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Roll Call: Ketchum, GolinHarris, Allison+Partners and More

Ketchum PR announced the appointment of Paul M. Rand to the chief digital officer position. Rand joined Ketchum in 2001 when the agency acquired Corporate Technology Communications, the Chicago-based agency he founded. He then started Zocalo Group, Ketchum’s digital, social media and word-of-mouth-marketing agency; in his new role, Rand will run the agency’s digital, social and related services while reporting to president and COO Rob Lorfink. According to company spokespeople, the Rand hire is part of “a bigger reorganization to integrate [Ketchum's] PESO-related (paid, earned, shared and owned) services” that reflects an industry-wide shift in focus occurring across the entire PR industry. (Release)

GolinHarris announced the appointment of Mary Cunney as media director in the agency’s New York office. Cunney joins the offices corporate practice, supporting the firm’s portfolio of leading financial services, technology and global business brands. In this new role, Cunney will focus on executive visibility, thought leadership and corporate positioning at top-tier media outlets. Before joining Golin, Cunney worked at MSL Group as a senior media supervisor, where she focused on media relations and strategic planning for a number of brands. Prior to MSL, Mary was part of Edelman’s media team, working with companies to create relevant story angles that resonated with mainstream press. (Release)

Allison+Partners announced Corey Scott has been appointed SVP, head of design. He’s responsible for conceptualizing and producing custom design solutions for the agency’s new business initiatives, its clients and the Allison+Partners brand. A veteran art director, Scott has more than 15 years of experience and a portfolio that spans web, interactive and mobile to print, presentation, event design and photography. Scott has worked for clients in more than 10 countries, in virtually every sector and on behalf of some of the world’s most notable brands including Apple, Twitter, Charles Schwab, Qualcomm, Levi’s, Skype, Starbucks and Visa. Scott joins Allison+Partners from Edelman where he served as regional art director and design lead for six offices across the western region. Prior to that, he was a lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Otago in New Zealand, a senior art director at RK Studio and senior designer and art director at The Gap. (Release)

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Roll Call: Gilbreath Communications, UPI Next, GolinHarris and More

Gilbreath Communications, Inc. recently announced key senior personnel changes. Damon Yerian has been promoted to vice president of creative services from creative director. Yerian joined Gilbreath in 2001 and steadily rose in rank throughout his award-winning career, earning several gold ADDY Awards, two gold Excalibur Awards and three Telly Awards, among many other honors. Additionally, public relations and marketing veteran Bettie DeBruhl, APR, is Gilbreath’s new vice president of marketing communications. DeBruhl previously headed BDB PR, a Houston-based public relations agency for the past three years. She also served as senior vice president of the public relations division at FKM, the largest advertising agency in Houston, where she worked for 19 years. DeBruhl has earned several honors for her work, including awards from the Texas Public Relations Association and the Houston Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, among others. (Release)

UPI Next has chosen Luisa Piette as its new director, a move that will continue to bolster the division’s rapid growth and presence in media development efforts in developing nations and emerging democracies. Piette replaces Michelle Betz, who is relocating overseas. She brings more than two decades’ experience to her new role. A seasoned journalist, international media coach and marketing communications leader with expertise in corporate management and human rights, she recently worked in Africa as a media development officer for UNESCO. (Release)

GolinHarris announced the appointment of Elizabeth DeLuca as director in the consumer practice in its Chicago office. Deluca will join the agency’s Connector community and will be responsible for helping to lead GolinHarris’ work for Walmart. DeLuca brings more than nine years of marketing and public relations expertise to the team. She joined GolinHarris from Rubenstein Communications, where her client portfolio included St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Google/YouTube, Swarovski Crystal, Sundance Channel and Condé Nast Entertainment. Prior to Rubenstein, DeLuca spent over three years overseeing public relations and marketing efforts for retailer Kohl’s. (ReleaseRead more

Roll Call: Ruder Finn, Twitter and GolinHarris

Ruder Finn has signed an agreement with S&W Public Relations to expand its presence into the central and western provinces of China. With the strategic partnership, Ruder Finn will have access to S&W’s knowledge, insights, and resources in 21 cities throughout western China. S&W is especially active in Chongqing City and the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan. (Release)

Twitter has hired Kate Jhaveri, who will take on the role of senior director of consumer marketing. She comes to Twitter from Facebook, where she served as consumer and mobile marketing head. During her time at Facebook, Jhaveri took the marketing lead on the company’s platform and credits products, and its preferred marketing developers program. Perhaps most notably, she launched the marketing campaign for the recent debut of Facebook Home. (AllTwitter)

