PR News & Commentary

Last Updated: Fri., Oct. 15, 2021 @ 3:18 pm

COVID Drops as Concern for Financial Pros

Fri., Oct. 15, 2021

By Steve Barnes

SurveyCOVID is no longer the biggest concern for marketing and communication execs in the financial services sector, according to a survey from Financial Narrative and strategic insight agency Opinium.

Vanda's Jones Switches to Starbucks

Fri., Oct. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

AJVanda Pharmaceuticals’ Aranthan (AJ) Jones will join Starbucks on Oct. 25 as senior VP-global communications and public affairs.

Oct. '21 Healthcare & Medical PR Issue

BGR Celebrates Kazakhstan/US Ties

Fri., Oct. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

KazakhstanBGR Public Relations inked a contract October 12 to help Kazakhstan celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties with the US.

Purdue Pharma's Levy Joins JPA Health

Fri., Oct. 15, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Danielle Lewis LevyJPA Health has added Danielle Lewis Levy to its newly established New York office as a senior VP in the agency’s life science practice.

On the Move: Boardroom PR Ups Burns

Fri., Oct. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Laura BurnsBoardroomPR promotes Laura Burns to senior VP... Crenshaw Communications names Caroline Yodice director of ad tech... The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies names Chandra Hayslett VP of communications.

Greenville, SC Shops for EcoDev Partner

Thu., Oct. 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

GreenvilleGreenville, which the Wall Street Journal dubbed one of America's three "breakout cities" for the post-COVID-19 economy. is looking for an economic development partner to draw up a strategic action plan for the South Carolina city of about 70K people.

Commentary

FDA's PR Image Goes Up in Smoke

Thu., Oct. 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

ReynoldsR.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. scored a major PR victory at the expense of the Food and Drug Administration as the federal agency granted its first-ever marketing authorization for an e-cigarette... The advertising business is in desperate need of a PR makeover.

Connecting Campaigns, Constituents and Congress

Thu., Oct. 14, 2021

By Ryan Shucard

Ryan ShucardHow health communicators can cut through the noise of politics and capitalize on opportunities to engage audiences and help our clients achieve their communications goals.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Monique Kelly

Thu., Oct. 14, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Monique Kelley, Neuroscience & Commercial Operations Comms. Lead, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Monique Kelly, who left behind a long career on the agency side to head up communications for the neuroscience group at Takeda, talks with Doug Simon about what she's learned on "the path from agency to in-house" on the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

On the Move: Hunter Ups Garcia Russo to New Innovation & Growth Post

Thu., Oct. 14, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Gigi García RussoHunter promotes Gigi García Russo to the newly created position of chief innovation and growth officer. She launched its multicultural practice... DCI Group names Lazlo Baksay and Chris Gilleter directors on the firm’s digital and social media team... Allison+Partners adds trio of senior leaders to its health group... Matter Commnications promotes health unit VP Ryan Lilly to GM.

FGH Merges with SVC

Wed., Oct. 13, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

FGHFinsbury Glover Hering, which is majority-owned by WPP, is merging with Sard Verbinnen & Co. to create a firm they say chalked up $330M in combined 2020 revenues and will have more than 1,000 staffers in 25 offices throughout the world.