Service Industry News In Brief (May 16, 2011)
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Service Industry News In Brief (May 16, 2011)

News from Visible Technologies, Heyman Associates, West Glen Communications, and PR Newswire.

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 BELLEVUE, WA—Social media monitoring and analytics firm Visible Technologies has named Eric Forst vice president of strategic agency partnerships. In this role, he will be responsible for managing a team dedicated to the agency channel, further accelerating sales and building industry relationships. Prior to his new role, Forst headed Visible’s West Coast new business efforts since 2007. Previously, he headed corporate marketing for Traffic Marketplace, one of the Internet's largest display advertising networks, and for Agile-1, a hosted software solution for the staffing industry.

NEW YORK—Executive search firm Heyman Associates has promoted Jessamyn Katz from director to vice president; Peter McDermott and T.R. Straub from associate to senior associate; and Marianne Donahue from senior manager, operations and administration to vice president, operations and administration, effective immediately.

NEW YORK—West Glen Communications, a broadcast and Internet public relations consultancy and production company, has hired Emmy Award winning reporter Allison Haunss as a producer in its New York headquarters. Haunss brings 15 years of news reporting and anchoring experience to WestGlen. For the past three years she has worked as a reporter at WPIX-TV in New York and prior to that spent nearly seven years at News 12 Connecticut as an anchor for the weekday newscasts.

NEW YORK—PR Newswire has unveiled an enhanced PR Toolkit, a resource that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools to develop an affordable public relations plan that helps them increase search engine rankings, generate interest from potential customers, engage with key audiences and grow their businesses. The redesigned site not only offers a cleaner layout and more user-friendly navigation, but also features additional content such as informative white papers, interactive webinars and how-to articles.

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