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Last Updated: Fri., Jun. 21, 2024 @ 5:11 pm

Vacaville (CA) Needs Community Engagement Plan

Fri., Jun. 21, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

VacavilleVacaville, a city of 100K people located halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento, seeks a firm to help it develop a community engagement and communications plan.

Coyne Handles Opening of Stonewall Visitor Center

Fri., Jun. 21, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

StonewallCoyne Public Relations will handle the opening of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village in a partnership with Pride Live.

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Winnett Walks Away from DC Post Editor Job

Fri., Jun. 21, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Robert WinnettRobert Winnett has decided not to take the editor job at the Washington Post, opting to remain as deputy editor at the Daily Telegraph Group in London.

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O'Dwyer's 2024 Directory of PR Firms

O'Dwyer's publishes the 54th edition of its annual directory of PR firms, the only printed directory of its kind. Copies of the directory will be shipped out later this month, but you can view it online now. O'Dwyer's thanks all the listed firms and advertisers in our iconic directory.

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On the Move: Forbes Tate Adds Peloton's Kintz

Fri., Jun. 21, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Justin KintzForbes Tate Partners, part of Public Policy Holding Company, adds Peloton's Justin Kintz to its government relations team as a partner... Sanofi promotes Audrey Duval Derveloy, who has served as president, Sanofi France since September 2022, to EVP, global head of corporate affairs, effective July 1... Upland Workshop, a strategic advisory, adds journalists Alex Barinka, Julia Verlaine, and Meredith Cash... Huge, which is a IPG unit, hires Ez Blaine, Marc Maleh and Jade Tomlin.

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News of Firms: Razorfish Unveils R-Index

Fri., Jun. 21, 2024

By Steve Barnes

RazorfishRazorfish, a Publicis Groupe agency, launches R-Index, a proprietary data solution developed in collaboration with Google Cloud... Yes&, a New York-based marketing agency, and woman- and black-owned communications firm Spero Studio form a mentor-protégé partnership... Carabiner Communications marks its 20th anniversary.

ICR Alum Becker Joins Bob Gold & Assocs

Fri., Jun. 21, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Eric BeckerEric Becker, former SVP consumer, media & entertainment at ICR, is joining Bob Gold & Associates to lead its newly established streaming media and pay TV communications group.

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Visit Florida Targets Mexico

Thu., Jun. 20, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Visit FloridaVisit Florida is looking for a firm to handle its day-to-day travel trade and PR operations in Mexico. Annual budget is $350K.

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Speaking PR Truth to Power

Thu., Jun. 20, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Daniel HagariPR enjoyed one of its finest moments as Israel's IDF spokesperson shoots down Netanyahu's plan to destroy Hamas... Florida welcomes amigos as it woos Mexican travellers a year after its governor sent troops to secure the border... Companies are making a mistake by trashing DEI programs that are supported by the public... The PR guy for Libya’s Moammar Gaddafi, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad and Qatar has stories to tell and a new book to sell.

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ROKK Solutions Adds CNN's Wilson

Thu., Jun. 20, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Kristin WilsonROKK Solutions has recruited Kristin Wilson, supervising producer at CNN, for the senior VP slot.

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On the Move: Edelman Names Haupt, Hauser Health Co-Chairs

Thu., Jun. 20, 2024

By Steve Barnes

EdelmanEdelman names Courtney Gray Haupt and Jen Hauser global co-chairs of its health sector. Kristy Graham, now CEO of Edelman US, was previously the agency’s global chair of health... BGB Group names Chris Palmer chief creative officer... Saucony, a global performance running and lifestyle brand and division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., appoints Joy Allen-Altimare as global CMO.

Lyle Assumes Avoq NYC GM Slot

Wed., Jun. 19, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Ethan LyleEthan Lyle, who most recently was head of business development for the Americas at Wachsman, comes on board at Avoq as general manager of the agency’s New York office.

The Abnormality of the New Normal

Wed., Jun. 19, 2024

By Paul Oestreicher

Paul OestreicherOur society's “new normal” carries a lot of negative baggage with it, including the normalization of intolerance and cruelty, political violence being deemed "patriotic," exploitative workplace environments, plummeting civility, and justifications for the use of deadly force.