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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)

Lexis Teams Up with Text100

Fri, Jun. 23, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

text100London-based consumer agency Lexis has been integrated into global communications agency Text100.

DiGennaro Forms Venture with Australia Shop

Wed, Jun. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

DiGennaro Communications & Access PRDiGennaro Communications and Australia’s Access PR have formed a joint venture, which will result in the rebranding to Access-dgc on July 1.

Quinn Opens LA Outpost

Tue, Jun. 20, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

QuinnQuinn has planted its flag on the west coast with the addition of a new office in Los Angeles.

Padilla Picks Up INM United

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

PadillaMidwest PR powerhouse Padilla has acquired Richmond, VA-based digital studio and strategy firm INM United.

Germinder & Assocs. Takes on SoHo

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Lee-Ann GerminderGerminder & Associates, pet industry PR specialist, is moving its New York office from midtown to 175 Varick Street in SoHo. Founded in Kansas City in 1998, Germinder moved its headquarters to the Big Apple in 1999.

PR Agencies Report Lower Profit, Staff Pay

Wed, Jun. 7, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Best Practices Benchmarking ReportPR agencies reported lower average operating profit and staff pay in 2016 compared to recent years past, according to Gould+Partners’ 2017 Best Practices Benchmarking Report.