PR & Marketing Communications News

Last Updated: Tue., Jan. 26, 2021 @ 12:55 pm

Bluelight Says 'Shalom' to Shalom Corps

Tue., Jan. 26, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Shalom CorpsBluelight Strategies is supplying strategic communications services to Israel-based Shalom Corps, which aims to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Holocaust survivors throughout the world.

Muńoz Takes Helm of LLYC US

Tue., Jan. 26, 2021

By Steve Barnes

MunozJuan Felipe Muñoz, who served in the cabinet of Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, is joining LLYC as its CEO in the U.S.

Media Maneuvers: WaPo's Baron To Step Down

Tue., Jan. 26, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Marty Baron announces that he is retiring from the executive editor slot at the Washington Post, effective Feb. 28....Joe Ricketts, who owned news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist, is getting back into the journalism business. Ricketts, the founder of TD Ameritrade, is starting up Straight Arrow News in Omaha....WGN America is jumping on the “fact-based and unbiased” news bandwagon with its rebrand as NewsNation.

O'Dwyer's/D S Simon Video Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Luke Lambert

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Luke Lambert, Pres. & CEO, G&S Business Communications
In the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview, G&S Business Communications president and CEO Luke Lambert tells Doug Simon that keeping one eye on the rear-view mirror is actually a good way to build success on the road ahead.

Jan. '21 Crisis Comms. & PR Buyer's Guide

Walker Sands Calls Santoro CEO

Tue., Jan. 26, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Mike SantoroWalker Sands has elevated president Mike Santoro to the role of chief executive officer.

NASA Launches Mission for PR Services

Tue., Jan. 26, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration has launched a request for information covering a broad range of communications services.

On the Move: APCO Worldwide Snags BCW's Licy Do Canto

Tue., Jan. 26, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Licy Do CantoAPCO Worldwide hires BCW's Licy Do Canto to serve as managing director of its DC office... The Winston Agency adds Lori Loker as senior director of client services and Benton Arnett as senior manager, policy and PA... Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations names Bridget Coffing chair and Joanne Bischmann vice chair.

Crisis Management: The Full Swing 

Tue., Jan. 26, 2021

By Emigdio Rojas

Emigdio RojasIn order to be successful, companies must begin embracing the fact that crises are inevitable. Today, knowing how to properly manage these multi-part affairs from preparation to follow-through is a key to success.

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Hamptons Bigwigs Tap Mercury for NIMBY Fight 

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Ron LauderBillionaire Ron Lauder and trend-spotter Faith Popcorn have signed on to fight the burial of a power line 30 feet under Wainscott Beach in Long Island’s Hamptons.

E. Bruce Harrison Dies at 88

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Bruce HarrisonE. Bruce Harrison, who co-founded with his wife, Patricia, one of the most successful PR firms dedicated to environmental communications, died Jan. 16. The "Dean of Green PR" was 88.

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Richland Hills, TX Releases City Branding RFP

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

Richland HillsThe Fort Worth suburb of Richland Hills is seeking proposals from agencies that can create a comprehensive brand for the city that attracts new residents and businesses.

Out of Crisis Comes Opportunity

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021

By Whit Clay and Jill Zuckman

Whit Clay and Jill ZuckmanCommunications lessons we can take away from one of the most historically challenging years on record.

LinkedIn and B2B Marketing

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianLinkedIn recently rolled out a series of new features which create new opportunities for businesses to generate leads and reach potential customers.

On the Move: AIG Recruits Ripley

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Dana RipleyAmerican International Group hires Dana Ripley as vice president, global head of media & external communications, a newly created role... Pierpont Communications promotes Elysa Nelson to senior vice president and Dave Stump to senior vice president, business development... Regions Bank names Abbas Merchant chief marketing officer

Child’s Ed System Seeks PR Partner

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By Jon Gingerich

First 8First 8 Memphis, a Shelby County, TN-based early childhood education system, is looking for a PR agency that can lead day-to-day communications efforts as well as facilitate an early childhood communications campaign.

Port of SF Floats RFQ for Micro, Diverse PR Firms

Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Port of San FranciscoThe Port of San Francisco is seeking qualifications from micro, local, and diverse firms interested in supplying PR on an as-needed basis. Tenderloin, Chinatown, Mission, South of Market location is a plus