The Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am

LS2 Group Strikes $1.5M Saudi PR Gusher

Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

LS2Saudi Arabia’s Washington embassy has doled out a $1.5M one-year contract to Larson Shannahan Slifka Group, of Des Moines, for PR, government affairs and media outreach duties.

News of Firms: Clarity Partners with The Brewery

Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Sami McCabeClarity forms partnership with The Brewery, network of agencies linked to London's freuds... Jennifer Bett Communications, which focuses on fashion, food & beverage, beauty, wellness brands, expands from New York to Los Angeles... SSPR, of Colorado Springs, adds Denver to Chicago, New York and San Franscisco office network.


O'Dwyer's Magazine

Nov. Technology PR Update

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's November '19 Technology PR MagazineOur annual technology PR issue features profiles of 36 firms, advice and strategy from leading thought leaders and O'Dwyer's exclusive ranking of the top tech PR firms by net fee income.


Influencer Marketing Mentions on the Decline

Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

CoverConversations around influencer marketing have dropped markedly across social media channels in the last year, according to a Talkwalker/Hubspot report.

Ex-Congressman Duffy Lands at BGR

Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Sean DuffySean Duffy, former Wisconsin Republican Congressman, has joined BGR Government Affairs to lead its financial services practice.

Media: Zagat Restaurant Guide Returns to Print in NYC

Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

ZagatThe Zagat restaurant guide for New York City is back in print for its 2020 edition after owner Google dropped it in 2016... The Atlantic unveils subsriber-only version of its app... Bustle Digital axes at least 10 staffers at its Bustle site, which is geared to women.

Investor Presentation Fundamentals

Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

By Tim Johnson

Tim JohnsonTips for how startups can deliver the kind of presentation that grabs investors’ attention. (1 reader comment)

People: YouTube Hires Shana Tepper as Entertainment Communs. Head

Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

By Steve Barnes

shana TepperYouTube has named Shana Tepper head of entertainment communications. Tepper was previously VP of communications for Comedy Central and Paramount Network... Banner Public Affairs has brought on Emily Grannis as director, communications and public relations. She was at Pirelli Tire... Rogers & Cowan/PMK sorts executive pieces... Morning Consult grabs Whole Foods' Olivia Petersen for managing director communications slot.

Chesapeake (VA) Seeks Economic Development Help

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

ChesapeakeThe Chesapeake Economic Development agency is seeking a marketing partner to position the southeast coastal Virginia city as a prime destination for business location and expansion.

Finn Partners Recruits PN Health Vet Scott

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Diana ScottFinn Partners has added Diana Scott, who most recently was senior VP at Porter Novelli's in her more than 20-year healthcare PR career, as partner in its health unit.

Koch Exec Launches Advisory Firm

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

James DavisJames Davis, who formerly ran a communications agency for the Koch Network, has launched his own practice, Touchdown Strategies, LLC. (1 reader comment)

Commentary

US Must Lead Fight for Internet Freedom

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Freedom HouseSocial media, "once a liberating technology has become a conduit for surveillance and electoral manipulation," according to Freedom House's "Freedom of the Net 2019" report.

Accounts: Rubenstein PR, Padilla Score Cannabinoid Clients

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

KannalifeRubenstein Public Relations has been named agency of record by Global Cannabinoids, a manufacturer and distributor of American-grown hemp-derived cannabinoids... Padilla has been selected by Kannalife, Inc., a biopharmaceutical and phyto-medical company innovating cannabinoid therapeutics... William Mills Agency is providing RoamHR, a digital platform that automatically calculates and dynamically recalculates a user’s tax burden. 

Three Tech Trends for 2020

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Robin Kim

Robin KimWhy immersive social platforms, storytelling engineers and an evolving model for media trust are now taking the stage as the top trends to shake up the technology world in 2020 and beyond.

Joele Frank Works Dean Foods Chapter 11

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dean FoodsJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is handling Dallas-based Dean Foods as the nation's largest milk processor declares Chapter 11 and negotiates a sale of its assets to the Dairy Farmers of America cooperative.

People: Rooney Partners Nabs Elliot Sloane of Sloane & Co. Fame

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Elliot SloaneRooneyPartners nabs Elliot Sloane, who sold Sloane & Company to MDC Partners and most recently advised clients of FTI Consulting's strategic communications arm... The ACE Agency, a Santa Ana, CA-based shop, hires Weeda Sanchez as director of marketing and PR... Virgo Health, which is part of Interpublic, has appointed Michael Platt as managing director of its New York office, a new post.

Khalaf Succeeds Barber as FT Editor

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Roula KhalafRoula Khalaf will become the first woman editor in the 131-year history of the Financial Times when she takes over for Lionel Barber early next year. (1 reader comment)

W2O Scoops Up Radius Digital Science

Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

RadiusW20 has acquired Radius Digital Science, the Montclair, NJ-based firm that calls itself a “scientific visualization” company.