Industry News In Brief (May 4, 2015)
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Industry News In Brief (May 4, 2015)

Creston's Health Unlimited partners with digital agency; two executive search firms make moves; and Linkfluence launches a new social media intelligence platform.

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NEW YORK—Health Unlimited, the healthcare marketing communications division of Creston, has formed a partnership with New York-based healthcare digital firm Propeller Communications. Founded in 2006, Propeller Communications specializes in health-related design and build of web and mobile based activities, including 3D and medical animation, live video production and experiential. Health Unlimited companies in the US, including PR firm Cooney Waters, have already successfully partnered with Propeller to service clients in the US.

NEW YORK—The PR Council has named Capstone Hill Search as its first global recruitment premier partner firm. Capstone Hill Search offers Council members recruitment best practices and industry expertise in public relations, public affairs, and digital communications. With  offices in London, Melbourne, and Sydney, Capstone Hill Search expanded its international presence by opening its first US location in New York City in October 2013.

PARIS—Social media intelligence company Linkfluence has launched a new version of Radarly, its social media intelligence suite. New functionality includes the processing of data in real time and the processing of large volumes of data, designed to enable organisations to go further in the monitoring and analysis of conversations conducted via social media. It combines technologies from two software programmes: TrendyBuzz, acquired in February 2014, and Radarly.

JOHANNESBURG— VMA Group, a global recruitment and training specialist for corporate and marketing communications, has opened a new Africa operation, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Daniel Munslow, former director of stakeholder engagement firm Talk2Us and current chair of the International Association of Business Communicators in Africa, has been appointed to the team heading up VMA Group's Africa practice.

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