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Last Updated: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018 @ 5:05 pm

Facebook Likes Top UK Politico Clegg

Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Nick CleggEmbattled Facebook has hired Nick Clegg, a former UK deputy prime minister, to head its global affairs operation.

IPG Posts 3.4% Q3 Growth

Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael RothInterpublic CEO Michael Roth today reported a 3.4 percent increase in Q3 net revenues to $1.9B and a 2.6 percent jump in operating income to $261.7M. (2 reader comments)


O'Dwyer's Magazine

Oct. Issue Spotlights Healthcare PR

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's Oct. '18 Healthcare & Medical PR MagazineOur 76-page annual issue on healthcare PR features articles from leading thought leaders in the field, plus profiles of 50 firms with expertise in this specialty.

Next up is technology PR in November.  Contact magazine editor Jon Gingerich, jon@odwyerpr.com, to get in the issue.


Marchick Eyes Exits at Carlyle Group

Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

David MarchickDavid Marchick is leaving his managing director and global head of external affairs post at Carlyle Group, the DC-based investment firm giant, at the end of the year.

ACG Reps UAE Aluminum

Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

EGAEmirates Global Aluminium, one of the five largest aluminum producers in the world, has retained American Continental Group to assist the Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate in future talks with U.S. government officials.

Publicis to Unload ‘No Fit’ Health Unit

Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Arthur SadounPublicis Groupe CEO Arthur Sadoun wants to unload the volatile Publicis Health Solutions (contract sales group) to enable the French ad/PR combine to focus exclusively on its creative and technology offerings.

Commentary

Trump Spins Saudi Yarn

Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mohammed Bin SalamLet's hope Donald Trump is kowtowing before the Saudis because he really thinks they are going to buy billions in US weapons, and not because the royals have their tentacles deeply dug into TrumpWorld. (8 reader comments)

Mnuchin to Skip Saudi's 'Davos in the Desert'

Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Steve MnuchinTreasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has decided to skip the so-called "Davos in the Desert" summit in Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the murder, torture, dismemberment and beheading of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. (3 reader comments)

Micro-Influencers Pick Authenticity Over Profit

Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

InfluencerA recent study discovered that micro-influencers are prolific in their publishing activity, and are driven more by loyalty to the products or services they advocate than mere profit.

BCW Hires Chief Culture Officer Lisanti

Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kristen LisantiBurson Cohn & Wolfe has hired Kristen Lisanti as chief culture officer with the task of making the WPP unit the best place to work around the world.

Why Great ‘Hospital Marketing’ is Just Great Marketing

Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

By Chris Bevolo

Chris BevoloMarketers play a critical role in helping hospitals and health systems achieve their business objectives, and are finally being leveraged more thoroughly, allowing access for these organizations to interact with the communities they serve. (1 reader comment)

Peppercomm Stands Smart

Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

By Steve Barnes

PeppercommPeppercomm has unveiled StandSmart, a system designed to help companies stay ahead of the curve on the hot-button societal issues (e.g., immigration, gun control) that impact their business.

Is DC Witnessing A Return to Normalcy for HealthCare?

Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

By William Pierce and Jennifer Sunshine

Pierce CunshineWashington may look as dysfunctional as ever, but new leaders with savvy PR skills may help return healthcare to a more "regular order." (1 reader comment)

NYWICI Event Promotes 'Power of the Pack'

Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Shelley ZalisThe keys to making gender equality a reality in the workplace are the subject of "Power of the Pack," a New York Women in Communications event being held tonight as part of Communications Week.

Virginia Wine Board Picks Padilla

Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

VWBThe Virginia Wine Board has named Padilla its agency of record for all strategic marketing and communication efforts.

Trump Sued for Violating First Amendment

Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Trump NewspaperPEN America has sued Donald Trump, claiming his threats to punish the media as retribution for coverage that he doesn’t like is a violation of the First Amendment. (2 reader comments)

News of Firms: Cookerly, Ruiz Strategies, BCW

Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Bucket ListCookerly drives out launch of Mercedes-Benz A-Class Bucket List campaign... Ruiz Strategies links with H Code to target US Hispanic market... Burson Cohn & Wolfe expands in China.

Edelman Vets Launch Number Twelve Marketing

Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Number 12Maggie Perlich and Pilaar Terry, who were VPs at Daniel J. Edelman Co.’s United Entertainment Group, have launched Number Twelve Marketing in Los Angeles to specialize in entertainment and sports programming. (1 reader comment)