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Last Updated: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 @ 4:27 pm

Gulfstream Looks for Guidance on WeChat

Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

WeChatGulfstream Aerospace is looking for a firm to help it better understand WeChat, the Chinese messaging, social media and mobile payment app developed by Tencent.

Trump Wants to Drop Q1, Q3 Reports

Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpPresident Trump  today proposed via Twitter cutting the quarterly financial reporting requirement to a semi-annual basis, a move that would slice into the revenue streams of financial PR firms. (1 reader comment)

 


O'Dwyer's 50th Anniversary, 1968 - 2018

A PR Pioneer with a Business Impact

By Phillip A. Nardone Jr.

Philip NardoneTo say O’Dwyer’s has helped shape the PR industry would be an understatement.


The Worst PR Team Ever Assembled

Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

By Fraser Seitel

Fraser SeitelLet's sort out the White House's PR mess. In order of “PR terribleness,” these are the five worst Trump communications non-professionals. (1 reader comment)

Moore Rolls to Tire Trade Group

Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Sean MooreSean Moore has joined the US Tire Manufacturers Assn. as director of government affairs in charge of federal affairs and state advocacy efforts.

The Growing Case for Content

Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

By Editorial Staff

Ken MacFadyenIn a Q&A discussion, BackBay Communications Head of Content Ken MacFadyen discussed the catalysts driving content-marketing strategies in financial services.

News of Firms

Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Kemper gumgumKemperLesnick forms AI venture with GumGum Sports... Dezenhall Resources' Eric Dezenhall writes non-fiction book about friendship between CIA and KGB agents... Tilson PR expands from Boca Raton to one-room schoolhouse in New Hampshire, where Tracy Tilson grew up.

Digital Publishers Not Doing Enough to Stop Fake News

Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Major Internet Companies as News Editors - The Knight Foundation & GallupMajor Internet companies aren’t doing enough to identify and stop the spread of fake news that appears on their platforms, according to an August survey published by the Knight Foundation and Gallup.

A P.E.S.O For Your Thoughts

Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

By Josh Merkin

Josh MerkinThree reasons why integrated marketing for professional services firms is money in the bank.

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

One Warm CoatEVINS Communications named AOR for coat-drive organization One Warm Coat... Finn Partners collaborates with Crossmedia and IBM iX on work for Champion Petfoods... The Brandman Agency adds Context Travel to its travel and lifestyle portfolio.

Omarosa Holds High (or Low) Ground vs. Trump

Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyOmarosa Manigault Newman holds the high (or low) ground in her PR battle with the president  Trump--as long as she has her secret tapes. (1 reader comment)

Media Maneuvers

Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

LandmarkAmazon takes a look at Landmark Theatres... New York Media ponders a path to growth that could include a sale... Condé Nast Traveler to merge its US and UK editions.

Hyperloop One Hires Lobbying Support

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Virgin HyperloopVirgin Hyperloop One, the high-speed transit venture co-owned by Richard Branson, has retained Atlas Crossing for representation before Congress on transportation issues.

360i Calls Rozen CMO

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Doug Rozen360i has appointed Doug Rozen as the agency’s first chief media officer. 

Accounts in Transit

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Resorts WorldTURNER adds Resorts World Bimini and Hilton Miami Downtown... Lou Hammond Group now reps Blade and Bow bourbon, Grand Luxury Group, Flightcard and Hotelgift... William Mills Agency partners with financial tech company Validis.

Americans Say Media Are Not Enemy of the People

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Quinnipac pollA solid majority of American voters disagrees with president Trump's contention that the media are the enemy of the people, according to a poll released Aug. 14 by Quinnipiac University National Poll.

People on the Move

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Emily GrahamFleishmanHillard tabs Emily K. Graham to co-lead its financial and professional service sector in the Americas... Manifest New York adds Shaun Beaumont and David Watsky to its team... NYC & Company hires Alyssa Schmid and promotes Britt Hikoop to director, communications positions... AirPR brings on Dan Beltramo as CEO.

BCW Scoops Up Digital Powerhouse HZ

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Karen ZuckermanBurson Cohn & Wolfe has acquired HZ, a leading digital shop, to take a 'major step toward becoming a global leader in integrated communications.'

Brand 'Authenticity' Relies on Direct Link to Media

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Doug SimonTo make sure that a brand’s message comes across as authentic, a direct line of communication between company management and the media is key, according to a new study from D S Simon Media.

Cameroon Calls on Mercury for Media Relations Work

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Cameroon

Mercury Public Affairs has inked a $1.2 million media relations pact with the government of the Republic of Cameroon, which has repeatedly been accused of human rights violations in recent months. (1 reader comment)