The Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Wed., Apr. 18, 2018 @ 3:01 pm

FH Calls Coney SVP and Partner

Wed., Apr. 18, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Isobel ConeyFleishmanHillard has named Isobel Coney a senior vice president and partner of the agency's Southern California operations.

Nyman Exits CEO Post at PMK*BMC

Wed., Apr. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael NymanMichael Nyman is exiting the co-chairman & CEO post at entertainment PR powerhouse PMK*BMC to launch Acceleration, an investment/advisory firm.

PR Industry Should Move Beyond Discussing Diversity and Take Action

Wed., Apr. 18, 2018

By Aerial Ellis and Rick Gould

Aerial Ellis and Rick GouldEfforts to bolster diversity throughout the PR industry have begun to accelerate, and companies that continue to debate the role diversity plays in their organization may ultimately find themselves playing catch up.

Twitter’s Horne Moves to Brookings

Wed., Apr. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Emily HorneEmily Horne, who heads global policy communications at Twitter’s DC office, plans to join the Brookings Institution this summer as VP-communications.

Louisiana PR Legend Weill Dies

Wed., Apr. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Gus WeillGus Weill, Louisiana PR man, political strategist and writer, died April 13 at a hospice in Baton Rouge. He was 85.

People on the Move

Wed., Apr. 18, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer PilcherCrosby Marketiing Communications recruits military vet Jennifer Pilcher... Dix & Eaton adds Kelly Tompkins, Brittany Whitman... Idea Grove promotes Etta Goss, Liz Cies; hires Katie Long, Nate Binford.

Omnicom's PR Unit Posts 3.3% Q1 Gain

Tue., Apr. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

John WrenOmnicom's PR group posted a 3.3 percent rise in first-quarter revenues to $346M, accounting for 9.6 percent of the ad/PR conglom's $3.6B revenues.

Huawei Scales Back US Push

Tue., Apr. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

William PlummerHuawei has cut external affairs chief William Plummer as the $93B electronics giant has struggled to make its mark in the US due to its alleged ties with China's government. (2 reader comments)

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Apr. 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

SharpSharp Communications scoops up 1stdibs... Zapwater Communications checks in with Glenapp Castle... S3 Agency lands Himalayan Natural Mineral Water...mc Group of Germany flies Turkish Airlines... White Good and HL Group partner on National Kitchen & Bath biz.

Prosek Bolsters Profile

Tue., Apr. 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Rich MyersRich Myers, who has run the financial communications & capital markets at Edelman, is now heading up Profile Advisors, a Prosek Partners unit focused on brand building, reputation management and strategic communications.

Dept. of Agriculture Alum Joins Edelman

Tue., Apr. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Darci VetterDarci Vetter, who was Deputy Secretary at the Dept. of Agriculture, has joined Edelman in DC as general manager of PA.

TV News Jobs Surpass Newspaper Reporters

Mon., Apr. 16, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

TV newsroom control center

Local TV newsrooms now employ more staffers than daily newspapers, according to a joint survey conducted by Hofstra University and broadcast and journalism organization Radio Television Digital News Association.

Shares of Post-Sorrell WPP Dive

Mon., Apr. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellWPP shares plummeted seven percent in London today, the first trading day following the bombshell exit of CEO Martin Sorrell

Commentary

Three Cheers for Sir Martin, PR Man Extraordinaire

Mon., Apr. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kevin McCauleyLove him or not, WPP's Martin Sorrell was the leading PR spokesperson for the ad/community, which is notorious for its close-mouthed leaders. He'll be missed. (2 reader comments)

Ageism Bites - Both Workers and Businesses

Mon., Apr. 16, 2018

By Jane Genova

Jane GenovaAge discrimination hurts every aspect of business. Taking on ageism, by both employees and employers, could become as influential as #MeToo. The tipping point could be push-back by young workers as they see age bias sucking the soul out of their parents and superiors at work. No fools, they get it that they could be next. (2 reader comments)

Ex-de Blasio Press Secretary Re-Launches Firm

Mon., Apr. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Karen HintonKaren Hinton, who was press secretary for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has re-launched her firm to focus on issues such as environmental protection, affordable housing and employment opportunities for low-income individuals.

People on the Move

Mon., Apr. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Janet GraesserSpectrum Science Communications bulks up... Continental, auto/truck market supplier, names marketing manager... Thomas PR's Karen Thomas to judge Stevie Awards.

Ingraham Pushes Back Against Critics

Mon., Apr. 16, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianA week after apologizing for mocking Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, Laura Ingraham is back on the air, albeit a few sponsors lighter.