Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017 @ 5:04 pm

Pay and Prestige for Women in PR Still Lags, Study Says

Fri., Nov. 17, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Global Women in PRA new study reveals that while women represent two-thirds of the global PR industry, 78 percent of CEOs in the top 30 PR agencies worldwide are men and they also occupy 62 percent of seats at the PR boardroom table.

Ex-NY Senator D'Amato Reps Somalia

Fri., Nov. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Al D'AmatoFormer New York Republican Senator Al D'Amato is repping terror-torn Somalia in its outreach to Congress and the US Government.

CooperKatz Says 'PR' Best Describes the Industry

Fri., Nov. 17, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Anne GreenCooperKatz is committed to the term “PR” as the best descriptor of what its practitioners do, saying that the meaning of the term is evolving. (1 reader comment)

Havas Posts Flat Q3 Performance

Fri., Nov. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Yannick BolloreHavas Group reported a 0.2 percent dip in Q3 growth to $620M largely due to a 10.9 percent decline in organic growth in the UK, where Unilever and Pernod Ricard trimmed outlays.

Media Moves

Fri., Nov. 17, 2017

By Steve Barnes

SinclairSinclair gets an assist from the FCC... Koch Brothers offer financial support for Meredith's bid to buy Time Inc.... Tarbell.org takes aim at Big Pharma

WPP Hikes Pressure on Japan's ADK

Thu., Nov. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellWPP boss Martin Sorrell hiked the pressure on 25 percent-owned Asatsu-DK by rejecting to tender its shares to Bain Capital and threatening to increase his firm's stake to the 33 percent mark.

Crosswind Acquires Fellow Austin Shop

Thu., Nov. 16, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

CrosswindAustin-based communications agency Crosswind Media & Public Relations has acquired ATX energy, oil and gas PR shop Carmichael Communications & Consulting.

Jeavons Joins B-Mís Direct Impact Unit

Thu., Nov. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kathy JeavonsKathy Jeavons, who has White House and PR firm experience, has joined Burson-Marsteller’s Direct Impact grassroots communications unit as executive VP. (1 reader comment)

News of PR Firms

Thu., Nov. 16, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Tai WingfieldWeber Shandwick hires Wingfield of Center for Talent Innovation to lead newly formed diversity, equity, inclusion practice…. O’Hara Project offers year of free PR to non-profit…. Burson-Marsteller makes move in Ethiopia.

Standing Out in a Noisy Space

Thu., Nov. 16, 2017

By Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth EdwardsHow technology marketers can use psychology to ensure their messages break through the deluge of media that consumers receive on a daily basis.

Dods Acquires 30% Stake in Social360

Thu., Nov. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Social 360 logoDods Group is shelling out $2.2M for a 30 percent stake in Social360, social media monitoring and intelligence outfit with offices in London and New York.

Content Marketing Commonplace Among Asset Management Firms

Thu., Nov. 16, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

smallThe use of content marketing is now nearly ubiquitous among the world’s largest asset managers, with most publishing new content on at least a weekly basis and across multiple channels, according to a recent report by BackBay Communications.

People on the Move

Thu., Nov. 16, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Kristin BleierMcGrath/Power adds Bleier for bizdev, Hamilton for people... Wedbush Securities ups Svider... Safe-T names Shafiki chief marketing officer.

Muckleshoot Casino Rolls PR Dice on RFP

Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

muckleshoot casino The Muckleshoot Casino, which is about 30 miles southeast of Seattle, is looking for a PR firm to broaden its position as a 'leading destination for fun, tourism and gaming.'

Ex-US Senator Works for Mexico on NAFTA

Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kit Bond head shotFormer Missouri Republican Senator Kit Bond represents Mexico as it renegotiates the North American Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. and Canada. (4 reader comments)

Commentary: Trump Brand is a Loser

Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Trump hatFor the sake of the reeling Trump Organization, Donald Trump’s presidency can’t end soon enough. It needs the boss back in the corporate saddle. (2 reader comments)

3M Taps HR Chief for Top PR Spot

Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Kristen Ludgate3M has appointed Kristen Ludgate, VP-global human resources business operations, to the top PR post effective Jan. 1, taking over for Kimberly Price who is retiring March 1.

Communicating in Turbulent Times

Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

By Peter Prodromou

Peter ProdromouIn a world transformed by technology, leaders in the tech industry has been entrusted with a major responsibility to demonstrate an awareness of the impact their products and services have on individuals and communities in the information era.

Accounts in Transit

Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

By Steve Barnes

William Mills AgencyWilliams Mills Agency lands Strategic Resource Management....EVINS takes slug of caffeinated sparkling water....Carolyn Izzo checks into Mexican resorts....Wander PR winds up at Reef 28.