News in Brief (September 1)
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News in Brief (September 1)

Bette Levin has joined Fleishman-Hillard as a senior vice president. She will specialize in developing large-scale public relations programs for association, government, and private sector clients.

Paul Holmes

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bette Levin has joined Fleishman-Hillard as a senior vice president. She will specialize in developing large-scale public relations programs for association, government, and private sector clients. Levin most recently spent two years at Oglivy Public Relations, where she oversaw work for government agencies. Prior to her work for Oglivy, Levin served as the acting director of public affairs at AARP.

NEW YORK—Jeanne Berney and P&F Communications have joined forces to form P&F Communications/The Berney Group, a full service public relations, promotions and marketing agency. Berney joins as partner with P&F cofounders Barbara Pflughaupt and Raymond Forsythe, veterans in the publicity and film promotions fields. Most recently, Berney was executive vice president of film and digital entertainment at Rogers & Cowan.

LOS ANGELES—Rogers & Cowan has named Teri Kane as executive vice president of the agency’s film and digital entertainment group. Based in New York, Kane will be responsible for the development and implementation of creative media strategies for the agency’s domestic motion picture business as well as support for technology and consumer goods companies with film marketing interests and platforms.

ATLANTA—Edelman has hired Meg Reggie as vice president in the firm’s consumer practice. Reggie brings more than 22 years of agency, corporate communications and marketing experience to her new role, including two years as vice president of the Hawthorn Group Southeast and four years as director of marketing and public relations for Atlanta Magazine.

SAN FRANCISCO—Schwartz Communications has added three new accounts in its San Francisco office. The new clients, which will be using Schwartz for media relations, analyst relations and corporate branding, including AppDancer Networks, a provider of network application monitoring and analysis tools; Movaris, a corporate compliance management software company focused on Sarbanes-Oxley; and Newgistics, a leader in returns management for the retail industry.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—The MWW Group has promoted three in its corporate communications department.  Dean Mastrojohn, Susan Boyle and Joseph Cohen advanced to account supervisor; all had previously served as senior account executives.

ATLANTA—Air Quality Sciences, an indoor air quality consulting company, has selected Duffey Communications to launch a national media relations and business marketing campaign to promote its building consulting group.

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