The Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Thu., May 24, 2018 @ 5:15 pm

Software Company Seeks PR Services

Thu., May 24, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

DOmediaDOmedia is seeking an agency partner to serve as a go-to provider for a series of PR services-related projects.

NFL Tapped Glover Park for Kaepernick Poll

Thu., May 24, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Colin KapernickThe NFL hired Glover Park Group to gauge public opinion on quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee during the playing of the national anthem and continues as a free agent. Poll could play important part in Kaepernick's collusion complaint against NFL, team owners.


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


Volatile Markets, Social Purpose Test Financial Firms

Thu., May 24, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

May coverFinancial PR firms faced a watershed year in 2017 as clients were impacted by extreme market volatility, corporate tax cuts, threatened trade war with China, cyber-threats, increased stakeholder activism, deregulation and the growing demand to highlight corporate social responsibility.

Fujitsu Alum Clauser Joins Analog Devices

Thu., May 24, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mike ClauserMike Clauser, who did a nearly five-year stint at Japan's Fujitsu Global as the lead American for government affairs in the US, has joined Analog Devices, $5.2B semiconductor company in Norwood, MA, as head of government affairs.

News of Firms

Thu., May 24, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Weber ShandwickWeber Shandwick launches CultureShift... Newell PR independent firm with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai establishes practice to serve PRC government’s “Greater Bay Area” plan… Ketchum revamps North America business to look more like management consultant firm.

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.

NPC Plans Summit On Hostile Treatment of Media

Wed., May 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Scott PruittThe National Press Club and its Journalism Institute plan a summit this fall to tackle the Trump Administration’s hostility toward the media. The move follows the EPA's decision to ban reporters from an on-the-record event on May 21 that featured its embattled leader Scott Pruitt. (4 reader comments)

Media Maneuvers

Wed., May 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Les MoonvesCBS CEO Les Mooves straps on $180M to $315M golden parachute… Alex Jones expands conspiracy-minded InfoWars to 24/7 platform… Interview, which was founded by Andy Warhol, shuts down.

 

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.

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.

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.

Accounts in Transit

Wed., May 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

EngageDiffusion engages with Engage Studio... The Brandon Agency works on Pearson Farm, which grows peaches and pecans in Georgia.... CMW Media scoops up OPTEC International, distributor of green technologies... Laura Davidson Public Relationslands Tidal New York... 3rd Coast PR of Chicago to launch Vino Blanco, canned wine from Michigan-based Fenn Valley Vineyards.

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.