Alan Kercinik has joined Ogilvy PR as EVP of the firm’s Strategy+Planning (S+P) group. This team crosses practices and the globe to advise the firm’s clients.Kercinik was previously EVP and North American director of engagement at Weber Shandwick, serving as a leader on the firm’s Mars Chocolate account. You can also find him online at www.alwaysjacked.com and www.thirtymag.com.
Arun Chaudhary has joined Fenton as resident filmmaker in the firm’s video division. Chaudhary was previously the first official White House videographer for the Obama administration, producing 1,165 videos that reached 14.8 million views on YouTube. Last week, Fenton announced that Victor Neufeld, veteran ABC News EP joined the firm as its first executive producer.
Dar Vanderbeck has joined Resolute Consulting, a public affairs and strategic comms firm, as VP. She’ll lead the firm’s new Atlanta office, help clients around the world in “transition environments,” and help clients looking to reach audiences in the Middle East, Central Asia, Central America, and North Africa. Previously, Vanderbeck was global comms coordinator for an Atlanta-based management and consulting firm. And she worked in the White House Liaison Office, serving as an administrator to USAID.
MWW Group has added three senior digital strategists to its Dialogue Digital group. Greg Tedesco, who was previously a social media strategist at Porter Novelli, will work with Sara Lee. Daisy Matias was previously the social media and and digital strategist for Reader’s Digest. At MWW, she’ll work with Nikon. And Tim Baker joins from FTI Consulting where he was the VP of digital strategies. He’ll be working on consumer lifestyle marketing clients like McDonald’s.
Schubert Communications has joined the In’ Network, a group of more than 80 marcomms firms spanning 95 countries.
Business Wire and SmartBrief have expanded their partnership, increasing the number of trade email publications that they send from 12 to 80. The additional trade organizations include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Culinary Institute of America.