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Posts Tagged ‘JSH&A Public Relations’

Roll Call: JSH&A PR, Vox Media, Olson, and Hill+Knowlton Strategies

JSH&A Public Relations welcomes Andria Rosell as a senior account supervisor. Rosell is responsible for developing and executing strategic public relations programs on behalf of The Hershey Company and ConAgra Foods. She is also overseeing the agency’s rebranding initiatives and providing new business support. Prior to joining JSH&A, Rosell was head of North American public relations and social media for The Pampered Chef, responsible for establishing and implementing product launch and charitable giving programs. (Release)

Vox Media named Marty Moe chief operating officer and group publisher and Joe Purzycki VP of national sales. Moe had previously been Vox’s chief content officer and was publisher of The Verge and Polygon, which he also co-founded. Purzycki was senior director of East Coast sales and managed account relationships with clients such as MSFT, P&G, BMW, Comcast, Unilever and others. (FishBowlDC)

At Olson, John Partilla has succeeded Kevin DiLorenzo as CEO. Partilla joins Olson from Dentsu Network West (which includes McGarryBowen, Firstborn and 360i), where he spent the last two years as chief operating officer of the Americas, Europe and Australia. Prior to his time at Dentsu, Partilla held senior-level posts at Time Warner and Clear Channel, and spent nearly two decades at Y&R, where he founded and served as CEO of its BrandBuzz unit. (AgencySpy)

Hill+Knowlton Strategies announced that Tim Luckett has been appointed co-chair of the global crisis communications and risk management practice.

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Roll Call: Ketchum, MSLGROUP, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, and More

Ketchum has promoted partner Amanda Sefton to director of its Global Healthcare Practice. Ms. Sefton will remain in London and will assume her new role on Dec. 1. During the transition, she will continue serving as managing director of the London Healthcare Practice. A search is underway for her successor in that role. (Release)

MSLGROUP North America has named Shellie Winkler as North America practice director of its health and corporate practices. With more than two decades of experience, Winkler most recently worked at Edelman, where she was general manager of corporate and public affairs operations for the New York office.  She is located at MSL New York, the flagship office for MSLGROUP North America (Release)

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide (WE) has hired Ben Finzel as senior vice president, public affairs and general manager of the Washington, D.C., office. Finzel brings more than 20 years of communications and public affairs experience to the agency, including a presidential appointment during the Clinton administration and nearly six years as a press and legislative staffer for two members of Congress. Finzel will lead the firm’s Public Affairs practice, a Washington, D.C.-based group that manages complex policy issues, leads high-profile campaigns, and drives business results for corporate clients, trade associations and advocacy groups. (National Journal)

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Gourmet Food Company, Food Bloggers Collaborate on New French Fry Flavor

For the second year, gourmet food company Alexia Foods held its “Reinvent a Classic” campaign, whereby they asked fans to vote on Facebook for their favorite suggested french fry flavor. Last year’s winner was Parmesan Lemon Waffle Fries (above), which the company has been selling.

This year, the company decided to leave the flavor suggestions to food bloggers. Alexia approached 22 food bloggers, narrowing their suggestions down to four, which were voted on through March 30.

The choices were: Bruschetta Waffle Fries, from Spice’s Bites; Classic Dill Julienne Fries, by Fab Find Foodie; Thai Spiced Sweet Potato Julienne Fries, suggested by Family Fresh Cooking; and Herbes de Provence & Garlic Sweet Potato Julienne Fries, by The Duo Dishes.

And the winner is…

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Spin the Agencies of Record

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation has chosen JSH&A Public Relations as the AOR for its lines of measuring tools, power tools, and accessories. The firm will help with trade shows, media relations, and industry events.

Singapore Airlines’ affordable carrier Scoot Airways has hired Fleishman-Hillard as its Asia-Pacific AOR. The firm will raise awareness of the new airline, which launched in 2011 and will be offering flights to Australia and China in April. F-H was chosen after a competitive search. [via]

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