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Posts Tagged ‘Michael Frohlich’

Roll Call: Ogilvy, IMRE, DiGennaro, and More

Michael Frohlich has been named MD of Ogilvy PR U.K. He will continue as the regional consumer marketing head with the added day-to-day responsibility for the U.K. office. He’ll also sit on the firm’s U.K. board. Frohlich joined the firm in January 2012 from Bell Pottinger Group. [via]

Jeff Smokler has joined IMRE as SVP of the healthcare practice. He was previously SVP of healthcare public affairs at Weber Shandwick and once served as executive director of strategic comms of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

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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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