GolinHarris and LinOpinion, one of India’s leading public relations agencies and a division of Lowe Lintas and Partners, have announced the formation of a joint venture to deliver enhanced capabilities to clients in the region and internationally. The new entity will be known as LinOpinion GolinHarris and has six offices in India. Established in 1994, LinOpinion is part of Lintas India Group. The agency provides corporate communications, public relations, and digital and social media services to leading brands such as the Times Television Network, Etihad Airways, JP Morgan, AMC and many others. (Release)

Roll Call: GolinHarris, CP+B and SHIFT

GolinHarris announced the promotion of Adam Pawluk to executive creative director in its New York office. Pawluk will continue serving key clients, such as Unilever, Vivus, GSK, and Digicel. He will also play a key role in new business development and continue to lead the creator community for the office. Creators are integral in the agency’s g4 model, charged with developing bold and innovative ideas and creating effective content. Prior to joining GolinHarris in 2008, Pawluk served as vice president at Ogilvy Public Relations and Ketchum working on a number of healthcare and consumer accounts. (Release)

CP+B has welcomed three new creative directors to its Boulder office: Sesh Moodley, Matthew Elhardt and Avital Pinchevsky. Moodley arrives from AKQA, where he spent nearly a year as creative director in the agency’s San Francisco office. Prior to AKQA, Moodley has had a variety of global stints, spending several years as a senior creative at the Sydney offices of both Leo Burnett and Lowe and as a CD at Naked Communications. Elhardt, a 20-year industry vet, has freelanced as a variety of agencies ranging from TBWA\MAL to W+K but has also served as a CD proper at TBWA\Chiat\Day itself as well as Carmichael Lynch and 180LA. Finally, Pinchevsky arrives from DDB South Africa, where she spent the last 18 months or so as creative director on McDonald’s. During her career, she’s also served as an ACD at BBDO New York and as a copywriter at Y&R Tel Aviv. The new hires will all work across accounts in their roles at CP+B. (AgencySpy)

SHIFT announced that it has named Paul Ollinger as president of the company. Spending the last 15 years in executive and advisory roles, Ollinger most recently served as vice president of sales for Facebook’s west region. Ollinger has a rich background in social media marketing and technology. In 2007, Ollinger joined Facebook as one of its original 250 employees and focused on business and sales growth. As vice president of sales for Facebook’s west region, Ollinger and his team designed and implemented social marketing strategies as the space grew through its formative years and matured into a powerful opportunity for businesses of all types. Prior to joining Facebook, Ollinger worked in sales and business development roles at LAUNCH.com and Yahoo! Ollinger will continue to serve as an advisor to startup companies 8tracks and LeanKit. (Release)

Roll Call: Golin Harris, Democratic National Committee and ‘National Journal’

GolinHarris announced the appointment of Tarun Deo as managing director of Singapore and regional managing director of South-East Asia. He will assume the leadership role from Christina Cheang, who is stepping down from the role after five successful years with the agency. Deo starts his new assignment on July 1. Deo brings with him more than 20 years of communications and brand building experience from across Asia Pacific and is regarded by many as a trusted senior counselor. He has worked across many industry sectors and for some of the world’s largest brands. Most recently Deo served as managing director and senior partner of FleishmanHillard’s operations across Southeast Asia and India, based in Singapore. Previous roles include senior vice president for Market Development and the Technology Group for Asia as well as leading strategy to build Fleishman’s regional Digital and Social Media capabilities. (Release)

Brad Woodhouse, after nearly five years as Democratic National Committee communications director, senior adviser to three chairs, and strategist for both Obama presidential campaigns, will be stepping down from his post this Friday. Woodhouse led the rapid response and bracketing operation at the DNC during both Obama runs, and helped lead the party’s earned media efforts around the passage of Obamacare. Beginning in July, Woodhouse will become president of Americans United for Change (AUFC),  a position he held before he entered the Obama orbit in 2008. (Politico)

National Journal has promoted editorial booker Emma Angerer to the position of communications director. Emma joined National Journal nearly three years ago and single-handedly built an extremely successful booking operation–from scratch. According to the company, Emma has a reputation for credibility and great news sense among producers in DC and New York. An internal memo says that she “has boundless energy, is deeply loyal to our brands and is always brimming with smart ideas—qualities that will make her an excellent communications director for NJ.” (FishbowlDC)

