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Last Updated: Tue., May 21, 2024 @ 4:29 pm

Commentary

NYC Mayor Adams Loves PR

Tue., May 21, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Eric AdamsThe NYPD PR team has doubled in size under Mayor Eric Adams, while other city agencies have cut staff and programs... The Trump Media and Technology Group 10-Q statement is a gripping read. Hello "sugar babies"... Americans are thinking a lot about the upcoming presidential election, though the White House claims that isn't so.

NY Needs Agency to Market Apples

Tue., May 21, 2024

By Jon Gingerich

ApplesThe government agency that represents the Empire State’s apple industry is seeking proposals from firms that can enhance the competitive position of New York’s apple growers.

Orchestra

On the Move: REQ Says Shea is President

Tue., May 21, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Elizabeth SheaREQ, an Agital company after its acquisition in July 2023, names Elizabeth Shea as president. Shea came to REQ as EVP, public relations through the 2019 acquisition of SpeakerBox Communications, which she founded and ran for more than 20 years.... Avenue Z, a strategic marketing and communications company, promotes Jessica Dalziel to chief client officer....IPSY, a beauty membership platform that connects brands, creators and consumers, hires Francine Li as CMO.

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O'Dwyer's May '24 PR Firm Rankings Magazine

O'Dwyer's May '24 PR Firm Rankings Magazine

A Playbook for Digital Transformation

By Neby Ejigu

Neby EjiguThe challenges that can arise—and several lessons that might be learned—when guiding clients through digital transformation.

Navigating the Data Revolution

Tue., May 21, 2024

By Ken Deutsch, Adam Pawluk

AdamandKenRecent innovations in artificial intelligence-powered technology are helping communicators overcome the challenge of mastering data science and providing a blueprint for modern PR success.

The Weber Shandwick Collective
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PR's Top Pros Talk: Rob Bronfeld

Tue., May 21, 2024

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Rob Bronfeld, Exec VP & Mng. Dir., MikeWorldWide

In his "PR's Top Pros Talk" conversation with Doug Simon, MikeWorldWide EVP and managing director Rob Bronfeld touchs on topics including how he set himself up for success after joining the agency, the value of transparent communication with clients and the significance of mentorship.

CG Life Acquires Berry & Co.

Tue., May 21, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

CG LifeCG Life of Chicago has acquired Berry & Company, the New York-based healthcare communications firm.

Edelman

DC to Dole Out $3.5M for Events

Tue., May 21, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

EventsDCEvents DC has budgeted $3.5M in grants for non-profits to stage large events in the nation’s capital to boost the number of visitors to the city, and have a positive, economic and cultural impact on Washington.

Nassau Co.'s Finance Authority Seeks PR

Mon., May 20, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

NIFANassau County’s Interim Finance Authority plans to hire a firm to provide media communications and PR services to assist it to carrying out oversight and other responsibilities.

5WPR NYC Public Relations Firms

London Calling on Price

Mon., May 20, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Edward PriceEdward Price, who is London’s first-ever “ambassador” to the US, has inked a $300K one-year pact to further UK-US financial regulatory cooperation.

ICR Strategic Communications

On the Move: imre Names Bauman to Top Creative Post

Mon., May 20, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Christian Baumanimre hires former H4B Chelsea president & CCO Christian Bauman as chief creative officer... Pizza Hut is bringing on PepsiCo's Kalen Thornton as global chief brand officer and appoints Taco Bell's Melissa Friebe as chief marketing officer, US... CADDi, a manufacturing solutions provider, appoints Aaron Lober as VP of marketing.

Accounts in Transit: Hemsworth Checks in at Corendon Hotels & Resorts

Mon., May 20, 2024

By Steve Barnes

CorendonHemsworth signs on Corendon Hotels & Resorts and is hired to drive US PR for Global Citizen Solutions, an investment migration consultancy... 5W Public Relations lands UCapital Fintech Group... William Mills Agency picks up Pulsate, a Dublin, company that provides mobile-first engagement solutions for credit unions and community banks.

G&S Business Communications

Commentary

Florida Bans "Climate Change'

Fri., May 17, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Ron DeSantisFlorida's governor Ron DeSantis bans climate change with a stroke of his pen... Texas State University and Virginia State University should count their lucky stars... Everyone is a winner in Newsweek's new 'America's Best PR Agencies 2024' list.

MMGY Global Lands Israel Tourism Work

Fri., May 17, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

The Israel Ministry of Tourism has signed a one-year agreement with MMGY Global to handle its PR efforts in the US. The firm takes over from Development Counsellors International.