Agency People News In Brief (March 21, 2022)
KANSAS CITY — VMLY&R has expanded its public relations capabilities by hiring Adam Woullard as managing connections director, PR. Within the new position, Woullard shall be taking over management of VMLY&R’s public relations functionality, additional bolstering and cementing the providing for the company and its total progress. Woullard joins VMLY&R from the USA Anti-Doping Company the place he most lately served as director of communications. Previous to that, he was senior vice chairman at FleishmanHillard for eight years the place he developed built-in, award-winning PR campaigns for high manufacturers resembling Gatorade.
SAN FRANCISCO — Allison+Companions has appointed senior company chief and goal model strategist Whitney Dailey as government VP, goal, to assist lead the company’s work with purpose-driven manufacturers throughout sectors. Previous to becoming a member of the company, Dailey (pictured) served as senior VP of promoting, analysis & insights at Porter Novelli, the place she helped rework the company right into a purpose-driven group. She spent practically a decade at Cone earlier than that.
SÃO PAULO — Vianews Latin America has appointed Andy West as a board advisor to assist its consumer progress plans and worldwide enlargement. West brings greater than 35 years’ expertise in worldwide company administration, enterprise growth, consumer consulting and advertising and marketing for international companies, most lately as chief growth officer of Hotwire Public Relations. Since leaving Hotwire in June 2021, West based a consulting agency, Westofcenter Ltd., and has constructed a portfolio of advisory positions with communications corporations within the US, Europe and now Latin America.
NEW YORK — Fenton Communications has employed Karla Wagner because the group’s first chief individuals officer and Adam Robles as senior VP of company social good. Most lately, Wagner was the top of individuals and tradition at Finsbury Glover Hering the place she directed the North American expertise and human assets perform. As a senior VP of company social good, Robles will assist lead the company social good workforce in shaping the way forward for a rising observe, supporting its key accounts and workers in its strategic progress and route. Robles joins Fenton from Hyundai Motor America, the place he helped lead the event and execution of the corporate’s company social duty technique for each the Hyundai and Genesis manufacturers.
WASHINGTON — Curley Firm has employed Justin Siraj as a director, increasing the agency’s media relations, content material creation and company affairs experience. Within the newly created position of director, Siraj will work intently with Greg Wilson, director of disaster communications, to handle shoppers, together with offering experience in media relations, content material creation and thought management. Earlier than becoming a member of Curley Firm, he served as occasions and communications supervisor at Samsung, overseeing DC-centric communications, and thought management efforts.
ATLANTA — Ruder Finn’s SPI Group has employed Trish Nicolas as government VP, communications technique and editorial. As a member of the chief management workforce — and the primary based mostly within the Southeast — Nicolas will play a key position in driving the excellence and progress at SPI Group. She’s going to present senior strategic counsel for shoppers and groups, tapping her experience in communications technique, model repute, points administration, story shaping, and viewers engagement. She will even assist to information and assist advertising and marketing and enterprise growth initiatives and can characterize the company at trade occasions.
NEW YORK — Greentarget has appointed Jennifer Smith the company’s director of content material & editorial technique. New York-based Smith joins after greater than a decade as a reporter at The Wall Avenue Journal masking matters together with provide chain, logistics, cultural establishments, and the authorized occupation.
NEW YORK — Mark Allen & Co. has promoted R. Kurt Osenlund to artistic director and account supervisor. Within the newly created position of artistic director, Kurt will lead the company’s concentrate on producing huge PR marketing campaign concepts to assist shoppers stand out within the earned media panorama. As an account supervisor, Osenlund will broaden his portfolio of shoppers and proceed to supervise and execute day by day account actions.
CHICAGO — Stephanie Poquette has been named senior VP of social media and influencer advertising and marketing at Zapwater Communications. Beforehand, she was VP of social media and influencer advertising and marketing on the company.