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Last Updated: Fri., Apr. 20, 2018 @ 5:38 pm

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Edelman Hires de Blasio Aide

Thu, Apr. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Andrea HagelgansEdelman has recruited Andrea Hagelgans, senior advisor to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio as executive VP for Public Affairs. (1 reader comment)

News of Firms

Thu, Apr. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Green RushKCSA Strategic Communications unveils The Green Rush podcast to cover the business of cannabis... Matter Communications consumer tech survey lauds word-of-mouth... S3 Agency donates services to Trenton Children's Chorus.

PR Industry Should Move Beyond Discussing Diversity and Take Action

Wed, Apr. 18, 2018

By Aerial Ellis and Rick Gould

Aerial Ellis and Rick GouldEfforts to bolster diversity throughout the PR industry have begun to accelerate, and companies that continue to debate the role diversity plays in their organization may ultimately find themselves playing catch up. (1 reader comment)

Ex-de Blasio Press Secretary Re-Launches Firm

Mon, Apr. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Karen HintonKaren Hinton, who was press secretary for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has re-launched her firm to focus on issues such as environmental protection, affordable housing and employment opportunities for low-income individuals.

News of PR Firms

Wed, Mar. 28, 2018

By Steve Barnes

GMMBGMMB opens San Francisco office to serve techs, start-ups, nonprofits... Evolve Media rebrands as CraveOnline... CooperKatz interviews inspiring women as part of Women's History Month celebration.

News of PR Firms

Wed, Mar. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Lucky BreakLucky Break Public Relation & Marketing of Los Angeles opens offices in Austin, DC and Chicago... SPRYTE Communications is re-certified as Women's Business Enterprise... Green Room Communications celebrates 10th birthday... Calypso Communications is now Calypso.

News of Firms

Tue, Mar. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jonathan BloomMcGrath/Power sets up pot practice... BMF Media Group marries LFB Media Group... SPRYTE Communications passes judgement on CUPPIEs... AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising teams with Creative Communicatiion & Design.

Ex-Rep. Ackerman Joins Gotham

Mon, Mar. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Gary AckermanFormer New York City Congressman Gary Ackerman is now a partner at Gotham Government Relations in Garden City.

News of Firms

Fri, Mar. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Briz Media GroupBriz Media Group creates Connectors, network of influencers... Weber Shandwick, SellersEaston Media to donate 10 percent of proceeds from their VoiceUp videos to Vital Voices group that works to empower women... Version 2.0 Communications releases final installment of Women Mean Business infographic series.

News of PR Firms

Thu, Mar. 8, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Amanda HillsMMGY Global acquires Hills Balfour, travel/tourism firm with London and Dubai outposts… Venables Bell & Partners forms alliance with RALLY, issues-based shop… Longview Communications and DFH PA merge.

Kreps DeMaria Acquires BTW Agency

Tue, Mar. 6, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Kreps DeMariaKreps DeMaria Public Relations & Marketing has acquired Miami-based digital strategy consultancy BTW Agency.

Finn Partners Sees Red

Tue, Mar. 6, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Peter FinnFinn Partners has rebranded, using the color red as its main focus and meant to signify the sense of power, strength, determination and energy of the independent firm.

Levick Pro Ricci Hangs Shingle

Mon, Mar. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Andrew RicciLevick alumnus Andrew Ricci has launched Riccon Strategic Communications in DC to offer PA, media relations, advocacy, stakeholder engagement, content and crisis services.

Ex-PR Council Chief Bergen Joins Gould+Partners

Thu, Mar. 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jack BergenJack Bergen, who was first president of the Council of PR Firms, chief of Hill and Knowlton US and CEO of GCI Group during his dozen years in the PR agency business, is now strategic partner at Gould+Partners.

News of PR Firms

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Katie CreaserAffect unveils cryptocurrency, blockchain technology practice headed by VP Katie Creaser... Capital Communications (Budapest) and DonValley (Cape Town) launch Impact Branding to target South Africa market... Dragon Horse Agency opens in Naples, FL, offering business advisory, media services.

WPP Merges B-M, C&W

Tue, Feb. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin Sorrell Feb 27WPP chief Martin Sorrell today announced the merger of Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe to forge Burson Cohn & Wolfe and create "the scale to compete with the largest communications agencies in the world." (2 reader comments)

Heavy-Hitters Launch Potomac International Partners

Mon, Feb. 26, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Ed FeulnerPotomac International Partners launches in DC with cast of characters including Gerry Cassidy (Cassidy & Assocs), Mark Cowan (founder of The Jefferson Group), Ed Feulner (founder of Heritage Foundation) and Bill Press (CNN political contributor). (1 reader comment)

Padilla’s Raper to Retire

Fri, Feb. 23, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Mark RaperMark Raper, the Padilla luminary who was the brainchild behind the consolidation of Carter Ryley Thomas, Patrice Tanaka & Co. and Padilla Speer Beardsley, will retire this month.