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Burson-Marsteller Appoints Morten Pettersen as Nordic CEO

December 12, 2014

Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, today announced that Morten Pettersen has been appointed Nordic CEO of Burson-Marsteller as part of a strategy to further strengthen the company’s leading position in the Nordic region. Burson-Marsteller has offices in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki. It recently launched a Nordic corporate reputation study that looks at the drivers of reputation of over 100 companies operating in the Nordic region.

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Burson-Marsteller Names Stephen Naru Head of U.S. Media Relations, Managing Director, U.S. Corporate & Financial Practice

December 11, 2014

Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, today announced that Stephen Naru has joined the company as Head of U.S. Media Relations and Managing Director, U.S. Corporate and Financial Practice. Naru will work with a team of media specialists to provide media relations strategy and execution to clients. He also will be responsible for ensuring the application of best practice in media relations for the firm across the U.S.

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Burson-Marsteller’s Louise Eich Named to PR News’ “Rising PR Stars 30 and Under” List

December 9, 2014

December 9, 2014 — Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, today announced that Senior Associate Louise Eich has been named to PR News’ annual “Rising PR Stars 30 & Under” list. Each year, PR News honors emerging PR leaders and creative practitioners under 30 who are making communications matter in the marketplace. The awards were presented at a luncheon today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Burson-Marsteller Names Nicole Cornish Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Region

November 19, 2014

Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, has appointed Nicole Cornish Chief Operating Officer (COO) for its U.S. region, effective immediately. Prior to this appointment, Cornish was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Direct Impact, Burson-Marsteller’s grassroots operation, as well as an Executive Vice President, U.S. region, for Burson-Marsteller.

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Jay Kosminsky Joins Burson-Marsteller As Strategic Advisor

November 5, 2014

Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, today announced that Jay Kosminsky has joined the firm as a Strategic Advisor. Kosminsky brings more than 30 years of experience in public policy, issues and crisis, public affairs and corporate public relations to his role at Burson-Marsteller.

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Burson-Marsteller Announces Further Strategic Moves in Africa

November 4, 2014

JOHANNESBURG, 04 November 2014 – Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, today announced further important strategic moves in Africa with the launch of Brainchild Burson-Marsteller in Kampala, Uganda, and a new Burson-Marsteller presence in Cape Town, South Africa. Burson-Marsteller now has branded operations in 29 of the 53 countries across Africa in ...

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Burson-Marsteller Names Jim Moorhead Managing Director, U.S. Public Affairs and Crisis Practice

October 27, 2014

NEW YORK, October 27, 2014 – Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, today announced that Jim Moorhead has joined the company as Managing Director, U.S. Public Affairs and Crisis, effective immediately. Based in Washington, D.C., Moorhead will be responsible for providing strategic advice and crisis counsel to the firm’s clients across practices. ...

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Corporate Purpose Three Times More Important than Financial Performance, According to Findings From Burson-Marsteller Nordic Reputation Study

October 21, 2014

STOCKHOLM, 21 October 2014 — Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm with a strong presence in the Nordic market, today launched a Nordic corporate reputation study revealing that companies with a clearly defined Corporate Purpose have a competitive advantage in the Nordic market. More than two-thirds of respondents believe that CEOs should ...

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Burson-Marsteller Announces Two Senior Asia-Pacific Appointments: Alastair Monteith-Hodge as Managing Director and Thomas Tang as Regional Director of Digital

October 15, 2014

HONG KONG SAR, October 15, 2014 – Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, today announced the appointments of Alastair Monteith-Hodge as Managing Director, and Thomas Tang as Regional Director of Digital. Both Monteith-Hodge and Tang are based in Hong Kong SAR and will report to Margaret Key, Chief Operating Officer, Burson-Marsteller Asia-Pacific. ...

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Burson-Marsteller Appoints Scott Sykes as Managing Director, U.S. Technology Practice

October 9, 2014

NEW YORK, October 9, 2014 – Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, today announced that Scott Sykes has joined the company as Managing Director, U.S. Technology Practice. Sykes will be responsible for providing senior strategic communications and media counsel to the firm’s key clients. He will be based in New York. “Scott ...

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