EMEA News In Brief (December 19, 2011)
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EMEA News In Brief (December 19, 2011)

New people in new roles at JKL, WCG, We are Social; new business at Hopscotch.

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STOCKHOLM—Anna Grönlund Krantz will become the new managing director of JKL Stockholm, succeeding Åsa Jamal, who is leaving her consultant role after 12 years to take over as director of communications at TV4. Krantz joined JKL as a consultant in 2006, having previously served as a Member of Parliament.

LONDON—Global healthcare public relations specialist WCG has strengthened its London team with the hire of Nick Francis as director and Rena Radia as account manager. Francis was previously head of communications at Takeda Pharmaceuticals Europe and Eli Lilly & Company, and has worked with a number of leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic and healthcare services companies on a range of corporate, crisis, financial and brand communications. Radia has three years of experience in pharmaceutical and medical education, working on both UK and European accounts, including most recently Pfizer.

LONDON—Social media agency We Are Social has appointed Nicole Ghobrial as group account director. She joins from Agency Republic where she was group business director, and brings digital marketing experience across a wide range of industry sectors, including retail, financial services, travel, automotive and telecoms. She previously spent three years at M&C Saatchi Group digital and direct agency Mark in Australia as general manager, setting up the Melbourne office.

PARIS—De Particulier à Particulier, a leader in the French real estate market, has selected Hopscotch to provide print, online, and audiovisual media relations support.

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