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TROY, MI: John Bailey & Associates has added two new clients to its roster: Saleen and T-Systems. The clients are industry leaders in the automotive specialty vehicle and information technology sectors.
LOS ANGELES: Englander & Associates has named Ruben Gonzalez as a partner at the firm. For the past 19 months, Gonzalez has worked as SVP with the agency, providing strategic counsel in the areas of public, government, and media affairs. As a partner, he will continue working with clients in the Los Angeles region, while also expanding the firm’s client base in Orange County. Prior to joining the agency, Gonzalez served as director of government affairs to Los Angeles city controller Laura Chick.
FD acquires K Capital Source
DUBLIN: FD has acquired Irish financial communications and IR advisory firm K Capital Source. Among K Capital Source’s clients are Aer Lingus and Independent News & Media. The firm also has clients located in international markets and advises quoted companies in both the UK and the United States. FD’s team in Ireland will work alongside the K Capital Source team.
GeoVax taps Financial Relations Board
ATLANTA: GeoVax Labs, Inc., the biotech company developing HIV/AIDS vaccines, has tapped Financial Relations Board as its AOR. The agency will handle investor relations and other PR work as the biotech company continues to develop its treatment. Work is set to begin immediately.
Bailey Gardiner adds five new clients
SAN DIEGO: Bailey Gardiner has signed five new clients. They are: Vet-Stem, Jade Theater, CH Carolina Herrera, the La Jolla Development Group, and Point Loma Outfitting.
Kaplow assisting client Burlington Coat Factory with coat drive
NEW YORK, NY: Kaplow is assisting with a “Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Drive” for its client Burlington Coat Factory, along with nonprofit organization One Warm Coat. Good Morning America is the exclusive media partner of the coat drive, which was kicked off with actor Ben Affleck making the first donation on December 6. The drive will go on until January 31st, and drop-offs can be made at Burlington Coat Factory stores around the country, as well as outside Good Morning America’s Times Square studio location.
Brendy Barr Communications to represent Blue Amber Medical Spa & Wellness
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, MI: Brendy Barr Communications has been selected to provide PR services to Blue Amber Medical Spa & Wellness, recently founded by Dr. John P. Sosa, a specialist in aesthetic medicine. Blue Amber said it chose Brendy Barr for its creative ideas to maintain visibility for the spa beyond its grand opening.
Murphy O’Brien lands five new clients
LOS ANGELES: Indepent LA-based firm Murphy O’Brien has scored five new client wins. They are: Flight Bistro & Social Lounge; The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage; Epiphany Clubs and Resorts; Bald Mountain Development; and Encantado, a new resort property.
Heelys retains Edelman
DALLAS: Heelys, a youth sports lifestyle company, has retained Edelman as its AOR. The agency will be responsible for extending Heelys brand recognition in the youth wheeled footwear, apparel, and accessories markets, and will position Heelys as a leading authority on kids’ active lifestyle.
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