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Last Updated: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019 @ 12:11 pm

Reevemark Laces Up Payless Chapter 11 Filing

Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Payless Shoe SourceNew York financial PR firm Reevemark is handling the Chapter 11 filing of Payless ShoeSource, which is liquidating 2,500 stores in the US and Canada and tossing 16,000 people out of work with the end of May completion of the retail wind-down.

Ogilvy Digital Alum Scott Joins Ketchum

Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

April ScottApril Scott, who was executive VP/managing director of Ogilvy’s digital offering, is now at Ketchum in the North America managing director of digital, social and analytics post.


O'Dwyer's Annual PR Firm Rankings

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By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's PR Firm RankingsThe bedrock principle of PR is third-party recognition. O’Dwyer's has been doing annual PR firm rankings for 48 years and its name is well known in the business world.

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Foremski, Knight Launch Every Media Company

Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Tom ForemskiTom Foremski, the former Financial Times US technology reporter, has teamed with Chris Knight, brand marketing guru, to form Every Media Company, content & editorial strategy shop.

Gender Gap Still Persists in PR

Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Mind The GapWhile women now account for more than three out of four workers in the PR industry, only about 20 percent of the top leadership positions are occupied by women, according to a new report from the Institute for Public Relations and KPMG.

Huckabee Sanders Aide Joins Edelman

Tue., Feb. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Lindsay WaltersLindsay Walters, deputy White House press secretary, is joining Edelman as VP-US PA strategy & development. Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she'll miss a "pillar" of her staff. (2 reader comments)

NC Commercial Fishermen Cast RFP

Tue., Feb. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

North CarolinaThe group representing North Carolina's commercial fishing business has released an RFP for a PR campaign to educate the public about changes made to reduce its environmental impact and to promote sustainable practices.

Digital/Content Pro Ramsey Joins MMC

Tue., Feb. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Gretchen RamseyMarina Maher Communications has recruited digital/content pro Gretchen Ramsey as managing director for brand engagement, a new post.

AICPA Crowns King

Tue., Feb. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

AICPAThe American Institute of CPAs has hired FleishmanHillard alum Kathy King as senior director of PA, advocacy and media.

Fox & Friends Alum Pulls UN Ambassador Bid

Tue., Feb. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Heather NauertHeather Nauert, State Dept. spokesperson and former anchor of president Trump's favorite TV program, "Fox & Friends," has withdrawn her name to succeed Nikki Haley as UN ambassador. (2 reader comments)

PR Can Ensure Cannabis Market Doesn’t Go Up in Smoke

Tue., Feb. 19, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn Torossian The limited communications channels currently available to the burgeoning cannabis sector has the PR industry poised to serve this world in ways that traditional advertising simply can’t compete.

Newspaper Closures Drive Partisan Identity

Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

NewspapersThe shuttering of local newspapers across the country might be contributing to an increasingly polarized political climate, according to a recent study. (1 reader comment)

Brand USA Extends International PR RFP

Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Brand USABrand USA has extended the "intent to bid" notification deadline on its International PR consultant RFP to Feb. 18.  It wants a partner to manage day-to-day PR activity in Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America.

OK AG Charges Purdue Pharma With Misinformation Push

Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Mike HunterPurdue Pharma allegedly was involved in a 2017 covert misinformation campaign proposed by Washington's The Herald Group to attack attorneys generals who either filed or planned to file suits against opioid manufacturers. (1 reader comment)

UNM Seeks Multimedia Rights Marketer

Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

The University of New MexicoThe University of New Mexico has issued an RFP for agencies that can market its multimedia rights for intercollegiate athletics programs as well as various athletic and special events.

Visit Florida Floats PR RFP

Thu., Feb. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Visit FloridaVisit Florida is floating an RFP for PR services in the US and Canada to keep the Sunshine State top of mind among its target audiences and to increase the length of visitor stay and spend.