Industry News In Brief (November 9, 2015)
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Industry News In Brief (November 9, 2015)

New identities for ICR and Dukas; an acquisition for Allied Integrated; new offerings at Beautiful Planning; and a new role for Elise Mitchell.

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NEW YORK—Financial and corporate communications firm ICR has introduced a new brand identity including a new logo, tagline and overarching visual identity, and launched ICR Capital, a subsidiary that provides a suite of capital markets advisory services designed to help financial sponsors and issuers achieve key transaction objectives. As a registered broker dealer, ICR Capital provides independent counsel and deal oversight spanning IPOs, follow-on offerings, strategic M&A and capital sourcing and will be led by capital markets veterans David Galper and Evelyn Infurna.

NEW YORK—Dukas Public Relations has changed its name to Dukas Linden Public Relations, a reflection of president Seth Linden’s growing managerial responsibilities. Richard Dukas will remain chairman and CEO. Linden joined the agency in 2006 after a seven-year career in broadcast journalism, including five years as a Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC affiliates. The firm is best known for its work in the financial services sector.

HOLLYWOOD, CA—Lifestyle and entertainment marketing firm Allied Integrated Marketing has acquired Marketing Inspirations, a media, marketing and public relations firm in Atlanta, Georgia. The acquisition expands Allied's fast-growing live entertainment and hospitality businesses, and increases the capabilities of its existing Atlanta office to service clients in the Southeast region. Barbara King, Marketing Inspiration president and founder, will join Allied as senior vice president of strategic marketing.

NEW YORK—Fashion PR firm Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR has added two new divisions in its New York City and London offices: full event production services for fashion shows, fashion events, and fundraisers, as well as full in house digital and social media services. 

MILAN—The International Communications Consultancy Organisation, the global umbrella body for PR trade associations, has appointed Elise Mitchell, CEO of Mitchell Communications Group and Dentsu Aegis PR Network, as its new vice president. Mitchell will work with ICCO on behalf of the US Council of Public Relations Firms

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