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Angie Moxham Leaves 3 Monkeys Zeno and Sells Her Portion
3 Monkeys was acquired by Zeno Group about two years ago. Moxham was the founder of 3 Monkeys in 2003 and at the time of the acquisition received 10% of the new 3 Monkeys Zeno (3MZ) agency. She has been serving as the “chief monkey.” Zeno is an affiliate of Edelman, and this London office has grown to 69 staff members and making £6.9m in revenues. They recently picked up accounts with Snowflake and Here Technologies.
Moxham is leaving to start a new firm, The Fourth Angel, planning to take a “lateral approach to integrated comms for brands who crave smarter and better.” Here new job title “archangel.” 3MZ said, “We can confirm that Angie Moxham has left 3 Monkeys Zeno by mutual agreement. We appreciate Angie’s vision and innovation in building 3 Monkeys Communications. During the nearly two years since 3 Monkeys and Zeno Group joined forces to become 3 Monkeys Zeno, the firm has continued to expand and flourish.
Adfactors Now In Charge of Tata PR
Tata’s $5 million contract for PR services just shifted hands from Edelman and Rediffusion to Adfactors in Mumbai. Tata is estimated to be worth about $100 billion, so is considered to be one of Asia’s largest entities. The company began a review of the PR three months ago. Even though there was no formal RFP, there was interest from agencies such as Text100, and Genesis B-M. The contract covers efforts for Tata’s group of 29 companies including Tata Sons, Tata Consultancy Services, and Tata Trusts, though currently Tata Motor is not part of the deal yet.
Edelman’s Tim Smith takes over West Coast Operations of APCO Worldwide
Tim Smith has been an EVP at Edelman, beginning his tenure there in 2009 at the Seattle office, most recently overseeing the corporate and PA practice. Before Edelman, he also worked as an SVP at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide as leader for their tech-oriented issues management, crisis, and CSR efforts. He also worked at the State Department in Russia (Vladivostok and Moscow) and Uzbekistan as a commercial officer. In the new position, he’ll be managing director in the Seattle office.
Heather Wilson Now at SKDKnickerbockers’ California Office
With less than a year at MWWPR, Heather Wilson steps up to a new job with SKDKnickerbocker as the managing director of their California office. As of January 3rd, she’s in charge of West Coast (and nationally) corporate and crisis communications. Her position with MWWPR was similar. She also has worked in the Bay Area for Abernathy MacGregor and while at Weber Shandwick she was in charge of crisis communications around ‘The Miracle on the Hudson’ – the US Air flight 1549 crash landing.