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Last Updated: Mon., Jul. 16, 2018 @ 12:16 pm

Cambridge Analytica Alums Rebound

Mon., Jul. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ahmad Al-Khatib, a former director of Cambridge Analytica focused on healthcare initiatives in the Middle East, has launched Auspex International geopolitical communications firm in London.

Weber Shandwick Acquires That Lot

Mon., Jul. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

That LotWeber Shandwick has acquired That Lot, social creative shop in London that was founded by British comedian David Schneider, writer David Levin and managing director David Beresford.

Accounts in Transit

Mon., Jul. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Driskill HotelLaura Davidson PR checks in with Redbury New York and The Driskill Hotel in Austin... William Mills Agency adds CULedger, Denver credit union, to roster... PAN Communications scoops up trio of West Coast tech clients.

Papa John’s Founder Resigns from Board

Mon., Jul. 16, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn Torossian

For the last year, Papa John's founder John Schnatter has made himself a household name, and for all the wrong reasons. (1 reader comment)

Goldberg Edges Didit for Gawker

Fri., Jul. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bryan GoldbergBryan Goldberg, who founded Bleacher Report and Bustle websites, tops a bid by Didit marketing services firm to win bankruptcy court auction of Gawker Media.

CMOs Lack Confidence Demonstrating Content Marketing ROI

Fri., Jul. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Content Fitness

Content marketing programs remain a top priority for marketers, but most CMOs exhibit a lack of confidence in measuring the impact of their strategies and struggle determining the ROI associated with their content marketing efforts.

Commentary

New Laws Make Privacy a Public Matter

Fri., Jul. 13, 2018

By John Berard

John BerardPrivacy is no longer a business issue only to be managed by lawyers, it is now a responsibility of corporate communications, too.

Philippines Economic Development Agency Signs SS&A

Fri., Jul. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

PhilippinesThe Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry has hired Sorini, Samet & Associates to advocate in Washington on behalf of a possible free trade agreement between the U.S. and the Southeast Asian country.

Private Equity Firms Step Up PR Efforts

Fri., Jul. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

BackBayPrivate equity firms are stepping up their external communications by pushing videos and thought leadership content, according to a report from BackBay Communications.

People on the Move

Fri., Jul. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Caryn CaratelliG&S Business Communications ups Caryn Caratelli and Stephanie Moore to senior VPs. Lyndsey Newnam promoted to VP... Gregory FCA names Julie Parise, alum of CBS' Milwaukee affiliate, director of broadcast services... Crosby Marketing Communications hikes Debbie White, Bobby Grenier and Danielle Zadra.

Sample Ambles to PR Council Prexy Post

Thu., Jul. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kim SampleThe PR Council today announced that Kim Sample, who has more than 30 years of PR experience, is taking over for president Renee Wilson on August 1. (2 reader comments)

Advocacy Group Issues RFP

Thu., Jul. 12, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Jewish Women's Foundation of the Greater Palm BeachesThe Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches is seeking a PR firm that can increase awareness of the organization as well as attract community participation and donors for the foundation’s signature annual fundraising event.

Commentary

Kavanaugh’s Credibility Problem

Thu., Jul. 12, 2018

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyWomen’s reproductive rights are in jeopardy with a SCOTUS pick who believes presidents are above the law. (1 reader comment)

USOC Hires Hirshland to Rebound from Sex Abuse Scandal

Thu., Jul. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Sarah HirshlandThe United States Olympic Committee today named Sarah Hirshland CEO as the embattled organization seeks to rebound from the sex abuse scandal surrounding former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Jul. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

WB Abu DhabiWeber Shandwick unveils Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi July 25....Finn Partners straps up Backpack Health... 5W Public Relations adds AI technology Influential, which is backed by IBM Watson... Hemsworth Communications hired by John Offerdahl's Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival... Trevelinio/Keller picks up auto media brands Caffeine and Octane... JMPR Public Relations wins Concorso Italiano, Gunther Werks and CarBlip accounts.

DC Group Promotes LGBTQ PR Jobs, Rights

Thu., Jul. 12, 2018

By Ben Finzel

Ben FinzelDC Family Communicators launches in DC to offer networking, promote job opportunities and push for equal treatment for members of the LGBTQ community.

NY Financial Writers Assn. Eyes 80th Birthday

Thu., Jul. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

NYFWANew York Financial Writers Assn., which produces the annual "Financial Follies" satirical take on the doings of the Wall St. crowd, will celebrate its 80th anniversary on July 24.

Dolphin Closes $11M Door Deal

Wed., Jul. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

dolphinDolphin Entertainment, parent company of entertainment PR powerhouse 42West, has acquired The Door, hospitality/lifestyle PR firm, for $11M.

Streaming Surges Ahead in Popularity

Wed., Jul. 11, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

hulu, Netflix, YouTube, SlingNearly half of consumers worldwide who watch live streaming video said they’re viewing more of this content today than they were a year ago, according to a global survey by the Interactive Advertising Bureau.