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Last Updated: Mon., Jul. 6, 2020 @ 4:40 pm

Tulsa Readies COVID-19 Awarness Push

Mon., Jul. 6, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Trump TulsaThe Tulsa Health Department plans to issue an RFP to PR firms looking for their input on the content of a public awareness program to promote best practices to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Axis Agency Buys Itself from Interpublic

Mon., Jul. 6, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

AxisThe Axis Agency, which launched in 2005 as Weber Shandwick’s multicultural marketing unit, is now an independent and minority-owned shop as CEO Armando Azarloza and COO Carmen Lawrence have acquired the brand from Interpublic.

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series

PR's Top Pros Talk: Donovan Thompson

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Donovan Thompson, The Grapevine Executive Producer
 
The Grapevine executive producer Donovan Thompson sits down with D S Simon Media’s Doug Simon and Tameeka Henry to discuss the steps the industry needs to achieve greater diversity on “PR’s Top Pros Talk,” the video interview series produced by D S Simon Media in partnership with O’Dwyer’s.

July Magazine: Coronavirus & The Travel Industry

Spineless

Mon., Jul. 6, 2020

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyThere will come a day when America finds out why president Trump was so solicitous of Vladimir Putin. But that day will never arrive for US servicemen and women killed as a result of Russian bounties paid to the Taliban for the murder of American soldiers.

Restoring Confidence in the Travel, Hospitality Industry

Mon., Jul. 6, 2020

By Richard Williams

Richard WilliamsMaking travel safer and implementing new health and safety standards are among the top challenges the travel and hospitality sector now faces in reassuring and convincing Americans to venture out.

Boeing Shoots Down PR Chief

Mon., Jul. 6, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Niel GolightlyBoeing communications chief Niel Golightly has quit because of an employee complaint about an article that he wrote in 1987 as a Navy pilot questioning the ability of women to serve in combat.

A Fourth of July Filled with Challenges

Fri., Jul. 3, 2020

By Robert Dilenschneider

DilenschneiderAs we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends, take a deep breath and a moment to be thankful for those who forged the path to our nation’s independence.

NY Looks for PR for State Fair

Thu., Jul. 2, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

New York StateNew York State has issued an RFP for PR, marketing and advertising services to promote the annual state fair, which runs for 18 days ending Labor Day, as well as to pitch the fairgrounds and its facilities for other events throughout the year.

Ender to Lead Comms at CBS

Thu., Jul. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Chris EnderCBS Entertainment Group has appointed Chris Ender, who has been with the company for 24 years, as its new head of communications.

Accounts in Transit: Berk Communications Reps Yo Gotti

Thu., Jul. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Yo GottiBerk Communications to set the tempo for musician Yo Gotti's PR... William Mills Agency signs up digital banking platform Finzly... Merlot Marketing named agency of record for GPR Ventures.

UAE Blasts Off to Mars With FleishmanHillard

Wed., Jul. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

UAE SpaceFleishmanHillard is pitching the media about the space program of the United Arab Emirates, specifically its mission to Mars slated for this month.

Commentary

Trump Follows His Leader

Wed., Jul. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Vladimir PutinRussia supplies talking points to its man in DC as president Trump tries to gaslight America on "bounty on heads of US soldiers" story... Only 71 percent of Americans are "angry" about state of the nation... Facebook's Zuckerberg and the rest of social media face day of reckoning. (4 reader comments)

Facebook Revises Policies Amid Advertiser Fallout

Wed., Jul. 1, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

FacebookFacebook has committed to enacting a series of changes to its content policies in response to a massive advertising boycott that officially began today in protest over the misinformation and hate speech that runs rampant on the platform. (2 reader comments)

Sard Verbinnen Serves Up NPC Bankruptcy

Wed., Jul. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

NPCSard Verbinnen & Co. is handling the Chapter 11 filing of NPC International, the nation's biggest Pizza Hut and Wendy's franchisee, as it struggles with changing consumer dining preferences, rising labor/commodities costs and heavy debt.

Media Maneuvers: Fox Fires Ed Henry Over Sex Charges

Wed., Jul. 1, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Ed HenryFox News' Ed Henry is the network's latest employee to be booted in the wake of sexual harassment charges... The New York Times pulls plug on its partnership with Apple News... The Overseas Press Club of America launches fund to assist freelance journalists facing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 crisis.

On the Move: BLJ Worldwide Recruits Rubenstein's Rosen

Wed., Jul. 1, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Amy RosenBLJ Worldwide, a boutique strategic consultancy specializing in public diplomacy, communications, and global affairs, has named Amy Rosen president. Rosen joins BLJ Worldwide from Rubenstein Public Relations... Realtor.com has named Mickey Neuberger chief marketing officer. He was at eBay... MWWPR has brought on Weber Shandwick's Adam Selwyn as executive VP and chief creative officer.

Netflix Names New CMO

Tue., Jun. 30, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Bozoma Saint JohnMarketing veteran Bozoma Saint John has been recruited for the top marketing spot at Netflix.

Commentary

Hong Kong Finally Finds Firm Willing to Take its Account

Tue., Jun. 30, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Hong KongHong Kong, which is cracking down on freedom of the press and the right of its people to express themselves, has finally found a firm to handle its $6.2M “relaunch” business... As bankruptcies sweep Corporate America, PR people are putting a sunny spin on going belly-up... Hats off to Donald Trump’s favorite Fox News co-anchor for telling the president to mask his mug. (1 reader comment)