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O'Dwyer's PR Firm Rankings Seal O'Dwyer's Magazine
2017 Rankings Released

Edelman leads the way again with $874.9M in net fees, but there was some jostling at the top. W2O Group ($122.7M) bumped APCO ($120.6M) down to third and several newcomers made the top ten.

FTC Puts Influencers in the Crosshairs

Fri., Apr. 21, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Kim Kardashian promoting Duchesnay’s antinausea drug DiclegisThe Federal Trade Commission sent out more than 90 letters in April to prominent influencers, detailing how any material connection those third-party spokespersons have with brands should be disclosed when promoting or endorsing products on social media. (1 reader comment)

Category: Marketing Communications

rbb Grows Team

Fri., Apr. 21, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Dana RozanskyDana Rozansky has been tapped as account director for rbb Communications’ national and regional hospitality and lifestyle clients.

Category: Travel PR

IPG Posts Q1 Revenue Gains

Fri., Apr. 21, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

IPGInterpublic today reported revenue and operating income gains for the first quarter of 2017, with the holding company's CMG portfolio of marketing and communications firms serving as one of the standout performers for the period.

Category: Marketing Communications

M Studio Reps Red Bank RiverCenter

Thu., Apr. 20, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

M studioAsbury Park’s M Studio has been awarded the PR contract for the non-profit which has transformed Red Bank, NJ from a town once dubbed “Dead Bank” in the press to one they now call a “cool little town.”

Category: News of Accounts

PR is Good Field for Women Biz Owners

Thu., Apr. 20, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Lou Rena HammondIn a piece on forbes.com, independent PR agency owner Lou Hammond says PR is a good field for women who want to own their own businesses, despite the fact that “the big agencies are all run by men.” (2 reader comments)

Category: Travel PR

Cision Nabs Exec Talent

Thu., Apr. 20, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Michael Piispanen & Pat GalvinFormer Nasdaq VP of corporate solutions, Michael Piispanen, and former VP of general business at InsideSales.com, Pat Galvin, have jumped to Cision as chief operations officer and chief revenue officer respectively.

Category: PR Services

J PR Adds Dietz to Team

Thu., Apr. 20, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Tom DietzHospitality & travel PR shop J Public Relations names Tom Dietz account director of nine properties for The Ritz-Carlton and Palms Casino Resort & Spa.

Category: Travel PR

O'Reilly Forced Out of Fox After Sex Charges

Wed., Apr. 19, 2017

By Editorial Staff

The O'Reilly Factor with Bill O'ReillyLongtime Fox News Anchor Bill O’Reilly “will not be returning” to his post, it was announced this afternoon by 21st Century Fox, parent of the news channel.  What say you?  Read comments by Ashley McCown, Tom Madden, Joe Honick & Stan Steinreich.

Category: Media News