Roll Call: GolinHarris, Outreach Strategies and Allison + Partners

GolinHarris announced the appointment of Mark O’Connor as executive director, National Media Relations. Based in New York, O’Connor will lead the agency’s national media relations team and provide strategic media relations guidance to clients across multiple practices. Additionally, O’Connor will serve as co-leader of the agency’s connector community, alongside Jeff Beringer, global Digital Practice leader. The agency’s connector community is responsible for sharing clients’ stories across earned, shared, owned and paid media. Most recently O’Connor served as executive vice president of national media relations at Zeno Group. (Release)

Outreach Strategies, LLC, (OS) announced the hire of Alison Omens, former AFL-CIO director of Media Outreach and deputy director of Public Affairs, as vice president. In Omens’ previous role at the AFL-CIO, she oversaw strategic communications and all national, state and local media strategy in the political, legislative and economic arena. Omens was responsible for developing and supervising a broad communications network with representatives for all fifty states. (Release)

Allison+Partners announced that Jeremy Rosenberg has been appointed senior vice president of digital media responsible for leading and evolving the agency’s digital offerings globally. Rosenberg’s career spans nearly two decades of digital and social media marketing that will serve the agency’s existing and prospective roster well. Rosenberg joins Allison+Partners from Cohn & Wolfe, where he led integrated communications programs for such clients as Walmart, Panasonic and Nokia. While there he also developed the digital and social media-training curriculum for the agency’s global network. (Release)

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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Roll Call: Syndicate Media Group, GolinHarris, BuzzFeed, and More

Syndicate Media Group has announced the promotion of Samantha Kain to the position of managing director. In her new role, Kain will oversee team management and client profitability in the agency’s 27 -person New York office. She will also work closely with Syndicate’s Los Angeles office to manage national accounts and the agency’s new business team to develop new client opportunities. In addition, Samantha continues to hold the title of associate partner. (Release)

GolinHarris has appointed award-winning Chicago Tribune science and healthcare journalist Trine Tsouderos as healthcare media director. Tsouderos joined the Tribune in 2003, and she has written about science and medicine since 2009. Before joining the Tribune, Tsouderos wrote for People Magazine, The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville and The Wilson Daily Times in Wilson, N.C. Tsouderos will be based in Chicago. (Release)

BuzzFeed has hired Ze Frank. Frank will work to continue the company’s growth through online video, building a team of video producers in Los Angeles and establishing a studio to create content native to the social web. The acquisition and hire are effective immediately–Frank will work with BuzzFeed’s existing teams to produce viral hits inspired by BuzzFeed posts like “The Angriest Babies In The Whole World,” “How To Restore Your Faith In Humanity,” and “What Is Your Worst Pet Peeve?” He will also develop new YouTube channels covering a wider range of topics and collaborate with BuzzFeed’s social advertising clients on branded content. (Release)

Erin Felentzer is moving from ABC to TNT, where she will serve as the new VP of public relations, overseeing all publicity for TNT and its original programming including “Dallas” and “Major Crimes.” During the decade she spent with ABC Entertainment Group, Felentzer served as director of media relations and director of publicity, working on campaigns for ABC series including “Desperate Housewives“, “Lost” and “Ugly Betty“; she most recently served as VP of communications. (Variety)

Roll Call: Burberry, C&W, Al Golin, and more

We didn’t get the Roll Call column up yesterday, so here’s the belated Wednesday column.

Jenna Littler has been promoted to Burberry‘s VP of PR and corporate relations, a new title at the company that brings together the fashion and corporate PR functions. Littler joined the company two years ago to build the corporate relations function. She was previously with the business consulting company McKinsey & Company. She’ll be working out of Burberry’s London HQ.

Tshepo Matseba has been elected the president of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa. Matseba is a 33-year-old corporate comms strategist and was recently named the head of marketing for a company called Discovery. [via AllAfrica]

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Spin the Agencies of Record

The Big 12 Conference has chosen Hill+Knowlton Strategies as its AOR after a competitive search. Work will include brand positioning, media outreach, and stakeholder engagement. The account will be handled out of the Dallas office with help from Washington D.C. Competition in the Big 12 spans across 23 sports. Participating schools include Baylor University, Iowa State University, University of Kansas, and the University of Texas.

The McKnight Foundation, which supports policy reform across varying areas through grants and collaboration, has chosen Haberman for a comms program focused on its Collaborative Crop Research Program. This program supports farmers in “hunger hotspots” across South America and Africa. The firm works with clients that specialize in areas of philanthropy, public service, and otherwise “making a difference.”

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