PR News & Commentary

Last Updated: Mon., Jun. 21, 2021 @ 2:04 pm

On the Move: CG Life Names Stipa EVP-PR

Mon., Jun. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Susan StipaCG Life names Susan Stipa executive VP of public relations... Mower promotes Stephanie Crockett to president/COO. She succeeds Eric Mower, who remains chairman/CEO... Ntwrk, an app that sells merchandise via live-streamed videos, hires Jason Brown as its first CMO... Ocugen, a biopharma company, names Ken Inchausti head, investor relations & communications.

Tulchan, 193 Check In at Soho House IPO

Mon., Jun. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Soho HouseTulchan Group and The One Nine Three Group are handling the IPO of London’s Membership Collective Group, owner of the Soho House private club network, which plans a listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

O'Dwyer's / D S Simon Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Cathy Decker

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Cathy Decker, Co-Founder & Principal, The Decker/Royal Agency
How can the hospitality industry maintain its emphasis on welcoming guests while also enforcing the safety precautions that are likely to remain in effect in a post-COVID travel marketplace? That’s one of the topics that Decker/Royal co-founder and principal Cathy Decker talks about with Doug Simon on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

2021 PR Firm Rankings Issue

Getting Heads in Beds

Mon., Jun. 21, 2021

By Dave Nobs

David NobsAs the hospitality industry emerges from the devasting economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, implementing strategic, research-driven marketing campaigns that share hospitality and travel brands’ stories will be more important than ever.

Louisiana Seeks PR to Promote its Foods/Drinks

Mon., Jun. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

LouisianaLouisiana is seeking a communications partner to highlight products grown, manufactured, or produced in the Pelican State that are aimed at enhancing and promoting its agricultural sector.

Finn Partners Lands The Skatepark Project

Fri., Jun. 18, 2021

By Steve Barnes

SkateparkFINN Partners is partnering with TikTok on a social media campaign to help raise awareness and funding for The Skatepark Project, a nonprofit organization founded by professional skateboarder Tony Hawk

News of Firms: Allison+Partners Opens in Miami

Fri., Jun. 18, 2021

By Steve Barnes

David BaumAllison+Partners opens in Miami to serve emerging tech market... Crowe PR teams up with youth-led digital wellness nonprofit #HalfTheStory... MSL expands partnership with Onclusive.

Media Maneuvers: WSJ Axes 'Greater New York' Section

Fri., Jun. 18, 2021

By Steve Barnes

WSJThe Wall Street Journal pulls the plug on its Greater New York section, which focused on local news... Condé Nast agrees to contract with New Yorker union employees, averting a strike... Jared Kushner signs book deal with HarperCollins imprint.

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Illinois Seeks COVID-19 Response, Recovery PR

Thu., Jun. 17, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

IDPHThe Illinois Dept. of Public Health wants to hire a firm to handle PR, advertising and marketing in support of its response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the Move: DOE Recruits SKDK's Bartol

Thu., Jun. 17, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Bridget BartolDepartment of Energy names Bridget Bartol deputy director of its Office of Public Affairs. Bartol was most recently a VP of public affairs at SKDKnickerbocker... Celebrity Cruises appoints Michael Scheiner senior VP and CMO... Jazwares, which produces wholly owned and licensed brands in sectors including toys, collectibles and musical instruments, names Sara Rosales senior VP of communications.

Sloane & Co. Helps KVH Win Proxy Fight

Thu., Jun. 17, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

KVHSloane & Co. handles KVH Industries, the Rhode Island-based supplier of navigation & connectivity systems that just won a heated proxy battle against Viex Capital.

News of Firms: Allen & Gerritsen “Acqui-Hires” Carter Edwards & Co.

Thu., Jun. 17, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Allen & GerritsenAllen & Gerritsen “acqui-hires” Boston-based customer experience agency Carter Edwards & Co... Gong Communications launches Refugee Press Office... Core Strategic Group acquires Washington Media Group... The Tampa Bay Buccaneers PR staff wins the 2021 Pete Rozelle Award.

British Columbia Financial Watchdog Looks for PR

Wed., Jun. 16, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

BCFSABC Financial Services Authority, the provincial watchdog that monitors pension plans, mortgage brokers, trusts and insurance companies in British Columbia, is looking for a strategic communications partner.

FTI Consulting Hires Cornerstone's ESG Head

Wed., Jun. 16, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Alanna FishmanAlanna Fishman, who was responsible for ESG and social investment programs at Cornerstone Public Affairs, has joined FTI Consulting’s strategic communications unit as managing director.

Commentary

Trump's New Spokesperson Is Misinformation Champ

Wed., Jun. 16, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Liz HarringtonLiz Harrington is off to a fast start in job as Donald Trump’s new spokesperson... Tucker Carlson will soon say the Capitol Hill rioters were actually patriots trying to deliver Girl Scout cookies to Congress as it certified the election results... Progressives should calm criticism of Joe Biden for trying to cut deal with Republicans and take a look at his key appointments.

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