Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Tue., Sep. 26, 2017 @ 2:05 pm

NFL Kicks Off Search for Crisis Pro

Tue., Sep. 26, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

The National Football League, which is embroiled in a First Amendment tussle with Donald Trump, has posted a job listing for senior communications strategist.

People on the Move

Tue., Sep. 26, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Laura MortensenSharp Communications ups Mortensen to president…Sphere hires aide to now CIA director Pompeo….Lambert Edwards promotes Lombardini.

 

Health Unlimited Surveys Empowered Consumers

Tue., Sep. 26, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Health Unlimited ReportAdvances in technology provide consumers better access to healthcare decisions, giving them more control over their well-being and impacting the way marketers communicate with their target audiences. Health Unlimited, Foresight Factory surveyed more than 4,000 consumers to help communicators deal with challenges in fast-paced market.

RPPRP (Rich People’s PR Problems)

Tue., Sep. 26, 2017

By Bill Huey

Robert KraftYou think you have PR problems? Your problems are nothing compared to those of Jeffrey Mezger, CEO of KB Homes, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, and Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots.

Webb Acquires Dallas-Based Shop

Tue., Sep. 26, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Crayton WebbDallas TV journalist turned PR pro Crayton Webb has acquired Dallas-based PR and public affairs firm Sunwest Communications.

Lorenz to Spark Lewis' PR Push

Tue., Sep. 26, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Yvette LorenzYvette Lorenz, who has more than 20 years of experience in consumer and technology PR expertise, has joined LEWIS as senior VP.

Stand Tall, NFL

Mon., Sep. 25, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

NFLPresident Trump takes on the National Football League to divert attention from the expected failure of Republicans to kill ObamaCare, which rivaled THE WALL as his top campaign promise.

BellPott’s Hodgkinson Joins Prosek

Mon., Sep. 25, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jonathan HodgkinsonJonathan Hodgkinson, who was an associate partner in Bell Pottinger’s financial and corporate practice, has joined Prosek Partners as managing director of its London office.

Doing the Expedient Thing

Mon., Sep. 25, 2017

By Fraser Seitel

Fraser SeitelThe NFL was well on its way to getting fans to forget the problems introduced by former quarterback Colin Kapernick, who famously refused to stand for the National Anthem and salute the flag for a country he claimed "oppresses people of color," and then President Trump reignited the unwanted, unneeded and ultimately unwinnable PR firestorm. (2 reader comments)

Qatar Relies on BlueFront for UN Work

Mon., Sep. 25, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Flag of QatarQatar is using BlueFront Strategies for its public awareness campaign to educate members of the United Nations about the need to lift the economic blockade imposed by a group of its Arab neighbors led by Saudi Arabia.

People on the Move

Mon., Sep. 25, 2017

By Steve Barnes

ann whitehurstMMI adds Whithurst for brand strategy work....Kimball recruits Gregory FCA exec....Learfield Licensing taps brand ambassador for 'National Tailgate Weekend.'

Facebook Playing Damage Control Over “Russian Ads”

Mon., Sep. 25, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianFacebook’s unwitting role in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election has put the social media giant in crisis mode. (1 reader comment)

Craft Media Crafts Saudi Blitz

Fri., Sep. 22, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Craft Media DigitalCraft Media Digital is handling the digital, social, cable/network advertising push designed to increase pressure on Qatar that is bankrolled by the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee.

Media Moves

Fri., Sep. 22, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Preet BhararaPreet Bharara, former US DA for Southern District of NY, signs on at CNN. Launches podcast with story about being fired by Trump for perhaps not returning phone call…Move over Megyn, here comes BuzzFeed's FitzGerald and Jones…. NBC's Langweiler rises from page to senior VP….Hurricanes Harvey and Irma power readership surge for Patch.

Whirlpool Appoints Akin Gump for NAFTA Lobbying Aid

Fri., Sep. 22, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Whirlpool Whirlpool Corporation has signed a pact with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld for help with tax and trade issues as they relate to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Ex-Sen. D'Amato Pushes to Expand Medical Marijuana

Fri., Sep. 22, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Alfonse D'AmatoFormer New York Republican Senator Al D'Amato wants to broaden patient access to the Empire State's medical marijuana program, which Gov. Curomo signed into law three years ago.

Fake News Undermines Trust in Social Media

Thu., Sep. 21, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Fake News keyboardAmericans’ inability to discern fake news from factual reporting has damaged Washington insiders’ confidence in social media as a resource for informing the public, according to a recent National Journal study.

SV&C’s Doorley Shifts to Brunswick

Thu., Sep. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jonathan DoorleyJonathan Doorley, an 11-year veteran of Sard Verbinnen & Co., has joined Brunswick in New York as a partner.