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Posts Tagged ‘Kyodo Public Relations’

Roll Call: Kyodo PR, WCG, Business Wire, and more

Akira Yamada has been named the president and CEO of Kyodo Public Relations, one of the largest firms in Japan, after the company’s founder Sakae Ohashi stepped down following a financial scandal. An investigation found that Ohashi embezzeled money to repay personal loans. Two board members have also left the company. Yamada says a corporate governance group has been established. Ruder Finn partnered with the firm in November[via Holmes Report]

H-P CEO Meg Whitman has hired Henry Gomez as chief comms officer and EVP. The two have a long relationship that extends back to her work at eBay and her run for California governor. The relationship even spawned the moniker “Menry.” AllThingsD has the press release.

Michael Frohlich has been named Ogilvy PR‘s MD of the EAME region’s consumer marketing practice, a newly-created position. Frohlich was previously with the Bell Pottinger Group, which recently ran into trouble over some secret footage. He’ll join the firm in February. [via]

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Roll Call: Kaplow, Ruder Finn, U of Akron, and More

Nick Charles has been named editor-in-chief at Kaplow, a new position at the firm. Charles will head up content and community strategy across platforms. He was previously the global head of content at Porter Novelli working with clients like Hewlett-Packer and Gillette.

Ruder Finn has partnered with Japan’s Kyodo Public Relations, the first PR firm to be listed on the Tokyo stock exchange. The two firms have worked together for about a decade. The two firms will exchange international resources. Kyodo PR will offer insight and services in Japan and Korea. Last month, Ruder Finn opened a new office in New Delhi.

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