Edelman announced the appointment of Glenn Engler as global chief of staff and director of corporate strategy. Engler will serve as chief of staff to president and CEO Richard Edelman, and assume the newly created role of director of corporate strategy, in which he will manage advancement of the firm’s strategic planning process. Engler also will work closely with Edelman’s 10-member executive committee to forge new working relationships and synergies across the organization. He will report to Richard Edelman and work closely with Matthew Harrington, global chief operating officer, and Victor Malanga, worldwide chief financial officer. Engler most recently served as CEO of Digital Influence Group, which he helped turn into one of the largest stand-alone social media creative agencies in the U.S. through its work with brands including IBM, GE, AT&T, Glidden Paints and Reebok. Prior to that, he was president of Digitas’ Boston operation, where he oversaw 900 people across the Boston, Detroit, and Atlanta offices. During his ten years at the digital agency, he served as senior advisor to C-level executives for brands such as General Motors, AFLAC, Home Depot, OnStar and Goodyear. (Release)
Also at Edelman, Jeremy Tunis will join its Los Angeles Public Affairs practice as vice president, effective immediately. Tunis brings more than 12 years of experience spanning public policy advocacy, law, political campaigns, strategic planning and corporate relations. He will report to Sara Jones, managing director for the Western Region’s Public Affairs and Crisis & Risk Management practices. Tunis was previously director of Practice Integration, Client Engagement & Public Affairs at Burson-Marsteller, where he was responsible for formulating business development strategy and oversaw client service teams across a number of sectors including travel/leisure, technology, energy, consumer products and non-profits. His team’s pro bono work with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum garnered the 2012 Gold Sabre Award for Educational & Cultural Institutions. He also specializes in planning and executing successful thought leadership and stakeholder programs with policy, civic and business organizations. Earlier at Burson, he served as chief of staff to the former Worldwide President and CEO. (Release)
Ogilvy Public Relations announced new hires in its New York office. April Scott joins Social@Ogilvy as executive vice president and New York group director, bringing more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications, with a focus on social and digital marketing strategies. Scott will lead the New York Social@Ogilvy practice, overseeing client accounts, business development and operations. Most recently, Scott worked at Digitas LBI in Paris and London as director counsel of social and digital engagement, leading global branding efforts, marketing strategies and process improvements while providing strategic digital and social counsel for top International brands. Previously, she worked at Gaylord Entertainment/Marriott International as executive director: social media, marketing and public relations. Lindsay Garrison joins the New York Brand Marketing practice as senior vice president, managing the LG Electronics account in the US. Garrison has over 12 years of experience in strategic brand building, consumer public relations and event marketing. Previously, she served as a vice president at Edelman in both New York and Atlanta, Georgia, in their consumer marketing practice. At Edelman, Garrison serviced clients across the retail and food service industry such as Heinz, Mondelez International, Unilever Dove and Starbucks, as well as technology brands eBay and GE, among others. (Release)
King + Company announced the addition of Lindsay Kaplan to its staff in the role of VP, lifestyle and consumer/lifestyle digital properties. Kaplan’s previous position was marketing director at CityMaps, and in her new role she will “develop and implement strategic media plans” for clients like DreamWorks, Estee Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness, and many, many more.
Here’s Kaplan herself—who’s quite good at Twitter—making the announcement:
Thrilled to announce my big move — joining the award-winning public relations agency, King + Company, as VP, Consumer Lifestyle & Digital.
— Lindsay Kaplan (@lindsaykap) December 2, 2013
Platinum Advertising announced Joseph Brown and Thomas Neveil as new directors of strategic partnerships respectively for the mid-Atlantic and Pacific divisions. As expert sales professionals in the energy industry, they have more than 35 years of experience combined. Their roles are twofold. The first is to build and maintain strong alliances for Platinum that will enable steady, continual growth and establish firm support networks for all parties to flourish. The second is to aid in the procurement of resources that office leaders require in order to maximally performance. (Release)