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Accounts in Transit

Tue., Feb. 6, 2018

By Steve Barnes

S&A CommunicationsS&A Communications adds NC Licensing Board for General Contractors, Sunrock, Brunswick Co. (NC) and Kriegsman Luxury Outerwear to roster… Abelow PRearns Accessible Travel Solutions' business… Magrino picks up Hospitality Alliance. (2 reader comments)

Embattled Michigan State Brings on Truscott Rossman

Mon., Feb. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Larry NassarJohn Engler, interim president of embattled Michigan State University, has retained Michigan’s Truscott Rossman to deal with the fallout from the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. (1 reader comment)

Commentary

Democrats Fall into PR Trap

Mon., Feb. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kevin McCauleyDo Democrats really want to take the PR bait and launch a slugfest with Republicans over dueling FBI memos about alleged FBI surveillance abuses? (6 reader comments)

Avon Calls on Brunswick, ICR

Mon., Feb. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

AvonAvon Products is using Brunswick Group and ICR Inc. for PR as the struggling company today named Unilever’s Jan Zijderveld CEO, effective immediately, to replace Sheri McCoy.

Advertising Becomes Fake News’ Latest Target

Mon., Feb. 5, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

LeBronThe fake news phenomenon has evolved beyond phony Internet stories to afflict the digital marketing realm as well, damaging consumers’ already plummeting trust in digital media and leaving industry professionals at a loss for what can be done to solve the problem. (2 reader comments)

Golihew Exits Warner Bros TV for Amazon

Mon., Feb. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tammy GolihewTammy Golihew, a 12-year veteran of Warner Bros TV has moved to Amazon Studios to handle PR for its original series offerings.

 

Indians Drop Logo Due to Pressure

Mon., Feb. 5, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianAfter decades of criticism and calls for a change, the Cleveland Indians announced that logo Chief Wahoo would no longer be used to represent the baseball team on its players' uniforms.

Port Authority Seeks Marketing Pitches

Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

port authorityThe Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is seeking proposals from firms that can provide a broad spectrum of marketing communications services supporting the agency’s corporate and business objectives.

People on the Move

Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Sabrina StraussGoodman Media International names Sabrina Strauss COO... CONRIC PR & Marketing ups Josh Milton to VP-media relations... J. Walcher Communications promotes Ashley Weaver.

Zee US Originals Seeks PR

Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Zee US OriginalsZee US Originals, which creates English-language programs that highlight the fusion of American and South Asian culture, is looking for a PR partner to promote its slate of TV shows.

Accounts in Transit

Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Anne ColaiacovoAllison+Partners signs up backpack-maker JanSport and restaurant chain Naf Naf... SourceCode Communications is hired by tech firms Adzuna, Blis and Zailab... 5WPR to serve Purity Vodka

Brunswick Unveils Geopolitical Unit

Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kate FallBrunswick Group has formed a geopolitical unit to counsel clients on how to deal with emerging political, social and economic trends that will impact their businesses.

Media Moves

Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Laurene Powell JobsBuzzFeed may be next on Laurene Powell Jobs' list... Viacom forms commitee to look into a reunion with CBS... O'Connor moves from Time to Medium...  Three companies merge into Valence Media

Traditional Media To Gain as FB Scales Back News

Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Facebook logoFacebook’s decision to downplay news from publishers and brands in favor of what it calls “meaningful social interactions” on individual feeds will likely lead audiences back to the original sources of that news, according to a report from CooperKatz. (3 reader comments)

Greece Goes with Trippi & Assocs.

Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Joe TrippiThe Embassy of Greece’s press and communications office has hired Trippi & Assocs. to provide global PR counsel, specifically on matters regarding the European Union and the US.

People on the Move

Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Alexandra von PlatoPublicis Health ups von Plato to CEO... KemperLesnick names Thor VP-content... PRSA’s Counselors Academy elects Clairemont Communications chief Hughens '18 chair... Lagos (jewelry company) promotes Hector to PR director.

Thomas Enrolls at Howard University

Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Alonda ThomasHoward University has named Alonda Thomas PR director in charge of its media relations, reputation management and push to increase overseas visibility.

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Death Wish CoffeePadilla serves Death Wish Coffee, world’s strongest brew... O’Brien Communications Group scoops up Finys, software/services provided to property/casualty insurers… J Public Relations adds hotels in New Orleans, Nashville, Tampa and Savannah.

Commentary

Instagram as the New Restaurant Reviews

Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianRestaurants have caught onto the fact that offering a beautiful plate and photo-worthy decor has become just as important as how the food tastes.

H+K's Koeneman Takes to Bully Pulpit

Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Claire KoenemanHill+Knowlton Strategies’ Claire Koeneman, who has more than 20 years of corporate & financial PR experience, has joined Bully Pulpit Interactive, digital marketing & communications shop, as a partner.

WhiteBoard Animation Scripts PR Search

Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

WhiteBoard AnimationWhiteBoard Animation, which has done work for Verizon, Trader Joe’s, ExxonMobil and Aetna Life, is looking for a PR firm.