The Inside News of PR & Marketing Communications

Last Updated: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018 @ 4:32 pm

P&G Vet Boadas Plugs into GE Appliances

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Antonio BoadasGE Appliances has named Antonio Boadas, director of communications at Procter & Gamble, chief communications officer. He succeeds Deborah Wexler, who is retiring on Aug. 31.


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

The More Things Change....

By Jim Weiss

Jim WeissIt seems like yesterday that I was reading O’Dwyer’s every week while attending Syracuse University learning about the industry and its people.


Newspapers Unite to Attack Trump’s 'Fake News'

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Trump EnemyMore than 125 newspapers will publish editorials on Aug. 16 to counter president Trump's characterization of the press as the "enemy of the people" and highlight the threat that his "fake news" rant poses to the First Amendment.

Pinterest Picks BHFS

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

PinterestPinterest has retained lobbying powerhouse Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP to advocate in Washington on copyright issues.

Brand-New Currency

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Katrin Lieberwirth

Katrin LieberwirthFinancial services companies grapple with moving their business and corporate culture to a digital-first strategy.

Awards & Events

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Jeffrey Group 2Jeffrey Group celebrates 25thanniversary with events in Brazil and Argenita featuring Jeff Sharlach and Allison Mann, head researcher of “Mad Men” television series, to show how corporate communications has changed since show first aired… Susan Davis International earns two Stevie Awards for World War I Centennial Commission project… Germinder + Associates names Guy Pidgeon, ex-chair of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, its #PowerofPInk honoree for achievements in a nearly 40-year career in veterinary medicine.

People on the Move

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Heidi Anne-NoelPandora hires Heidi Anne-Noel as senior communications manager of music streaming service... Lumentus, digital communications shop, recruits Matt Robson as manager of search marketing strategy... Africa Communications Media Group, Johannesburg, promotes Nonye Mpho Omotola to managing director, succeeding co-founder Mimi Kalinda.

Browns Already Apologizing On National Stage

Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianJust as the Cleveland Browns had begun working on turning its reputation around, wide receiver Antonio Callaway was busted with marijuana possession. (1 reader comment)

B-M Focuses on China's Top Maker of Spy Gear

Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

HikvisionBurson-Marsteller Washington handles public policy and PA issues for high-flying Hikvision, the China-government affiliated dominant maker of video surveillance systems.

Cision Calls Spratto COO

Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Gregg SprattoCision has named Autodesk veteran Gregg Sprattol chief operating officer.

Magazine Ad Spending Drops 7% Since 2015

Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Magazine Media FactbookMarketers in 2017 spent $450 million less on print magazine advertising than two years ago, according to numbers released by The MPA, but in a surprise twist, magazines are now engaging a higher percentage of U.S. young adults than Facebook.

Telling It Like It Is

Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

By Rene Henry

Rene HenryI've known Jack O'Dwyer right from the beginning. No one has written about the PR profession as he has. Jack always told it like it is whether it was what the people he was writing about wanted to hear or not.

Kekst Backs Peak's TNT Take-Out from Tyson Foods

Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TNT CrustKekst & Co. represents Peak Rock Capital's acquisition of TNT Crust  from Tyson Foods, a deal that marks the seventh recent food/beverage deal for the Austin-based private equity firm.

Joele Frank Takes D&B Private

Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Thomas ManningJoele Frank is handling Dun & Bradstreet’s $7B deal to go private via a transaction bankrolled by an investment group of Thomas Lee Partners, CC Capital and Cannae Holdings.

KPS3 Acquires 120 West

Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

KPS3KPS3 Marketing has acquired fellow Reno-based PR/IR shop 120 West Strategic Communications.

Why Things Don't Go Viral Anymore

Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

By Todd Barrish

Todd BarrishFew events seem to get the traction and attain the staying power they once did. Here’s what that means for PR.

Media Maneuvers

Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Tribune MediaTribune Media terminates merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group... HBO teams with Axios to develop news-oriented programming... Kate Lewis succeeds Joanna Coles as Hearst chief content officer.

Profile Advisors Reps Puerto Rico Debt Deal

Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Rich MyersProfile Advisors works the big Puerto Rico financial restructuring deal that is hailed by Governor Ricardo Rossello as 'a significant step' in the bankrupt island's recovery.

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Upwell HealthPAN Communications teams with UpWell Health... Keith Sherman & Associates picks up Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, Friedman's gluten-free restaurant, "Be More Chill"/"Desperate Measures" Off-Broadway musicals and Mike Birbiglia's one-man show... Baker PR tunes in The Music Studio.

Fleishman to Merge LPP Unit

Wed., Aug. 8, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

John IsafFleishmanHillard plans to merge its LPP operation with the Omnicom PR unit’s existing Boston office. (1 reader comment)

BMW Retains Guidepost to Derail Trump's Tariffs

Wed., Aug. 8, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Phil CoxGuidepost Strategies has signed up BMW of North America to work Washington about the negative impact that president Trump’s steel and auto tariffs will have on American job creation.