EMEA News In Brief (November 11, 2013)
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EMEA News In Brief (November 11, 2013)

New people at Lexis, Publicasity, St John Ambulance, We Are Social; new business at Broadgate Mainland, EML Wildfire.

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LONDON—Lexis, the UK consumer agency owned by Next Fifteen Group, has appointed Stephen Woodford as chairman. Woodford will work alongside CEO Jason Gallucci to execute the company's three-year plan. He was formerly chairman of Adam&Eve DDB and spent seven years at DDB, ultimately overseeing the merger of the two advertising brands.  He was previously CEO of Engine and has also served as President of the IPA.

LONDON—Publicasity has appointed Julie Malamute (pictured) as associate director. Malamute has worked for a number of agencies in both New York and London, including Focus PR and Bromley Group, running large fashion, food and drink or retail accounts, from UGG boots to Godiva the chocolatier, and from Jim Beam whiskey to Lavazza coffee.

LONDON—St John Ambulance, a leading UK first aid charity, has appointed Steve Conway as director of brand marketing, communications and fundraising. Conway joins St John Ambulance from YouView, where he was interim marketing and PR director. He has held marketing and communications positions at Kraft, Danone, the BBC and Whitbread.

LONDON—Broadgate Mainland, the financial and professional services PR agency, has been appointed to manage the public relations activities for Harrington Cooper, a specialist fund distribution company.
Broadgate Mainland will promote the company’s outsourcing service for fund distribution and marketing, which targets the UK and Channel Islands discretionary and wholesale investment community.

LONDON—Social media agency We Are Social has appointed Elie Adamson as client services director at its London headquarters. She joins We Are Social from AKQA, where she has been working for six years, the last two as group account director. Her experience spans clients including Royal Navy, Fiat, Unilever, Lancome and Xbox.

LONDON—Fotech Solutions has appointed technology PR agency EML Wildfire to promote its security and monitoring technology to the global oil and gas industry. EML Wildfire's work will target senior engineering and C-level audiences in the sector.

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