Holmes Report 11 Apr 2016 // 8:16AM GMT
CHICAGO—Change management and strategy execution firm Positive Eye Consulting, headquartered in Charleston, SC with offices in Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., is joining employee communications specialist Gagen MacDonald. Positive Eye founder and CEO Jean Meeks-Koch will join the Gagen MacDonald leadership team, reporting to president Sherry Scott. In addition to consulting, Meeks-Koch’s professional experience includes roles as chief financial officer at a major university, head of a commercial construction company, and professor at four major universities.
NEW YORK—MWWPR has launched HerVoice, a new practice focused on serving the unique needs of female leaders as they establish their internal and external profiles. HerVoice will serve as a specialty focus within MWWPR's corporate reputation practice, led by executive vice president Carreen Winters, and will draw on the firm's CEO EquityBuilder methodology, which creates executive leadership programs targeting all stakeholders.
SYDNEY—Australian marketing and communications group STW Communications Group will officially merge with the Australian and New Zealand businesses of WPP. The transaction will see WPP become the majority shareholder of STW, and STW become the primary vehicle for WPP in Australia and New Zealand. The combined entity will be known as WPP AUNZ and will operate more than 90 businesses, more than 5,500 people and combined revenues of more than A$850 million.
LOS ANGELES—Ek Sunkin & Klink, one of Los Angeles' leading government affairs firms, has added a new partner, Michael Bai, former chief deputy to Los Angeles City Council president Herb Wesson. The new firm, Ek Sunkin Klink & Bai, will offer clients a full suite of public affairs, strategic communication and government advocacy services with a professional staff of 12.