Contact O'Dwyer's: 271 Madison Ave., #600, New York, NY 10016; Tel: 212/679-2471 or Toll Free: 866/395-7710
O'Dwyer's Inside News of Public Relations & Marketing Communications - Environmental PR & Public Affairs: Feb. '16
 Sign In | Subscribe | Free E-Mail Newsletter rss,facebook,twitter
rss facebook twitter Sign-Up for O'Dwyer's Weekly E-mail Newsletter


Return to Latest News
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
PR Firm Needed to Power Black & Decker Product
By Jon Gingerich

Black + DeckerChina-based appliance manufacturer Midea Group is seeking a PR agency to initiate a U.S. marketing campaign that will accompany the forthcoming launch of a Black & Decker upright vacuum.

Category: RFPs
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
Brunswick Remains M&A PR King
By Editorial Staff
Merger MarketBrunswick Group retained its grip as the top global M&A PR advisor in 2015 by number of deals and deal value, representing 209 transactions worth nearly $1T in a year dubbed the biggest for M&A ever.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
Trump Rewriting Political PR
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn TorossianOne longstanding, unwritten rule in political public relations has always been “don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”
Category: Public Affairs Commentary
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
New York City Wi-Fi Kiosks Said to Violate Civil Rights
By Jack O'Dwyer

LinkNYCThe 7,500 high-powered Wi-Fi kiosks proposed for New York City are a violation of civil rights, say critics. The kiosks are to be discussed Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at an NYU facility in Brooklyn. The event should be shifted to New York.

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
Nichols Cast in Nat Geo, Fox Tie-Up
By Editorial Staff
Laura NicholsLaura Nichols, who led global communications for the Motion Picture Association of America, has been cast as chief communications officer of National Geographic Partners, the film venture between the 21st Century Fox and National Geographic Society.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
PR Links: Communications in the Fourth Industrial Revolution; Koch Tries to Shed Secretive Image
By Editorial Staff

PR CouncilBig Picture Communications in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (B. Rafferty) 

Politics Growing Koch network tries to shed secretive image (KC Star) 

Ethics Spin and democracy (E. Tchividjian) 

PR 101 How to break lazy writing habits (J. Rush) 

Tech Apple relaunches 'Shot on iPhone' campaign (MacRumors) 

Tools Why brands need to embrace Snapchat (J. Barrett) 

Int'l FIFA presidency candidate: Trust me to fix image (Sky News) 

Category: PR Links
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
PRSA Responds to New York PR Reclassification
By Jon Gingerich
PRSAThe Public Relations Society of America has issued a statement in response to a controversial measure passed this week by New York’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics advising that PR firms disclose their media outreach with the state.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
How the NFL Ignored Twitter Audiences
By Sue Zoldak
Sue ZoldakThe NFL’s recent decision to approve the St. Louis Rams’ relocation back to Los Angeles offers lessons regarding how brands can use social media for reputation enhancement and protection.
Category: Entertainment & Sports PR
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
Wi-Fi Watchers Seek Help of American Library Assn.
By Jack O'Dwyer

Sari FeldmanA group concerned with the dangers of radiation from cellphones, computers and other sources has asked Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Assn., to spread the word on “an emerging public health crisis, a five-alarm fire.”

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
Leadership Exodus Shakes Politico
By Jon Gingerich
Politico Friday CoverPolitico co-founder and CEO Jim VandeHei, along with four other key editorial and executive staff, announced they are leaving the political news site.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
Florida's Natural Pours Account to Exponent
By Editorial Staff
florida's naturalMinneapolis-based Exponent PR has picked up AOR duties for Florida's Natural fruit juices, following a competitive search.
Category: News of Accounts
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
Zeno Group Makes Big UK Play
By Editorial Staff
Richard, Edelman, SiegelZeno Group has acquired 12-year-old, UK-based 3 Monkeys Communications, scaling up its European reach to 75 staffers with the independent, mid-sized firm.
Category: PR Firms
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
DCI Handles Hangzhou Tourism
By Jon Gingerich

DCIDevelopment Counsellors International will promote the Chinese city of Hangzhou as a tourism destination for North American travelers.

