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Last Updated: Thu., Feb. 22, 2024 @ 5:59 pm

WPP Reports Flat Q4 Revenues

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP reported Q4 revenues inched ahead 0.3 percent to $4.1B as CEO Mark Read wrapped up a year that he said was more challenging than expected due to cutbacks, mainly by technology clients.

Edelman's '23 Revenues Fall 3.7%

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

EdelmanEdelman reports 2023 revenues declined 3.7 percent to $1.04B as its flagship US region was off 9.1 percent to $639M.

Trump, Carlson, Vance: 'Putin's Puppies'

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

PutinTony Blair could never live down his "Bush's Poodle" nickname. Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson and JD Vance will suffer the same fate as "Putin's Puppies." (Updated)

SC Disabilities Group Needs Rebrand

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

LaurensThe Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, a South Carolina non-profit that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, wants rebranding work.

Edelman Vet Alman Moves to BCW

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Lee AlmanLee Alman, who was with Edelman for almost 12 years in several risk and reputation management roles, has moved to BCW Global as EVP in the agency’s North America corporate affairs practice.

News of Firms: Stagwell Acquires Sidekick

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Steve Barnes

SidekickStagwell acquires Sidekick, a group of firms focused on experiential, digital storytelling and branded content... Watermark Strategies, a corporate affairs consulting firm, is founded by industry veterans Zack Condry and Erik Hotmire... Markets EQ, which fuses voice tones with language in a generative AI platform for corporate communications, unveils an AI-generated scorecard based on voice analysis.

DEI Is Price of Doing Business in '24

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Ken Jacobs

Ken JacobsExecuting DEI is not just a nice to do for agencies today, but a critical need for their business success, according to Ben Finzel, president of RENEWPR and founding partner at the Change Agencies.

On the Move: Reevemark Ups Greene, Leasure to Partner

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

By Steve Barnes

ReevemarkReevemark promotes Pamela Greene and Nicholas Leasure to partner... Cornerstone Government Affairs adds Dr. Wendy Sammons-Jackson, former deputy principal assistant for research and technology at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, to its federal government relations team... Antenna Group hires Chad Krulicki as SVP, executive creative director... 72Point, a multi-service content agency, brings on Andy Rudd as head of media strategy.

Cal State San Marcos Seeks Govít Relations

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos is seeking a government affairs firm to conduct federal outreach to secure all available funding.

Zelensky Profiled as PR, Propaganda Master

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

ShowmanTime correspondent Simon Shuster’s “The Showman” demonstrates how Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky’s masterful knowledge of PR tactics and the power of propaganda transformed him from comedian into a respected world leader.

Taiwan Group Taps Crossriver for Econ Diplomacy Push

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

TAiwanTaiwan’s Metal Industries Research & Development Center has hired Crossriver Inc. to help build relations with audiences in the US, especially in the satellite and space sectors.

Tualatin, OR Looks for Lobbying Support

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

By Jon Gingerich

TualatinTualatin, Oregon, a suburb of Portland, is seeking proposals from agencies that can provide legislative representation and lobbying services.

News of Firms: Place Public Affairs Debuts

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Sam MyersPlace Public Affairs is launched by Sam Myers, Jr., who was most recently managing director at Rational 360... ARInsights acquires The Wind Communications Agency... CTP, a Boston-based creative communications agency, opens an office in North Carolina.

On the Move: Beekeeper Names Louisnord CMO

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

By Steve Barnes

Nancy LouisnordBeekeeper, an app focused on improving employee engagement, retention and performance, appoints Nancy Louisnord as CMO... RevHealth, a pharmaceutical marketing and communications agency, names Marcia Goddard chief creative officer... MAHA Global, an AI SaaS company, appoints Kathy Krenger as a member of its CCO advisory board and Jerilan Greene to its board of directors.