novelli’s Stockman, Emanate, and GYMR

Word is that Gary Stockman is set to resign from his post as CEO of Porter Novelli. Chief strategy officer Michael Ramah will become acting CEO as of July 31.  The firm lost its long-time Gillette account during the latter part of 2011 and a number of execs have left the firm, including CMO Michael Goldberg who decamped for Deutsch after just a few months on the job. [via, via]

Emanate has hired three execs. Scott Cocchiere joins as director of creative relevance, working on campaigns across the firm’s roster. He was previously a director at Marketing Drive, working on the Dannon Yogurt client. Barrett Tripp and Joe DeSalazar get the less creative title of VP. Tripp, a producer whose work has shown at the Sundance Film Festival, will work with corporate video. And DeSalazar was previously a VP at Digitas working with the American Express OPEN client. He’ll be focused on digital at Emanate.

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Roll Call: Halo Group, Emanate, APCO, and more

The Halo Group has promoted Lara Cohn to SVP and director of PR. She joined the firm in 2010 and has since worked to broaden the company’s capabilities in the events, social media, and content creation space.

Talley Summerlin has joined Emanate as VP in the New York office, leading the corporate reputation efforts for the Philips client and working with the Legacy Asset Servicing division of Bank of America. Summerlin was previously a director with EnviroMedia Social Marketing, an Austin, TX-based firm.

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Spin the Agencies of Record

Kitchen designer Wilsonart International has chosen CRT/Tanaka as AOR to promote the company’s countertop surface product, Wilsonart HD. The firm will target consumers, the home design industry, and commercial design area with influencer outreach, digital marketing, media relations, event support, and more. The new integrated campaign will launch at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Chicago happening next week.

NetApp, the IT storage company, has chosen Hill+Knowlton Strategies to handle PR in the EMEA region and Weber Shandwick for the Asia-Pacific region. The Holmes Report says as many as 20 firms were involved in the competitive search that began late last year. The company chose Bluetext for U.S. public sector outreach in January.

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Roll Call: Matter Communications, MWW, Andrew Gowers, and More

Matter Communications, a firm focused on the hi-tech and consumer markets, has acquired ThinkMedia Partners, a boutique PR, social media, and marketing agency. ThinkMedia founder Tim Hurley is now a Matter EVP. ThinkMedia staff members are also joining Matter. The combined company has offices in Newburyport, MA, New York, and Providence, RI. [via]

Brian Hague has joined MWW Group as VP of public affairs in the firm’s East Rutherford, NJ office. He has previously worked as a reporter for the Newark Star-Ledger and served as chief of staff and director of comms for Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney. At MWW, he’ll be focused on crisis comms, issues management, and other related areas.

Andrew Gowers has been named director of external relations at the Association for Financial Markets, a European lobby organization whose members consist of European and U.S. banks. Gowers previously handled BP’s response to the Gulf oil spill and was the head of comms and brand management at Lehman Brothers during its collapse. [via]

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Roll Call: Walmart Exec Joins H+K, Groupon Exec Joins Weber, and More

George Shelton has been named SVP at Hill + Knowlton Strategies, leading the reputation management and corporate practice starting February 15. Shelton was previously senior director for insights, advocacy, and outreach for Walmart, a role focused on the company’s commercial goals and public policy programs. In this new role, he’ll be based in Austin and focused on CSR, messaging, reputation management, and media outreach.

Brad Williams, previously the global comms VP for Groupon, has joined Weber Shandwick as head of the North American technology practice. He’ll be based in Sunnyvale, CA and report to Heidi Sinclair, president of the global tech group. Williams also has experience working with eBay, Yahoo!, and VeriSign. He stepped down from his post at Groupon in August 2011.

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Spin the Agencies of Record

Akso Nobel has chosen Emanate as the AOR for Glidden Paint, the first for the brand. Work will highlight brand messaging — quality and color, for instance — and grow the company’s share of the DIY and home space. It was a competitive search including seven other firms. Emanate will work with Digital Influence Group, social media AOR, advertising AOR DDB, and media buying firm PHD.

Adam Ritchie Brand Direction has added two clients to its roster. LifeSpan, the Utah-based fitness manufacturer, has chosen the firm to launch new products over the course of 2012, including the treadmill desk, pictured above. And stkr.it, a company that creates QR codes for personal items. The firm will focus on different uses for the stickers and special events.

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Roll Call: MSLGroup, H+K Strategies, Netflix, and More

Renee Wilson, MD of MSLGroup‘s New York office and lead on the firm’s P&G business, and Bob Bejan, founder of MSL’s creative studio PBJS, have been appointed to the firm’s global management board, effective February 1. (Both pictured left, top to bottom.) Wilson will now be chief client officer based in New York and Bejan, chief development officer, based in Paris. Wilson is transitioning her MD duties to a new exec that hasn’t yet been named. Jenny Pigott will become CEO of PBJS and Ian Saunders will be president and chief creative officer for PBJS in Chicago, Seattle, and New York.

Netflix CMO Leslie Kilgore has been appointed to the company’s board as a non-executive director. She’s held the CMO role for 12 years. Jessie Becker, previously VP of marketing and an 11-year vet of the company, has been named interim CMO. Jonathan Friedland has been appointed chief comms officer. He joined the company last February from Disney. The company is seeking a new CMO. [via]

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Roll Call: ‘Harper’s', Edelman, Porter Novelli, and More

Jason Chupick. Photo: Steve Bartel

A congratulations to one of our own: PRNewser contributor Jason Chupick has been named VP of PR for Harper’s Magazine. In this role, he’ll be heading up traditional consumer and trade PR and work closely with web editor Jeremy Keehn on community development and management. Chupick reports to John R. MacArthur, the magazine’s publisher and president. Great news!

Karen van Bergen has joined Porter Novelli as senior partner and MD of the New York office, effective January 1. She previously served as the leader of OneVoice, an Omnicom offering from Fleishman-Hillard and Ketchum. To assume this role, van Bergen will be relocating from Amsterdam. She is replacing assistant MD Joe Russo who has been filling the role on an interim basis.

Michael Bush has left MSLGroup for Edelman. He joined MSLGroup in February, serving as VP and comms director for the firm. Prior to that he was a reporter for Ad Age and PRWeek. At Edelman, he’s VP of media relations.

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Nokia Chooses Next Fifteen

After much review and a lot of changes, Nokia has settled on Next Fifteen (The Holmes Report says Bite Communications and Text 100 are among the firms that will be working on the business) for PR work across the U.S., U.K., and Finland where the company is headquartered.

The decision was made after a six-month search that had narrowed the contenders down to three companies in addition to Next Fifteen: Emanate, Fleishman-Hillard, and Cohn & Wolfe. F-H and Cohn & Wolfe (which works with LG Mobile) ran into conflicts.

Ketchum previously handled Nokia’s PR in the U.S. GolinHarris was the previous AOR with Good Relations handling the business in the U.K. [via Holmes Report]

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