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Be a Social Media Survivor in 2018

Thu., Jan. 11, 2018

By Bob McNaney

Bob McNaneySticks and stones may break your bones. But words? They can demolish your business reputation in a New York minute, especially when amplified and multiplied by the social media megaphone.

AIG Recruits Pair from Brunswick

Thu., Jan. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Daniel O'DonnellAmerican International Group has named Daniel O’Donnell corporate communications head and Jim Wells digital & social media chief to buttress the communications effort of the New York-based commercial insurance giant.

News of Firms

Thu., Jan. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Amy BinderRF|Binder joins forces with Cheer Partners, employee communications shop... GLOBALHealthPR adds Johannesburg's F/NE to global network... Montieth & Co. provides pro bono services to Global Fund for Children UK Trust.

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Jan. 11, 2018

By Steve Barnes

WOLOPowerhouse bulks up on WanderSnacks... Buffalo.Agency tees off with Junior Players Golf Academy… Beach House says those Three Little Words.

Santa Clara Hunts for PR Firm

Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Santa Clara logoThe City of Santa Clara is looking to hire a firm to supplement its in-house PR capabilities on an as-needed basis, according to its RFQ.

GOP Politico Votes for APCO

Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dan MeyersDan Meyers, who spent nearly a decade at DCI Group and served as Rudy Giuliani's personal aide during his presidential run, has joined APCO Worldwide as head of advocacy in the firm’s PA practice.    

 

Commentary

Trump's Clueless Slap at Libel Laws

Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kevin McCauleyDonald Trump launched a salvo at the press today, promising to “take a strong look” at the nation’s libel laws, which he called "a sham." Fake News!!! (7 reader comments)

Williams & Jensen Wins Guatemala Pact

Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Flag of GuatemalaThe U.S. Guatemala Business Council has tapped lobbying shop Williams & Jensen for foreign relations and trade advocacy work.

B-M’s Gee Shifts to Finsbury

Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Chris GeeFinsbury has recruited Chris Gee as managing director to spearhead its integrated digital practice in North America.

Harassment Policies Are Vital, But What About Crisis?

Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

By Peter V. Stanton

Peter V. StantonCompanies sensible enough to keep updated legal policies in place would be wise to invest the same amount of time enacting a crisis communication plan. (1 reader comment)

News of Firms

Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Ishviene AroraVested acquires Templars Communications, London financial PR shop... Vianovo of Austin forms philanthropy & causes practice... Claritas scoops up Geoscape International multicultural business intelligence outfit.

Twinlogic Tackles Immigration Reform

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Immigration VoiceA grassroots immigration advocacy group has tapped Twinlogic Strategies to advocate on behalf of a contentious immigration bill currently making its way through Congress.

Bannon Exits Breitbart

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Steve BannonSteve Bannon is leaving Breitbart News in the face of major blowback from remarks he allegedly made about the Trump family, and which appeared in Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury." (1 reader comment)

Ketchum Touts Turkey

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TEAKetchum is handling media relations in the US and promoting Turkey as a desirable place for business investment, on behalf of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly. (1 reader comment)

Commentary

Oprah's Electrifying Speech—Where Does It Take Us From Here?

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Bill Huey

Bill HueyHow is Oprah’s speech, which was made before some of the world's most successful women, going to empower women who are trying to get their first job, or hold on to a lousy, minimum-wage job so they can put food on the table? (1 reader comment)

News of Firms

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Vuki VujasinovicAussie firm Sling & Stone opens Los Angeles outpost... The O'Hara Project adopts Adaptive Training Foundation as 2018 pro bono client... Crosby Marketing Communications' Ralph Crosby gives tips to budding student authors.

Museum of PR to Honor Black PR Pioneers

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Kenneth MorrisThe little-known stories of the Black PR pioneers who helped shape today’s PR industry will be the subject of a Feb. 1 event being sponsored by the Museum of Public Relations.

Health Group Adds Two Sister Agencies

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Evoke GroupEvoke Group, the umbrella entity of health marketing brands launched by Huntsworth Health unit Evoke Health, has added Huntsworth sister agencies Tonic Life Communications and nitrogen health to its platform.

People on the Move

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer ChoWeber Shandwick puts Jennifer Cho in charge of Dallas and Lorenz Esguerra in charge of Minneapolis... Tech Image promotes Michael Monahan to president... Glen Echo Group hires USTelecom's Amy Schatz, ups Catherine Dillingham from creative lead to director.

Golin Alum Joins LEWIS

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jen DobrzeleckiJen Dobrzelecki, who did an eight-year stint in Golin's consumer practice, has joined LEWIS as senior VP and New York office head.

Commentary

Jake Tapper, Stephen Miller and the Art of Non-Communication

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

By Eric Starkman

Eric StarkmanCNN's Jake Tapper's interview of White House advisor Stephen Miller is must-see TV for anyone who wants to understand the incompetency of President Trump's most trusted aides and the sad state of journalism.