NEW YORK — Finn Partners has acquired ZPR, a London-based, pan-European specialist focusing on the consumer, lifestyle, retail and wellness sectors. Zaria Pinchbeck (pictured, left), founder of ZPR, will serve as managing partner, consumer, Finn Partners EMEA. The firm will be known as ZPR, a Finn Partners Company, with its team of 20 continuing to provide creative consumer and thought leadership campaigns that generate online and offline sales, engagement and digital traffic. Zaria will report to Chantal Bowman-Boyles (pictured, right), managing partner, who leads Finn Partners EMEA from London.

WATERTOWN, MA — Greenough Brand Storytellers and the UK’s kdm communications will combine forces by sharing systems and best practices to better serve clients expanding their marketing activities across global markets. Together, the team will have more than 50 people (including 15 scientists) who bring insights to stories for life sciences and healthcare audiences across major business markets globally. The partnership is being created in direct response to increasing client demand for scientific writing, video production, globally managed product launches and multilingual thought leadership campaigns.

NEW YORK — Prosek Partners has launched a dedicated HR special situations practice group for existing and prospective clients experiencing a crisis, or other special situation, which impacts their employees. This offering, managed by partner and CHRO Karen Niovitch Davis, combines Prosek Partners’ senior HR counsel with its existing crisis management experience. Services include independent onsite HR investigations, HR strategy advisory services, internal and external communications, digital reputation audit and strategy, and media and public relations strategy and execution.

WASHINGTON — Comms and public affairs firm Seven Letter has launched an expanded full-service digital communications offering resulting from the acquisition of Tessio Labs, a digital strategy firm. Seven Letter Labs will deliver creative, cost-effective, and leading-edge digital strategies for clients. The launch of Seven Letter Labs marks the firm’s continued growth and expansion of its capabilities, just a year after Blue Engine Message & Media and JDA Frontline announced their merger, resulting in the formation of Seven Letter.