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Roll Call: Syndicate Media Group, GolinHarris, BuzzFeed, and More

Syndicate Media Group has announced the promotion of Samantha Kain to the position of managing director. In her new role, Kain will oversee team management and client profitability in the agency’s 27 -person New York office. She will also work closely with Syndicate’s Los Angeles office to manage national accounts and the agency’s new business team to develop new client opportunities. In addition, Samantha continues to hold the title of associate partner. (Release)

GolinHarris has appointed award-winning Chicago Tribune science and healthcare journalist Trine Tsouderos as healthcare media director. Tsouderos joined the Tribune in 2003, and she has written about science and medicine since 2009. Before joining the Tribune, Tsouderos wrote for People Magazine, The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville and The Wilson Daily Times in Wilson, N.C. Tsouderos will be based in Chicago. (Release)

BuzzFeed has hired Ze Frank. Frank will work to continue the company’s growth through online video, building a team of video producers in Los Angeles and establishing a studio to create content native to the social web. The acquisition and hire are effective immediately–Frank will work with BuzzFeed’s existing teams to produce viral hits inspired by BuzzFeed posts like “The Angriest Babies In The Whole World,” “How To Restore Your Faith In Humanity,” and “What Is Your Worst Pet Peeve?” He will also develop new YouTube channels covering a wider range of topics and collaborate with BuzzFeed’s social advertising clients on branded content. (Release)

Erin Felentzer is moving from ABC to TNT, where she will serve as the new VP of public relations, overseeing all publicity for TNT and its original programming including “Dallas” and “Major Crimes.” During the decade she spent with ABC Entertainment Group, Felentzer served as director of media relations and director of publicity, working on campaigns for ABC series including “Desperate Housewives“, “Lost” and “Ugly Betty“; she most recently served as VP of communications. (Variety)

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PR Event News from Around the World

The PRSA has announced the nominees for its leadership positions for 2012. Among the candidates are Mickey Nall, MD of Ogilvy PR in Atlanta for chair, Kathy Barbour, comms manager at the Mayo Clinic for treasurer, and Elizabeth Pecsi, director of executive communications at Unisys Corp. for director-at-large. Nominations can also be filed by September 16. Voting will take place on October 15 during the PRSA International Conference in Orlando, FL.

Also, in case you didn’t see the tweet, Zócalo Group and the Chicago Tribune, organizers of Social Media Week in Chicago, are looking for sponsors, speakers, and volunteers for the event, taking place September 19 through 23.

And The Baltic PR Weekend has been scheduled for September 22 and 23 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The Russian Public Relations Association (RASO), SPN Ogilvy, and the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) are the organizers of that event.