Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017 @ 11:19 am

White House's Controversial Comms. Director Quits

Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

By Steve Barnes

OmarosaOmarosa Manigault Newman, director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison and frequent contestant on Trump's "The Apprentice," is leaving her position.

Safian Exits Fast Company

Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bob SafianBob Safian, who became editor of Fast Company in Feb. '07, is leaving the magazine at the end of January to explore other opportunities.

Brand Advocacy in Influencer Marketing: a Win for Sports

Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

By Samantha Baier

Samantha BaierThe current model of influencer marketing must evolve in ways that adopt a level of customization if communicators want to drive relevant conversations that better engage target audiences, building lasting relationships with trusted and genuine brand advocates.

People on the Move

Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Sophie ScottFleishmanHillard promotes Scott to technology czar....Brownstein Group names Carney first-ever content director, taps Publicis Health vet Harty for group director slot....'Smart glass' company View Inc. recruits Polycom PR head Craig as corpcomm chief.

Morrison Advocates for Undocumented Irish

Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bruce MorrisonMorrison Public Affairs Group is working with the Embassy of Ireland related to its effort to help undocumented Irish in the US gain work and travel authorization under "deferred action" immigration status.

SEC Cites Cryptocurrency Concerns

Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Jay ClaytonA statement issued Monday by Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton says that investors need to be careful when entering the world of cryptocurrency.

Podesta Alums Launch PA Shop

Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Izzy KleinTwo Podesta Group alums have joined forces to launch Klein/Johnson Group in DC, boasting of their close ties to leaders of both parties in the Senate. (1 reader comment)

Boomers Boom on Social Media

Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Baby Boomer

Baby Boomers’ presence on social media platforms has effectively doubled in the last year, from 24 percent in 2016 to 48 percent in 2017.

Media Movers

Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Ryan LizzaRyan Lizza, veteran New Yorker DC correspondent noted for his role in bouncing The Mooch, is fired for alleged sexual harrassment.... C.J.Kettler named president of King Features, home of Betty Boop, Krazy Kat, Popeye....Miguel Monteverde rumbles over to Rumble, video platform.

Gagnier Gets Front Row Seat for OLE's PrimeSport Bid

Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

On LocationGagnier Communications represents On Location Experiences, the official hospitality provider of the NFL, as it acquires The Carlyle Group's PrimeSport unit, which has long-term ticketing deals with the NCAA and PGA.

Three Ways Sports Marketers Can Up Their Game

Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

By Marya Ketchell

Marya KetchellTechnology has disrupted the sports marketing environment in virtually every way, and marketers today must embrace this new reality if they want to remain relevant and succeed. (1 reader comment)

People on the Move

Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Whitney ErtelJarrard Phillips, Cate & Hancock hires Whitney Ertel, who spent 10 years in London for Ketchum... French/West/Vaughan chief Rick French elected to Buddy Holly Foundation... Baretz+Brunelle makes round of promotions.

Sard Verbinnen Works Atriumís $2.3B Deal

Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Peter LutherSard Verbinnen & Co. represents Montreal’s Atrium Innovations as the “science-based” natural supplements company agrees to be acquired by Nestle for $2.3B cash/debt.

Commentary

Saving Garrison Keillor

Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

By Fraser Seitel

Fraser SeitelHow public relations could help "A Prairie Home Companion" creator Garrison Keillor recover his good name. (12 reader comments)

Ex-Spokesperson for Ireland PM Joins Edelman

Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Feargal PurcellFeargal Purcell, who worked six years as press secretary for Ireland’s former taoiseach Edna Kenny, has joined Edelman as public affairs director.

Jís Helped in Sex Assault StoryóTime

Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Time Person of the Year“Phenomenal reporting” by “determined journalists" helped break the female sexual assault story that has dominated media in recent months. (1 reader comment)

Media Moves

Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Janice MinJanice Min teams with Nina Tassler to create TV/digital production company focused on projects led by women…. GateHouse Media acquires Boston Herald…. Wall Street Journal ups Emily Gitter to weekend business/finance editor. (1 reader comment)

Olympic PR: Whatís New and Whatís Not

Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

By Caroline Andrew

Caroline AndrewThe countdown to 2018 Winter Olympics is on, and already the world is buzzing about who’ll be the Olympic darlings to watch in PyeongChang, along with which brands will emerge victorious amid a flurry of Olympics-related marketing activities.

Accounts in Transit

Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Scott SignoreMatter Communications expands client roster by seven... The Republik goes to work on OLE… Xhibition picks up HQ Architects… Adkins Publicity sings songs of Silverado Records.

Commentary

Exploding Rifles Put Gun Maker In PR Crosshairs

Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianA series of incidents involving exploding rifle barrels has brought lawsuits and a PR crisis to firearms manufacturing company Savage Arms.

Ads Motivate Millennials More Than Older Generations

Fri., Dec. 8, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

ClutchA recent study suggests that Millennials are more likely to trust marketing messages and to make a purchase after seeing or hearing an advertisement about a product than older generations.