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Posts Tagged ‘The Surround Group’

Roll Call: P&G, Hilton, Arthur Page Society grants, and more

P&G‘s global external relations head Christopher Hassall is retiring on June 30, prompting a restructure of the company’s comms team, reporting to global brand-building officer Marc Pritchard (left). The group will shrink from 1,200 to 800, with a number of employees moving to regulatory and legal areas of the company. The new structure is in line with the company’s five-year $10 billion cost-cutting plan. [via]

Christian Kuhn has been appointed VP of marketing for Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton, two all-suite, extended stay hotel brands. Kuhn was previously director of brand marketing for Embassy Suites. He’s also worked with AOL and AARP.

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International Firm Network, The Surround Group, Launches

Bender/Helper Impact and Indigo Pearl, a German-based comms agency, have launched The Surround Group, a coalition of international PR, marketing, and communications firms that will focus on areas of entertainment, media, and consumer technology.

Among the other firms involved in the venture are HiLinks in Chile, The Red Agency in Australia, and Webidiotz in Canada. Services will include social media consulting, financial and corporate relations, and graphic design and advertising services.

“Rather than establishing a loose alliance of affiliated PR and marketing agencies, Surround Group partners operate in a fully-integrated and collaborative manner – as well as being financially committed to the success of this venture,”  said B/HI president Lee Helper in a press release statement. Helper is now also the general managing partner of The Surround Group.