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Roll Call: Edelman, M&C Saatchi PR, and More

Edelman has announced that Adam Hirsch will join Edelman Digital as senior vice president of Emerging Media and Technology, effective August 6th. In the newly created position, Hirsch will help operationalize new partnership opportunities, platforms and technologies on behalf of Edelman Digital’s clients throughout the world. He will report to Kevin King, global practice chair, Digital. (Release)

Supporting the agency’s growth in New York, M&C Saatchi PR announces the addition of Beth Garcia to the team. Garcia joins as Vice President and will direct several of the agency’s key accounts while generating new business opportunities and managing office operations.  She joins M&C Saatchi from Goodman Media, where she spent seven years working on a variety of accounts in the areas of media, entertainment and healthcare, and on campaigns such as the redesign of The Wall Street Journal and the launch of “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince”. (Release)

Dereck Andrade has been named vice president of sales and marketing communications at WeHo. He had been business editor at Pasadena Star-News. (FishbowlLA)

Mike Harris has been named president at DDB West. He had been director of strategy at TBWA\Chiat\Day San Francisco. (AgencySpy)

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Roll Call: Edelman Announces New Digital Leadership, and More

Kevin King

Kevin King has been named Edelman‘s global digital practice chair, with David Armano assuming the rule of EVP of global innovation and integration, and Steve Rubel appointed to EVP of global strategy and insights. The latter two positions are newly-created. Michael Slaby was the previous digital practice chair. He has signed on to help President Obama with his reelection campaign. According to the firm, digital accounts for 11 percent of Edelman’s revenue, and the practice has 350 employees globally.

King was previously MD, serving as a digital lead for some Edelman clients. Armano was previously SVP of Edelman Digital and writes the Logic + Emotion blog. And Rubel was SVP and director of digital insights for Edelman Digital. He also authors a blog and a column in Ad Age.

Fleishman-Hillard has added two execs to its Chicago office. Brett McCall joins as SVP, executive creative director, and partner in the emerging media practice. And Darrell Jursa joins as an SVP in that practice. Both are newly created positions. McCall was previously chief creative officer at Worksong, a firm he co-founded in 2009 and has served as a VP of Edelman’s Matter division. And Jursa was previously a VP of emerging media t Dig Communications.

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