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Last Updated: Fri., Jun. 11, 2021 @ 5:44 pm

Agency Needed for PR Plan to ‘Take Care of Texas’

Fri., Jun. 11, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

TXThe Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is looking for an agency that can develop a marketing plan that increases public awareness among Lone Star State residents regarding the steps they can take to conserve water and energy, keep air and water clean and reduce waste.

Bowie Looks for Branding Boost

Fri., Jun. 11, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

BowieBowie, a Maryland city of about 60K people, wants to hire a firm to develop a unifying brand strategy to guide its outreach and communications.

O'Dwyer's / D S Simon Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Christina Stejskal

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Christina Stejskal, VP, Global Comms., Fender
Fender VP, global communications Christina Stejskal talks about how a deep dive into data helped the company foster a generation of “guitar goddesses” in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

2021 PR Firm Rankings Issue

On the Move: Edelman Recruits Becker for Integration

Fri., Jun. 11, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Christoph BeckerEdelman names Christoph Becker, gyro co-founder, global chair of integration... Hotwire promotes Heather Craft and Laura Macdonald to co-presidents of the North America... Addison Whitney, adds Zenmark founding partners Greg Balla and Rob McDaniel to its team... dovetail solutions brings on Alexandra Griesmer and Megan Desideri as client service directors/

Events: Washington Women in Journalism Awards Set for June 22

Fri., Jun. 11, 2021

By Steve Barnes

WWIJWashington Women in Journalism Awards will honor CBS' Norah O'Donnell, PBS' Yamiche Alcindor at June 22 presentation... PRSA National Capital Chapter slates DE&I best practices event on June 29... Museum of PR focuses on LGBTQ community with keynoter Stephanie Battaglino, author of "Reflections from both Sides of Glass Ceiling," on June 29.

Prince Albert Seeks PR to Overcome its Lousy Image

Thu., Jun. 10, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Prince AlbertPrince Albert, which is located in the heartland of Saskatchewan, is looking to hire a firm to devise a “positive storytelling strategy" to help overcome its reputation of being a lousy place to live.

Commentary

TC Energy Bows Out of Keystone XL Pipeline

Thu., Jun. 10, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

TCCanada’s TC Energy, which fought tooth and nail for approval to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, made a graceful exit from the project on June 9... Consumers remain skeptical about Corporate America jumping on the Pride bandwagon.

On the Move: Weber Shandwick Ups Howe to President

Thu., Jun. 10, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Susan HoweWeber Shandwick promotes chief growth officer Susan Howe to president... Noom, digital health platform, hires Sean Foster as chief marketing officer... Kite Hill PR appoints Jason Keller as senior director of growth and digital strategy... Pecchia Communications brings on Vince Bevacqua, a former television news anchor, as senior consultant... Fandom taps Rachelle Savoia for VP-communications.

Phoenix Seeks PR for Safe Opening of High Schools

Wed., Jun. 9, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Phoenix Union High School DistrictThe Phoenix Union High School District wants to hire a firm to conduct public outreach to address the safe opening of schools and the impacts of COVID-19 on students’ academic, social, emotional, mental and health needs.

Commentary

USCOC Upends Myth $300 Fed Checks Cause Labor Shortage

Wed., Jun. 9, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

US Chamber of CommerceUS Chamber of Commerce shatters Fox News-driven myth that federal $300 unemployment supplement has created a nation of slackers... The willingness of CEOs to forgo salaries during worst of pandemic was largely symbolic as their comp rose 16 percent in 2020... Fastly turned potential crisis into PR gold... Hats off to Interpublic for being first ad/PR firm to publish sustainability report.