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Last Updated: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018 @ 5:40 pm

Blicksilver Reps Barrack as Feds Probe Trump Committees

Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tom BarrackCrisis and financial PR pro Owen Blicksilver represents billionaire real estate developer Tom Barrack, as federal prosecutors probe whether foreign entities contributed to Donald Trump's inaugural committee and a pro-Trump political action committee. (1 reader comment)

GM Marketing Chief to Step Down

Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Tim MahoneyChevrolet global chief marketing officer Tim Mahoney plans to step down from the company on March 1. (1 reader comment)


O'Dwyer's Magazine

Sports & Entertainment PR Takes Center Stage in Dec. Issue

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's Dec. '18 Sports & Entertainment PR MagazineOur annual issue on sports and entertainment PR features articles from leading thought leaders, agency profiles and our exclusive rankings of the top firms.

Next up is our 2019 PR Buyer's Guide and special crisis communications issue in January. Contact editor Jon Gingerich, jon@odwyerpr.com, for more info on how to participate in O'Dwyer's magazine..


Costa Rica DOT Calls NJF AOR

Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Costa RicaThe Costa Rica Tourism Board has named travel and tourism shop NJF its U.S. PR agency of record.

Consumers Zip Wallets to Disaster Aid

Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Ketchum StudyBah, Humbug. Consumers are less likely to open their wallets for disaster relief charities this year than they were in 2017, according to a study just released by Ketchum. 

 

BerlinRosen Tops Observer's Power PR 50 List

Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

BerlinRosenBerlinRosen took top honors in the 2018 Observer's Power PR 50 list released today, toppling APCO Worldwide, which tumbled to the No. 4 slot. (3 reader comments)

Tourism Utah Releases RFP for Canadian Work

Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

UtahThe Utah Office of Tourism is looking for a PR firm to pitch the Beehive State’s offerings to the travel trade press and general media in Canada.

Commentary

Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Taunt Gains Traction Overseas

Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

CPJThe Committee to Protect Journalists finds a sharp increase in the number of reporters throughout the world jailed on charges of reporting 'fake news." Despots give a hearty round of applause to president Trump. (9 reader comments)

Content is No Longer King

Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

By Sarah Tourville

Sarah TourvilleNot all content is created equal. A more authentic, open and honest demeanor is what will help brands break through the digital clutter and forge lasting human connections.

E-Cig Maker Continues Lobbying Blitz

Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

NJOYNJOY has continued its lobbying salvo in response to federal regulators’ crackdown on flavored e-cigarette and vaping products.

Rep. Cooper Aide Walks to Calvert Street

Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Haley DavidsonHaley Davidson, who worked for Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper for a dozen years, is now at Calvert Street Group in Nashville.

Adelson Rolls Dice with Kivvit for NYC Casino

Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Sheldon AdelsonBillionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is using Democratic-leaning Kivvit public affairs shop in his long-shot effort to build a casino in New York City. (3 reader comments)

Alibaba’s Christie Moves to Brunswick

Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bob ChristieBob Christie, VP-international media for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has joined Brunswick Group as a partner in San Francisco. (1 reader comment)

Obamas Have Brand Firepower, but Trump Closes Deal

Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

ObamasBarack and Michelle Obama may possess brand firepower but Donald Trump takes top honors as pitchman for goods/services, according to survey from MBLM. (1 reader comment)

Gladstone, AbMac Book Travelport Deal

Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TravelportGladstone Place Partners and Abernathy MacGregor handle the $4.4B cash acquisition of Travelport Worldwide by Siris Capital Group and Evergreen Coast Capital, the Menlo Park technology affiliate of Elliott Management Corp.