Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018 @ 9:38 am

People on the Move

Tue., Jan. 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Tim MaleenyHavas welcomes return of chief strategy officer Tim Maleeny....Gatesman gains Ketchum pro Demar Anderson....SPRYTE Communications hires Mark Wilgus, who was community outreach director at Paulsboro Refining Co.

Trust in US Institutions Collapses

Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Edelman Trust Barometer 2018The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer finds trust in US institutions registers the biggest drop in the poll's 18-year history. Trust in media also is in free fall. (3 reader comments)

W2O Group Names Gottlieb President

Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Jennifer Gottlieb W2O Group has named Jennifer Gottlieb president of the San Francisco-based marketing and communications network. (1 reader comment)

Queen Elizabeth Looks for PR Helper

Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Queen ElizabethBuckingham Palace is looking for a PR person to help promote the 'work, role, relevance of the Royal Family to a worldwide audience.' (3 reader comments)

Legendary PR Man Herb Schmertz Dies at 87

Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Herb SchmertzHerb Schmertz, the combative Mobil Oil PR exec who pioneered the use of “advertorials” to take on critics of Big Oil, died Jan. 17 from congestive heart failure. He was 87. (1 reader comment)

News of Firms

Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

By Steve Barnes

rbb logorbb Communications forms Reputation & Risk Advisors crisis/issues management unit… She Runs It presents Impact Awards Jan. 25 to honor women of adland… Brand-News-Team launches drone service for visuals, aerial story-telling.

APCO Enrolls ObamaCare Pro Manchester

Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brittany ManchesterBrittney Manchester, who handled media outreach for signing up people for ObamaCare, has joined APCO Worldwide as senior associate director of its healthcare practice. (1 reader comment)

Portland PR Squires Kazakh President to US

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Nursultan NazarbayevPortland PR handled the run-up to the Jan. 16 visit of Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev to the Oval Office to meet with Donald Trump. (2 reader comments)

PRSA-NCC Calls for Pro Bono PR Proposals

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Pro Bono and Community SupportThe Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter seeks a pro bono client in the form of a Washington, D.C. area-based nonprofit.

Media Moves

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

SnapchatSnap dumps two dozen staffers in New York, London... Bloomberg silences Gadfly... Bonnier kills five print magazines... The Atlantic recruits Natasha Bertrand from BusinessInsider, adds James Sommers as contributing editor.

People on the Move

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Sarah FoxPadilla hunts down Sarah Fox at Hill+Knowlton for healthcare unit… Hotwire gives Dawn Crew CMO in-Residence position… Development Counsellors International elects president Julie Curtin (economic development) and Karyl Leigh Barnes (tourism).

Higbie Resigns CNCS for Offensive Remarks

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Carl HigbieCarl Higbie, head of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, resigns for offensive remarks concerning women, African-Americans, Muslims, LGBT people and veterans with PTSD.

Vested Hires FTI's Rothwell for Europe Push

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Elspeth RockwellNew York's Vested financial communications shop, which acquired Britain's Templars Communications earlier this month, has appointed Elspeth Rothwell U.K. CEO to take charge of the firm's European push.

Accounts in Transit

Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jeff LambertLambert, Edwards & Assocs. revs up PR for North American International Auto Show, North American Car, Utility & Truck awards... 5W Public Relations recruited by Selby Jennings banking/finance recruiter... Bratskeir & Co. mellows out with Rituals scented candles, fragrances, teas.

Herrick Helms Rockefeller Foundation Comms.

Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Matt HerrickThe Rockefeller Foundation has named former U.S. Department of Agriculture PR head Matt Herrick the foundation’s managing director of communications.

The Fake Side of the Fake News Awards

Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Trump Fake NewsTeam GOP's list of winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards contains some fake news of its own. (6 reader comments)

Glover Park Picks Up Morocco Work

Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

MoroccoWPP's Glover Park Group has inked an 18-month contract worth $360K with Morocco to manage its government relations strategy with the US and launch a PR push to promote investment in the Kingdom. (1 reader comment)