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Last Updated: Mon., May 20, 2019 @ 5:12 pm

Sunland Park, NM Issues Tourism RFP

Mon., May 20, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Sunland Park, NMSunland Park, New Mexico is requesting proposals from agencies that can develop a branding strategy for the purpose of stimulating tourism and attracting travelers and visitors to the city.

Disaster Specialist Joins MWWPR

Mon., May 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Ryan VelascoRyan Velasco has joined MWWPR’s Washington office as VP-corporate communications after a three-year stint as VP in Ogilvy’s social change unit.


O'Dwyer's May PR Firm Rankings Magazine

Top 25 PR Firms Post 12.9% Jump in '18 Income

By Kevin McCauley

O'Dwyer's May MagazineSpectrum Science Communications, Imre, LLC and W2O Group powered the Top 25 independent PR firms to a 12.9 percent rise in combined 2018 fee income to $2.1B and a 10.7 percent jump in employment to 11,702, according to O'Dwyer's Rankings of PR Firms released Mar. 26.

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Meridian Promotes CEO Dialogue on Climate

Mon., May 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

MeridianThe non-profit Meridian Institute helped launch the CEO Climate Dialogue, a group of companies and environmental organizations, formed to urge Washington policymakers to tackle the threat posed from climate change.

PR Thrives Amid Tech’s Wide Net for Innovation

Mon., May 20, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

O'Dwyer's May '19 PR Firm Rankings MagazineThe historic disruption affecting today’s tech sector has resulted in a number of unlikely alliances in recent years, as a host of traditionally non-tech companies enter into a thriving market that shows no signs of slowing down. It’s also presented untold demand and opportunities for the communicators working within this landscape.

MetLife, Morgan Stanley Alum Moves to Brunswick

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jeanmarie McFaddenJeanmarie McFadden, who was executive VP-chief communications officer at MetLife and global corporate affairs chief at Morgan Stanley, has joined Brunswick Group.

 

Kivvit Works on Williams' NYC Gas Pipeline

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

WilliamsTulsa's Williams Cos. uses Kivvit, which has close ties with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, to win support for construction of a nearly 23-mile underwater pipeline to transport natural gas from New Jersey to New York.

Joele Frank, ICR Perk Up Luckin Coffee IPO

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

JLuckinoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher and ICR Inc. handled the high-profile IPO of China's Luckin Coffee, which began trading today on the NASDAQ with an initial market valuation of about $4B.

Disney's Brockman Resurfaces at WarnerMedia

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Kevin BrockmanKevin Brockman, executive VP-global communications at Disney until exiting in January after 22 years, is joining WarnerMedia Entertainment as VP-global communications.

West Des Moines Wants Digital Marketing Services

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

GoWestWest Des Moines, Iowa is accepting proposals from agencies that can provide digital marketing services to support the website and branding efforts behind the city’s “GoWest” economic development campaign.

Queen Elizabeth Wants Social Media Help

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

QE2Britain's Queen Elizabeth is looking to hire a digital communications officer to "find new ways to maintain her image in the public eye and the world stage," according to a job listing put out by Buckingham Palace. Job comes with free lunch.

Accounts in Transit: Uproar PR Adds Ruth's Chris Steak House; PAN Picks Up Sumo Logic; Baering Wins LCI; Hawkins Promotes Circle Line's 'Brews Cruise'

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Ruth's ChrisUproar PR adds Ruth's Chris Steak House to roster... PAN Communications picks up Sumo Logic, analytics platform...Baering wins LCI, one of biggest employers of people who are blind or visually impaired... Hawkins International reps Circle Line's "Brews Cruise." June 9 boat ride will feature beers from eight NYC breweries.

Weber Woos Ludlam to Head West

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Will LudlumWeber Shandwick has named Will Ludlam president of its western region, which includes offices in Seattle, Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

China Censors CBS

Fri., May 17, 2019

By Matthew Billy

Matthew BillyCBS censors an episode of "The Good Fight" in what seems to be an effort to stay on the good side of an increasingly contentious Chinese government.

FTI Works for Pfizer on Drug Pricing Matters

Thu., May 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Charlene MacDonaldFTI Consulting’s government affairs unit is representing Pfizer on pharmaceutical drug pricing matters. Pfizer is named in a federal suit that alleges it jacked up generic drug prices.