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Last Updated: Fri., Mar. 5, 2021 @ 4:45 pm

Missouri City Wants Brand Development Help

Fri., Mar. 5, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Dardenne Prairie, St. LouisDardenne Prairie, which is part of the St. Louis metropolitan area, wants a firm to develop a brand to help differentiate it from surrounding communities.

Should Facebook, Google Pay for News Content?

Fri., Mar. 5, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

GoogleFACEBOOKFor years, experts have debated the role Big Tech plays in the newspaper industry’s steady decline. Now, U.S. lawmakers are considering legislation that would give newsrooms the ability to negotiate payment for the news content that’s shared across these digital platforms.

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'PR's Top Pros Talk' Hits 50

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: 50 Episodes!
Over the course of 50 episodes, “PR’s Top Pros Talk,” the video interview series moderated by DS Simon Media CEO Doug Simon, has presented viewers with a wealth of information, opinions and advice on how to handle the ups and down of today’s rapidly changing marketplace.

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NYWICI Targets Women Exiting Workforce

Fri., Mar. 5, 2021

By Steve Barnes

WomenHeardNew York Women in Communications is launching #WOMENHEARD, a research-driven platform and initiative to address the high number of women who have exited from the workforce over the last year.

WarnerMedia's Horn Heads to Precision

Fri., Mar. 5, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Denise HornDenise Horn, who was most recently senior director of inclusion marketing and communications at WarnerMedia, is joining Precision as managing principal, communications.

On the Move: American Sustainable Business Council†Taps Neuwirth as First CCO

Fri., Mar. 5, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Michael NeuwirthThe American Sustainable Business Council appoints Michael Neuwirth as its first chief communications officer... M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment names Steph Lund chief executive officer, North America... SoleSavy, a sneaker-industry startup, hires Mitchell Holder as senior VP of marketing.

DeSoto (TX) Wants Firm for COVID-19 Outreach

Thu., Mar. 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

City of DeSoto, TXDesoto, which is situated 19 miles from Dallas, wants to hire a firm to educate its 50K people about available COVID-19 programs. Following Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to end mask mandate, DeSoto advises its people to consider doubling up.

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Pence Revisits 'Rigged Election' Lie

Thu., Mar. 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Mike PenceMike Pence revisits 'rigged election' lie as he tries to win back a measure of his former master's approval... Las Vegas Sands Corp. claims it pays tribute to founder Sheldon Adelman, who died Jan. 11, by selling off his cherished Vegas properties.

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Sen. Peters' CoS Feldman Joins Airbnb

Thu., Mar. 4, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Eric FeldmanEric Feldman, chief of staff for Michigan senator Gary Peters, has joined Airbnb as head of federal and international affairs.

Media Maneuvers: WaPo Names a CCO

Thu., Mar. 4, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Kristine Coratti KellyThe Washington Post promotes Kristine Coratti Kelly to chief communications officer, a newly created role... Sinclair Broadcast Group is axing about five percent of its workforce due to COVID-related financial woes... Facebook lifts its ban on political ads.

On the Move: FGH Hires Igor Khrestin for DC Outpost

Thu., Mar. 4, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Igor KhrestinFinsbury Glover Hering hires Igor Khrestin, staffer to former Republican senator Cory Gardner, to serve as a managing director in DC... Hot Paper Lantern names Philip Leif Bjerknes senior VP of marketing... 8x8, an integrated cloud communications platform, appoints Amritesh Chaudhuri executive VP/CMO.

News of Firms: IPG Mediabrands Slates 'Equity Upfront' Week

Thu., Mar. 4, 2021

By Steve Barnes

MediabrandsIPG Mediabrands kicks off 'Equity Upfront' week to raise visibility of Black-owned and targeted media businesses... Acceleration Partners acquires R.O.EYE's agency business... 5W Public Relations rolls dice with launch of gambling unit.

UCF Seeks PR for PTSD Research / Treatment Center

Wed., Mar. 3, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

University of Central FloridaThe University of Central Florida wants to hire a firm to provide PR and communications services for its research/treatment center for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders.

Obama Campaign Chief Plouffe Joins Precision

Wed., Mar. 3, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

David PlouffeDavid Plouffe, who was campaign manager of Obama for America and senior advisor to president Barack Obama, has joined Precision Strategies as of counsel.

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Biden Stiffs Trump on J&J/Merck Deal

Wed., Mar. 3, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

JohnsonPresident Joe Biden tossed PR bouquets to Johnson & Johnson and Merck for COVID-19 partnership but stiffs Donald Trump who got the ball rolling... Freedom House charts decline on US democracy amid upheaval of 2020... British campground operator updates "No Irish Need Apply" bigotry.

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Earned or Owned? Thatís the Wrong Question

Wed., Mar. 3, 2021

By Dan O'Mahony

Dan O'MahoneyWith the tech sector and media increasingly at odds, several major Silicon Valley companies have recently made the decision to cancel proactive media relations altogether and instead focus on a media strategy where their own newsrooms produce massive amounts of owned content across many channels. But establishing a media mix that avoids the press runs its own set of risks.