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Last Updated: Mon., May 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Qorvis Reps Ukraine’s Top Oligarch

Mon., May 23, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Qorvis Communications has signed on to represent SCM Consulting, which is a unit of the largest financial and industrial group in Ukraine. SCM's assets include the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol.

Ukraine Response Bolsters Trust in Western Democracies

Mon., May 23, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

EdelmanTrust in western democracies is on the rise due to their robust response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to a special geopolitical report of Edelman’s Trust Barometer released today.

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

Why DEI Should Live Within Your Brand Narrative 

By Brandon Thomas

Brandon ThomasBusinesses should consider these three things when integrating DEI into their brand story.

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

IPG DXTRA Turning Interest Into Impact

On the Move: Gregory FCA Tabs Crowell to Lead IR

Mon., May 23, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Heather CrowellGregory FCA names Heather Crowell executive vice president of investor relations... Global Situation Room hires Kat Maramba as VP of media engagement... Stitch Fix, an online shopping and styling platform, brings on Marc Jacobs CMO Debbie Rose Woloshin... TVP Communications hires Cristal Steuer as executive director of strategy & placement

Effective Ways to Prepare for a Cyberattack

Mon., May 23, 2022

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.

Next 15 Acquires M&C Saatchi

Fri., May 20, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Next15Next Fifteen Communications Group has acquired M&C Saatchi in a deal worth about $390M.

The Impact of COVID on Clinical Trials

Fri., May 20, 2022

By Chantal Beaudry

Chantal BeaudryCOVID's impact has compelled us to look beyond traditional recruitment approaches, enabling the industry to expand the clinical trial ecosystem, and create more effective and inclusive clinical trials moving forward. In recognition of Clinical Trials Day, we explore the impact and key learnings from COVID on study recruitment activities.

News of Firms: Current Global Launches Accessibility Training Program

Fri., May 20, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Current GlobalCurrent Global marked Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 19) with the launch of its Accessible by Design Accessibility Training program... Teuwen Communications, a New York-based firm working with food, wine and spirits brands, joins the Food & Wine Republic, an international network of 12 agencies that focus on clients in those sectors... Bevel launches an executive profiling division.

Accounts in Transit: Padilla Reels in Norwegian Seafood Council

Fri., May 20, 2022

By Steve Barnes

NorwayPadilla comes on board as US agency of record for the Norwegian Seafood Council... Lou Hammond Group is selected by the State of South Dakota as public relations AOR for tourism... W signs on as US and Canada PR agency partner for Sliabh Liag Distillers... 3rd Coast PR adds Otter Products, which makes smartphone cases and other outdoor lifestyle products, to its client roster.

On the Move: Rubenstein PR Snags MWW's Weiss

Fri., May 20, 2022

By Steve Barnes

Steven WeissRubenstein Public Relations names Steven Weiss executive VP and group head of corporate communications. He was at MWW... Inkhouse appoints Tori Poole VP of diversity equity & inclusion, a new post... FINN Partners appoints Jennifer Hawkins as New York travel practice leader and managing partner.

FTI Consulting Inks Pact With East Timor's Oil Company

Thu., May 19, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

TimorFTI Consulting has inked a $75K-a-month contract with Timor Gap, which is the national oil company of Timor-Leste, to develop the Greater Sunrise natural gas field that is off the coast of Australia.

Edelman Global Advisory Adds Davies as Deputy COO

Thu., May 19, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Helen DaviesEdelman Global Advisory has named Helen Davies, who has more than 30 years of corporate, agency and public service experience, deputy COO and managing director for economic security.

Larry David Was Right About Cryptocurrencies

Thu., May 19, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Don't Be Like LarryLarry David was right to curb his enthusiasm for cryptocurrency as the market crashes and burns. Matt Damon wishes he was as prescient as Larry.