EMEA News In Brief (January 21, 2013)
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EMEA News In Brief (January 21, 2013)

New people at salt, Deutsche Bank, Ogilvy, MSL Nordic, Milestone Systems, Atomic, Headland and W; new client at Grayling.

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LONDON—Caroline Taylor has departed Edelman to join salt as associate director. Taylor spent two-and-a-half years at Edelman, most recently as a director of global PR for Dove and OMO. Prior to that, she was a board director at Clarion Communications. Taylor will join salt’s global PR team, which works for clients such as ManpowerGroup as well as Unilever’s Sunsilk, Impulse and Lifebuoy brands.

BERLIN—Deutsche Bank has named Ansgar Tietmeyer as head of public affairs in Berlin. Tietmeyer, who joined Deutsche Bank in 1996, will manage relations with the government and ministries.

LONDON—Ogilvy Public Relations has named Suresh Raj (pictured), former new business director at MHP Communications, as business development director, focusing on driving new business opportunities across the firm’s consumer and corporate PR practices. Raj has worked with high-profile publicist Mark Borkowski, Consolidated Communications, and most recently The Engine Group, heading up business development for its flagship agency, MHP.

STOCKHOLM—Jan Lindow, CEO of PR and communications firm MSL Nordic, has been appointed partner in MSLGroup subsidiary JKL Group. Lindow has been a part of JKL Group since 2000, when he founded Move PR, which merged with JKL’s sister company PRfabriken, and created the current MSL Stockholm. He has developed MSL’s presence in the Nordic market through establishment of operations in Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki and today serves as CEO of all MSL’s Nordic offices.

COPENHAGEN—Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software, has promoted Karl Erik Traberg to lead corporate communications and strategic developments, responsible for communications with both internal and external stakeholders. He has been responsible for business development, strategy and market analysis at Milestone since 2008, and previously was head of marketing and strategy for the Danish subsidiary of Anritsu.

LONDON—Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, the UK’s largest orthopaedic hospital, has appointed Grayling to handle a major PR and brand building campaign. Grayling’s brief is two-fold: to increase awareness of the RNOH, its services and specialist expertise, and to provide support for a major redevelopment of the hospital’s site. This redevelopment will enable it to deliver first-class care to children and adults in purpose-built, state of the art facilities for the first time.

MUNICH—Michaela Gross, formerly managing director of Harvard Public Relations Munich, part of Good Relations Group, has been appointed as head of Grayling-owned technology PR specialist Atomic PR Munich. Previously, Gross aas head of corporate communications at Seeburger, a global SAP partner for business-to-bsuiness Integration, where she was responsible for international corporate communications. She has also worked for Publicis Group and A&B One Communications Group.

LONDON—Oliver Tilley is joining Headland, the independent financial communications and corporate reputation consultancy, as an account director. Tilley was previously a senior consultant at Blue Rubicon, where he had worked since 2007. He has advised a wide range of businesses, from financial institutions and professional service firms such as Lloyd's of London and Ernst and Young, to household brands such as McDonald's and O2, on reputation management campaigns and strategic communications.

LONDON—W has launched a new consumer technology division, to be headed by Nick Grange, the former pan-European head of iPad PR at Apple. With more than 20 years' experience in consumer technology, including stints at EA, Activision, and Microsoft—where he was head of UK PR—Grange will be the agency's first head of consumer technology, reporting directly to W founder Warren Johnson.
 

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