Roll Call: MWW, Peppercomm, Ogilvy and More

MWW announced that Katie Myles has joined the firm’s Chicago office as vice president, consumer lifestyle marketing. Myles brings more than a decade of experience in integrated marketing communications and Millennial and family marketing, as well as experience working with wellness programs and major partnerships. In her new role at MWW, Myles will serve Chicago’s consumer and technology clients, while also growing the firm’s award-winning Health and Wellness practice. Prior to joining MWW, Myles served as senior account supervisor for the consumer marketing team at Edelman’s Chicago office where she acted as project manager and team leader for the National Dairy Council, one of Edelman’s largest clients. (Release)

Peppercomm promoted Jacqueline Kolek to the role of managing director. Kolek leads high-level client counseling across a diverse group of accounts and established the firm’s social media and digital offerings. She has deep expertise in helping clients in the B2B space and those in highly-regulated industries to leverage integrated communications offerings to drive business goals. Kolek, a partner with the company, has been with Peppercomm for 14 years, joining the firm as an account supervisor. Since then, she has won and grown multiple accounts in the financial services and business-to-business/industrial sectors. She also helped design Peppercomm’s CrisisRx service offering, where she leads crisis simulation and preparedness workshops with clients to develop and test crisis processes. (Release)

Ogilvy Public Relations announced the launch of Insight & Strategy (I&S), a newly formed group composed of experienced senior staff and rising mid-level talent across North America. Led by executive vice president and director of Insight & Strategy Michael Briggs, the group will enhance the agency’s capabilities to generate research-based insights and develop or identify the best strategies to help clients better capitalize on emerging opportunities and threats. Insight & Strategy will train, connect, and support a small group of carefully chosen senior-level Partners and mid-level Fellows among Ogilvy PR’s US offices and practices. The team will also contribute to the agency’s business development and thought leadership initiatives. (Release)

Visit Philadelphia™ has welcomed Colleen Wyse as its new vice president of strategic initiatives. In this role, Wyse will lead the direction and management of key strategic corporate and institutional relationships; oversee all advertising campaigns and joint marketing programs; manage the creative services department; and serve as the company liaison for regional, state and national tourism relationships. Wyse most recently worked at the Home Shopping Network as director of strategic marketing alliances. Prior to that experience, she was employed by Conde Nast Publications, where she gathered nearly two decades of experience in advertising sales and publishing. (Release)