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Last Updated: Wed., May 23, 2018 @ 11:14 am

Brunswick, Sitrick, Ripp, SV&C Rank as Top Legal Firms

Wed., May 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

ChambersBrunswick Group, Sitrick And Company, Ripp Media, Sard Verbinnen occupy the top rung of the ladder in Chambers and Partners’ debut rankings of PR firms doing legal and litigation support work.

How Agencies Can Ride the Continuing Tech Wave

Wed., May 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Tech PR execsWith consumers, products and services transforming at lightning speed, PR professionals must adapt to new ways of addressing audiences as well as understand the brave new world that the tech marketplace has become.


Special Issue

May Mag Features Insights From Top PR Execs

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's PR Firm Rankings MagazineO'Dwyer's 88-page May magazine highlights our annual PR firm rankings, plus features commentary and professional development from thought leaders in areas such as financial, healthcare and technology PR.

In July, we'll celebrate our 50th anniversary with a commemorative issue of the magazine. Sponsors are invited to tell their own story of how they've seen the PR/media landscape change.

I'd love to hear from you if you'd like to contribute or are interested in discussing coverage of any particular topics.

John O'Dwyer
john@odwyerpr.com


Iowa Issues Economic Development RFP

Wed., May 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

IowaIowa Economic Development Authority has issued an RFP to position The Hawkye State as a good place to work, live and do business.

Comcast Confirms Bid For Fox

Wed., May 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

ComcastComcast has confirmed rumors that it plans to derail Disney’s bid for most of 21st Century Fox.

Digital Group Offers Rules for Political Ads

Tue., May 22, 2018

By Steve Barnes

DAAThe Digital Advertising Alliance makes bid for self-regulation by unveiling rules promising more transparency as Feds look into regulation of political ads. 

WPP Takes $400M Hit

Tue., May 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

HSBCHSBC has shifted its $400M global media account to Omicom's PHD from WPP's Mindshare unit following a competitive review.

Independent or Employed?

Tue., May 22, 2018

By Richard Goldstein

Richard GoldsteinWith the rise of independent contractors in the new, shared economy, distinctions between employees and contractors are increasingly blurred these days, especially at PR firms.

Harbinger Made Last Ditch Effort for Broadcom

Tue., May 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Steve StombresHarbinger Strategies took on Singapore's Broadcom the day that President Trump killed its hostile takover bid of semiconductor firm Qualcomm.

Politico Targets Asia

Tue., May 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

South China Morning PostPolitico has partnered with the 115-year-old English language South China Morning Post of Hong Kong to report on the Asian political scene.

People on the Move

Tue., May 22, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Bill DalbecAPCO Insight names Bill Dalbec managing director... 4media Group of Bentonville, AK, recruits Natalie Weissman as VP-communications. She'll be based in New York... Havas Tonic chief creative officer Phil Silvestri named to board of Tuesday's Children... Rita Dragonette, Edelman alum & founder of Dragonette Career Strategies, writes debut novel, "The Fourteenth of September."

Bolt PR, ideaMachine Meet on O'Dwyer's

Tue., May 22, 2018

By Caroline Callaway

Caroline CallawayFor years, O’Dwyer’s has played a role in establishing meaningful connections between brands and PR agencies to help expand their messaging and offerings.

Visit California Wants Social Media Partner

Mon., May 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Visit CaliforniaVisit California is floating an RFP for social strategy & content creation services to position the Golden State as a premier travel destination.

Starbucks Takes Self-Inflicted PR Hit

Mon., May 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

StarbucksStarbucks, which ranks among the country’s most socially responsible companies, is taking heat from social media critics who blasted it for apparently opening its doors, restrooms and patios to anybody who wants to hang out or use its restrooms. (3 reader comments)

Netflix Gives Big Stage to Obamas

Mon., May 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

NetflixNetflix today announced that former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year deal to produce films and series that will be available to the media combine's 125M members in 190 countries.

Healthcare Costs Zoom, Hitting PR Firms, Companies

Mon., May 21, 2018

By O'Dwyer's Editorial Staff

Betsy McCaugheySince 20 million Americans opted not to take either Obamacare or private plans, the cost of the private plans in 2018 will be nearly triple the rates of 2013.

Italy's Defense Giant Hires Trump-Tied Firm

Mon., May 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Leonardo DRSLeonardo DRS, the US arm of Italy’s top defense, aerospace and security contractor, has hired Trump-connected Ballard Partners for military procurement matters.

5G: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

Mon., May 21, 2018

By Peter Prodromou and RJ Bardsley

Peter and RJAdvances in 5G technologies could alter the very fabric of innovation, yet a significant distance remains between the hype surrounding 5G and the technical, financial and political challenges facing the technology.