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EMEA News In Brief (May 13, 2013)

New people at MSL Group, College Group, Waggener Edstron, Four; new accounts at Broadgate Mainland, Teamspirit.

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COPENHAGEN—Søren Berg has been appointed managing director for MSLGroup Denmark. JKL Group re-branded the business in Denmark in January this year, combining the JKL and MSL brands under one name. Berg was previously a senior management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and managing director at Grey advertising-owned La Familia and Bergsøe 4. Prior to joining the JKL Group he was partner at Quadric Consulting.

LONDON—College Group has named Damian Reece as managing partner and deputy CEO of its capital markets division. Reece was previously head of business at the Telegraph Group with responsibility for the business sections of both the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph newspapers as well as for Telegraph Online.

MUNICH—Manuel Hüttl (pictured), vice president and general manager of the Munich office for Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, has expanded his remit to cover management of the firm’s continental European operations, taking on leadership of Paris and Geneva in addition to continuing to serve as GM of WE Munich. He will continue to report to Chris Talago, executive VP and GM, EMEA.

LONDON—Broadgate Mainland, a financial and professional services PR agency, has won a competitive pitch process to support the public relations activities of international consultancy firm Moore Stephens. Broadgate Mainland will work with Moore Stephens to develop and execute a PR campaign to promote the firm’s expertise in the financial services and insurance communities.

ABU DHABI—Four Communications Group has appointed Natalie Amos to head its growing travel PR and marketing practice in the Gulf. Amos, who has worked for Four Communications for the last six years in its London office, is transferring to Abu Dhabi, from where she will lead travel PR campaigns across the Gulf for clients including IHG, Etihad Airways, Tourism Ireland and RAK Tourism, as well PR for as many destination-related events. 

LONDON—Capita, a leading provider of business process outsourcing and integrated professional support services, has expanded its work with Teamspirit Public Relations to promote the whole range of Capita’s financial service related businesses: Capita Fiduciary, Capita Asset Services and Capita Financial Group.

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