Agency People News in Brief (February 25, 2008)
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Agency People News in Brief (February 25, 2008)

Lime names promotions director; Ketchum adds two new vice presidents; 104 West promotes one, adds one; Zizzo Advertising adds to PR department.

Paul Holmes

NEW YORK—Lime Public Relations + Promotions, the public relations subsidiary of Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners, has promoted Gabe Banner from account director to promotions director, responsible for Lime’s promotions department. In addition, Sarah DeLuca joins the promotions team as an account manager from her own PR and promotions company, Sarah DeLuca Ventures, and Amanda Ruymen joins the public relations team as account manager from MWW Group.


NEW YORK—Ketchum has added two new vice presidents—James Andrews, director in Atlanta, and Scott Kilroy, director in New York—to its Ketchum Interactive Communications division. Andrews, a blogger for, was the founder of BrandInfluence, a strategic marketing and cultural branding agency that specializes in the convergence of technology, culture and entertainment. Kilroy has held director level positions for such companies as, Vizy Interactive, publicly traded Alloy and Burson-Marsteller. Prior to joining Ketchum, he served as director of technology at Innovation Ads.


DENVER—104 West Partners, which works primarily with innovative technology companies, has promoted Jennifer Dunlap Roane to vice president and added MacLean Guthrie to its staff as an account director. Guthrie will be responsible for managing several of the agency's accounts. Prior to joining 104 West Partners, she was the director of corporate communications for Quark, where she was responsible for coordinating the company's global public relation efforts. Previously, she held senior-level communications positions with WebMD, GE Access, New York City's economic development agency and the City of New York's children's services agency.


MILWAUKEE—Zizzo Group Advertising & Public Relations has added Alex Vagelatos to its public relations practice as account manager. Prior to joining Zizzo Group, Vagelatos served as the public relations director for Barlow Marketing Group and as a copywriter for LaBov & Beyond Marketing. He was also a public relations manager for Water Furnace International, a leading manufacturer of geothermal equipment.

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