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Spong Is Now Carmichael Lynch Relate

Tue, Oct. 18, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Carmichael Lynch RelateCarmichael Lynch Spong, which was rebranded in 2014 to Spong, is now calling itself Carmichael Lynch Relate.

McBee Evolves Into Signal Group

Thu, Oct. 13, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Signal Group logoRebrand reflects focus on integrating legal and regulatory expertise with strategic communications, public affiars and digital media.

Hemsworth Launches Atlanta Office

Wed, Oct. 12, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Hemsworth CommunicationsTravel, hospitality and lifestyle agency Hemsworth Communications has opened a second office in Atlanta.

Israel Tourism Names MWWPR

Thu, Oct. 6, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Ministry of Tourism of IsraelThe Ministry of Tourism of Israel has moved its North American PR account, reportedly worth a half million, from Geoffrey Weill Assocs., New York, to MWWPR, headed by Michael Kempner, a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. (1 reader comment)

Southard, Freeman to Merge

Wed, Sep. 28, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Southard Communications and Freeman Public Relations plan to merge, forming a new agency that will debut at the beginning of next year.

Veteran Communicator Buckley Leads Subject Matter in DC

Tue, Sep. 27, 2016

By Editorial Staff

john buckleyJohn Buckley, a 35-year political and corporate communicator most recently serving as managing director for The Harbour Group, has shifted to Subject Matter in Washington as the firm's first CEO.

Spectrum Opens Chicago Office

Mon, Sep. 26, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Spectrum Washington, D.C.-based healthcare and life sciences agency Spectrum has opened a new office in Chicago.

O'Malley Hansen Acquires Alpaytac

Wed, Sep. 21, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

O'Malley Hansen CommunicationsO'Malley Hansen Communications has acquired Chicago-based brand and social media agency Alpaytac Public Relations.

Finn Partners, Stagwell Launch Joint Venture

Wed, Sep. 21, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Finn PartnersStagwell Group has made a preferred stock investment in Finn Partners. The two agencies will now launch a new jointly-owned PR agency titled Wye Communications

Matter Taps Mladenoff as President

Tue, Sep. 20, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Mandy MladenoffMatter Communications has elevated Mandy Mladenoff to president of the 13-year-old Massachusetts-based firm.

Bully Pulpit Gets Incite, Obama Alums' PR Shop

Thu, Sep. 15, 2016

By Editorial Staff

ben laboltWashington-based Bully Pulpit Interactive, a Democrat-aligned digital marketing shop, has acquired The Incite Agency, the PR agency of former Obama administration communications hands Robert Gibbs and Ben LaBolt.

FH Alum DeVito Heads Digital for Levick

Wed, Aug. 31, 2016

By Editorial Staff

kathryn devitoKathryn DeVito, a partner and senior VP for FleishmanHillard's digital practice in Washington, has shuffled to Levick, Washington, D.C., as a senior VP and head of digital.

Sony Pictures TV Casts Weitz for PR

Wed, Aug. 31, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Stacy WeitzStacy Weitz, senior VP for PMK*BNC, has moved in-house with Sony Pictures Television as VP of corporate communications.

Uproar Takes New York

Mon, Aug. 29, 2016

By Editorial Staff

lindsay plattsOrlando's Uproar PR has opened a New York outpost, its fourth office, with plans to staff up to 20. 

Ogilvy Ups Risi on Massey Exit

Tue, Aug. 23, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Jennifer RisiOgilvy PR has upped Jennifer Risi to global chief communications officer with the exit of Robyn Massey, who held the post for the past year.

Project Acquires Brooklyn PR Agency Praytell

Wed, Aug. 17, 2016

By Editorial Staff

andy prayDetroit agency network Project has acquired Brooklyn PR shop Praytell, a four-year-old firm with outposts in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Austin.

Edelman Bay Area Chief to Weber Shandwick

Thu, Aug. 11, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Wayne HickeyWayne Hickey, who led Edelman's Bay Area operations, has returned to Weber Shandwick as a senior tech exec in San Francisco.

A PR Agency's Greatest Asset: A Number Two

Tue, Aug. 9, 2016

By Art Stevens

art stevensIf agency owner's don't have a reliable and trustworthy second in command, who will run the business and preserve the assets when something unforseen happens?

Caldwell Takes Crisis Post at Cerrell

Mon, Aug. 8, 2016

By Editorial Staff

caldwellAlan Caldwell, southern California communications manager for Shell, has moved to Cerrell Associates as VP of media relations and crisis communication, as well as the firm's first chief diversity strategist. 

Coyne Restructures, Cuts 28

Tue, Aug. 2, 2016

By Editorial Staff

tom coyneCoyne has cut 28 staffers in administration and digital amid a restructuring at the Parsippany, N.J.-based firm led by Tom Coyne.