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EMEA News In Brief (July 27, 2015)
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EMEA News In Brief (July 27, 2015)

New people in new roles at Cohn & Wolfe, Lansons; new business for Cicero Group, Stir PR.

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LONDON—Cohn & Wolfe has appointed Kate Joynes-Burgess as its new head of digital and integrated marketing for the UK and EMEA, reporting to Scott Wilson, chief executive officer, UK and managing director, EMEA, and Chad Latz, president, global digital innovation. Joynes-Burgess joins Cohn & Wolfe from Weber Shandwick, where she was UK and EMEA head of digital across the corporate, financial and public affairs practice.

LONDON—Tina Woods has joined Lansons as a board director to launch Lansons Health, a start-up helping healthcare clients navigate disruption. Woods joins after four years with Ogilvy Healthworld, where she was deputy managing director (medical education) and global client leader, working with pharma companies including AstraZeneca, Galderma and Bristol Myers-Squibb.

BRUSSELS—InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Cicero Group to provide retained public affairs advice in London and Brussels after a competitive pitch process.  Cicero will provide IHG with counsel on a range of issues. The account will be led in London by Cicero executive director John Rowland and in Brussels by executive director Helena Walsh, reporting to Lauren Knott, IHG’s director of public affairs.

LONDON—Food, drink and lifestyle agency Stir PR has added French regional wine denomination Pays d’Oc IGP to its client roster. Stir PR will work closely with Inter Oc—the trade body that represents Pays d’Oc IGP—to educate key influencers about Pays d’Oc IGP wines, with a focus on modern dining occasions.

 

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