WASHINGTON — Four consultancies — APCO Worldwide, Gagen Macdonald, Oxford Analytica and Boswell Group — have partnered to help ensure companies are agile enough to succeed despite challenges like industry disruption. Under the partnership, the firms will pool resources and perspective to assess businesses across sectors are well-positioned to overcome unexpected change, and provide solutions to address gaps. “For leaders of organizations and corporations to stay ahead, they need to be insatiably curious and bold. That curiosity—a new brand of agility—can mean the difference between success or failure. We’re proud to join with these incredible partners and look forward to working together to bring powerful solutions to clients,” said APCO CEO Brad Staples.

NEW YORK — New York Women in Communications has named its 2018 WiCi Award honorees, which go to the rising stars in the industry. They are: Jennifer Bender, senior manager of strategy & commercial operations, Pfizer; Ashley Miles, chief client officer, head of advertising, North America, Refinery29;  Lauren Skowronski, Senior VP, corporate communications, NBCUniversal; Michelle Tan, editorial director, MAKERS; and Lisa Tobin, executive producer for audio, The New York Times.

BOSTON — PerkettPR has rebranded into Mindfull Marketing + PR, with a new name, logo and website meant to illustrate the scope of intergrated marketing services the agency offers. Christine Perkett will continue as CEO of the 20-year-old firm.

NEW YORK — Capstone Hill Search, the communications industry executive search firm, has expanded the company’s international network with the launch of a new Chicago office. The operation will be managed by Shabnam Singh, who joins after more than a dozen years at Bloom, Gross & Associates.