LONDON—David Parkinson and Rich Rust, former heads of digital for Nissan, have launched Brave & Heart, a new digital consultancy. Brave & Heart will initially open with offices in London and Dubai, working with flexible teams and specialist global implementation partners. Using a proprietary methodology, Brave & Heart will support clients at all stages of their digital journey, from capability benchmarking and strategy development to driving transformative change through innovation labs and rapid prototyping.

LONDON--Business PR agency Simpatico PR has launched a US practice based in New York. The agency has appointed Dori Pasternak-Busell to spearhead Simpatico PR's presence in the US market. Pasternak-Busell previously worked in-house at Visa and for agencies including MWW Group and Ogilvy Public Relations. The firm serves clients in the business-to-business technology, media, advertising, branding and design space.

SAN DIEGO—Olive PR Solutions, a boutique public relations and social media agency, has launched a new brand identity and website. Olive represents clients including community improvement associations like the Little Italy Association; national consumer lifestyle brands like VIM & VIGR, Designer Protein, PMD, Rainbow OPTX, and Songa Designs; and national organizations with regional events like Redwood Media Group, Bigsley Event House, and Free To Breathe.

AUSTIN—North Carolina-based marketing agency Centerline has added a second location in Austin, Tex.