Roll Call: Max Borges Agency, CNN Digital and O’Malley Hansen Communications

Max Borges Agency announced Michael Young has been appointed executive vice president. Young will be tasked to lead client engagements, evolve the firm’s communications services capabilities, as well as develop new business. Young is an accomplished communications practitioner with extensive experience in helping market-leading companies articulate vision, engage stakeholders, secure influencer endorsements and lead markets through high-impact communications. Prior to joining Max Borges Agency, Young served as the senior vice president at Access Communications for nine years where he led the firm’s enterprise technology and business-to-business practice and focused on business development. Previously, he co-founded Agency Analytics, LLC and held leadership positions in the technology practices at Porter Novelli and Ketchum (Release)

CNN Digital has hired former Yahoo! executive Dewey Reid as its new VP and executive creative director. In his new role, Reid will be responsible for creative, design and UI for the news leader’s digital properties. Reid previously served as VP of design for mobile and emerging products at Yahoo!, building its Flickr, Weather and Digest apps as well as smart TV projects. He has also worked with branding studios, agencies, startups and tech leaders as a director and designer. In his new role he will oversee digital platforms such as CNN Money and CNNi out of the company’s New York office. (Brief)

O’Malley Hansen Communications, a brand-building agency with core competencies in public relations and social media, has acquired Blick&Staff Communications. OHC’s first acquisition expands the agency’s footprint to include senior staff in New York City and an expanded social media and digital team. After a successful 20-year run, Harriet Blickenstaff will join OHC as a senior consultant and her team will be incorporated into OHC’s existing Chicago and St. Louis offices. Rini Ader, senior vice president, will continue to be based in New York City. (Release)