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Last Updated: Wed., May 25, 2022 @ 12:24 pm

WPP Backs Black Equity Organisation

Wed., May 25, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Black EquityWPP has partnered with the Black Equity Organisation, which launched May 24, to advance equal opportunity and justice for Black people in the UK.

Implications of PR Training and Working From Home

Wed., May 25, 2022

By Henry Feintuch

Henry FeintuchI can guarantee one topic that’s come up at your senior staff meeting, your family dinner table and that recent social event you attended. It’s “working from home” and what part it will play in our lives over the next five-to-10 years.

O'Dwyer's May '22 PR Firm Rankings Magazine

Effective Ways to Prepare for a Cyberattack

By David Duncan

David DuncanMany PR agencies have shifted to remote work, and implemented Bring Your Own Device, hybrid cloud and on-premises infrastructure approach. This shift has left them open to cybercriminals.

More articles from our annual PR firm rankings issue:

Creating a Sustainable Agency -- Paul Furiga, WordWrite

Times Are Changing. So Should Your Agency's Culture. -- Peter V. Stanton, Stanton Communications, Inc.

PR's Best-Kept Secret: Agency Owner Wealth -- Art Stevens, The Stevens Group

Managing Search Results is Easier Than You Think -- Larry Moskowitz, Lightbox Search

See You Later, Annual Planning, Nice Knowing You -- Tina Charpentier, Padilla

Why DEI Should Live Within Your Brand Narrative -- Brandon Thomas, PAN Communications

IPG DXTRA Turning Interest Into Impact

Carson (CA) Needs StratComm Help

Wed., May 25, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

CarsonCarson, a city of 100K people less than 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, wants to hire a PR firm to work closely with its public information office to create a strategic communications and marketing plan.

On the Move: Clyde Group Hires Beamon as SVP-Healthcare

Wed., May 25, 2022

By Steve Barnes

LaShon BeamonClyde Group hires LaShon Beamon as a SVP in its healthcare practice... NBCUniversal promotes Joe Benarroch to EVP of communications for advertising and partnerships... Bospar hires its 100th fulltime staffer—Chani Garb, who joins the company as VP of marketing... Powell Tate, Weber Shandwick’s DC-based public affairs unit, hires Teressa Wykpisz-Lee as SVP, public affairs.

Livingston Group Lands Shetland Space Centre

Tue., May 24, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

ShetlandFormer House Speaker-designate Bob Livingston has signed on to represent the Shetland Space Centre, which is the linchpin of the UK’s bid to grab a share of the European small satellite launch business.

Commentary

Stop Nannying Joe

Tue., May 24, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Joe BidenJoe Biden's communications staff needs to chill and stop trying to amend his statements... The trust gap widens between the haves and have-nots, according to geopolitical report of the Edelman Trust Barometer... An "alarming proportion" of CEOs are getting canned, says advisory firm Egon Zehnder. Good reasons abound to explain the exits.

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On the Move: Weber Shandwick Adds EVP Mellon, SVP Sullivan

Tue., May 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

WeberWeber Shandwick brings on Julia Bloch Mellon as EVP, financial services and Seana Sullivan as SVP, consumer tech... Evins Communications hires Lou Hammond Group's Michelle Kelly as VP, travel & lifestyle... The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission names Pamela Rucker Springs as director of the office of communications.

Commentary

CPAC Honors Orbán

Tue., May 24, 2022

By Kevin Foley

Viktor OrbanIn honoring Hungarian dictator Viktor Orbán, the Conservative Political Action Committee unabashedly revealed its own fascist aspirations.

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Trustworthiness Pays Dividends

Tue., May 24, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Boston Consulting Group report on what AI reveals about trust in the world's largest companiesCompanies that are perceived as being more trustworthy are seeing the results of that in their financial performance, according to a new report from Boston Consulting Group.

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Good PR Starts at Home

Tue., May 24, 2022

By Curtis Sparrer

Curtis SparerWhy generating tasteful self-promotion is a great first step when starting out in the public relations industry.