Industry News In Brief (May 20, 2013)
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Industry News In Brief (May 20, 2013)

A new practice a KCSA; new partnerships for Calypso and for Sergat; and a new CEO at Marketwired.

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NEW YORK—KCSA Strategic Communications has formed an investor relations consulting group that will help public companies develop social media policies to ensure compliance with Regulation Fair Disclosure. The move comes in the wake of the SEC’s April 2 statement that social media can be used in IR. The group will be led by KCSA CEO Jeff Corbin, who describes the SEC statement as “a game-changing development in the investor relations industry; the scale of which we have not seen in many years.”

PORTSMOUTH, NH—Calypso Communications, an integrated marketing agency, announced that it has joined forces with Nexus Global Advisors, a strategic advisory firm with a focus on sustainable business.  Calypso clients include businesses in the renewable energy, utility, power generation, and waste management markets, as well as manufacturing, high-tech, and healthcare organizations, and the firm says an increasing number are making sustainability central to their strategic thinking.

SINGAPORE—Sergat, a specialist communications agency for the tourism, hospitality and aviation industries in Spain, has formed a strategic partnership with Mileage Communications Group, which will provide public relations support services in Asia for Spanish and other European companies. Likewise, similar Asian companies entering the European markets can capitalise on Sergat's expertise and its network of European offices.

TORONTO—Chief operating officer Jim Delaney has been named chief executive officer at social communications and global news distribution company Marketwired, succeeding Michael Nowlan, who will remain on the board of directors.

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