The Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Fri., Sep. 21, 2018 @ 11:15 am

Hernandez Heads for NCTA

Fri., Sep. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Saul HernandezNCTA, the DC voice of the broadband and pay cable TV business, has added Saul Hernandez as VP-government relations.

Media Maneuvers

Fri., Sep. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

ESPNESPN+ cracks million paid subscriber mark... Conde Nast forms Women's Video Network centered around Glamour... BuzzFeed News pulls plug on in-house podcast production team... Quartz names Sam Grobart of CNN editor for premium journalism.

People on the Move

Fri., Sep. 21, 2018

By Steve Barnes

bursonBurson Cohn & Wolfe names Latin America market leaders... DKC tabs Julie Matic as svp, digital lead of its HangarFour unit... Crosby Marketing Communications adds Gary Ellison and Kelly Scruggs to its social media team

Hynes Exits Text100 as it Merges with Bite

Thu., Sep. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Aedhmar HynesAedhmar Hynes is leaving the CEO job of Text100 after an 18-year run, as Next 15 Communications parent company merges the shop with Bite Communications.

When Lack of Context Leads to Catastrophe

Thu., Sep. 20, 2018

By Paris Kissel

Paris KisselSometimes, a well-intentioned campaign with a positive message can backfire when consumers’ first impressions fail to take the backstory into consideration.

News of PR Firms

Thu., Sep. 20, 2018

By Steve Barnes

LambertLambert, Edwards & Assocs. celebrates 20th anniversary... ESPACIO Media Incubator launches Originals Plus, content creation, promotion, placement service... Merritt Group Consulting rebrands as Spool Marketing and Communications.

Fox Names Dinh Chief Legal/Policy Officer

Thu., Sep. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Viet DinhViet Dinh, who was an independent director of 21stCentury Fox, has been named chief legal & policy officer of the new “Fox,” which is being spun-off from Walt Disney Co.

Pairing Audio News Releases with Radio Media Tours

Thu., Sep. 20, 2018

By Jeremy Juhasz

Jeremy JuhaszMarketers and PR executives debating a radio outreach strategy can drive campaign coverage and results by combining the power of an Audio News Release with a Radio Media Tour.

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Sep. 20, 2018

By Steve Barnes

SwimsManifest scoops up SWIMS, Norwegian lifestyle brand... Diffusion lands uShip... 5WPR wins Lesso Home New York Market, home furnishing/building supplier.

Trust in Media Rebounds, Says G&S Study

Wed., Sep. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

G&S Business CommunicationsTrust in the media is on the rebound when it comes to corporate and social responsibility matters, according to G&S Business Communications' latest "sense & sustainability" study.

Ex-Solicitor General Olson Toils for Saudis

Wed., Sep. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ted OlsonFormer US Solicitor General Ted Olson spearheads the Saudi Arabia embassy’s effort to protect the Kingdom from US oil price-fixing lawsuits. (3 reader comments)

People on the Move

Wed., Sep. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer EricksonGE ups Jennifer Erickson to CCO... Hotwire ups Heather Craft to executive VP, hires Anderew Corcione as senior VP and Keith Parker as VP... BCW puts Jillian Janaczek in NYC market leader spot. Rachi Govil assumes Janaczek's NYC health practice managing director duties.

5W PR Stands Up for Heroes

Wed., Sep. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Stand Up for Heroes5W Public Relations will handle the Stand Up for Heroes event, which will include headliners Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Seth Meyers and others, slated for Madison Square Garden Nov. 5.

Accounts in Transit

Wed., Sep. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Cultured VineAbelow PR books Cultured Vine, Napa/Somoma wine tour operator... Marketing Maven promotes Crypto Invest Summit slated next month in Los Angeles... PAN Communications picks up CommerceCX for martech client roster... Mfa Marketing & PR adds Klarna, Quidd, Gwynnie Bee and National Alliance of Mental Illness.

NYWICI Puts On Night of the Roundtables

Wed., Sep. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

WICIFemale communications leaders will share their insights at Sept. 20’s Night of the Roundtables, an event hosted by New York Women in Communications.

 

Digital Political Ads Seek Transparency

Tue., Sep. 18, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Political AdThe efforts of the Digital Advertising Alliance to increase transparency and accountability of digital political ads took a step forward.

Capitol Hill Pro MacDonald Joins FTI's Health Unit

Tue., Sep. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Charlene MacDonaldCharlene MacDonald, a Capitol Hill veteran who was senior policy advisor to House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, has joined FTI Consulting in DC as managing director in its strategic communications unit.

The Trumpism of Colin, Serena and Nike

Tue., Sep. 18, 2018

By Eric Starkman

Eric StarkmanColin Kaepernick, Serena Williams and Nike have harnessed the forces that led to Trump’s election and used them for their own gain. (9 reader comments)

Brunswick Reps JLT in Marsh & McClellan Deal

Tue., Sep. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dan GlaserBrunswick Group handles PR for UK's Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group, which has agreed to be acquired by Marsh & McClellan Cos., New York-based insurance broker/risk management giant, in a deal valued at $5.6B in cash considerations.

Sinatra Sings Praises of The Infatuation

Tue., Sep. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael SinatraThe Infatuation, restaurant discovery platform and owner of the Zagat brand, has hired Michael Sinatra as its first-ever VP-communications.

Pochebonne Says "Oui' to APCO

Tue., Sep. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Arnaud PochebonneArnaud Pochebonne, who headed Weber Shandwick's Paris office and served as executive VP for EMEA, has jumped to APCO Worldwide's outpost in France's capital.