SHIFT Communications announced the addition of Christopher Penn as vice president of marketing technologies. Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Social Media and Digital Marketing, Chris will work with SHIFT’s account teams. Prior to joining SHIFT, Chris was the director of inbound marketing at WhatCounts, an email marketing company, as well as co-founder of the groundbreaking PodCamp New Media Community Conference. In addition to his duties at SHIFT, Chris will continue to co-host the “Marketing Over Coffee” podcast. (Release)

Hill+Knowlton Strategies announced that John Morgan has been named president and CEO of its Asia region. Morgan, who has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of H+K Asia for the last ten months, will report to H+K Global Chairman Jack Martin. Morgan assumes the role previously held by James Heimowitz, who stepped down to pursue other opportunities. John previously served as the firm’s chief operating officer, responsible for managing its culturally-diverse operations across Asia Pacific, as well as a dual role as managing director for the Hong Kong office. Prior to joining Hill+Knowlton Strategies, he served as regional managing director for the greater china region for an international public relations agency. (Release)

Miller PR announced two key executive promotions and a continued expansion of the agency with a new senior hire and new offices. Industry veteran Jennie Kong was promoted to senior vice President following her leadership in the expansion of the company’s Digital Entertainment division over the past two years, while Mark Lindsey was promoted to account supervisor in Technology after successfully leading key technology brand campaigns in 2012.  (Full Story)