Agency Wins & People Moves
Global: FleishmanHillard and adam&eveDDB win Dr. Oetker - The Drum
Dr. Oetker, a German multinational production company, hires communications agencies FleishmanHillard and adam&eveDBB to help develop brand strategy across 40 markets around the world.
Global: Edelman wins Neom - Neom Directory and News
According to Neom Directory and News, “Edelman wins six-month contract worth $1.3M to Develop Neom's Tech & Digital Branding” for its latest city project plans.
UK: Harvard agency wins Anaplan cloud-based platform provider - PRovoke Media
“Anaplan, the provider of a cloud-based platform used by companies for strategic planning and decision making, has retained Harvard as its first UK agency, as it steps up global communications,” according to PRovoke Media.
Mergers & Acquisitions
US: Vox Media and Group Nine, digital media giants, have agreed to merge - The New York Times
Vox Media buys Group Nine Media and results in the digital media publishing companies combining to optimize their potential. The deal “is an all-stock transaction that is expected to close early next year,” according to The New York Times.
US: Pinkston Acquires Pliris Strategies - O’Dwyer’s
Pinkston strategic communications firm acquires Pliris Strategies messaging and communications firm. According to O’Dwyer’s, Pliris Founder and CEO Donelle Harder will join Pinkston as senior vice president.
US: BrandExtract and Axiom Join Forces to Form Houston Branding & Marketing Powerhouse - Business Wire
Houston-based branding firms BrandExtract and Axiom merge to expand on the BrandExtract B2B and B2C client portfolio and grow its team to nearly 50 employees, according to Business Wire.
US: Edelman vet Mark Bieganski joins Ogilvy to lead consumer PR - PRWeek
Ogilvy hires Mark Bieganski as EVP of consumer PR. According to PRWeek, “he will also serve as client lead for Ogilvy’s long-standing partnership with LG Electronics U.S.A.”
US: Holland America Taps Ketchum's Bill Zucker To Lead Comms - PRovoke Media
Holland America Line hires Bill Zucker to lead the company’s communications. According to PRovoke Media, “Zucker will oversee the cruise line’s PR and communications including media relations, special events, issues management, corporate giving and internal comms.”
US: Hill+Knowlton appoints Grant Toups as first Global Chief Technology Officer - Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Hill+Knowlton Strategies hires Grant Toups as its first Global CTO. Toups formerly held several executive positions at global consulting and technology services company ICF Next.
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