Rubenstein Public Relations has brought Alyson Grala back to the firm as vice president. Grala most recently was an account director, media relations & communications at Great Ink Communications, overseeing programs for clients in the real estate, design, engineering, finance and development sectors. A former real estate journalist, she served as managing editor at GlobeSt.com for three years and associate editor at License! Magazine. During her previous tenure at Rubenstein PR, Grala was responsible for developing and executing initiatives on behalf of clients within the corporate and real estate industries. In her new post, she will be working with the corporate team to build brand exposure through strategic media relations and message development for a diverse portfolio of clients. “Alyson is an experienced communications professional with a strong background in journalism and we are always enthusiastic when expert practitioners return to the agency,” said Rubenstein PR President and CEO Richard Rubenstein.
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Information technology and services company Cologix has named Page Shaper Haun chief marketing officer. Haun joins the company from Equinix, where she served as head of global brand strategy and content services. She was previously senior director of marketing, North and South America at Dolby Laboratories and corporate director of marketing at Charter Communications. At Cologix, Haun will lead marketing strategy, working to drive digital marketing, branding, sales enablement, demand generation and communications activities. She will also serve on the company’s executive leadership team. “Page is an innovative marketing leader with a successful track record of building brands, improving customer experiences and growing revenue across several technology industries,” said Cologix president and chief revenue officer Laura Ortman.
Mazda North American Operations has named Brad Audet chief marketing officer. Audet has been interim CMO since March. He was previously executive vice president and general manager at Garage Team Mazda, WPP’s bespoke integrated marketing agency for the company. Before that, he was EVP of WPP-based Team Detroit, serving such clients as White Castle, Bosch, United Way, Dollar General and Sports Authority. He has also worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, Mullen, Arc Worldwide, McCann and BBDO. In his role, Audet will be tasked with leading a marketing organization that builds Mazda’s brand value and drives meaningful, personal connection between Mazda and its customers. “Brad stepped into the interim role at a challenging time for our industry as we were all figuring out how to navigate Covid-19,” said Mazda National Dealer Advisory Council chairman Jim McDonald. “He has been a good listener to the needs of dealers and has brought fresh perspective to Mazda’s marketing approach.”