Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018 @ 4:26 pm

Herrick Helms Rockefeller Foundation Comms.

Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Matt HerrickThe Rockefeller Foundation has named former U.S. Department of Agriculture PR head Matt Herrick the foundation’s managing director of communications.

The Fake Side of the Fake News Awards

Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Trump Fake NewsTeam GOP's list of winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards contains some fake news of its own. (1 reader comment)

Glover Park Picks Up Morocco Work

Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

MoroccoWPP's Glover Park Group has inked an 18-month contract worth $360K with Morocco to manage its government relations strategy with the US and launch a PR push to promote investment in the Kingdom. (1 reader comment)

People on the Move

Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mandy JenkinsStoryful, content company owned by News Corp. names Mandy Jenkins editor-in-chief... Baker Public Relations recruits James Smith from Corning Place Communications... RepEquity hires Ashley Barna, who directed search engine marketing at Sabre Hospitality Solutions.

Communicating in a Diverse World

Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

By Ashley McCown

Ashley McCownHow your organization can navigate a world where the old rules no longer apply and where accusations are often accepted as fact.

Finn Partners Brings on Bona as Partner

Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Christopher BonaChristopher Bona, a Baxter, GE Healthcare and Abbott alum, has been named a partner in Finn Partners’ health practice. (1 reader comment)

Travel Biz Works to Lure Foreigners

Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Visit U.S. CoalitionRepresentatives of the travel industry have banded together to reverse the three-year decline in the number of overseas visitors to the US.

Commentary

Little Rocket Man Game Wins Gold at Olympics

Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyNorth Korea's Kim Jung-un made a shrewd decision to talk directiy to South Korea about participation in the Olympic Games, outfoxing President Trump who will be on the outside looking in at next month's big event.

Instagram was Social Media Star of 2017

Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

InstagramFacebook remains king of the social media networks, but new estimates for worldwide social media usage show Instagram quickly gaining ground and accounting for an increased share of users globally.

Fox News Ranks as Most “Objective” News Source

Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Knight FoundationWhile Americans hold a more negative than positive view of the news media (43 percent vs. 33 percent), Fox News ranks as the most objective information source, according to a Gallup/Knight Foundation survey. (2 reader comments)

Sen. Flake Blasts Trump for Assault on Truth, Free Press

Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jeff FlakeRepublican Senator Jeff Flake took the Senate floor today to attack the White House for enshrining “alternative facts” in the American lexicon to justify deceit and for its “unrelenting daily assault on the constitutionality-protected free press.” (2 reader comments)

News of Firms

Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Neil FooteCommunicationsMatch, PR search firm, teams with National Black PR Society in bid to bolster diversity in PR sector… InkHouse forms GoodInk CSR arm… Germinder + Assocs. launches “Power of Pink: A Personal Story” initiative focused on women’s storytelling… Thorn Run Partners unveils TRP Engage platform for government relations.

Global Strategy Group Opens Seattle CSR Hub

Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Josh ChaitinGlobal Strategy Group has opened a Seattle office under the leadership of Josh Chaitin to hub its corporate social responsibility operations.

People on the Move

Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Kate MitchellAPCO Worldwide adds Kate Mitchell, a Weber Shandwick, MSL Group veteran... Prosper picks Chevon Hicks for strategic advisor role... rbb Communications names Lauren Bernat advertising czar... Pepperjam taps Matt Gilbert, ex-Kinetic chief, CEO.

Is Cry for PR Diversity Different This Time?

Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

By Rick Gould

Rick GouldThe latest groundswell for diversity in the U.S. marketing sector seems more genuine and ambitious than previous industry inclusivity efforts. (4 reader comments)

Tips for Gaining Instagram Followers

Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

By Anthony Coggine

Anthony Coggine Being creative with meaningful content and paying attention to your target market are sure-fire ways to gain Instagram followers naturally, without having to pay for them. (1 reader comment)

Prime Policy Group Speaks for ‘Dreamers’

Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Prime PolicyPrime Policy Group is working with the American Immigration Council as it seeks a bipartisan legislation alternative to President Trump’s decision to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration status, which covers nearly 800,000 people, in March. (1 reader comment)

Commentary

The Devil and Ms. Barry

Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

By Eric Starkman

Eric StarkmanCondé Nast’s decision to bring on a "digital expert" with no background in magazine publishing as Glamour’s newest editor-in-chief isn’t the best strategy for saving the struggling magazine brand.

Smith Bolsters APCO West Coast Operations

Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tim SmithTim Smith, who was executive VP at Edelman, has joined APCO Worldwide as managing director in Seattle to spearhead the DC-based firm’s West Coast push.