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Hotwire is a global tech communications consultancy that helps businesses better engage and connect with their customers. From Sydney to San Francisco, we operate with a borderless mind-set across 15 locations including the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia, together with a partner network spanning 29 cities around the world.
Heather Kernahan, global CEO; Adrian Talbot, chief fin'l officer; Heather Craft, CEO, North America; Jeremy Lucas, CEO, UK; Laura Macdonald, chief growth officer; Stephanie Pastorelli, global head of people & culture; Ute Hildebrandt, mng. dir., continental Europe
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PR's Top Pros Talk: Christa Conte
Wed., May 3, 2023..."The metaverse is starting to take shape everywhere and through so many different conversations," Hotwire Global EVP and head of client services Christa Conte tells Doug Simon.
Conte says that...
Tech Firms Saw 3.9% Uptick in 2022
Wed., Apr. 19, 2023...of those firms saw pretty healthy gains in terms of staffers as well. No.2 Hotwire increased headcount by 46.7 percent, and No. 3 Finn Partners was up by 18.7...
News of Firms: Hotwire Expands ESG Offerings
Tue., Jun. 21, 2022...
Hotwire expands Environmental, Social, Governance services. Three new research-based offerings are now available to support clients with...
PR's Top Pros Talk: Laura Macdonald
Wed., Feb. 23, 2022...we've really seen the need to invest into research and insights to dig deep," Hotwire co-president Laura Macdonald tells Doug Simon.
She says that in a rapidly changing marketplace, communicators...
Thoughtful Working 2.0: The New Deal
Thu., Nov. 18, 2021...pool
Open doors to diverse individuals who think differently and move your business ahead. At Hotwire , for example, we're looking for great people in sectors like travel, tourism and manufacturing...
News of Firms: Momentum Acquires ITSMA
Fri., Jul. 2, 2021...Seattle, Boston and London, while Lexington, MA-headquartered ITMSA also has a location in Pune, India.
Hotwire announces participating companies in the ...
On the Move: Edelman Recruits Becker for Integration
Fri., Jun. 11, 2021...will be based in New York and report to CEO Richard Edelman.
Heather Craft, Laura Macdonald
Hotwire promotes Heather Craft and Laura Macdonald to co-presidents of the North America business, effective...
Hotwire Names Kernahan Global CEO
Tue., Jun. 8, 2021...
Tech PR specialist Hotwire has promoted North America CEO Heather Kernahan to the role of global chief executive...
Tech Firms Ride Out a Tough 2020
Thu., Apr. 22, 2021...8.7 percent slide from $274.7 million in tech-related net fees to $250.6 million. Number-two Hotwire was also down a bit, dropping from $42.2 million to $41.7 million.
Finn Partners, which...
O'Dwyer's Ranks PR Firms by 19 Specialties
Thu., Apr. 8, 2021...Partners), Financial PR/Investor Relations (#1 Edelman, #2 ICR, #3 Prosek), Technology (#1 Edelman, #2 Hotwire , #3 Finn Partners), Travel & Economic Development (#1 Edelman, #2 Zimmerman, #3 Finn Partners), Food...
PR's Top Pros Talk: Heather Kernahan
Thu., Jan. 21, 2021...2021? “Figure out how to stay inspired.” That’s the top piece of advice that Hotwire CEO, North America, Heather Kernahan shares with Doug Simon in the latest “PR’s Top...
PR's Top Pros Talk: Tips for 2021
Mon., Dec. 21, 2020...Mike Paul, President, Reputation Doctor
• Emily Poe, CIO, W2O
• Heather Kernahan, CEO, North America, Hotwire Global and Board Chair, PR Council
• Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5W PR
• Gigi Garcia Russo,...
The Next Best Thing is Being Better Together
Wed., Nov. 25, 2020...the larger role marketing and communications can play in aiding business objectives. Specifically, at Hotwire , we doubled down on our investment in digital marketing and strategy—knowing that as budgets...
Events: ICR Hosts IPO Edge Boot Camp
Fri., Oct. 2, 2020...American men in the PR profession and the future of the agency. Speakers include Hotwire global CEO Barbara Bates, Edelman financial services sector global chair Deidre Campbell, and Hill...
Accounts in Transit: PAN Communications Picks Up SailPoint
Wed., Sep. 9, 2020...their data-driven approach to integrated marketing programs,” said SailPoint senior director, corporate communications Jessica Sutera.
Hotwire has been named agency of record for enterprise technology company Brightspot, which was formerly...
On the Move: dna's Rinaldo Heads to Interdependence
Thu., Sep. 3, 2020...served as CMO at TripAdvisor and vice president, customer experience at internet travel platform Hotwire . In her new post, Messing will oversee the development of the company’s brand strategy....
Tech Gains Ground Amid Challenging Times
Thu., Apr. 23, 2020...our latest global challenge has actually presented opportunities for an industry that thrives on disruption.
Hotwire widens lead
Global tech PR specialist ...
Hotwire Calls Kernahan North America CEO
Thu., Dec. 12, 2019...
Heather Kernahan, president of Hotwire North America and Australia, has been has promoted to the role of North America chief...
On the Move: Barth to Lead Digital at Edelman Chicago; Gozzer and Martins Promoted to Partner at LLYC; Bull Joins H+K Energy Team
Fri., Jul. 5, 2019... Kiwi, HP, Motorola, Nissan, PayPal, Shell and Starbucks. She previously spent six years at Hotwire , managing accounts including BlackBerry, Logic3, O2, Shazam, talk talk and Vodafone. In her new...
Hotwire Makes Macdonald EVP
Wed., Jul. 3, 2019...
Laura Macdonald, who leads Hotwire ’s North America consumer practice, has been promoted to executive vice president at the global...
Drop the ‘Socially Conscious’ Brand Act
Wed., May 1, 2019...is now greatly determined by companies’ commitment to causes we believe in. A March Hotwire survey found that nine out of 10 consumers consider themselves conscious of how their...
Top 25 PR Firms Post 12.9% Jump in '18 Income
Wed., Mar. 27, 2019...the most popular specialties, with 74 and 75 firms, respectively. Edelman tops technology with $280.2M followed by Hotwire ($36.8M) and Zeno Group ($25.3M).
W2O Group is #1 in healthcare at $168.1M, ending Edelman's ($154.2M) long-running hold on...
Many Brands Unprepared for Crisis
Mon., Mar. 18, 2019...sexual harassment or protecting the environment.
However, a recent report released by tech PR specialist Hotwire suggests that many company leaders remain woefully unprepared to deal with a crisis, and...
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018...methods such as mentoring and personal development. Speakers at the event are set to include Hotwire global CEO Barbara Bates, W2O Group senior advisor Bob Pearson, Highwire PR senior vice...
People on the Move
Wed., Sep. 19, 2018...public relations. She will report to Linda Boff, Chief Marketing & Learning Officer, GE.
Hotwire has promoted Heather Craft to executive vice president. The agency has also hired Andrew Corcione as a senior VP...
How Agencies Can Ride the Continuing Tech Wave
Wed., May 23, 2018...the tech sector is established companies wanting to reinvent themselves as tech companies.”
Barbara Bates, Hotwire ’s global CEO, also sees that process of reinvention at work. “Markets like retail, healthcare...