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Roll Call: Burson-Marsteller, Lippincott, Fingerpaint, and More

Burson-Marsteller announced the promotion of Nicole Cornish to the position of chief operating officer for the North American region. Prior to today’s announcement, Cornish simultaneously served as CEO of the agency’s “grassroots operation” Direct Impact and SVP of its North American operations. The release tells us that her primary focus as COO will be talent retention and recruitment; she will report directly to US CEO Michael Law, and EVP Connie Partoyan will assume the role of President at Direct Impact, which is currently looking for a new CEO.

Cornish, who operates out of Washington, D.C., has spent well over a decade with the B-M organization, first as a manager of brand marketing. She joined Direct Impact in 2003 and was named CEO in 2012. She previously spent more than two years as an account supervisor at Edelman.

Branding firm Lippincott expanded its executive team with the hiring of Cory Cruser as partner in its experience innovation practice. Cruser joins the firm from digital ad/marketing agency Razorfish, where he served as group director and lead of the data-driven marketing. Prior to joining Razorfish, he served as a manager/strategic consultant at professional services firm Ernst & Young.

The release tells us that Cruser’s duties at Lippincott will include insights regarding its digital services; his resume includes extensive work in the user experience field including establishment/management of data analysis and innovation capabilities. (Link)

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  • MWW will be PR AOR for Lapolla Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of “polyurethane foam insulation, reflective roof coatings and equipment” designed to reduce energy consumption. MWW will primarily handle media relations to spread awareness of the brand’s eco-friendly building materials. Lapolla already has some big-name backers: the company was one of those selected to participate in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and recently signed Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover as a spokesperson. (No word from Vanilla Ice.)

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Roll Call: Waggener Edstrom; H+K Canada; Hemp PR; And More

Waggener Edstrom promoted Tiffany Cook from EVP to VP/head of its consumer sector. Cook, who has been with WE for 16 years, will oversee related efforts across the retail, consumer technology, automotive, and spirits industries. PR Week tells us that she will report to co-founder/partner Pam Edstrom.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies‘ Canadian operations named Dimitri Gourdin SVP and GM of its Montreal office. Gourdin, who earned a law degree at Paris’ Panthéon-Assas University and a masters’ from Paris Management School, previously served as VP of marketing/comms at BIOMOD, a biotech company serving the health and beauty industries. In the 90′s he worked in crisis comms at Burson-Marsteller’s Paris office and in 2005 he launched his own Montreal-based firm called Arcane Communications.

Mark Goldman and Ryan McCormick, PR veterans and founders of both Goldman McCormick PR and Legal PR Team, have announced the creation of a new firm called, simply, Hemp Public Relations. We’ll let you guess which sort of clients they plan to serve — and it’s OK if you’re, like, a little slow

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Which 15 Firms Made the Inc. 5000 List?

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First: a Happy Summer Friday to everyone.

We here at PRNewser don’t really like to facilitate competition among our friends and associates in the industry. And we don’t generally post on firms winning awards because, you know, that’s kind of your job.

You know what we do like, though? Lists. Everyone likes lists!

When it comes to businesses, a spot in the Inc. 5000 is like the “my kid is an honor student at X Middle School” bumper sticker you can put on your agency van to remind everyone that you’ve done a pretty good job as a parent. We get it — we once wrote those releases ourselves.

Since we’ve gotten a few emails about the newly released Inc. list for 2014, we figured we’d do a bit of reading and rank the firms that scored a spot in the (reverse) order in which they appear.

Not to encourage competition, remember…

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  • Formula PR will handle Dunkin’ Donuts’ planned California expansion with a one-year contract as reported in PR Week today. RF|Binder will retain its position as AOR for the chain on the national level as well as in the New York/Boston markets, but Formula beat out seven other firms to win the regional job. The firm will provide “boots on the ground” while the client will presumably hand out after-work treats.

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Halal-friendly food brand Saffron Road signed Boston-based Cone Communications as its PR AOR.

As the brand looks to establish itself in the frozen entree category, Cone will work to spread awareness of the name and its commitment to “ethical consumerism” via media outreach and the thought leadership of founder Adnan Durrani and EVP Jack Acree.

We’re on board; samosas are the greatest things since fried bread.

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Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts retained New York’s J Public Relations as its PR AOR. Jumeirah, a member of Dubai Holding, operates 22 hotels across the Middle East, Europe and Asia, including that crazy sail-shaped beach resort that you see everywhere.

For American tourists wondering what they might do on a vacation to Dubai, Jumeirah recommends the travel documentary Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Dubai also requires a liquor license to consume alcohol, but here’s a handy guide to buying it when you arrive and keeping it under wraps.

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Small ship cruising company American Cruise Lines chose FleishmanHillard to promote its upcoming brand awareness program, created to share news about its status as the country’s largest river cruise provider. FH SVP Jeff Davis calls the Twain-style riverboat trips “a unique, luxurious way to rediscover America”—so they’re like international cruises, but slower and less salty.

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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)

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I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered. – soccer legend George Best

JMPR Public Relations announced today that it has been appointed as the agency of record for Lou La Vie, the noted luxury and exotic vehicle rental company serving the Miami and South Florida markets. JMPR will be responsible for overseeing media outreach to expand awareness of the company on a national and international level.

Electricity is really just organized lightning. – George Carlin

PR Week reports that Sony Electronics has selected Burson-Marsteller as the AOR for all of its US electronics business. The firm, which has served as AOR for Sony’s mobile business for several years, was chosen from a group of four firms involved in a final round review. Sony has recently reduced its account budget and reportedly changed its goals, but representatives did not provide further detail to PR Week at this date.

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