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Last Updated: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018 @ 10:31 am

Lyft Books Insight PA

Mon., Feb. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

LyftLyft has booked InSight PA for Washington representation on a range of transportation issues.

Political Stance Drives Brand Engagement

Fri., Feb. 16, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Brands

Americans love it when companies take stances on social or political issues, but brands that throw their hat into the political ring run as much of a risk alienating consumers as they do increasing engagement, according to a recent survey. (1 reader comment)

PR Salaries Up, Bonuses Down

Fri., Feb. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

The Official Public Relations Salary & Bonus Report: 2018 EditionSalaries are up in the PR business, but bonuses have taken a hit, according to the Official PR Salary & Bonus Report, published by executive search firm Spring Associates.

Sig Sauer Targets Harris for PR

Fri., Feb. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Joel HarrisSig Sauer Inc. has named Joel Harris media relations and communications director at the Newington, NH, firearms manufacturer.

 

Media Moves

Fri., Feb. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Vanity Fair coverVanity Fair, Glamour take hits... The Economist rolls on... NBC promotes Katz, Pakosta to co-presidents for scripted programming... Nylon Media names Song senior entertainment editor.

Qatar Signs SGR for PR Push

Fri., Feb. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Qatar sealSGR LLC has landed a $40K-per-month pact to provide government relations/consulting services to Qatar, which has been under an economic blockade by its Arab neighbors led by Saudi Arabia. (1 reader comment)

 

People on the Move

Fri., Feb. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Bente EngeslandBurson-Marsteller taps Engesland as Norway chief... Geben Communications ups Hughes to lead business insights group... KemperLesnick recruits Gough for VP-sports/events slot.

Omnicomís Q4 Net Slides 27.4%

Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Omnicom Public Relations GroupOmnicom Group today reported a 27.4 percent drop in Q4 net income to $254.4M, following a $106.3M charge for enactment of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”

Younger Users Flee Facebook

Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

FacebookFacebook is shedding young users fast, with messaging app Snapchat now accounting for an increasing amount of that migration, according to a recent report. (1 reader comment)

Latour Turns Lights Out at GE

Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Deirdre LatourDeirdre Latour will leave her VP-chief communications officer post at restructuring General Electric on March 16 to pursue other opportunities.

Levick Goes to Bat for Trade with Korea

Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

South Korean GovernmentLevick will represent South Korea’s Ministry for Trade and Energy as it works to promote the benefits of the US Korea Free Trade Agreement, a pact Trump has called 'a disaster.' (1 reader comment)

TV Ads Reign Supreme

Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

ClutchA recent survey of consumer advertising preferences shows that TV ads remain the most popular, effective and memorable advertising medium among consumers.

McNeely to Step Down at MP&F, Launch New Firm

Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Mark McNeelyMark McNeely will step down from his role as MP&F Public Relations senior partner, and now plans to launch a new firm, McNeely Brockman PR.

News of Firms

Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Kimberly EberlMotion PR merges with AgencyMSI... RepEquity rebrands as REQ... Spectrum Science Communications teams with Tickr, data visualization firm.

Weber Snags Under Armour's Creative Guru

Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Chris FergusonChris Ferguson, who was senior global creative director at Under Armour, has joined Weber Shandwick’s DC office as executive creative director.

 

Riggs Exits MWWPR

Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mark RiggsMark Riggs, who joined MWWPR as senior VP last May, is no longer with the independent firm.

IPG Reports 3.4% Q4 Growth

Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael RothInterpublic today reported 3.4 percent growth in Q4 revenues to $2.3B and flat net income of $317M. PR revenues are 'slightly down' from single-digit growth rate.

NYSAPLS Needs Web Design Services

Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

New York State Association of Professional Land SurveyorsThe New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors is seeking proposals from agencies that can modernize its webpage and digital presence.

Commentary

'Climate Change' Are Not Bad Words

Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Lisa MurkowskiLet’s hear it for Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski who today urged fellow Republicans not to be afraid to utter the apparently forbidden words of “climate change.”

Accounts in Transit

Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

FinnairZapwater flies Finnair... CRC lands Coconut Collaborative... Parasol meets One&Only... SPRYTE signs The Heart House... Xhibition stays at Setai Hotels.