Ogilvy PR has hired Rebecca Davis to serve as EVP of the 360 Digital Influence practice in Washington D.C. Previously, she worked at Discovery Communications where she developed digital and brand strategies for the U.S. networks.
Christal Goetz joins APCO Worldwide as SVP and a member of the firm’s leadership team for the global online and creative practice. Goetz joins from New Media Strategies where she built the firm’s corporate practice.
Resolute Consulting has announced three promotions. Anne-Marie St. Germaine, previously chief creative officer, is now MD and leads the public-private partnership and infrastructure practice. John McGovern has moved from VP to EVP. He has led the firm’s corporate, financial, and legal comms practice since joining in 2007. And Jim Soreng has been promoted to VP from SAE. He has a specialty in advocacy campaigns.
Zito Partners has acquired Viviani Associates Public Relations, a Parsippany, N.J.-based marcomms firm. Viviani founder Lynette F. Viviani will work as a senior leader at Zito Partners working on business development and expanding the firm’s tech practice. Zito Partners has also announced a few additions to its advisory board: Joel Hollander, former chairman and CEO of CBS Radio; Col. Jack Jacobs, an NBC defense and security analyst; and Tracy Murdoch O’Such, MD of search firm Diversified Search.
Dealer.com, the online auto marketing company, has hired Eliza Kelly as VP of marketing. She’ll be handling corporate communication as well as the marketing for the company. She spent the previous nine years in a marcomms role at Cobalt, another auto marketing business.
We Are Social, a global social media agency, has opened its fifth office in Munich, Germany. Bastian Scherbeck is the MD, joining from iCrossing where he was a social media manager working with clients like eBay and BMW.