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MWW Acquires West Coast LGBT Specialty Firm

MaciasNew Jersey’s MWW continued its ongoing expansion today with the acquisition of Macias Media Group, a Los Angeles firm that specializes in serving the LGBT audience. The move scored a mention in the New York Times via ad specialist Stuart Elliott.

Founder, namesake and former Here Media EVP Stephen Macias started the firm, which will become part of MWW, in September 2012. In his new role, Macias will work from the firm’s L.A. and New York offices as senior vice president and leader of the LGBT practice.

Here Media publishes The Advocate, Out, Out Travel and other gay-focused properties like Here TV and Gay.com, with recent big-name campaigns including promo for the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. Until the announcement Macias served as their agency of record; they will now be MWW clients.

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Roll Call: Quinn & Co., Here Media Inc., and SendtoNews

Quinn & Co., a PR firm headquartered in New York City, is opening an office in Miami this month. The firm, ranked top 10 nationally for travel and real estate, as well as in the top 50 for food, wine + spirits, has tapped Jim Lee as senior vice president to lead the new office. Jim, a veteran PR executive and business-development expert, is scouting Miami office space and spearheading Q&C’s growth in this market. Q&C’s Miami office is targeting clients in travel, real estate, food and beverage. (Release)

Here Media Inc. has announced that Stephen Murray has been appointed to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Marketing & Brand Strategy. Murray, most recently Senior Director, Brand Integration at iVillage/NBC Universal, will be based in the company’s New York office and report directly to Here Media’s Executive Vice President, Publishing, Joe Landry. (Release)

SendtoNews is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sean Coutts as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Coutts brings to SendtoNews more than a decade of senior executive experience in IT and digital media industries, most recently as Senior Director Service Delivery at CAI Canada, a global IT services firm with engagements with more than 100 Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies worldwide. Previously, Coutts also served as the General Manager, E-Commerce at Wal-Mart; Chief Operating Officer at KIT digital Inc. and Group Head, Business Operations at JumpTV. (Release)

Roll Call: McDonald’s, Primary Wave Music, Savings.com, and More

McDonald’s hasn’t hired a new mascot, but it has appointed a new VP SVP of global external comms. Bridget Coffing has been promoted to the position (she was previously VP), in which she’s responsible for media relations, marcomms, internal communications, PR, and CSR. She joined the company in 1985 from GolinHarris. [via Chicago Business]

Anne Watkins has joined Primary Wave Music, a music branding, publishing, and talent management company, as director of PR. She was previously with Lizzie Grubman Public Relations. Among Primary Wave’s clients are Cee Lo Green (right), Eric Benet, and Steven Tyler.

Meghan Stuvvenberg has joined Savings.com, the online coupon site, as head of PR and community management. In her role, she’ll be in charge of media relations, deal syndication, and audience engagement. She was previously associate director of digital at Hill & Knowlton in Australia. Brian Lee has also joined the company as head of consumer experience, in charge of positioning the benefits of the site and its recent personalization launch. He comes from BabyCenter.com where he was director of product management.

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