News From Prosek Partners, MWW PR, Ogilvy & Mather & Cone Communications
Caroline Harris-Gibson Elevated to Partner at Prosek Partners
Prosek Partners, one of the leading financial communications PR firms, just shared the news that they have promoted a new partner in Caroline Harris-Gibson. Harris-Gibson oversees some of PP’s largest financial services clients, specializing also in helping brands grow their global and transatlantic presence. She hails from the UK originally and is an active member of the Page Up organization of the Arthur Page Society. Additionally, she lectures in the Global Strategic Communications for Masters Degrees at Georgetown University. She worked previously as HSBC, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and Red Bull.
MWWPR Brings in New EVP in Heather Wilson
Heather Wilson left her job with Abernathy MacGregor (AMG) as the managing director and leader of their San Francisco office – working as a senior counselor for crisis and issues. Before AMG, she was an EVP with Weber Shandwick, also in crisis and issues management – during that time she led the crisis communications relating to the “Miracle on the Hudson” crash landing of US Air flight 1549. Her new post with MWWPR is as EVP and managing director of the crisis and issues management division. She brings enormous expertise in crafting communications for a wide variety of complex crisis situations. She has advised multinational corporations on reputation issues, as well as media strategy and crisis communications.
Young Associate of Ogilvy & Mather Philippines Dies Unexpectedly
Mark David Dehesa, an associate in the PR division of the Manila office of Ogilvy & Mather, died Sunday from complications to pneumonia. He had worked a very long day on Friday starting in the early hours until late in the evening, and at the end of that time he asked for a ride to the hospital. This death, along with others recently, brought up a discussion that is not unfamiliar in PR and advertising circles – work/life balance. The topic seems especially meaningful in Asia.
Many posts were made on social media, most similar to one written by a colleague on Facebook that said: “Goodbye Mark. The people who’ve known you and worked with you will miss you. Hopefully, your death will lead the advertising and communication, production and marketing industries to reflect on how the demands of work impact our #physicalhealth and #mentalhealth, which always takes a backseat when fulfilling punishing deadlines.”
“Prove Your Purpose” From Cone Communications Named Top Sustainability Newsletter
Boston and New York-based Cone Communications, part of the Omnicom network, was recently honored for their newsletter, Prove Your Purpose. Triple Pundit and other major publications including Sustainable Brands and FastCo.Exist recognized the newsletter as a top sustainability newsletter. They said it is a major element of Cone’s deep approach to CSR allowing them to share unique perspectives while emphasizing new campaigns, innovations, and trends for corporate social responsibility.