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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