Roll Call: Mercury, Nuñez PR Group, Marketwired, and More

Mercury announced the addition of renowned journalist Ben Feller to its New York office. Feller, who most recently served as the chief White House correspondent for The Associated Press, has joined as a managing director leading media strategy efforts for the firm’s public affairs division. Ben served as the chief White House correspondent for The Associated Press—a premier role in journalism—during which he became a trusted leader of the Washington press corps. In more than six years of covering the administrations of President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush, Feller was twice honored for his excellence in reporting on the presidency. (Release)

Nuñez PR Group announced the addition of Amanda L. Ray as vice president. Ray has more than 20 years of professional strategic public relations experience with more than nine years of client service supporting a Fortune 50 company. She will lead key accounts, such as Famous Footwear, as well as new business opportunities. Her experience includes communications for consumer and business-to-business products and services, technology, telecommunications and wireless, energy and nonprofit organizations. At Nuñez PR Group, Ray’s main responsibilities include strategic direction for integrated marketing, media relations and social media engagement. They also include executive support and national campaign management. (Release)

Marketwired has promoted COO Jim Delaney to CEO weeks after it rebranded from Marketwire. Michael Nowlan, who served as chief executive of the company for the past 14 years, will remain on its board of directors and continue to provide strategic oversight. In his new role, Delaney will focus on “leading transformational change in the traditional distribution industry” through new products and services, new relationships with social networks, and growing market share and revenue, according to a statement. Delaney joined Marketwire as COO last August from Dun & Bradstreet. At the time, the company created the position with the intention of grooming the next CEO, it said in a statement. (Release)

MWW announced that Andrea Margolin has joined the firm’s growing San Fransisco office as an account director.  Margolin comes to MWW from education technology leader Blackboard Inc., where she helped direct content and social media strategy and B2B corporate communications initiatives. Margolin joins MWW’s award-winning technology and digital content practice. The team is comprised of technology, social media, digital marketing and media relations experts who deliver true subject matter expertise ranging from consumer electronics and apps to entertainment. (Release)