Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018 @ 3:25 pm

Portland PR Squires Kazakh President to US

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Nursultan NazarbayevPortland PR handled the run-up to the Jan. 16 visit of Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev to the Oval Office to meet with Donald Trump. (1 reader comment)

PRSA-NCC Calls for Pro Bono PR Proposals

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Pro Bono and Community SupportThe Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter seeks a pro bono client in the form of a Washington, D.C. area-based nonprofit.

Media Moves

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

SnapchatSnap dumps two dozen staffers in New York, London... Bloomberg silences Gadfly... Bonnier kills five print magazines... The Atlantic recruits Natasha Bertrand from BusinessInsider, adds James Sommers as contributing editor.

People on the Move

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Sarah FoxPadilla hunts down Sarah Fox at Hill+Knowlton for healthcare unit… Hotwire gives Dawn Crew CMO in-Residence position… Development Counsellors International elects president Julie Curtin (economic development) and Karyl Leigh Barnes (tourism).

Higbie Resigns CNCS for Offensive Remarks

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Carl HigbieCarl Higbie, head of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, resigns for offensive remarks concerning women, African-Americans, Muslims, LGBT people and veterans with PTSD.

Vested Hires FTI's Rothwell for Europe Push

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Elspeth RockwellNew York's Vested financial communications shop, which acquired Britain's Templars Communications earlier this month, has appointed Elspeth Rothwell U.K. CEO to take charge of the firm's European push.

Accounts in Transit

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jeff LambertLambert, Edwards & Assocs. revs up PR for North American International Auto Show, North American Car, Utility & Truck awards... 5W Public Relations recruited by Selby Jennings banking/finance recruiter... Bratskeir & Co. mellows out with Rituals scented candles, fragrances, teas.

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. (4 reader comments)

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.