DENVER—JohnstonWells Public Relations has appointed Darby Doll as director of JohnstonWells Emerging Media, a recently formed division that helps clients understand social and other new media and take advantage of technological developments in media and online communications. Doll, senior counselor and member of the firm’s executive management team, will lead a team of experts with experience in online communications and web marketing. The team has counseled clients including Qwest Communications, McStain Neighborhoods, the City of Denver’s Greenprint Denver, the Regional Air Quality Council and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream.
“Technology continues to disrupt and transform the media and the way people communicate, and these changes are occurring more and more rapidly all the time,” says Gwinavere Johnston, president and CEO of the Denver-based firm. “It is crucial for us to stay one step ahead of these changes and to help our clients recognize and seize opportunities while avoiding pitfalls. Darby’s background in new media and his enthusiasm for technology serves our clients well.”
Prior to joining JohnstonWells in 2004, Doll worked in the Asia Pacific region for 11 years. At Hong Kong-based Upstream Asia Media & Marketing, he assisted eBay as it launched operations in the region and developed local and regional marketing communications campaigns for international technology and consumer clients, including EDS, MSN and Sony.