The Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Tue., Jul. 17, 2018 @ 4:40 pm

Huntsworth Acquires Giant Creative for $72M

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Paul TaaffeBritain's Huntsworth today announced the acquisition of a 90.2 percent stake in Giant Creative Holdings healthcare marketing communications from Shamrock Capital Growth Fund for $72.2M in cash.

OMC Shows 1.8% Q2 Growth

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

John WrenOmnicom CEO John Wren reported today that second-quarter revenues rose 1.8 percent to $3.9B, while operating profit advanced 1.9 percent, to $582.3.


O'Dwyer's 50th Anniversary, Jul. 1968 - Jul. 2018

Then and Now: The Changing PR Landscape

By Grace Leong

Grace LeongToday’s PR landscape bears little resemblance the agency world of decades past. (1 reader comment)


McGrath/Power Opens Atlanta Office

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

McGrath/PowerMcGrath/Power has expanded its footprint into the Southeast with the addition of an Atlanta office.

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Support Our TroopsSachs Media adds Support Our Troops... Brandman Agency books BodyHoliday in St. Lucia... Buffalo.Agency partners with Sailfish Point on Florida's Hutchinson Island... Turner scoops up Solaz resort in Los Cabos... Xhibition handles North America media relations job from Empowers Africa.

Murdoch's WSJ, NYP Dump on Trump

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Post Front PageRupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal and New York Post dump on Trump for the horror in Helsinki with Russian dictator and human rights abuser Vladimir Putin. (1 reader comment)

Tainted Turkish Bank Turns to Ballard Partners

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brian BallardBallard Partners, which has close ties to the Trump administration, has signed on as DC representative for Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, the Turkish state-owned bank, on financial services matters. (1 reader comment)

It’s a People Business

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Seth Linden

Seth LindenA skilled PR pro wears many hats, but above all, the need to be a “people person” is paramount for those looking to enter the field.

Troika Merges with Mission Media

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jon ForsythBrand consultancy and creative shop Troika Media Group is merging with brand/experience marketing company Mission Media.

People on the Move

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

droga 5Droga5 promotes Colleen Leddy to chief media officer, Dean Challis to head of communications strategy and Marianne Stefanowicz to CCO... Clyde Group appoints Aubrey Quinn managing director and hires Scott Nolan Smith and Geoff Vetter... French|West|Vaughan beefs up Raleigh HQ with slew of hires, promotions.

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.

Commentary

What Will it Take?

Mon., Jul. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

PutinDoes Donald Trump have to return Alaska to Russia before Americans wake up to the fact that the former gambling casino owner and reality TV personality is under the thumb of Vladimir Putin. (5 reader comments)

Cambridge Analytica Alums Rebound

Mon., Jul. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ahmad Al-KhatibAhmad 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. (1 reader comment)

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. (4 reader comments)

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.

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.