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Posts Tagged ‘Qorvis Communications’

Roll Call: C&W, Workhouse, 20th Century Fox, and More

Cohn & Wolfe has announced three executive changes. Brooke Hovey was promoted to EVP of the digital practice in the Americas, a new position. She’ll be responsible for accounts across North America and Latin America based out of Austin, TX. She was previously MD of that office and SVP of the practice. Also in the digital area, the firm has hired Brad McCormick as EVP, MD of the Austin office and senior digital strategist. He was previously EVP and global digital director at Porter Novelli. And Katy Kelley has been named VP of global marketing and communications responsible for promoting C&W’s reputation in the digital arena. She was most recently VP of corp comms at Ruder Finn. According to the executive announcement release, the firm’s digital business has experienced a “double-digit growth” in the past 20 months.

Workhouse PR has added actor Matthew Modine to its roster of clients. As AOR, the firm will work on publicity for Modine, his projects, and charitable causes. Modine is known for his roles in Full Metal Jacket, And the Band Played On, and a number of theater and directorial roles.

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Roll Call: Qorvis, Padilla Speer Beardsley, the Sacramento Kings, and More

Kevin Chaffee has joined Qorvis Communications as senior advisor. He was previously with Washington Life and will continue to serve as an editorial consultant for the magazine. Prior to that, he spent 17 years as a reporter and editor at Washington Times. [via FishbowlDC]

Padilla Speer Beardsley has appointed Curtis Smith as director of business development and marketing for the firm. He’s also in charge of internal comms, raising awareness of the firm across media. Previously, he was director of business development for both Carmichael Lynch (advertising) and Carmichael Lynch Spong (PR).

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PR Tools Round Up: PR Newswire, Critical Mention, Cision, and More

-Cision has introduced EdCals, a free online tool that alerts users to the major stories that media outlets are working on. Cision also recently announced CisionPoint Connect Release, which distributes search-optimized news across major channels.

-PR Newswire, BetterInvesting, and MUNCMedia have launched the monthly Retail Investor Conferences, a virtual series that will bring together retail investors and publicly traded companies.

-Klout.com, known for its Twitter influence measurement, has launched a platform to measure Facebook influence.

-Critical Mention has introduced the latest version of its broadcast platform, CriticalTV 4.0. The latest version includes e-mail and RSS feeds and mobile capabilities.

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