Category: Travel PR
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
PR Links: Paying for the Destruction of PR; Tactics, PR Trumps Advertising for New Brands
By Editorial Staff

Destruction of PREssay Paying for the destruction of PR (H. Yaxley) 

Theme For new brands, tactics and PR trump advertising (A. Ries) 

Law Turning free press into propaganda (P. Roff) 

Healthcare Walgreens gives Theranos another drop of bad news (Fortune) 

PR 101 Boring press release bingo is back (Shift) 

Confession I was a Donald Trump ghostwriter (Vox) 

Food Judge bans Chobani ads critical of Yoplait, Dannon (Star Trib) 

Tech Facebook gets most of its users - and revenue - from mobile (C. Thilk) 

PR Corporate buzzwords from Pepsi's announcement of its artisal cocktail space (Consumerist) 

Category: PR Links
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
Vox Dishes Media Coverage for B&BHG
By Jon Gingerich
Vox Solid CommunicationsVox Solid Communications has been named agency of record for all Las Vegas-area restaurants belonging to Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
Jackson Joins Spectrum to Head Public Affairs
By Jon Gingerich
Al JacksonSpectrum has appointed Al Jackson to lead the agency's public affairs practice.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
Adidas Pulls Back Support from IAAF
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn TorossianAdidas in 2008 signed an 11-year sponsorship deal with the IAAF for upwards of $33 million. In the wake of the biggest doping scandal to hit the IAAF, however, Adidas is now looking for a way out.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
Freuds Acquires Brew PR
By Editorial Staff
brooke hammerlingUK-based Freuds has acquired tech PR maven Brooke Hammerling's Brew Media Relations in a deal worth $15M.
Category: PR Firms
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
US, Digital Propel Next 15
By Editorial Staff
next 15PR and marketing group Next 15 said US growth propelled an eight percent gain in organic revenue for the eleven months ended Dec. 31, 2015.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
McGrath/Power Fires Up PR for Medicinal Cannabis Company
By Jon Gingerich
McGrath PowerMcGrath/Power Public Relations and Communications has become AOR for Constance Therapeutics, a manufacturer of medicinal cannabis oil.
Category: Technology PR
Today's Poll:
PR Revenue Growth images
What was the biggest driver of PR revenue growth in 2015?
View past polls
Rank Your Firm With O'Dwyer's
Snapshots - 10/17/08
O'Dwyer's NL
Feb. 8, 2016
O'Dwyer's Newsletter O'Dwyer's Newsletter
Back issues
O'Dwyer's Magazine O'Dwyer's February Environmental PR & Public Affairs Magazine
Feb. '16
Profiles of Environmental PR & Public Affairs Firms
O'Dwyer's January PR Buyer's Guide O'Dwyer's January PR Buyer's Guide
Jan. '16
PR Buyer's Guide & Profiles of Crisis Communications Firms
O'Dwyer's December Entertainment & Sports PR Magazine O'Dwyer's December Entertainment & Sports PR Magazine
Dec. '15
Profiles of Entertainment & Sports PR Firms
O'Dwyer's November Technology PR Magazine O'Dwyer's November Tecnology PR Magazine
Nov. '15
Profiles of Technology PR Firms
O'Dwyer's October Healthcare & Medical PR Magazine O'Dwyer's October Healthcare & Medical PR Magazine
Oct. '15
Profiles of Healthcare & Medical PR Firms
O'Dwyer's Sept. Beauty & Fashion PR Magazine O'Dwyer's Sept. Beauty & Fashion PR Magazine
Sep. '15
Profiles of Beauty/Fashion & Lifestyle PR Firms
O'Dwyer's August Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR Magazine O'Dwyer's August Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR Magazine
Aug. '15
Profiles of Financial PR/IR & Professional Services PR Firms
O'Dwyer's Travel & Tourism PR Magazine O'Dwyer's Travel & Tourism PR Magazine
Jul. '15
Profiles of Travel & Tourism PR Firms
O'Dwyer's June Multicultural & Int'l PR Magazine O'Dwyer's June Multicultural & Int'l PR Magazine
Jun. '15
Profiles of Multicultural/Diversity & Int'l PR Firms
O'Dwyer's May PR Firm Rankings Magazine O'Dwyer's May PR Firm Rankings Magazine
May '15
PR Firm Rankings Special Issue
O'Dwyer's April Broadcast & Social Media Magazine O'Dwyer's April Broadcast & Social Media Magazine
Apr. '15
Profiles of Broadcast Media Services Cos. & Social Media PR Firms
O'Dwyer's March Food & Beverage PR Magazine O'Dwyer's March Food & Beverage PR Magazine
Mar. '15
Profiles of Food & Beverage PR Firms
O'Dwyer's magazine back issues to 2011
Edelman - Show Up Differntly Edelman Trust Barometer Edelman Trust Barometer 2013
5WPR NYC Public Relations Firm
Cision: Need Media Coverage For Your Story?
inVentiv Health: Millennials
Weber Shandwick

O'Dwyer's PR Magazine
O'Dwyer's Magazine O'Dwyer's Magazine

Feb. '16 Environmental PR &
Public Affairs Magazine

O'Dwyer's magazine, now in its 30th year, is the #1 publication for PR and marketing communications pros.

