Julia Johnston Named Corporate Practice Lead at National Public Relations

TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Julia Johnston joins NATIONAL Public Relations as the new Vice-President and Corporate Practice Lead for the Toronto Office. NATIONAL is Canada's largest, most successful strategic communications firm.

Ms. Johnston's communications expertise and experience are global in scope, encompassing business and strategy development, investor and government relations, and mergers and acquisitions. Most recently, Ms. Johnston was the co-founder and CEO of mEgo, a Los Angeles-based social media company, which specializes in virtual brand marketing and development. She was also Senior Vice-President, Business Development in the UK for PCCW, the dominant telecommunications provider in Hong Kong, and the development manager for Pacific Century Asset Management (Hong Kong). She has also worked in broadcast and telecommunications law on various matters before the CRTC.

"As the challenges facing companies, organizations and governments are getting more complex; the need for rapid adaptation and effective communication is greater than ever," said Catherine Cano, Managing Partner of the Toronto Office, NATIONAL Public Relations. "Engaged and engaging, Julia will be leading a team of experienced and well-respected consultants. She brings energy and an understanding of today's business world that is both intuitive and the result of broad international experience." Added Ms. Cano.

Ms. Johnston is another example of how NATIONAL brings together industry experts, dedicated researchers and experienced professionals to deliver results through insight and bold thinking and to provide world-class public relations services.

About NATIONAL Public Relations

NATIONAL Public Relations is the largest public relations consultancy in Canada with offices in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, Saint John, New York and London. The Firm serves leading corporate, government and institutional clients and offers the full range of communications services, including corporate communications, investor relations, public affairs, employee engagement, public consultation and participation, marketing, technology and healthcare communications, as well as digital communications. It provides medical communications, public relations and clinical trial support services to a wide section of the leading pharmaceutical and medical devices companies internationally under the name AXON Communications. NATIONAL is a subsidiary of RES PUBLICA Consulting Group. At the international level, the Firm is affiliated with Burson-Marsteller, part of WPP Group, the largest communications company in the world.

SOURCE NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS

For further information:

Kristen King
NATIONAL Public Relations
416-848-1427
kking@national.ca

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