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ICSI hires Carmichael Lynch Spong for project work
BLOOMINGTON, MN: The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) hired Carmichael Lynch Spong for project work, starting in March. The firm is providing media relations and PR counsel for ICSI’s Diamond program, which aims to improve healthcare for people with depression.
PRoject JS2 adds four
NEW YORK: PRoject JS2, the recently-launched project practice of JS2 Communications, has added its first four clients: Rare Concepts Group, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Margo’s Bark Root Beer, and advertising firm Karlin & Pimsler.
Turkey hires Edelman for Obama visit
WASHINGTON: The government of Turkey hired Edelman for media relations and influencer outreach during President Barack Obama’s visit to the country, according to the US Department of Justice Web site. Work on the $117,000 account began April 4.
Ogilvy promotes Reihl to NY consumer group director
NEW YORK: Ogilvy PR Worldwide appointed Bill Reihl, EVP and group director of the New York consumer marketing practice. In this position, Reihl’s responsibilities will include oversight of the group and new business development. He will also add to strategic and creative development across practices. Previously, Reihl served as EVP in strategy and planning in the Atlanta office.
TeleTech selects SSA as AOR
DENVER: TeleTech, a provider of business process outsourcing services, selected SSA Public Relations as its AOR in February. The agency is focusing on raising awareness of the TeleTech brand and its solutions, as well as providing communications assistance in the US and internationally.
MS&L awarded GSA certification
WASHINGTON: The US General Services Administration (GSA) awarded certification to MS&L Worldwide on April 14 for advertising and integrated marketing solutions, according to a federal filing. The GSA is a federal agency that oversees government contracts.
Publicis acquires Swiss digital agency Nemos
PARIS: Publicis Groupe has acquired Nemos, a 10-person Zurich-based digital agency specializing in multimedia and flash programming. Pascal Urscheler, former CEO of Nemos, and Marion Marxer, senior brand director of Publicis in Zurich, will co-lead the agency and report to Freddy Collioud, president of Publicis Switzerland. Nemos will be integrated into Publicis Modem Switzerland and aligned with Publicis Modem, the digital branch of the company’s global network.
Volume adds six AOR accounts
DENVER: Six companies have chosen Volume PR as their AOR. They include American Energy Resources, WebSafety.com, international business coaching franchise The Alternative Board, and b-to-b marketing agency Faction Media.
Vogel rejoins Sitrick as practice leader
NEW YORK: Tom Vogel rejoined Sitrick and Company as practice leader for capital markets and Latin America, effective April 13. He will focus on media strategy development and crisis communications, with emphasis on financial markets and the Latin American region. These were his focus areas during his previous two-year stint with Sitrick. Vogel left in mid-2006 to work with the investment banking unit of Barclays Capital. He also has more than 20 years experience as a journalist including coverage of credit markets for The Wall Street Journal and spent 12 years living in Peru, Venezuela, and Brazil.
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