Advertise With O'Dwyer's
2016 Editorial Calendar:
January, PR Buyer's Guide/Crisis Comms.
February, Environmental PR & Public Affairs
March, Food & Beverage PR
April, Broadcast Media Svcs. & Social Media PR
May, PR Firm Rankings
June, Multicultural/Diversity & Int'l PR
July, Travel & Tourism PR
August, Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR
September, Beauty/Fashion & Lifestyle PR
October, Healthcare & Medical PR
November: Technology PR
December: Entertainment & Sports PR
Each month a different area of PR is examined and firms with strengths in the focus area are profiled.
Subscribe to O'Dwyer's Magazine

Find The Right PR Firm
O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms
Download PDF of
'15 directory
O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms O'Dwyer's Directory

- Alphabetically
- Geographically
- PR Specialty

2011 O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms 2011 O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms

O'Dwyer's is the
#1 source for researching outside PR counsel.

Add your firm to our online database and let O’Dwyer’s help you to expand your PR firm locally, nationally and globally.

O'Dwyer's is the only place you can look up a company (e.g., Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks) and determine its outside PR counsel.

Try it out!

Compare terms using: AND    OR

List Your Firm With O'Dwyer's

How To Hire A PR Firm
Jack O'DwyerBy Jack O’Dwyer
Public relations covers such a broad array of communications services these days that defining it has become harder than ever. Read more...
Fraser SeitelBy Fraser Seitel
It still makes great good sense for a corporate buyer to be cautious before hiring a public relations agency. Read more...
The 2014 Extending Your Brand to Employees Conference
Strategic Internal Communications Conference
3rd Annual Internal Comms. & Situational Messaging
Corporate Social Media Summit
3rd Internal Branding & Employee Engagement Conference
The Communicator Awards: Deadline March 9, 2012
Reputation Preservation and Crisis Communication Summit (Mar. 5-6) New York

O'Dwyer's PR Firm RankingsO'Dwyer's 2015 Ranking of PR Firms Released
Firms ranked overall by '14 net fees with separate charts for 12 PR specialties such as healthcare, technology and travel. Look up firms in key cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
O'Dwyer's 2015 PR Firm Rankings

Top 10 PR firms for 2015:
1. Edelman, NY - $797,328,238
2. APCO Worldwide, D.C. - $118,112,600
3. Waggener Edstrom, Wash. - $106,676,000
4. W2O Group, San Fran. - $82,625,000
5. Ruder Finn, NY - $73,891,000
6. Finn Partners, New York - $52,796,000
7. MWW Group, NJ - $51,775,000
8. ICR, CT - $50,687,714
9. DKC, New York - $41,500,000
10. Zeno Group, New York - $39,921,576
*O'Dwyer's is the only PR firm ranking which requires the top page of the latest corporate income tax return and W-3, establishing particpants as PR firms rather than ad agencies or other types of businesses.
Become an O'Dwyer's Ranked PR Firm

PR Services & Products
O'Dwyer's Magazine O'Dwyer's Magazine
Shop in 54 categories:

- Broadcast Monitoring
- Crisis Management
- Editorial Distribution
- Electronic Newsfeeds/ Satellite Services
- Executive Search
- Integrated Marketing & PR
- Interactive/Multimedia Services
- Media Training
- Newswires
- Press Release Distribution
- Public Service Announcements

- Radio
- Research
- Satellite Media Tours
- Search Engine Optimization
- Social Media
- Speakers Service
- TV Production
- Video Production & Editing
- Webcasting
- Website Development

See all PR service companies...

Add Your PR Service or Product

Sponsored Links:
E-mail to add your link

Rosica PR Agency – 866-843-5600

Interact Marketing, 888-418-INTERACT

Web Links:
- PR Blogs
- Public Relations/Media
- Newswires
- Networks
- Int'l News
- More News
- Health Resources
- Media Watchdogs
- U.S. Government
- U.S. Newspapers
- U.S. Magazines
O'Dwyer's Newsletter PDF


Edelman - Show Up Differently GroupHigh Outreach Marketing Virtual Summit Strategic Employee Engagement & Internal Brand Activation 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards Crisis Response Pro PR Summit - San Francisco G2 Crowd, Write a Review, Get a $15 Amazon Gift Card Karbo Communications When & How: Selling Your PR Firm



Subscribe to O'Dwyer's website | Editorial Contacts | Order O'Dwyer Publications | Advertising Info | Contact O'Dwyer's | Terms and Conditions

Copyright © 1998-2016 J.R. O'Dwyer Company, Inc.
271 Madison Ave., #600, New York, NY 10016; Tel: 212/679-2471 or Toll Free: 866/395-7710