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Last Updated: Fri., May 17, 2019 @ 4:50 pm

MetLife, Morgan Stanley Alum Moves to Brunswick

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jeanmarie McFaddenJeanmarie McFadden, who was executive VP-chief communications officer at MetLife and global corporate affairs chief at Morgan Stanley, has joined Brunswick Group.

 

Kivvit Works on Williams' NYC Gas Pipeline

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

WilliamsTulsa's Williams Cos. uses Kivvit, which has close ties with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, to win support for construction of a nearly 23-mile underwater pipeline to transport natural gas from New Jersey to New York.


O'Dwyer's May PR Firm Rankings Magazine

Top 25 PR Firms Post 12.9% Jump in '18 Income

By Kevin McCauley

O'Dwyer's May MagazineSpectrum Science Communications, Imre, LLC and W2O Group powered the Top 25 independent PR firms to a 12.9 percent rise in combined 2018 fee income to $2.1B and a 10.7 percent jump in employment to 11,702, according to O'Dwyer's Rankings of PR Firms released Mar. 26.

View May Rankings Magazine PDF


Joele Frank, ICR Perk Up Luckin Coffee IPO

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

JLuckinoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher and ICR Inc. handled the high-profile IPO of China's Luckin Coffee, which began trading today on the NASDAQ with an initial market valuation of about $4B.

Disney's Brockman Resurfaces at WarnerMedia

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Kevin BrockmanKevin Brockman, executive VP-global communications at Disney until exiting in January after 22 years, is joining WarnerMedia Entertainment as VP-global communications.

West Des Moines Wants Digital Marketing Services

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

GoWestWest Des Moines, Iowa is accepting proposals from agencies that can provide digital marketing services to support the website and branding efforts behind the city’s “GoWest” economic development campaign.

Queen Elizabeth Wants Social Media Help

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

QE2Britain's Queen Elizabeth is looking to hire a digital communications officer to "find new ways to maintain her image in the public eye and the world stage," according to a job listing put out by Buckingham Palace. Job comes with free lunch.

Accounts in Transit: Uproar PR Adds Ruth's Chris Steak House; PAN Picks Up Sumo Logic; Baering Wins LCI; Hawkins Promotes Circle Line's 'Brews Cruise'

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Ruth's ChrisUproar PR adds Ruth's Chris Steak House to roster... PAN Communications picks up Sumo Logic, analytics platform...Baering wins LCI, one of biggest employers of people who are blind or visually impaired... Hawkins International reps Circle Line's "Brews Cruise." June 9 boat ride will feature beers from eight NYC breweries.

Weber Woos Ludlam to Head West

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Will LudlumWeber Shandwick has named Will Ludlam president of its western region, which includes offices in Seattle, Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

China Censors CBS

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Matthew Billy

Matthew BillyCBS censors an episode of "The Good Fight" in what seems to be an effort to stay on the good side of an increasingly contentious Chinese government.

FTI Works for Pfizer on Drug Pricing Matters

Thu., May 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Charlene MacDonaldFTI Consulting’s government affairs unit is representing Pfizer on pharmaceutical drug pricing matters. Pfizer is named in a federal suit that alleges it jacked up generic drug prices.

Commentary

Trump Calls It Right on the 'Christchurch Call'

Thu., May 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

ChristchurchThough it’s a little rich to call Donald Trump a champion of the free press, he got it right in declining to sign the “Christchurch Call” agreement that is intended to curtail online extremism. The US shouldn't get into the extremist content regulation game.

Businesses to Boost Video Budgets in 2019

Thu., May 16, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

VideoA survey that polled business owners on their video marketing plans for 2019 discovered that 21 percent more businesses will participate in video marketing this year compared to 2018.

NRA Serves Up PA Duties to Kennedy

Thu., May 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Sean KennedyThe National Restaurant Assn. has hired Sean Kennedy, who was in charge of global government affairs for the Airlines for America trade group, as executive VP of PA.

Inoculating Against Bubble-Think

Thu., May 16, 2019

By Ken Deutsch and Adam Pawluk

Ken Deutsch and Adam PawlukThe vaccine debate is just one example of how big data can help us get beyond our own perspectives to better understand the world as it really is.

On the Move: Marina Maher Hires MSL's Rema Vasan as EVP; Endeavor Global Marketing Grabs Samantha Stark From Ketchum; rbb Names Lauren Bernat Equity Partner; H+K Ups deVries

Thu., May 16, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Rema VasanMarina Maher Communications appoints Rema Vasan as EVP, chief innovation officer. Vasan joins MMC from MSLGROUP, where she was global lead on Procter & Gamble... Endeavor Global Marketing recruits Samantha Stark from Ketchum for executive VP-PR position... rbb Communications names Lauren Bernat equity partner... H+K Strategies ups Jack de Vries to Netherlands CEO.

DeSalva Takes Helm at H+K

Wed., May 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

AnnaMaria DeSalveAnnaMaria DeSalva is returning to WPP’s Hill+Knowlton Strategies unit as chairman/CEO on June 24, taking over for Jack Martin, who will serve as an adviser until the end of the year.

Westbound Makes Martin Partner

Wed., May 15, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Linda MartinPorter Novelli partner Linda Martin has moved to Westbound Communications, where she’s been named partner and general manager of the agency’s Orange, CA headquarters.

Ed Authority Issues School Marketing RFP

Wed., May 15, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Capitol Region Education CouncilThe Capitol Region Education Council, the public educational authority that represents schools in the Hartford, CT area, is seeking proposals from agencies that can provide marketing plans for several magnet schools.