Industry News In Brief (June 22, 2015)
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Industry News In Brief (June 22, 2015)

James Arnold joins Gould+Partners, new Crimson Hexagon product, CHR Group makes acquisition, and an upcoming crisis seminar.

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NEW YORK—Public relations management consultant James Arnold, CEO of the Arnold Consulting Group, has joined consulting firm Gould+Partners as a senior counselor. Prior to founding his own firm in 1991, Arnold was partner, president and CEO of Chester Burger & Co. He has worked with more than 200 of the Fortune 500, as well as numerous government agencies and major nonprofits, and has counseled the management of numerous PR agencies on business practices, profitability, succession planning, new business development, and M&A. 

BOSTON—Crimson Hexagon, the social media analytics software company, has introduced image analysis and detection to its ForSight social analytics platform. The new offering enables brands and agencies to identify, track and analyze logos contained in billions of social media posts across platforms. 
By incorporating this visual data, ForSight now gives brands a more complete picture of how consumers are talking about them on social media.

NEW YORK—The CHR Group, which over the past 18 months has acquired PR firms Raker Goldstein, TrylonSMR and Zlokower, has added US Hispanic advertising agency Orcí. With 2014 capitalized billings of more than $55 million, the firm works with clients Honda, Acura, DIRECTV, Dole, Georgia Pacific, and more.

PITTSBURGH—Paul Furiga, founder and CEO of WordWrite Communications, is the new president of PR Boutiques International, a network of boutique public relations firms with 35 members representing 12 countries and four continents. Furiga has worked with PRBI for four years as a member of its board of directors, most recently serving as vice president.

NEW YORK—Mike Paul, president of Reputation Doctor LLC, is hosting a crisis public relations and reputation management webinar to kick off's Platinum Webinar Series. The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 1 pm ET and will focus on developing an authentic and ethical reputation. To register:

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