42West brings on Meg Stagaard and Andrew Stewart as VPs in the agency’s strategic communications division. Stagaard was most not too long ago a senior account director at DiGennaro Commnications, working with such purchasers as Pinterest, TikTok and Spotify. She has additionally labored at Porter Novelli and Rubenstein Communications. Stewart joins 42West from Participant, the place was director, communications. He was beforehand supervisor, company communications at IMAX and was a reporter at Variety. Stagaard and Stewart’s obligations will embody offering strategic counsel to campaigns, disaster communications, govt counsel and positioning, model consciousness and media relations. “Meg and Andrew every carry their finely-tuned experience throughout a rising and evolving business panorama, with deep media relationships, nice ardour and their very own model of entrepreneurial enthusiasm to our rising group and division,” mentioned Susie Arons, president of 42West’s strategic communications unit.
Metro Public Relations promotes present accomplice, president & COO Laura Michael to CEO. As CEO, Michael will proceed to be a driving pressure behind the firm’s development and enlargement, oversee Metro’s management group, and provide strategic counsel for purchasers. She will proceed to work intently with company founder Tess Finkle, whose main focus can be on enterprise growth and partnerships, in addition to broadening the company’s providers via its inventive advertising and marketing and content material technique arm. Among different latest hires to Metro’s excutive group are Disney veteran Laura Jalaie, who comes on as SVP, technique & communications, and Bree Jones, who joins the agency as VP of shopper communications & tradition.
Blockchain.com names Brooks Wallace head of communications. Wallace was most not too long ago vice chairman at Kickstand Communications. She was beforehand west coast PR lead at Hollywood Agency, establishing the company’s west coast observe. Wallace has additionally labored at RF|Binder and serves on the PRSA San Francisco Bay Area chapter’s Board of Directors. She has helped lead communications packages for purchasers together with Bank of America, Dunkin’ Donuts, Staples, Google and Coinbase.