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Last Updated: Wed., Feb. 28, 2024 @ 5:10 pm

5W Public Relations Works Webull's SPAC

Wed., Feb. 28, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Webull5W Public Relations represents Webull as the digital broker with 20M users plans to go public via a $7.3B SPAC merger with SK Growth Opportunities Corp.

Edelman

Real Chemistry’s Isidro Shifts Narrative

Wed., Feb. 28, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

LoIsidroLo Isidro, senior director at Real Chemistry with more than a decade of strategic communications and PA experience, has joined Narrative Strategies.

Avoq

Joele Frank Handles Thrasio’s Chapter 11

Wed., Feb. 28, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

ThrasioJoele Frank is working for Thrasio Holdings as the top Amazon aggregator declares Chapter 11 reorganization as the e-commerce frenzy slows in the aftermath of the pandemic.

The Weber Shandwick Collective
We Are Coyne: Leaders, Solvers, Disruptors, Counselors, Specialists, Partners

Events: NPC Spotlights Dangers Faced by Reporters in Russia

Wed., Feb. 28, 2024

By Steve Barnes

AnnaThe National Press Club is holding a March 20 screening of a film that depicts the dangers journalists face in Vladimir Putin’s Russia... News platform Semafor, in partnership with Gallup, will present an exclusive first look at its 2024 World Happiness Report on March 20 from 9 to 11:30 a.m... The Museum of Public Relations is sponsoring a March 14 event that looks at the role communicators played in gaining equal rights for women.

On the Move: APCO's Camarco Unit Names Cohen Tech Leader

Wed., Feb. 28, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Marc CohenCamarco, the London-based financial and corporate communications shop owned by APCO, names Marc Cohen to lead its technology sector... Imre names Aleisia Gibson Wright as chief growth officer and Maryann Kuzel as EVP of data and analytics... Penta Group elects Stacy Kerr and Jill Craig as senior partners... Deerfield Agency, which works with life sciences companies, hires Eric Steckelman as EVP, business development.

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PR's Top Pros Talk: Brandi Sims

Wed., Feb. 28, 2024

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Brandi Sims, Founder & CEO, Brandinc PR
Brandinc PR founder & CEO Brandi Sims talks with Doug Simon about how to create a winning collaboration between a celebrity and a brand, as well as the keys to successful mentor/mentee relationships, on the latest "PR's Top Pros Talk" video interview.

Bahamas Central Bank Deposits $3M Biz at BCW

Tue., Feb. 27, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

BAhamasThe Central Bank of the Bahamas has hired BCW to a one-year $2.9M pact to provide government relations and lobbying support to advance the country’s reputation in the US and to support the bank’s policy goals.

ICR Strategic Communications

Stagwell Q4 Revenues Dip 5.6%

Tue., Feb. 27, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Mark PennStagwell CEO Mark Penn reported Q4 net revenues dipped 5.6 percent to $551.1M during a “challenging year for marketing services and digital transformation.”

Commentary

Macy's Sounds the Retreat

Tue., Feb. 27, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

MacysMacy's claims its plan to shutter 150 stores represents "a bold new chapter" in growth. It certainly sounds more like a retreat... The Sentencing Project and Meraki Communications Group show the power of PR with campaign to highlight America's incarceration crisis... Master of spin Ryan Binkley exits from GOP presidential race but takes solace in getting 4x as many votes in Iowa as Asa Hutchinson.

G&S Business Communications

Sustainability Key When Messaging Gen Z

Tue., Feb. 27, 2024

By Jon Gingerich

Gen ZGen Z’s concern for environmental issues is a reflection of living in a world fraught with uncertainty, underscoring the importance for brands to craft messages that align with this generation’s values.

AI Gets Thumbs Up in Windy City

Tue., Feb. 27, 2024

By Steve Barnes

CLCThe Windy City is bullish on AI, according to a recent survey conducted by the Communications Leaders of Chicago in conjunction with DePaul University’s College of Communication.

American Business Awards

FL County Wants to Promote Indigent Healthcare Plan

Tue., Feb. 27, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Polk CountyPolk County, which is located between Orlando and Tampa on the I-4 Corridor, is looking for a firm that can provide marketing and advertising services to promote its indigent healthcare program.

On the Move: Akrete Names Pappas SVP

Tue., Feb. 27, 2024

By Steve Barnes

John PappasAkrete names John Pappas as SVP. Pappas was most recently director of financial communications at Ferguson, a $30B NYSE-listed distributor to construction markets... PayPal Holdings, Inc. hires Geoff Seeley as CMO... CG Life hires Chris Weber as SVP of strategy.

Virginia Beach Seeks EcoDev Support

Mon., Feb. 26, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Virginia BeachVirginia Beach’s Dept of Economic Development is looking for a firm to serve as “agency of record” for advertising, marketing and public relations services.