Tom Hudder has joined Fleishman-Hillard as SVP and executive creative director of the firm’s St. Louis office, a new position. He was previously the EVP and executive creative director at Rodgers Townsend/DDB, an ad agency in St. Louis. He’s worked with companies including AT&T, Anheuser-Busch, and Enterprise.
John Morgan has joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as COO in Asia. H+K has 10 offices in the region. He’ll be based in Hong Kong, also serving as the MD for that office. He was previously GolinHarris’ regional MD for the Greater China region.
The Arnold Agency, a Charleston, W.V.-based PR, advertising, and branding firm, has opened a Washington D.C. office. Mike Fulton will lead the new office. He was most recently the EVP and head of the government relations practice at GolinHarris Public Affairs, in D.C. He was with that firm for 23 years.
Omnicom Group has reached an agreement with ITOCHU Corp. and a number of venture capital funds to acquire Medical Collective Intelligence (MCI), a Japanese online medical research and CRM company. MCI will continue to operate as a standalone business.
Kelly McAndrew has been named VP of corporate communications at Cablevision, responsible for outreach related to corporate news and strategy, and the company’s philanthropic efforts. She’ll also be handling media relations for Newsday, News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity, and Clearview Cinemas. She was previously the SVP of corp comms for Viacom.
MyDreamcatcher.com, an initiative from the Oneida Nation Enterprises, has launched, offering users a place to build a website dedicated to individual aspirations. The Web portal includes a cause marketing division that will donate funds to scholarship organizations like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the American Indian College Fund for each dream realized. Former Martha Steward exec Suzanne Sobel is the marketing director for the organization.
Jim Cox has formed James O. Cox, III Strategic Communications, a Texas firm focused on the oil and gas industries. Cox was previously SVP in the corporate practice at Hill+Knowlton Strategies. He also previously had his own firm, James Cox, Inc, that was sold to Edelman, becoming Edelman’s first Texas office, located in Houston. You can learn more about the new firm here.
[image: H+K’s John Morgan]