BOSTON—Kyle Bishop (pictured) has been named director of digital strategies and creative services at 360 Public Relations, where he will lead an expanding team of digital designers, developers and social media community managers. He most recently led the digital team at FOX25 in Boston, helping to improve the company's content management system and integrate SEO and social media best practices. He joined Herald Interactive in 1998 as a web designer, and later oversaw social media for The Boston Herald.
WASHINGTON, DC—Former Reuters News correspondent Jeremy Pelofsky has joined Ketchum 's public and corporate affairs practice as a vice president and media strategist. Based in Ketchum's Washington, DC, office, he brings 15 years of experience with Reuters News and Bloomberg News, where he covered the White House, Congress and a number of federal and international agencies, including the Securities & Exchange Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
RALEIGH, NC—French/West/Vaughan has added Joselyn Williams as an agency vice president. She brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate and sports event marketing, most recently with her own firm. In addition, Amy Ackerman joins FWV as account supervisor; Tara Trask joins as account executive; and Charlotte Rollins as senior media planner. FWV also announced four promotions, including Scott Palmer as social media manager and Katie Johnson as account supervisor.
MINNEAPOLIS—Carmichael Lynch Spong has added Whitney McChane as a senior counselor from Padilla Speer Beardsley, where she was an account supervisor and served as one of the agency’s social and media relations consultants. In addition, Eric Sveum has joined the agency as a senior associate from MSLGroup in New York, and Danielle Schumann has joined as a senior associate from the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
NEW YORK—Alison Brod Public Relations has hired Maria Ramirez as supervisor to lead a new multicultural division that will serve beauty, lifestyle and fashion clients including L'Oreal Paris, SKYY Spirits, Guthy Renker and Old Navy. Ramirez Maria joins Alison Brod from Edelman, where she worked on multicultural communications assignments for clients such as Dove, Time Warner Cable and Pepsi. Prior to Edelman, she led public relations efforts for the Latin music division at Rogers & Cowan.
SAN FRANCISCO—Bite Communications has added Ashley Seashore as account director, having most recently served as account supervisor at Atomic PR. She will help lead SAP’s mobile team. The firm has also hired Monique Sherman as senior account executive and Stacey Ngo as account executive.
DENVER—GroundFloor Media has hired Lauren Cook and Jon Woods as senior directors of social media and digital strategy. Cook joins GFM after 12 years of specializing in online brand management and crisis response, trend spotting, content curation and data visualization, most recently with Washington, DC-based interactive agency JESS3, where she was vice president of client services. Woods spent five years with Staples, where he was responsible for sales- and customer-facing messaging, collateral development and strategy for the company’s commercial interiors business.
BALTIMORE—Abel Communications has named Jessica Epperly as senior publicist. With more than 10 years of PR experience, most recently as account manager at The Wakeman Agency, Epperly will focus on media relations for Abel clients including STX, CoPilot Live, KoolSpan, Presbyterian Senior Living, and others.