EMEA News In Brief (December 3, 2012)
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EMEA News In Brief (December 3, 2012)

New business at Grupo Albion and Waggener Edstrom; new people in new roles at FTI Consulting and Autoliv; a new division at Clarion.

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MADRID—Corporate and financial public relations firm Grupo Albion has been selected by Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar to operate an information service in Madrid that will expedite communications with news media in Spain and promote a deeper understanding of Gibraltar. The team assigned to Gibraltar is led by Miguel Vermehren, who has decades of experience in international media communications.

LONDON—FTI Consulting has appointed Natalia Erikssen to its resources team as senior vice president. She joins FTI Consulting from Brunswick where she was a director in the energy and resources practice and served clients in the oil and gas sector on corporate and capital markets transactions and ongoing investor communications.

STOCKHOLM—Autoliv, a leader in automotive safety systems, has appointed Thomas Jönsson as vice president of corporate communications. Jönsson is currently vice president of brand and external communications, for TeliaSonera, and earlier worked with Nokia, which he joined in 1999, in various positions in Sweden, the United Kingdom, Finland, and China.

JOHANNESBURG—Waggener Edstrom has diversified into the renewable energy sector and is now working with Canadian Solar, providing communications and marketing support to one of the world’s largest solar companies.

LONDON—Clarion Communications is launching a new digital division, influenced, which will work across all aspects of social media, social advertising and online PR. influenceD will offer a full range of services across social media, social advertising, social apps, online monitoring and reporting, purchase journeys (e-commerce), SEO and digital strategy.

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