SAN FRANCISCO: Business Wire (BW) and TEKgroup International renewed their partnership and are introducing new features in their upgraded online newsroom product, Company NewsCenter, including real-time online newsroom management and the ability to maintain a special area or “dark site” that can be used for crisis communications purposes.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ: MWW Group is working on the communications effort for Linens ‘n Things as the company undergoes a financial restructuring following its Chapter 11 petition. Rich Tauberman and Susan Kenney are listed as contacts. MWW would not comment further on the work they are doing.
Havas renews Bolloré and Séguéla’s terms
SURESNES, FRANCE: At Havas’ annual shareholders meeting yesterday, May 29, shareholders renewed the terms of office for Vincent Bolloré, chairman of the board, and Jacques Séguéla, EVP and chief creative officer, for another three years.
Meez appoints MKC AOR
NEW YORK: Meez, the San Francisco-based online social entertainment network, hired The Morris & King Company as AOR, effective May 29. In this ongoing relationship, the agency will handle media relations, conferences, product launches, and communications strategy for the company.
Coady named GM of Fleishman SF
Ipsos offering Spanish-language service
NEW YORK: Ipsos recently launched the Ipsos Hispanic Express Omnibus survey to gather data about the Hispanic market. The survey allows clients to evaluate customer service and attitudes, measure issue awareness and other metrics about the US Hispanic population.
Starmark launched Entertainment Group
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL: Starmark International, an integrated marketing communications agency, formed a new Entertainment Group and added three new staff members, including Jeremy Cockrell as VP of entertainment markets. Starmark’s PR practice, which is a horizontally shared service at the firm, will be working with several entertainment clients, but Starmark declined to discuss recent entertainment client wins.
MacDonald joins Fiserv
BROOKFIELD, WI: Don MacDonald, previously VP and GM of the sales and marketing group and director of global marketing at Intel Corporation, has joined Fiserv as chief marketing officer. In his new role, MacDonald will focus on refining the company’s brand and product strategies, data analytics, and client segmentation.
Smith launches Element PR
SAN FRANCISCO: Tim Smith, former senior managing director at Spark PR, has launched Element PR. Element PR is a technology-focused boutique firm that will specialize in b2b and b2c clients. Smith joined Spark in January 2007 from OutCast Communications where he served as a VP.
Delta Community Credit Union selects TKCG
ATLANTA: Delta Community Credit Union, an Atlanta metro-area financial cooperative, selected Trevelino/Keller Communications Group, TKCG, as its first PR partner after a competitive search. TKCG will work with the Union’s advertising partner, Third Degree Advertising, on its marketing initiative. TKCG will focus on local market and industry media relations, community-based efforts, and a strategic social media campaign.
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