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“Communications Week” Inaugural New York Event Is Next Week

Fri., Oct. 14, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Tiffany GuarnacciaCommunications Week, whose “media partners” include AdWeek, Commpro, O’Dwyer’s and other ad/PR media, is an event in New York starting Oct. 19 on the theme of “Reinventing the Industry.” (1 reader comment)

Compton Calls for Communications

Fri., Oct. 14, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

City of ComptonThe city of Compton is seeking a firm or consultant with experience in internal and external communications, brand management and strategic partnerships.

Bellwether Pitches for Panama

Thu., Oct. 13, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

PanamaPanama has hired Bellwether Strategies for outreach and media relations work as that government mounts a global communications response to the “Panama Papers” scandal that made global headlines earlier this year.

McBee Evolves Into Signal Group

Thu., Oct. 13, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Signal Group logoRebrand reflects focus on integrating legal and regulatory expertise with strategic communications, public affiars and digital media.

Words Mean Things

Thu., Oct. 13, 2016

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickDonald Trump's response to years-old references he made to women is an indication of the candidate's overall communications strategy. (12 reader comments)

Major & Trade Media Are Best for Tech PR Says Survey

Thu., Oct. 13, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Curtis SparrerTech companies that want to drive prospects to their websites are finding the best results come from hits in general circulation and trade media, says research by Bospar, San Francisco tech PR firm.

Pharma Must Lead with Facts, Focus on Patients

Thu., Oct. 13, 2016

By Al Jackson

Al Jackson Biopharmaceutical innovation companies are facing a hostile media environment in which negative news stories about drug prices are written every day. (1 reader comment)

NYWICI Honors Seven “Rising Stars”

Thu., Oct. 13, 2016

By Jane Landers

NY WICINew York Women in Communications honored seven “rising stars” in communications at ceremonies Oct. 11 in the Bloomberg building, 120 Park ave., with opening remarks by Jackie Kelly, COO of Bloomberg Media.

Pharoah Molds Corporate Affairs for Mars

Thu., Oct. 13, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Pharoah & KamenetzkyAndy Pharoah, who has led corporate affairs for Wrigley for the past seven years, has moved up to parent company Mars as VP of corporate affairs and strategic initiatives.

Stumpf Steps Down at Wells Fargo

Wed., Oct. 12, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

John StumpfFacing a firestorm of criticism amid a massive fraud scandal, embattled Wells Fargo chairman and CEO John Stumpf has retired from the company and its board, effectively immediately. (7 reader comments)

Hemsworth Launches Atlanta Office

Wed., Oct. 12, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Hemsworth CommunicationsTravel, hospitality and lifestyle agency Hemsworth Communications has opened a second office in Atlanta.

Greenough Grabs Two Senior VPs

Wed., Oct. 12, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Mchugh & PufferGreenough Brand Storytellers has promoted Amy McHugh and Brad Puffer to the role of senior vice president.

EMF Victim Suffers “Electrified Torture”

Wed., Oct. 12, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Alison MainAlison Main, editor-in-chief of the Notre Dame yearbook in 2000, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, found herself “electrified” by radiation three years ago. (4 reader comments)

Leading Amid Disruption

Wed., Oct. 12, 2016

By David Jarrard

David Jarrard Hospitals and health systems are faced with more complex and difficult-to-communicate change than ever.

Crosby Calls Friedman Senior VP

Wed., Oct. 12, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Kat Friedman Crosby has appointed Kat Friedman senior vice president in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.