The Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Thu., Jul. 19, 2018 @ 3:43 pm

Ad Veteran Winer Takes Edelman Chicago Helm

Thu., Jul. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Rachel WinerRachel Winer, who did a 16-year stint at Leo Burnett ad agency and exited as executive VP in charge of the key Kellogg’s account, has joined Edelman as president of its Chicago office.

SEO for PR PROS

Thu., Jul. 19, 2018

By Hilary JM Topper

Hilary JM Topper

Search engine optimization tips that can help your clients achieve their goals.


O'Dwyer's 50th Anniversary, Jul. 1968 - Jul. 2018

Millennials Have More to Teach Us

By Andy Polansky

Andy PolanskyThe latest generation has changed the way business is done. Here’s what PR needs to do to keep up to speed.


Sitrick Delivers PR for Papa John’s Schnatter

Thu., Jul. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

SchnatterSitrick And Company is representing Papa John’s founder and former chairman John Schnatter, who has blasted the company for acting on misinformation when it asked him to step down. (1 reader comment)

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Jul. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

BlitzPredictFrench|West|Vaughan adds BlitzPredicts, plaform for sports/esports betting markets... Sage Communications scoops up HyTrust, Nuxeo, Population Association of America, ScienceLogic, ThirdEye Gen Inc... Magrino checks in to Joali Maldives, JW Marriott Turnberry Miami and Lotte New York Palace.

Publicis Reports 8.2% Plunge in 1H Revenues

Thu., Jul. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Arthur SadounPublicis Groupe today reported an 8.2 percent plunge in H1 revenues to $4.9B due, in part, to a weak performance of its volatile Publicis Health Solutions contract sales organization.

Media Maneuvers

Thu., Jul. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

ComcastComcast surrenders to Disney... Univision chief content officer Isaac Lee walks... Sinclair Broadcast Group hits snag in bid for Tribune Media.

Edelman Works OSU Sex Abuse Scandal Probe

Wed., Jul. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jim JordanEdelman is advising Ohio State University on the sex abuse investigation linked to Richard Strauss, the deceased doctor of the school's wresting team.

East Bay Express Publisher Resigns Over Epithet

Wed., Jul. 18, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Stephen BuelStephen Buel, publisher and co-owner of Oakland-based alternative weekly East Bay Express, announced that he would step down from his post and eventually sell the paper after allegedly using a racial slur during a recent staff meeting.

Sitrick Joins Qatar's PR Team

Wed., Jul. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

QatarSitrick And Company has agreed to serve as public communications advisor and consultant to the Embassy of Qatar. (1 reader comment)

 

News of PR Firms

Wed., Jul. 18, 2018

By Steve Barnes

KetchumKetchum unveils Vital Health... ICR establishes executive advisory & corporate transformation practice in partnership with Elm Street Advisors... SKDKnickerbocker sets up foundations & philanthropy group... ECHOS Communications opens pop-up media showroom. (1 reader comment)

Ex-Biden Aide Focuses on Aperture

Wed., Jul. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Scott MulhauserScott Mulhauser, a top aide to former vice president Joe Biden, has opened Aperture Strategies in DC to offer PA support to companies, coalitions, non-profits and trade associations.

People on the Move

Wed., Jul. 18, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Paul LimBackBay Communications adds Paul Lim, ex-Money Magazine deputy editor... Hill+Knowlton Strategies London appoints Eleanor Sullivan director of creative strategy... Bully Pulpit Interactive brings on Danny Franklin, former managing partner of Benenson Strategy Group... TransMedia Group puts Danielle Stoecker in charge of PR... Columbus 2020 hires Fahlgren Mortine alum Amy Harman as marketing & communications director.

Huntsworth Acquires Giant Creative for $72M

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Paul TaaffeBritain's Huntsworth today announced the acquisition of a 90.2 percent stake in Giant Creative Holdings healthcare marketing communications from Shamrock Capital Growth Fund for $72.2M in cash.

OMC Shows 1.8% Q2 Growth

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

John WrenOmnicom CEO John Wren reported today that second-quarter revenues rose 1.8 percent to $3.9B, while operating profit advanced 1.9 percent, to $582.3.

McGrath/Power Opens Atlanta Office

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

McGrath/PowerMcGrath/Power has expanded its footprint into the Southeast with the addition of an Atlanta office.

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Support Our TroopsSachs Media adds Support Our Troops... Brandman Agency books BodyHoliday in St. Lucia... Buffalo.Agency partners with Sailfish Point on Florida's Hutchinson Island... Turner scoops up Solaz resort in Los Cabos... Xhibition handles North America media relations job from Empowers Africa.

Murdoch's WSJ, NYP Dump on Trump

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Post Front PageRupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal and New York Post dump on Trump for the horror in Helsinki with Russian dictator and human rights abuser Vladimir Putin. (3 reader comments)

Tainted Turkish Bank Turns to Ballard Partners

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brian BallardBallard Partners, which has close ties to the Trump administration, has signed on as DC representative for Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, the Turkish state-owned bank, on financial services matters. (1 reader comment)

It’s a People Business

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Seth Linden

Seth LindenA skilled PR pro wears many hats, but above all, the need to be a “people person” is paramount for those looking to enter the field.

Troika Merges with Mission Media

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jon ForsythBrand consultancy and creative shop Troika Media Group is merging with brand/experience marketing company Mission Media.