Ogilvy Public Relations announced that The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded Resilience Action Partners a $130 million contract to provide “risk communication and mitigation planning services” over the next five years. Resilience Action Partners is a joint venture between Ogilvy Public Relations and Michael Baker International. According to a release, FEMA’s contract for Community Engagement and Risk Communication (CERC) supports national, regional and local efforts that change the way communities understand and think about disaster risks, with the specific goal of helping communities take actions to increase their resilience to natural disasters.
Ketchum named Dr. Christopher Handler senior vice president and director of its social marketing practice, with responsibility for leading multimillion-dollar communications programs for federal government agencies and nonprofit associations. Handler joined Ketchum in 2006 and over the past eight years has been a leader within the social marketing practice, serving most recently as senior vice president. He replaces Christine Shreeve, who left Ketchum in February to join the Food and Drug Administration as director of the Office of Communications for the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
Delucchi Plus announced that Patty Delk joined the company as vice president of strategy and insights. Delk had worked at Delucchi Plus in the past.
The National Association of Home Builders selected Frost Miller to create and execute a content marketing strategy to promote the association internationally and to boost international membership. FMG will conduct research of social media use in target countries to, according to a release, “create the new strategy that will align with the association’s mission and goals. After completing the strategy, FMG will implement a variety of content marketing tactics over the course of the year.”