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PR Industry Growth Declined in 2016

Wed, Aug. 16, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Gould+PartnersU.S. PR agencies grew by an average of 4.8 percent in 2016, revealing a 1.8 decline from 2015 and a 3 percent decline from the year prior, according to a Gould+Partners survey.

Siegel Trades NYC for P-town

Tue, Aug. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Lucy SiegelLucy Siegel, who sold Bridge Global Strategies to Didit in 2015, has traded the hustle and bustle of Manhattan for the sun, sea and sand of Provincetown, opening Lucy Siegel LLC on the northern tip of Cape Cod.

Jackson Moves to Portland

Tue, Aug. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Alfred JacksonAlfred Jackson, who has more than 20 years of health communications experience, has joined Portland Communications' DC office to expand the offerings for the Omnicom unit.

Harris Resigns Grayling US Chief Post

Mon, Aug. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Peter HarrisPeter Harris, CEO of Grayling US, is resigning Aug. 31 to launch his own firm. He told O’Dwyer’s that he’ll open for business Sept. 1 to advise senior clients. (1 reader comment)

SHC Opens Charlotte Outpost

Thu, Aug. 10, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Sandy HillmanBaltimore-based PR firm Sandy Hillman Communications has opened a new satellite office in Charlotte, NC.

Finn's Nowling Moves to LE&A

Tue, Aug. 1, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bill NowlingBill Nowling, who ran Finn Partners' Detroit office, has exited to run the Motor City outpost of Lambert Edwards & Assocs., which is based in Grand Rapids.

Byoir Employee Virgil Scudder Recalls 'Amazing Agency'

Tue, Aug. 1, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Virgil ScudderVirgil Scudder, SVP, Carl Byoir & Assocs., from 1977-86, heading its MediaCom unit, recalled Byoir as a firm with high morale staffed by many with media backgrounds. (3 reader comments)

North 6th Uses Atlas to Head North

Mon, Jul. 31, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

North 6th AgencySoho’s North 6th Agency has acquired Atlas Communications, a top social media shop in Toronto.

Death of Peter Osgood Recalls Destruction of Byoir PR

Mon, Jul. 31, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Carl Byoir & AssociatesThe death July 22 of Peter Osgood, head of Carl Byoir & Assocs. from 1983-86 and vice chair of Hill & Knowlton from 1986-91, recalls the destruction of Byoir, once the No. 3 PR firm. (3 reader comments)

People on the Move

Thu, Jul. 27, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Robyn UngarTonic takes Ungar; Rhea + Kaiser promotes Vos; Marino ups Latino.

Levine Takes COO Spot at Berlin/Rosen

Tue, Jul. 18, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

David LevineDavid Levine, a top aide of President Obama and Hillary Clinton, has moved to BerlinRosen, the Democratic public affairs shop, as its first COO to oversee its finance, HR and operations functions.

O’Dwyer’s Directory Lists 1,200+ PR Firms, Ranks 123

Mon, Jul. 17, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

2017 O'Dwyer's Directory of PR FirmsThe 2017 O’Dwyer’s Directory of PR Firms, the 47th annual edition and the only remaining printed directory in PR, has been published digitally and will shortly be available in hard copy.

Mark Penn’s Stagwell Moves into WTC

Thu, Jul. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

One World Trade CenterMark Penn’s Stagwell Group has signed a 13-year lease for about 84,000 sq. ft. on the 62nd and 63rd floors of NYC’s One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere.

APCO Gets $$$ Infusion

Wed, Jul. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

APCO WorldwideAPCO Worldwide today announced that Citibank and Monroe Capital pumped fresh capital into the No. 3 independent firm, enabling it to buy out minority investor WindRiver and fund growth opportunities.

Five Ways to Retain Top Talent

Tue, Jul. 11, 2017

By Amy Ogden

Amy OgdenTeam members that bond with coworkers and clients and are part of a brand’s mission are what truly give agencies their staying power.

Billing Rates Flat at Many PR Agencies

Thu, Jul. 6, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Gould+PartnersAverage hourly rates were down for PR professionals stationed across agency staff positions last year, according to a new report issued by Gould+Partners.

ARPR Establishes SF Beachhead

Thu, Jul. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

ARPRARPR, which opened in Atlanta five years ago, is expanding to San Francisco to service demand from its west coast clients, which account for about 35 percent of its roster.

Huntsworth Bags TCEG

Wed, Jul. 5, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

HuntsworthHuntsworth has acquired The Creative Engagement Group, an experiential marketing outfit, for around $32M.

C&W's Joseph Becomes No. 1 Citizen

Wed, Jun. 28, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jim JosephJim Joseph, president of Cohn & Wolfe, will take the helm of Citizen Relations later this summer, succeeding Daryl McCullough, who will remain chairman and take a post at parent unit Vision7 International.

Goodfriend Retiring from L.C. Williams

Tue, Jun. 27, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Gary GoodfriendGary Goodfriend, who started DeFrancesco/Goodfriend PR in 1985 with John DeFrancesco, is retiring from LCWA at the end of the month. (3 reader comments)