The Week in Review, PR People Moves

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A lot has happened in the industry this month, especially concerning leadership of some of the most famous PR companies of the world.

From Allison+Partners to Ketchum, the PR firms we look up to showed once again that hiring and promoting the right people is the secret recipe to success.

Ketchum appointed four of its senior executives to new positions at the firm. Effective September 1, 2012, Rob Lorfink, currently Senior Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, will become Senior Partner, President and Chief Operating Officer. Barri Rafferty, currently Senior Partner and Director of the New York office, will become Senior Partner and CEO of North America, succeeding Lorraine Thelian, who will become Senior Partner and Vice Chairman. Mike Doyle, Partner and Associate Director of the New York office, will become Partner and Director of that office, succeeding Rafferty.

Calypso Communications promoted Creative Director Mike Teixeira to Vice President and Creative Director.

Allison+Partners announced that Richard Kendall has been named general manager responsible for leading and growing its San Diego office.

Univision Communications Inc. announced that Keith Turner has been named president of Advertising Sales and Marketing for Univision Communications, effective September 4, 2012.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies announced that Amy McMichael Paddock, SVP and general manager of the firm’s Austin office, will co-lead global client service with Vivian Lines, vice chair and co-head of client service.

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