Agency People News in Brief (March 12, 2007)
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Agency People News in Brief (March 12, 2007)

Weber Shandwick has added two new professionals to its interactive, social and emerging media offering, screengrab. Karen Salama has joined as a vice president and will work with clients on multi-screen campaigns across emerging media channels.

Paul Holmes

NEW YORK—Weber Shandwick has added two new professionals to its interactive, social and emerging media offering, screengrab. Karen Salama has joined Weber Shandwick as a vice president and will work with clients on creating and executing multi-screen campaigns across emerging media channels.  She joins Weber Shandwick from Greater Than One Interactive in New York where she was responsible for managing redesign initiatives for Black Entertainment Television and website strategies for Medtronic. Previously, she was an interactive marketing producer at Ruder Finn. Dana Jasilli has joined as an account supervisor, also from Greater Than One Interactive.

PARSIPPANY, NJ—Coyne PR has added 13 new staff, including Norman Booth, Jennifer Baker Kamienski, and Nicole Lowe as assistant vice presidents,. Booth, who was formerly a vice president in the science and technology practice at Keating & Company, will oversee account work for Siemens Medical Solutions. Kamienski was formerly a senior account supervisor at Brushfire and worked at Porter Novelli and Spring, O’Brien. Formerly a management supervisor with CRT/Tanaka, Lowe oversaw programs for Amadeus, De’Longhi, Discovery Channel Stores, Dyson and Target. In addition, Brian Murphy joins the agency as an account supervisor; Jessica Jones and Theresa Willms come to Coyne as account executives.

DENVER—MGA Communications has promoted Jennifer Watson to vice president. Watson, who joined MGA in 2005, was formerly public relations manager with the Jefferson County Human Services Department. In addition, Jennifer Birks has been named account supervisor and Kelli Edelen has been named account manager.

BETHESDA, MD—Equals Three has hired a new creative director, Demetrius Goosbey, to lead its award-winning creative department as they begin work on a number of new accounts. Goosbey comes to Equals Three with extensive experience in developing creative concepts and social marketing campaigns. He was previously with IQ Solutions.

PHILADELPHIA—Vox Medica has hired JoAnn Vecchio as director in the healthcare training and development group. Vecchio comes to Vox Medica from Compas, where she served as an account executive for a variety of pharmaceutical clients. Her previous health-care experience includes advertising, marketing, and new business development with Mediplex Rehabilitation Hospital and

WASHINGTON, D.C.—GYMR, a Washington-based public relations firm specializing in health and social issues, has promoted Becky Watt Knight to senior vice president. Watt Knight joined GYMR in 2003 after holding positions at Ogilvy Public Relations and Ketchum. Her most recent work includes spearheading the agency’s work on the national announcement of Health Coverage Coalition for the Uninsured’s proposal for covering more than half of the nearly 47 million Americans who are without health insurance.

LOS ANGELES—PondelWilkinson, an investor relations and corporate communications firm, has promoted Angie Yang to senior vice president. Yang joined PondelWilkinson in 1997 with a background spanning the legal, medical and entrepreneurial fields. Today, she serves as the day-to-day investor relations contact for a wide range of publicly traded companies, principally in the consumer, financial services, transportation and technology sectors.


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