Imperia Entertainment, Inc., has hired top public relations and integrated marketing agency Murray Weissman & Associates to endorse its corporate image and to promote and publicize its films, Never Submit and Say It in Russian. The firm will be organizing screenings of Say It in Russian for distributors in the coming weeks. Murray Weissman & Associates has been a key participant in the Academy Awards® publicity campaigns for 28 films that were nominated for Best Picture Oscars®. The firm's clients include Fox Motion Pictures, DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, The Weinstein Company, Lionsgate, and Miramax.
Aon Corp. appoints David Prosperi global VP of PR
Aon Corp. (AOC), a top provider of risk advice and human capital consulting, has appointed David P. Prosperi as its global vice president of public relations. With a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in international business, Prosperi will coordinate and manage the firm's global public relations strategies. Prior to joining Aon, Prosperi served CME as managing director of corporate marketing and communications. He also formerly served as an assistant to the president of the Chicago Board of Trade and as senior vice president of Corporate Communications.
Creative Civilization expands staff, adds new clients
Advertising agency Creative Civilization has hired eight new employees for its creative, account services, and public relations departments. The move reflects the growth of Creative Civilization, which continues to add new clients. The company hired Missy Rodriguez as an account coordinator in the public relations department. Adriana Hurtado and Mary Carmen Ruiz joined as junior art directors in the creative department, along with Hal Werner, a junior copywriter. The account service department expanded with the additions of Josefina Betancourt as a senior account executive, Jennifer Gallegos and Jessica Miller as assistant account executives, and Lesly Cedillo as an account coordinator. Services offered by Creative Civilization include public and media relations, promotions, event marketing, research, strategic planning, and account management.
BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics hires 5W Public Relations BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, Inc., an advanced adult stem-cell research firm, has selected 5W Public Relations to represent its image. BrainStorm is on the verge of breakthroughs regarding neurological disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and Parkinson's. Chaim Lebovits, president of BrainStorm, believes the PR firm is "uniquely qualified" to work with his company. Headquartered in New York, 5W Public Relations has been the fastest-growing independent PR firm in the U.S. for the past three years. Named "Boutique Agency of the Year" by a leading PR trade magazine, the firm specializes in areas such as event management, public affairs, and crisis communications.
Eastwick to open new headquarters in Mountain View, CA
Silicon Valley PR agency Eastwick will open its new headquarters in Mountain View, CA. The new location will help the agency better serve its numerous South Bay-based clients. Eastwick has recently signed contracts with several new clients, including Duarte Design, Inc., Identity Engines, Transitive Corporation, Ustream, Comunidad Para Baja California, Kabira, Apprion, Inc., Next Door, Avidence, Inc., Ramco Systems, Chordiant Software, Inc., and Media Sciences International, Inc. With an office in San Francisco and employees in Sacramento, Chicago, and Southern California, Eastwick is one of the leading independent technology PR agencies in the country. It has been serving technology firms in Silicon Valley and beyond for more than 15 years.