Industry News In Brief (September 16, 2014)
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Industry News In Brief (September 16, 2014)

Inforpress opens in Mexico; Goodman opens in Boston; CommCore expands; and Vocus and Cision acquire.

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MEXICO CITY—Spanish public relations agency Inforpress has opened its newest office in Mexico City, adding to a Latin American network that includes offices in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Chile. The Inforpress team in Mexico is headed by Alberto Portuondo, who previously worked with Coca-Cola for 14 years as general manager.

BOSTON—New York-based Goodman Media International has opened a Boston office with John Michael Kennedy at the helm. The move was prompted the company’s work with Boston-based healthcare, arts, advocacy, technology and other clients, and Kennedy was a vice president in Goodman Media’s New York office in Times Square before his return to Boston, where he had held communications positions with the Boston Ballet, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Huntington Theater Company.

NEW YORK—CommCore has added Shannon Coughlin as senior manager in the New York practice. Coughlin has previously worked with agencies that are also CommCore clients, including W2O, Chandler Chicco, Porter Novelli and HealthStar. Her role will be to expand CommCore’s services beyond media training, to include FDA advisory committee preparation; crisis simulation; speaker and presentation skills; financial/road show coaching; and more.

BELTSVILLE, MD—Vocus and Cision, leading global providers of PR tech software being brought together by private equity firm GTCR, will acquire Visible Technologies, a  market leader in social media listening and analytics, insights and engagement. The company’s Visible Intelligence enterprise social media intelligence platform provides three core capabilities: social media monitoring, enriched data analytics and insights, and customer engagement.

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