LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citizen Relations and its parent, Vision7 International, a BlueFocus Communication Group International company, today announced Jim Joseph has been named its new CEO. Daryl McCullough, previous Chairman and CEO, remains with the organization serving as Chairman for Citizen along with a new remit as Chairman for the Vision7 International PR Group.
"We are excited to have Jim lead the Citizen team and to have him join our international executive teams at Vision7 and BlueFocus," said Brett Marchand, Chairman and CEO of Vision7 International and Chief Growth Officer with BlueFocus International. "Jim's deep experience and creative and innovative mind-set will bring depth and opportunity to our groups."
"After an extensive search, we are particularly proud we found the perfect candidate to help Citizen meet our massive international growth opportunities, while preserving our open, innovative and supportive culture," said Daryl McCullough. "As we focus more on growth, expansion and diversification, including an aggressive M&A strategy, we all saw the opportunity to bring in a force like Jim to help Citizen continue to grow and flourish around the world."
“Citizen has a rich history of crafting award-winning programming for some of the world’s most iconic brands. I’m excited to join this talented team, to lead Citizen through its next chapter and to deliver on its global ambition of innovation and growth,” said Jim Joseph.
Joseph will report to Marchand, will join the agency in late summer and lead Citizen’s global executive team from New York.
About Citizen Relations
Citizen Relations is a global, award-winning, integrated creative communications agency. Its mission is to drive clients’ business forward through creative strategic frameworks that spark conversation, create citizen engagement and fuel results. With nine offices around the globe, including New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, London and Singapore, Citizen operates on a global scale with boutique offering and local-market expertise. Its unique model features a strategic-partner network across more than 60 countries, providing clients valuable on-demand access and highly customized services. Citizen Relations is a division of Vision7 International, which is majority-owned by BlueFocus Communication Group headquartered in Beijing, China.
About BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group, founded in 1996, is China's leading advertising, PR, digital marketing and communications company, and is also the top communications company in Asia by revenues. It was ranked No. 9 in the 2016 Top 10 Global PR Agency Rankings by the Holmes Report. Headquartered in Beijing, China, with over 6,000 professionals globally, BlueFocus provides intelligent marketing services covering digital marketing, public relations, mobile and traditional advertising, creative media production and media buying, E-commerce solutions, cloud based CRM, big data intelligence and social media insights & marketing. BlueFocus went public on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2010 and has been expanding its digital and operational footprint globally serving over 1,500 brands in China and worldwide.