Jessica Goldberg DiPietro has been promoted to MD of Lippe Taylor. She was previously EVP of the firm’s beauty practice. The move adds daily operations and growth responsibilities to her duties. Before launching a career in PR, DiPietro was beauty editor at Marie Claire and Ladies’ Home Journal.
Andrea Hagelgans has been named VP at Camino Public Relations, which specializes in work with social issues and organizations. She was previously media director for the firm and has 10 years experience working with nonprofits like the Ford Foundation.
Lambert Edwards & Associates has acquired IR Squared, an Atlanta-based full-service IR firm that works with small-to large-cap companies. Robert Burton, principal of IR Squared, is now a managing director at LE&A, leading its financial communications practice. IR Squared will be integrated under the LE&A name.
Stefan Hoppe has joined Business Wire as regional manager of the D/A/CH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) working in the Frankfurt office. Hoppe was previously head of exchange traded instruments at Thomson Reuters Markets.
Branding firm Liggett Stashower has promoted three staff members: Mark Szczepanik is now creative director, Linda Fantone is the firm’s art director, and Charlene Coughlin is senior project manager. The firm has also added four staff members including Doug Herberich, its new senior art director.
Omnicom Group has taken a majority stake in Indian marcomms company Mudra Group. The deal also expands Omnicom’s partnership with Reliance ADA Group. That company’s chairman Anil Ambani will join Omnicom’s International Advisory Committee. More info about that acquisition here.